• Sai Street

    Rohm Illumination

    Fabulous Tree Lighting by Rohm Rohm Illumination is the biggest tree lighting event in Kyoto City. It is held in the area around the Rohm headquarters. Rohm is a large company designing and manufacturing electronic [...]
  • Nankin-machi Lantern Fair

    Nankin-Machi Lantern Fair

    Nankin-machi Lantern Fair is a festival of Kobe Chinatown (Japanese: Nankin-machi) that is a popular tourist attraction in Kobe. More than 400 red lanterns are hung above the Chinatown, and you can enjoy the oriental [...]


Nankin-machi Square and Azumaya there

Kobe Chinatown (Nankin-Machi)

What is Kobe Chinatown like? Kobe Chinatown (Japanese: Nankin-machi) is one of the three major chinatowns in Japan, and known as a tourist spot in Kobe. It was established soon after the opening of Hyogo […]

551 Horai Ebisubashi Flagship Store

551 Horai (Ebisubashi Flagship Store)

551 Horai is one of the most popular chain stores that sell Chinese steamed pork buns (Japanese: buta-man) in Kansai region (the southern-central region of Japan’s main island, Honshu). The pork buns are loved by […]

the kushikatsu

Kushikatsu Daruma (Hozenji-Ten)

Kushikatsu Daruma is a kushikatsu restaurant chain based in Osaka. I went to Kushikatsu Daruma Hozenji-ten that is located near Hozenji Temple. You can see the restaurant manager, Katsuya Ueyama in front of the restaurant. […]



Today’s Buns / Soft and Sweet Buns

Dec. 28, 2017 In Japan, there are various types of bread, such as Parisian baguettes, New York bagels and Japanese fluffy bread. I love all of them, and today I ate soft and sweet buns.


Today’s Kobe Chinatown

Dec. 26, 2017 When I hear “Chinese food” I imagize noodles, dumplings and steamed pork buns. In Kobe Chinatown, you can try them all. Wandering the streets with food in hand is fun.


  • Dec. 10, 2017 People are excited about The World’s Tallest Christmas Tree Project in Kobe, Japan. The project is led by Seijun Nishihata who has experienced Kobe Earthquake (Great Hanshin Awaji Earthquake). The project is [...]
  • oseibo
    Dec. 4, 2017 In Japan we have a custom to give gifts to people in the summer and winter. The summer gift is called ochugen, and the winter gift is oseibo. They are given to [...]
  • Nov. 25, 2017 Kyoto is often said to be a wonderful place that represents Japanese culture, because it has its long history and traditional culture as well as many temples and shrines. Many people think [...]
  • okazaki1
    Oct. 7, 2017 It is often pointed out that Japanese people look strange because it is difficult to tell what they think about religion. Many Japanese have Christmas parties every year, and these days some [...]