2019年12月15日

A guide to how to play Dotonbori, the center of Osaka Minami

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Dotonbori is located in the middle of Osaka Minami, a popular city in Japan. How has this town with a long history of former playhouses and teahouses evolved? Let's introduce the charm of Dotonbori while sharing the latest tourism situation of Dotonbori.

What is Dotonbori?
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First of all, the story of Doton Yasui is indispensable when talking about the history of Dotonbori. He is a merchant who was active in the late 16th and early 17th centuries and is the creator of Dotonbori. In 1612, the excavation of the Horikawa, which connected the Higashi Yokobori River and the Nishi Yokobori River, which had become moats at the south end, to the Kizu River was started. But he died in the summer of Osaka, and the canal was completed in 1615 by his cousin, Yasuto Michito. It was named “Dotonbori” in order to pass on the achievements of Doton Yasui, who had invested enormous private property to excavate.

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After that, Yasui Michito moved Dotonbori's promotion plan to relocate the playhouses gathered in Minamisenba to the south side of the Dotonbori River. The theaters such as Kabuki, Giutao, and the show were certified by the shogunate huts and prospered. The neighborhood was bustling and became a play town called Sakaimachi.

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And “Namaya Goza” is a theater that represents both Japanese theater and entertainment, both in name and reality, and is surrounded by countless theater huts and theaters that serve visitors by arranging theater tickets and providing food and drink. It was lined up. It is also called “Japan's Broadway”, and Dotonbori is a long-awaited stage for entertainers aiming for first-class, and it continues to be crowded with many spectators as the center of theater and theater.

The city of Dotonbori
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Dotonbori is also called “Kuidaore Town”, but this seems to be related to the locality and the temperament of the Osaka people.

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Osaka's food culture, called the kitchen in the world, has been developed as a “dish that makes use of soup stock” with a thin taste.

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As for the soy sauce that colors the food, the Osaka people use light soy sauce, so the color and fragrance are suppressed, and the taste and color of the ingredients stand out more. In addition, there are plenty of high-quality liquors in the surrounding areas such as Kashiwa and Ikeda.

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Dotonbori, the center of Osaka, blessed with a food-related environment, was a busy area where the mouthful and discerning Osaka people visited to eat. Would have developed as.

Speaking of Dotonbori! Things to do in Dotonbori

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The Dotonbori River, which runs through Dotonbori, has a promenade “Tonbori River Walk” on both banks of the river.
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Tonbori River Walk is a quiet promenade a little away from the fighting of Dotonbori, and you can enjoy a stroll while looking up at the shops along the river.

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There are two types of tour boats. The first is the Tonori River Cruise, a 20-minute excursion course that goes to and from Dotonbori while listening to tourist information.
The other is a course that goes around the Kyocera Dome and Nakanoshima Park from Dotonbori called “Naniwa Expedition Cruise with Rakugoya”. This is not only a tourist guide, but it is also very popular with tourists because of its fulfilling content such as a rakugo performer giving a short story, a quiz, and a musical instrument performance.

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Speaking of Dotonbori, the huge 3D signboard including the Glico signature of Takahashi is also a highlight. Each store, including the traditional “Kani Doraku”, has an atmosphere like a doll theme park.

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Dotonbori is also known as a local gourmet spot. Because it is within walking distance to Shinsaibashi / Amemura and Nankai Namba Station area, you can enjoy okonomiyaki udon, ramen, omelet rice, etc. You can go to Osaka Gourmet where you can enjoy the atmosphere of the restaurant together.

How to walk in Dotonbori
To fully explore the charm of Dotonbori, which is said to be a “themed park for entertainment and food,” let's walk while enjoying the three elements of shooting, buying and eating in a balanced manner.
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First of all, Glico signature which is also a landmark of Dotonbori. With the renewal in 2014, it became a spot that attracted worldwide attention.
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Next, walk along the Tonbori River Walk to Don Quijote, where the big Ferris Wheel soars.
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Then, if you walk along Dotonbori Dori in parallel with the Dotonbori River, a huge three-dimensional signboard is approaching from the store like a museum. The first thing you'll notice is the Crab Doraku head office.

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Golden Dragon Ramen

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Kushikatsu Daruma

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Fugu cuisine

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Takoyaki

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Osaka Osho

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Uncle Carl

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The way the unique signs are lined up is also great for SNS.


1.Dotonbori shopping and shops

"Don Quijote Dotonbori"
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Don Quixote receives great support from overseas tourists, but rice cookers, beauty appliances and AV home appliances are abundant and cheap, so many locals visit。

7-13 Soemoncho, Chuo-ku, Osaka
06-4708-1411
24 hours
Open all day



"Laox Osaka Dotonbori Store"
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Previously "Let's play Japan at Laox, the largest general duty-free shop in Japan!" Japan's largest duty-free shop introduced in " The Dotonbori store responds to the needs of overseas customers by setting up a section specializing in subcultures such as figure and character goods, as well as beauty appliances and luxury watches.
Dragon Gate Building 1-4-23 Dotonbori, Chuo-ku, Osaka
06-6212-0501
10: 00-24: 00
Open all day


"H & M Ebissubashi"
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Since the appearance of H & M's first store in Japan, we sell high-quality, high-quality apparel under the full concept. With a keyword of sustainable and best prices, it is a store that is easy for families to shop.

Raz Shinsaibashi 7-2 Soemoncho, Chuo-ku, Osaka
0120-866-201
11: 00-21: 00
Irregular holidays


"Forever 21 Osaka Dotonbori"
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Fashion brand Kansai flagship store with headquarters in the US and more than 550 stores worldwide. We handle ladies', men's, kids, accessories and a full line, and you can choose a total coordination for under 10,000 yen.
Osaka City Chuo-ku Dotonbori 1-8-22
06-6211-2421
10: 00-22: 00
Open all day


"Nakaza Kuidaore Building"
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Popular spot where Dotarobori's symbolic existence, Taro Kuida, welcomes you. In a building full of gourmets, souvenirs, and entertainment, you can enjoy yourself while touching the culture of Dotonbori.
1-7-21 Dotonbori, Chuo-ku, Osaka
* Business hours vary by store


Sightseeing in Dotonbori-Osaka's nightlife is Dotonbori!

「Dining&MAGIC BAR ILLUSION」
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You can enjoy Kansai's largest authentic magic and exquisite Chinese by top chefs with good access next to Dotonbori. Couples and families can easily go and the average budget is reasonable at around 3,800 yen. It is also high point that you can see the night view of Minami.
Osaka City Chuo-ku Shinsaibashi-suji 2-4-2 Gurcas City Building 10F
06-6214-0786
17: 30-3: 00
Open all day

"Bar LUSTER"
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An SNS-inspired atmosphere, a moody interior, and a unique bar full of karaoke and dart play. You can enjoy it alone and enjoy a wide variety of cocktails. ◎ music sense. Also supports foreign language menus.

6-8 Soemoncho, Chuo-ku, Osaka
06-7653-1678
20: 00-5: 00
Open all day

"Balabushka"
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A long-established plantain sports bar. Inside the store, you can play sports games on a 180-inch screen and a 50-inch TV. Loft seats and many foreign visitors.

2-9-5 Nishishinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka
06-6211-5369
Sun-Thu 18:00-Next 3:00 LO 2:00 (Food) 2:30 (Drink) / Friday / Sat / Before Holiday 18: 00-Next 5:00 LO4: 00 (Food) 4:30 ( drink)
Open all day


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A unique canned bar where you can enjoy a variety of canned goods from rare items to classic items. You can also taste pasta and main dishes with canned ingredients.

Osaka City Chuo-ku Soemoncho 3-7 Palais 373 Building 1F
06-6213-6232
Mon-Thu 18: 00-Next 5: 00 / Fri / Sat 18: 00-Next 7: 00 / Day 18: 00-Next 5:00
Open all day


"JAZZ BAR TOP RANK"
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A long-established jazz bar with many core fans. As you climb up the spiral staircase of a multi-purpose building and open the door, you will feel like a hideout surrounded by pleasant music. You can request your favorite music from the collected analog board.

Osaka City Chuo-ku Namba 1-6-18 Dixie Building 2F
06-6211-9985
17: 00-1: 00
Open all day

3. Meal at Dotonbori

"Honke Dotonbori (Otako Main Store)"
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A representative of Dotonbori's Takoyaki restaurant since its establishment in 1972. It conveys an old-fashioned nostalgic taste that combines a fresh chopped crunch and a secret soup with a sweet sauce.

1-4-16 Dotonbori, Chuo-ku, Osaka
06-6211-5223
9: 00-23: 00
Open all day

“Dotonbori (Imai Main Store)”
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A long-established udon shop founded in 1946. The soft noodles are well blended with soup and golden soup, and you can enjoy the essence of Osaka Udon, which stands out from Sanuki Udon. We recommend the deep-fried foxine udon that has been cooked sweetly and plumply.

1-7-22 Dotonbori, Chuo-ku, Osaka
06-6211-0319
11: 00-22: 00
Closed Wednesday

“Botejyu Sohonten”
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A long-established store of Osaka okonomiyaki, named after the okonomiyaki rhythm. Adopting counter seats for the first time in Osaka and incorporating mustard and mayonnaise in recipes, it has always been a popular pioneer of Osaka-style okonomiyaki.

1-6-15 Dotonbori, Chuo-ku, Osaka Comrade Douton Building
06-6211-3641
11: 00-23: 00
Open all day

"Kinryu Ramen Dotonbori"
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A long-established store that has been loved by Osaka people since the Showa era. A tatami-style seat like a half stall and a signboard of a dragon with impact are landmarks. The simple soy sauce flavor of pork bone and chicken garlic is a gold dragon style that can be changed to your liking with free kimchi and leek. The taste is more assassinated than I imagined so that it is easy to eat on the way home after drinking 24 hours a day.

1-7-26 Dotonbori, Chuo-ku, Osaka
24 hours
Open all day

"551 Sakai Main Store"
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When you come to Dotonbori, 551 pork bun is a must-have item. The main store is a 2F restaurant where you can taste famous seafood fried noodles, and the 1F takeout corner sells pork buns and classic ice lolly.

3-6-3 Namba, Chuo-ku, Osaka
06-6641-0551
11: 00-22: 00
Closed on the third Tuesday

"Arctic Star Shinsaibashi Main Store"
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A pioneering Western-style restaurant in Osaka that invented omelet rice in 1925. Harmony of sour tomato sauce and blended rice is popular, valuing the taste of the egg itself without adding anything extra.

2-7-27 Nishishinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka
06-6211-7829
11: 30-22: 00 (Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays from 11:00)
Open all day

"TOTTI CANDY FACTORY America Village Store"
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Big and pop color cotton candy is popular. Takeaway cup candy, cute cake pops, and candies sold by weight are all photogenic.

2-11-9 Nishishinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka RE11 04
06-6210-3928
11: 00-20: 00 (Saturdays, Sundays, holidays, summer, winter and spring breaks from 10:00)
Open all day


"Long Soft Cream American Village Store"
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The longest soft ice cream in Japan is 40cm high and excellent at SNS. The taste is a refreshing milk taste, so even a woman can finish one. It is a popular store with a continuous line on weekends.

2-11-9 Nishishinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka
11: 00-19: 00
Open all day

4. Stay at Dotonbori (Hotel)

"Dotonbori Hotel"
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A good location within a 3-minute walk from Takahashi Shopping Street and Shinsaibashi. The huge facial image before the entrance expresses people from various countries and welcomes tourists from abroad.

2-3-25 Dotonbori, Chuo-ku, Osaka
06-6213-9040


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A stylish hotel with a wide separate bathroom and Simmons bed near the downtown area of Minami.

2-5-15 Shinsaibashi-suji, Chuo-ku, Osaka
06-6213-8281


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An urban hotel opened in 2018. A 1-minute walk from Shinsaibashi Station, there is also a ladies floor that is fully secure and safe for women. Enjoy a high-quality relaxation with a wide bed and a large bathroom jointly developed with Sata.

Osaka Prefecture Osaka City Chuo-ku Nishishinsaibashi 1-10-10
06-6121-8280


"Karaksa Hotel Osaka Namba"
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Opened in November 2017. There are plenty of services for foreign tourists, and a connecting room that connects two adjacent rooms with an inner door is also available. Within a 10-minute walk from Ebisu Bridge.

2-9-13 Nishishinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka
06-6212-6602


"HOTEL THE GRANDEE Shinsaibashi"
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A guest room full of individuality born from outstanding creativity in collaboration with famous artists and designers. Service is also enhanced, including Bulgari bath amenities and a breakfast menu with seasonal vegetables.

1-6-28 Higashi Shinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka
06-6251-7170


5. Attractions in Dotonbori

"Osaka sightseeing boat cruise"
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There are tour boat courses such as the Dotonbori mini-cruise “Tonbori River Cruise”, which takes about 20 minutes, and “Nanwa Expedition Cruise with Rakugoya”, a tour of sightseeing spots in the water city of Osaka with a light guide from a rakugo family.

06-6441-0532


"Dotonbori Conamon Museum"
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A food theme park where you can experience the culture of Konamon, such as a takoyaki shop where you can bake your own food by choosing your favorite ingredients, a Konamon History Museum, and a handmade workshop for takoyaki samples.

1-6-12 Dotonbori, Chuo-ku, Osaka
06-6214-6678


How to get to Dotonbori
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Dotonbori is just a short walk from Osaka Metro Midosuji Line, Yotsubashi Line, Sennichimae Line's Namba Station and Hanshin Railway / Kintetsu's Osaka Namba Station. Just take Exit 2 from Nihonbashi Station on the Sennichimae Line. It is also within a 10-minute walk from the north exit of Nankai Electric Railway “Namba Station”. From Kansai International Airport, it can be reached in 35 minutes by rapid and 50 minutes by Limousine Bus to the commercial facility “Osaka City Air Terminal (OCAT)”. It takes about 40 minutes from Osaka International Airport (Itami) by Osaka Airport Bus.

Summary of Dotonbori
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Dotonbori is a cultural center of Osaka that has evolved while continuing to preserve tradition. Nowadays, many restaurants have prepared multilingual menus for tourists from overseas, and it has transformed into an international city. You can also plan a sightseeing tour around the Kansai area based on Dotonbori because of its good access.
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2019年12月13日

Asakusa

Asakusa is a city that is a classic tourist destination in Tokyo, full of the atmosphere of downtown. This is one of Japan's most popular tourist destinations where you can enjoy Edo tradesman culture, downtown atmosphere, and popular gourmet food in a single day. In recent years, the number of foreigners has increased so that it is difficult to find Japanese. Long-established restaurants that have been in operation for more than 100 years are lined up, and new shops are mixed. Introducing Asakusa, which has all the charms of Japan that can cover everything you see, eat and experience.
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What is Asakusa?
The Asakusa district has flourished as a downtown since the Edo period. Located in the eastern part of Taito Ward between Bunkyo and Sumida Wards, it is an area where you can touch various historical buildings and cultures. The city, which is visited by many tourists from overseas, is always full of people and vitality.

History of Asakusa
The history of Asakusa is said to date back to the Asuka period (the end of the 6th century to the beginning of the 8th century). In 628, when a brother of a fisherman who was fishing on the Sumida River found a Buddha statue hung on the net, he later left his house (* 1), changed his home to a temple, and spent his life in worshiping Kannon. This is the beginning of Sensoji Temple. It is said that the Buddha image on the net is the Kannon image still enshrined. The city of Asakusa started as a monzen town of Sensoji Temple, and eventually gained the participation of members of all ages, such as generals, samurai families, and commoners, in search of benefits. Its vitality will not fade, and it will evolve with the times and will continue to be a city where Edo popular culture remains. There are many long-established restaurants with cultural and historical values, such as long-established restaurants and traditional crafts, and popular performing arts spots such as boarding and performing. In addition, the Sansha Festival held every May, Hozuki City in July, 12 There are many traditional seasonal festivals, such as Tsuki no Hakoita City, which can be said to be a feature of Tokyo.

1) Departure: Abandoning ordinary life and entering the Buddhist gate
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Speaking of Asakusa! Things to do in Asakusa
Knowing the history will make your sightseeing and walking even more fun. Visit the Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center in Taito Ward in front of Kaminarimon. Based on the concept of “searchable, visible and supportive”, there are many happy services that travelers can rely on, such as guidance support in four languages (Japanese, English, Chinese, and Korean), free Wi-Fi, and AC power.

Let's go to Sensoji Temple, the oldest temple in Tokyo. Sensoji Temple is visited by more than 30 million people every year from home and abroad. The most popular photo spot in Sensoji is Kaminarimon. The official name is "Kazeraijinmon", and the official name is written on the back of the large red lantern. Facing the gate, there is a wind god on the right side and a lightning god on the left side, and the lantern weighs 700 kilometres.
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Kaminarimon

Asakusa is also famous as an area where you can eat and walk around. There are many cheap and delicious items from sweets to side dishes, such as Asakusa Menchi and long-established shops. Nakamise, a specialty shopping street with nearly 90 stores that stretches from Kaminarimon to Sensoji, is crowded with visitors and tourists every day. You can taste the famous foods such as thunder and senbei, doll baked and fried buns on the spot.
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How to walk in Asakusa
Start with the city's symbol, Sensoji Temple. The front of Kaminarimon at the entrance of the temple is easy to understand and makes it an ideal place to start sightseeing in Asakusa. You can see the “Nakamise Street” on the straight road leading to the main hall as you pass through Kaminarimon. The specialty shopping street is about 250m long, and you can enjoy everything from snacks, sweets and other souvenirs to classic Asakusa souvenirs. Proceed along Nakamise Street and you will see the main hall of Sensoji Temple. It is a sacred place where a 1,300-year-old secret Buddha is housed.
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Sensoji Temple main hall

There is “Asakusa Shrine” right next to Sensoji Temple. Compared to the bustle of Sensoji, you should be able to feel a strict atmosphere. It is said that a total of 2 million visitors visit the “Sansha Festival” held in May every year as a festival of this shrine. Asakusa Shrine is also known as “Sansha-sama”, and this is the beginning of Sensoji Temple. Two fishermen raised the Kannon image, and the consulted official sang the Kannon image. What comes from. According to the “God Buddhism Separation Order” issued by the Meiji government, which clearly distinguishes and separates Shinto and Buddhism, shrines and temples, the descendants eventually turned fishermen and officials into three local gods and became “Sansha. Make sure to stop by this shrine that retains the history of Asakusa.
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If you go to Asakusa, let's go to see the Kannon statue of Sensoji Temple
Kannon (a female Buddha) is enshrined in Sensoji Temple, where many tourists from all over the world visit. In Buddhist scriptures, Kannon is "the servant". This means "one who removes people's anxiety and fear". Regardless of a particular genre, such as marriage or business prosperity, this is a benevolent Buddha who grants all the wishes of the heart.

1. Shopping and shops in Asakusa
■ "Kappa Bridge Tool Street"
“Kappa Bridge Tool Street” has everything related to cooking such as cooking utensils, tableware, confectionery materials, and kitchen equipment. Originally a tool town for professional chefs, it has become a popular tourist spot with many visitors from overseas as well as domestic customers.
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"Kappa Bridge Tool Street"
Around Matsugaya, Taito-ku, Tokyo
* Business hours and regular holidays vary by store


■ Maizuru
It has been half a century since we have continued to create food samples with the motto of “Telling taste with color”. An abundant lineup that has been acclaimed by foreign tourists visiting for sightseeing is sushi, tempura, cakes, ice cream, and more. The handmade works of “made in Japan” that are mistaken for the real thing will be lined up.
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The spectacular Macaron Tower displayed in the store will catch your eyes. If it is a weekend, the store will be filled with domestic and foreign tourists. A variety of accessories such as iPhone cases, key chains, and magnets are available.
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There are countless food samples in the store. Each one is handmade, so depending on the type, it may take more than two weeks to produce. Anyway, it's all real and delicious.
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This is especially popular with Western tourists. I suspect my eyes to be genuine with the bubbles and water drops that seem to be drunk unexpectedly.
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The most popular “sushi clock”. It is too popular to produce in time. If you are in the store, you may be lucky! ?

"Maizuru"
03-3843-1686

9: 00-18: 00
Open all year round


■ Japan

A commercial facility where you can enjoy special products and crafts from all over Japan with the themes of “watching,” “eating,” and “taking home” traditional crafts and special products from all over Japan. On the 1st floor, there are stores where you can buy fresh produce directly from the production area, Japanese sake, and domestic wine. The third floor is an information dissemination (demonstration / experience) and the fourth floor is a restaurant street.
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The catch phrase is "Attempting to meet together with Japanese hometowns".
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A selection of products such as seasonings, dried foods, canned foods, frozen ingredients, and sake are on display.015.jpg
A collection of products that make use of the local culture, such as sake and wine selected from across the country.
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Discovered a faucet where Ehime tangerine juice comes out! 100% straight juice from an Ehime farmer.

"Marugoto Nippon"
-03-3845-0510

1F ・ 2F 10: 00-20: 00 / 3F 10: 00-21: 00 / 4F 11: 00-23: 00 (L.O. 22:30)
Open all day


■ Japanese pottery

The Japanese pottery kiln handles tableware from all over the country. Traditional Japanese ceramics such as Mino, Arita, Kutani, Mashiko and Bizen ware are purchased directly from the kiln. We handle a wide variety of items such as tea bowls, dishes, chopstick rests, hot water, soy saucers, and sake bottles.
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There are also bargain items such as sales items outside the store.
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Because it is a direct transaction with the potter, you can introduce good things at a reasonable price.
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On the 1st floor there are seasonal dishes and dishes for daily use.

“Japanese pottery kiln”
03-5828-9355

10: 00-19: 00
Open all day

2.Sightseeing in Asakusa

■ Hanayashiki
Hanayashiki, Japan's oldest amusement park, is popular for its retro and mysterious worldview. Although it is small, there are actually thrilling vehicles that are recommended for adults. Above all, the oldest roller coaster in Japan that overlooks the whole area of Shimomachi is a super eyeball attraction.
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■ Azumabashi
It is a bridge over the Sumida River and is connected to Kaminarimon Street through the center of Asakusa. Tokyo Sky Tree® seen from the top of this bridge is also a masterpiece.
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■ Asakusa Performing Hall
One of the “Rakugo (* 2) seats”, it is an adult playground where you can enjoy various performances such as rakugo, comic story, comic chat, magic, imitation, and paper cutting all year round.

* 2) Rakugo: A story that was established in the Edo period (1603-1868) and ends with a ritual, one of the traditional Japanese performing arts. There are humorous stories that describe humanity stories and common people's daily lives.
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■ Tokyo Sky Tree®
“Tokyo Skytree®” opened in May 2012. A 15-minute walk from Asakusa Station to Tokyo Skytree®. From the observatory, you can fully enjoy the cityscape of Tokyo.
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3. Meals in Asakusa

■ Mugitoro Asakusa

The specialty here is “Mugitoro”, which is made from “Tororo”, which is a secret soup stocked since its founding, and applied to wheat rice cooked with a unique formulation. Made from 100% Japanese sweet potato that is sticky and sweet. You can also enjoy various kaiseki dishes using seasonal ingredients.
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Tororo Kaiseki restaurant that has been around since 1929.
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There are elaborate rooms from table seats to full-fledged Japanese-style rooms.
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An example of Kaiseki cuisine

"Mugitoro Asakusa"
0120-36-1066

Weekdays 11: 00-16: 00 (L.O.15: 00), 17: 00-22: 30 (L.O.21: 00) / Sat./Sun./Holidays 11:00-22:30 (L.O.21: 00)
Open all day


■ Hoppy Street

A sacred place for lunch “Asakusa Hoppy Street”. The shops along this street always have stewed dishes such as beef streaks and stewed motsu, so it is also known as “simmered street” and is popular with tourists and locals. “Hoppy” is a low-alcohol beverage with a beer taste that was born as a substitute for the high-quality beer of the past. The way to drink this with shochu spread among the common people and eventually became a major staple in downtown. This street with many public taverns is crowded with many people as a tourist attraction and a spot where you can drink from noon.
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"Hoppy Street"
Area that has passed through Denpoin Street from Nakamise Street
* Business hours and regular holidays vary by store


■ coffeeHeaven
The most popular item is “hot cake”. The secret of its popularity is its crispy surface and soft texture inside. Because it sticks to the atmosphere of an old-fashioned Japanese coffee shop, there are few seats and it is full in the afternoon. Although the menu is only in Japanese, most of the menus include photos, and there are many samples from the showcase, so many foreigners visit.
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Asakusa's retro cafe, Sakai Heaven
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The restaurant's classic popular menu is a homemade and simple “hot cake” (1,000 yen). Comes with syrup and butter.

“Tsubame Heaven” (cafe)
03-5828-0591
12: 00-18: 30
Tuesday holiday

4. Stay in Asakusa (hotel)
■ The Gate Hotel Kaminarimon by HULIC

An art designer hotel where you can enjoy the view of Kaminarimon and Sensoji Temple. There are 136 guest rooms, all decorated by Shigeru Uchida, the master of design. It creates a relaxing space. It is also a convenient location for sightseeing in close proximity from Asakusa Station and Nakamise Street.
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The front desk is on the top floor. From the large glass window that reaches the ceiling, you can face the towering Tokyo Sky Tree®. Also on the 13th floor is a restaurant with a counter, terrace, and table seats that can be enjoyed according to the scene. I am looking forward to cooking with a focus on the ingredients and mariage of the sake.031.jpg
A rooftop terrace for guests only on the 14th floor. The Tokyo Sky Tree® seen in the spacious space is a masterpiece.
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Style C is located on the 10th floor and above of all rooms. The king type room has a view bath specification, and you can enjoy the best bath time while enjoying the wonderful view of Asakusa.

"The Gate Hotel Kaminarimon by HULIC"
2-16-11 Kaminarimon, Taito-ku, Tokyo
03-5826-3877



■ Asakusa View Hotel

Asakusa is the only high-rise city hotel directly connected to Tsukuba Express Asakusa Station. As its name suggests, the unique view of Asakusa View Hotel and the good access to Tokyo Sky Tree® are one of its attractions.
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Outside the window, you can see the beautiful Asakusa scenery such as the Sensoji Temple Five-storied Pagoda.

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Deluxe Twin (Tokyo Skytree® View) example
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26th floor “Sky Grill Buffet Takeshi” located 100m above the ground.

"Asakusa View Hotel"
3-17-1 Nishi Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo
03-3847-1111


■ Ryokan Kamogawa

Ryokan Kamogawa is a Japanese-style ryokan where you can relax with tatami mats. While enjoying the best of Edo, you can fully enjoy the goodness of a pure Japanese-style inn. A hearty breakfast can be selected from Japanese and Western breakfasts (price varies).
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This ryokan is located in a quiet side street (Asakusa Public Hall).
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All rooms are spacious, pure Japanese style rooms with bath / washlet toilets. CNN broadcasts in the room.
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Family bath that can be used as a private bath.


"Ryokan Kamogawa"
● 1-30-10 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo
● 03-3843-2681
● https: //www.f-kamogawa.jp/
5. Attractions in Asakusa
Experience a rickshaw where you can easily go to sightseeing spots

Ikuo will guide you around the major sightseeing spots with a guide. It is recommended for people who have limited time. There are also easy-to-use short-distance rentals, time charter plans, and foreign languages-ready Ikuo.
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Travel to Asakusa with a water bus

This is a sightseeing boat that runs from Azumabashi in Asakusa to the original Hinode Pier at Rainbow Bridge. While looking at the cityscape of Tokyo from the water, you can go to Asakusa with a relaxed feeling.
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How to get to Asakusa
There are four lines to Asakusa: Tokyo Metro Ginza Line, Toei Asakusa Line, Tobu Sky Tree Line and Tsukuba Express. You can also use the Toei Bus from Tokyo Station Yaesu South Exit. The trains are convenient because every route runs at short intervals. On the other hand, there are few buses per hour, depending on the day of the week and time of day. If you miss the timing, you will have to wait a lot, so we recommend traveling by train.

Summary of Asakusa
Asakusa is one of the most popular tourist spots in Tokyo, visited by foreign tourists. You can get a glimpse of new culture in the Japanese atmosphere and the vibrancy of the downtown area. As well as foreigners who have visited Japan for the first time, even Japanese people who have already visited Asakusa many times may be able to call Asakusa's attraction. We will continue to pay attention to Asakusa, a fusion of good old traditions and new movements, where there are many long-established stores and new challenges.
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[Permanent preservation version] This is a superb view of Japan! Spring, summer, autumn and winter

Japan, a country that shows beautiful scenery every season. The spectacular scenery that makes you feel like Japan has many spots that have received praise from the world and attracted attention. From places where you can easily go from the city center to spots where you want to go out of your way, I looked into the spectacular spots where you can feel the season of “only now” unique to Japan with abundant seasons!
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[Spring] Mt. Fuji, cherry blossoms and five-storied pagoda, Arakurayama Sengen Park (Yamanashi Prefecture) A At the Arakurayama Sengen Park in Yamanashi Prefecture where cherry blossoms are in full bloom from mid to late April, you can see the symbols of Mt. It is a spot that can be said to be a superb view of Japan! The scenery reminds me of the illusion of entering Ukiyo-e.
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It is counted as one of the hundred views of Kanto Fujimi and is a great location for viewing Mt. Fuji, but it is especially recommended to visit during the cherry blossom season. It is a popular scenic spot that attracts visitors both domestically and overseas.
Niikurayama Asama Park Address 2-3353 Asama, Fujiyoshida City, Yamanashi Phone number 0555211000 Remarks [Access] Get off at Shimoyoshida Station on the Fujikyu Line Otsuki Line and get off at the Fujikyu Yamanashi Bus and get off at the Churaito Tower Entrance 2 minutes on foot
[URL] https://www.arakurayama-sakura.com/

[Spring] Truck train and rape field Kominato Railway (Chiba Prefecture)
Chiba Prefecture's Kominato Railway is a place where you can enjoy the rape blossoms in full bloom in order to inform you of the arrival of spring. You can watch a carpet of rape blossoms while being rocked by a trolley train with the background of a relaxing satoyama.
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The rape blossoms are in full bloom from mid to late March, but since the flowering season is long, you can ride the trolley train while watching the cherry blossoms and rape blossoms at the same time. This is a very popular photo spot for railway lovers as well as the spectacular view of flowers.

Kominato
Address Ichihara City, Chiba Prefecture
phone number
Remarks [URL] http://www.kominato.co.jp/

[Spring] Ashikaga Flower Park (Tochigi Prefecture)
This is a world-class view of Japan that has been selected as one of Japan's only 10 “world dream destinations” selected by the American news channel CNN. More than 350 wisteria flowers bloom, including Daito, which has a 150-year-old wisteria shelf with 150 tatami mats.
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The Oto Festival, held from mid-April to mid-May, is also lit up. The soft mauve color that shines with the sun in the daytime is very beautiful, and at night you can immerse yourself in a fantastic space surrounded by light and wisteria, reminiscent of the tree of the soul of the movie Avatar. It is a spectacular view.

Ashikaga Flower Park
Address 607 Somacho, Ashikaga, Tochigi Prefecture
Phone number 0284914939
Time 9: 00-18: 00 (with seasonal variation)
Remarks [Access] 1 min walk from JR Ryomo Line "Ashikaga Flower Park" station
[URL] http://www.ashikaga.co.jp/index.html


[Summer] Vivid summer scenery following Utopia, Tsunoshima Ohashi (Yamaguchi Prefecture)
Tsunoshima Bridge across the endless emerald green sea and Toyokita-cho, Shimonoseki City is a spectacular spot that reminds you of a movie scene. Especially in the summer, the color of the sea is vivid and the contrast between the white of Tsunoshima Ohashi and the green of Tsunoshima is clear and beautiful.
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The hill in front is a great photo spot. Make lifelong summer memories while enjoying the superb view of Yamaguchi Prefecture.

Tsunoshima Bridge
Address Toyokuchi Town, Shimonoseki City, Yamaguchi Prefecture
phone number
Remarks [Access] Get off at JR Tokoi Station on the JR Sanin Main Line, change to the Blue Line Transportation Bus and get off at Hotel Nishi-Nagato Resort Entrance ① or ②
[URL] http://tsunoshima.info/tsuno002.html


[Summer] Phantom Shirahama and Shining Blue Sea, Yurigahama (Kagoshima Prefecture, Yoron Island)
It is a phantom sandy beach that appears on Yoron Island in Kagoshima Prefecture when the conditions of the season, the tide is high tide, and the time of low tide is met. Because it appears offshore, it is surprisingly high in transparency, and it is a superb view spot where you can be impressed by the blueness of the sea and the sky that are almost transparent.
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It is a superb view of heaven that makes it difficult to return.

Yurigahama
Address Offshore Okaneku Coast, Yoron-cho, Oshima-gun, Kagoshima
Phone number 0997975151
Opening Hours Walking freely, glass boat is 9-18 o'clock
Remarks [Access] Guidance from Oganekyu Coast (about 20 minutes by car from Yoron Airport) from the staff such as glass boats and water motorcycles
[URL] http://www.yorontou.info/spot/e000014.html


[Summer] Luxurious and splendid night sky Nagaoka Festival Great Fireworks Festival (Niigata Prefecture)
This is one of Japan's three largest fireworks festivals held every year on August 2 and 3 at the riverbed of Nagaoka City, Niigata Prefecture. The gorgeous 20,000 fireworks that are hard to see elsewhere are a series of spectacular views that are firmly engraved in the memory of the viewer.
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Among them, the “Phoenix Fireworks”, which is launched 2km wide and is filled with fireworks in front of you, is so beautiful that it is so bright that you can be proud of overseas.

Chosei Bridge
Address Okamura Town, Nagaoka City, Niigata Prefecture
phone number
Remarks [Access] About 20 minutes on foot from Nagaoka Station on the JR Shinetsu Main Line / Joetsu Line
[URL] http://nagaokamatsuri.com/


[Autumn] Castle in the sky in the sea of clouds, Takeda Castle Ruins (Hyogo Prefecture)
It is a superb view of Japan where you can not miss the ruins of the sky castle Takeda Castle in the sea of clouds that invites us to another world. It is a popular scenic spot that can be seen in Asago City, Hyogo Prefecture, and is also called “Japanese Machu Picchu”.
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A wonderful sea of ​​clouds spreads out between 7am and 8am in the early morning on a sunny day in autumn and winter. If you look at Unkai from the inside, you can watch it from Takeda Castle Ruins, and from outside, you can see it from Ritsuunkyo on the middle of Mt. Asago.

Takeda Castle Ruins
Address Takeda, Wadayamacho, Asago City, Hyogo Prefecture
Phone number 0796742120
Time [3 / 1-5 / 31] 8: 00-18: 00 (Last Climbing 17:30)
[6 / 1-8 / 31] 6: 00-18: 00 (Last climb 17:30)
[9 / 1-11 / 30] 4: 00-17: 00 (Last castle 16:30)
[12 / 1-Next year 1/3] 10: 00-14: 00 (Last castle 13:00)
Remarks [Access] Get off at JR Bantan Line "Takeda" Station, change to Tenku Bus and get off at "Chūbung" about 20 minutes
[URL] http://wadayama.jp/takedajyoseki


[Autumn] A carpet of autumn leaves that dyes Kyoto in amber color.
The autumn foliage of Tofukuji, which is in full bloom in mid-November, is a spectacular beauty as if the flame god came down. The autumn foliage seen from Tsutenbashi, which connects the main hall with Bomonin and Kaizan-do, is a breathtaking scenic spot.

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The combination of Tofukuji, the oldest Hojo architecture in Japan with a history of more than 700 years, and the scarlet velvet will make you feel the goodness of Japan every season. This is a superb view of Japan that I would like to introduce to overseas visitors.
Tofukuji Temple

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Address 15-778 Honmachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
Phone number 0755610087
Time [April-October] 9: 00-16: 00
[November-early December] 8: 30-16: 00
[Early December-March] 9: 00-15: 30
Remarks [Access] 10 minutes on foot from JR Nara Line / Keihan Main Line "Tofukuji" Station, 8 minutes on foot from Keihan Electric Railway "Toba Kaido" Station
[URL] http://www.tofukuji.jp/


[Autumn] Mysterious charm of autumn leaves and the blue of the lake Sumatakyo (Shizuoka Prefecture)
The “Suspension Bridge of Dreams” in the unexplored area “Sumata Gorge” of Shizuoka Prefecture is said to be a suspension bridge that you want to cross once in a lifetime. It stands at the confluence of the clear Oma River and Sumata River in cobalt blue, and it is beautiful enough, but in the fall foliage season, the contrast between amber and vivid blue is very beautiful, and you can see the superb view at a glance. Many people come from various places.

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Although only 10 people can cross at a time, they may be lined up, but if you worship this superb view, it ’s a scenic spot where you ’ll be impressed that you ’re happy to come.翌 If it rains the day after heavy rain, you may see dust in the water of the lake.
Sumata Gorge
Address Sumata Gorge Onsen, Kawanemoto-cho, Sugawara-gun, Shizuoka
phone number
Remarks [Access] Get off at the Oigawa Railway “Chizu” station.
[URL] http://www.sumatakyo-spa.com/index.html


[Winter] World Heritage Site Shirakawago (Gifu Prefecture) Wrapped in Snow
Shirakawa-go, a village surrounded by snowy mountains in Gifu Prefecture, is a gassho-style village army that was registered as a World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in 1995 and is one of the most spectacular views of Japan! Located in one of Japan's largest heavy snowfall areas, it is characterized by private houses made of steep thatched roofs, which are said to be gassho-zukuri, and is still used as a place for real life.
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A light-up event is held in winter, making it a spectacular spot with a fantastic landscape that looks like an old tale. There are many tourists expected during the light-up event, so admission restrictions will be imposed. Check the schedule on the official website before visiting.
Shirakawa-go
Address Kojimachi, Shirakawa-mura, Ono-gun, Gifu
Phone number 0576961013
Time 8: 00-17: 00
* Event dates vary
Remarks [Access] Get off at JR "Nagoya" station, transfer to the Shirakawago Line on the Gifu Bus Express and get off at "Shirakawago (Nadamachi)"
[URL] http://lightup.asia/


[Winter] Bamboo lantern "Chakuraku" (Oita Prefecture)
It is a light-up event held every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the 3rd week of November every year in a castle town, Takeda City, Oita Prefecture, as if it were a time slip. About 20,000 bamboo lanterns line up in the castle town and color the night.
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In particular, Kannonji Juroku Rahan is said to be the best spot in bamboo music. There is no doubt that you will be overwhelmed by the stunning space of 3,000 bamboo lanterns. A course to take a walk along the “Historic Road” from JR Bungo Takeda Station is recommended.
Bungo Takeda
Address Takeda City, Oita Prefecture
phone number
Remarks [Access] Get off at JR Bungo Main Line "Bungo Takeda" station
[URL] http://lightup.asia/

[Winter] Blue pond (Hokkaido)
“Blue Pond” in Biei Town, Hokkaido is a popular tourist spot throughout the year when the dead larch and the blue water surface create a fascinating atmosphere, but the midwinter is also the world ’s most beautiful scenery. It is a superb view spot where you can stretch. A light up is held from November to night.
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The sparkling white snow like platinum and the light that illuminates the blue pond in the darkness of the night take you away to the silence. This is a scenic spot that attracts people from all over the world. If you visit by Sakai Bus, the last time from Aoiike is 18:19 (Biei), and if you miss it, you will not be able to return.

Shirokane Blue Pond
Address Shirokane, Biei-cho, Kamikawa-gun, Hokkaido
Phone number 0166924378
Free time
Remarks [Access] Get off at JR "Asahikawa" station or get off at "Biei" station Change to the Hokkaido North Bus and get off at "Shirokane Aoiike"
[URL] https://www.biei-hokkaido.jp/en/



















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