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www.att-japan.net Winter/2011-12 ISSUE. 58 Aichi / Nagoya / Shizuoka: Eastern Region : Onsen in Niigata Tokyo: Chofu : Maps of Major Cities Special Giveaways! ! ANSAI K SAKA/ TL O IDAE PUOL-OUT GUECI L P / / �S Winter Sports Paradise, Japan att. Restaurant Guide japan-ryokan.net Ryokan and hotels across Japan Fuji-Torii, established 60 years ago, produces folding screens, each of which is elaborately hand painted exclusively for Fuji-Torii by a professional artist using traditional brush-painting techniques. These folding screens have been used for gifts from Japan's prime ministers to foreign people, for interior decorations of foreign embassies in Japan and for housewarming gifts. All furniture items are made by Morishige. Co., Ltd. http://www.morishige-furniture.co.jp ( Made in Japan / with picture hangers ) New Product / Hand Painting Wall Hanging Folding Screen Preserving Traditional Japanese Beauty and Skills Tel. 03-3400-2777 http://www.fuji-torii.com All furniture items are made by Morishige. Co., Ltd. http://www.morishige-furniture.co.jp Size ( Four panels ) / H 92 � W 168 � D 1.8 H 61 � W 163 � D 1.6 H 61 � W 122 � D 1.6 ( cm / ) SPECIAL FEATURES Nobuhiko Kuwahara Winter/2011-12 ISSUE.58 Publisher Editor-in-Chief Yoko Hara Editors Hiroshi Takizawa Yukiyoshi Matsuda Writers & Translators John Bowler Frances Ford Saeko Kanagawa Mimi Hayakawa Lee Donchol Lee Wangi Art Director Katsurako Sakata Ryoko Fukushima Miina Miyagi Sales & Marketing Culinary Kazuko Karasawa Inquiries www.att-japan.net Acknowledgments Special thanks to Bank of Japan, Tokyo Metro Co., Ltd., Narita International Airpor t Corporation, Japan National Tourism Organization, Shizuoka Prefecture, Niigata Prefecture, Osaka Convention & Tourism Bureau, Kobe Tourism and Convention Bureau, Sakai City Government, Kyoto City Tourist Association, Kyoto Prefecture, Aichi Prefecture, Nagoya City, Tokoname City, Handa Tourist Association, Okazaki City, Gamagori City, Chofu City, Aichi Prefectural Tourism Association, Nagoya Convention & Visitors Bureau / Tel: +81-3-5368-4781 Fax: +81-3-5368-4782 E-mail: email@example.com URL: http://www.att-japan.net Finex Co., Ltd. / att.JAPAN / Tel: 03-5368-4781 Fax: 03-5368-4782 URL: http://www.finex.co.jp E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org All rights reserved All information contained in this magazine is as of November 2011, and is subject to change without notice. att. JAPAN Winter 2011-12 / ISSUE.58 / For a single issue of our magazine, please send �200 (Postage Included) Information Throughout Japan from Hokkaido to Okinawa Available JNTO Tourist Information Center (TIC) Relocating and Opening on January 2, 2012 Imperial Palace Outer Garden The Peninsula Tokyo Teikoku Theater Marunouchi Bldg. ShinMarunouchi Bldg. JR Yurakucho Sta. Tokyo International Forum Tokyo Bldg. JR Tokyo Sta. Shin-Tokyo Bldg. 1F, 3-3-1, Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo Tel: 03-3201-3331 O ce Hours: 9:00 � 17:00 Closed on Jan. 1 Japan National Tourism Organization Visit Our Facebook at www.facebook.com/att.JAPAN att. JAPAN 3 att. Hot Springs BIC Camera att. Maps Tourist Information att. Restaurants Cover: above / Nagoya City Science Museum Planetarium (Aichi Prefecture) bottom / Snow in Winter (Nagano Prefecture) Toko-nyan (Aichi Prefecture) att. Recipe E-mail: email@example.com URL: http://www.finex.co.jp Tel: +81-3-5368-4781 Fax: +81-3-5368-4782 Saiken Bldg. 3F, 1-21 Yotsuya, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan 160-0004 Ryokan & hotels Director, Sales & Marketing 04 Shizuoka: Eastern Region 07 Aichi / Nagoya 12 Onsen in Niigata 14 Winter Sports Paradise, Japan 18 Chofu Guide to Osaka / Kansai : / JAPAN GUIDE 16 17 20 22 22 23 25 26 att. Recipe att. Restaurant Guide Ryokan and hotels Tourist Information Giveaways BukuBukuHour Railway Maps att. Maps Fuji City Come and see for yourself! Shizuoka Prefecture (Eastern Region) Shizuoka Prefecture vol.3 Iwamotoyama Park in Fuji City Ms. Kato (Minato Shokudo in Numazu Minato Shinsen-kan) T ravelers in Shizuoka Prefecture can always enjoy the beautiful views of Mount Fuji. This article will take you to the eastern area of Shizuoka Prefecture. Fujinomiya City Sengen Taisha Shrine is the head of all shrines for worshipping Mount Fuji. Located west of the shrine is Fuji Takasago Sake Brewery, which was founded around 1830. Its sake made with underground water from Mount Fuji is characterized by its mild taste. The brewery offers a free brewery tour for the purpose of promoting better understanding of Japanese sake. You can learn how rice is turned into sake from master sake brewers. You will also enjoy the specific aroma and atmosphere of Japanese breweries. Fujinomiya is famous for yakisoba. The dish is made with chewy noodles and pieces of crispy meat (degreased meat chips) which give it a rich flavor. Some restaurants are selfservice, so you can even try cooking noodles yourself. Fuji Takasago Sake Brewery This long-established town of paper manufacturing offers great Shirasu-don views of Mount Fuji, as the name suggests. Bicycles are convenient to go around the city. The Tourist Information Center at the Shin-Fuji Station on the Tokaido Shinkansen Line has free rental bikes (5 bikes. Reservations accepted), and offers English cycling maps. A 20-minute bike ride will take you to Tagonoura Port, which is famous for fresh and tasty shirasu (young white fish). You can try fresh raw shirasu on rice (shirasu-don). Boiled shirasu (kama-age) is good for those who are unaccustomed to eating raw fish. You can enjoy a great view of Mount Fuji from Chuo Park, which is located about 15 minutes away from Shin-Fuji Station by bike. If you have energy and enough time, please visit Hiromi Park with superb views and beautiful flowers, and Iwamotoyama Park, which can be reached from Jisso Temple by hiking. Numazu City Take a bus from the South Exit of Numazu Station for about 10 minutes, and you will be at Numazu Port. The port area is filled with restaurants and fish markets. You can enjoy fresh seafood dishes and buy local seafood at Numazu Minato Shinsen-kan shopping mall. You will enjoy looking at the lively sellers and fresh seafood on display. Go to the second floor of the adjacent Numazu fish market INO, and you can watch auctions from 5:45 a.m. to about 7 a.m., except for Saturdays. The raucous calls of auctioneers are overwhelming. Awa-shima Island, located to the south of Numazu has Awashima Marine Park. The aquarium offers various events, including performances by dolphins, sea lions, Numazu Minato Shinsen-kan shopping Mall Mt. Fuji Tokyo Suruga-Oyama Gotemba Fujinomiya JR Tokaido Shinkansen Line Fuji Nagoya Susono Mishima Shin-Fuji JR Tokaido Line Numazu Tokyo Tokyo Suruga Bay JR Tokyo Sta -> JR Mishima Sta: about 1 h by the JR Tokaido Izu Peninsula Shinkansen Line JR Mishima Sta -> JR Fujinomiya Sta: about 50 min by the JR Tokaido Line and JR Minobu Line JR Fujinomiya Sta -> JR Fuji Sta: about 18 min by the JR Minobu Line JR Fuji Sta -> JR Numazu Sta: about 20 min by the JR Tokaido Line JR Numazu Sta -> JR Mishima Sta: about 5 min by the JR Tokaido Line JR Mishima Sta -> JR Susono Sta: about 30 min by the JR Tokaido Line and JR Gotemba Line JR Susono Sta -> JR Gotemba Sta: about 22 min by the JR Gotemba Line JR Gotemba Sta -> JR Suruga-Oyama Sta: about 12 min by the JR Gotemba Line JRJRJR1 JRJR:JR JR50 JRJRJR18 JRJRJR20 JRJRJR5 JRJRJRJR 30 JRJRJR22 JRJRJR12 Fuji Takasago Sake Brewery Frogs at Frog Museum, Awashima Marine Park 4 att. JAPAN Winter/2011-12 and seals. You can touch sea urchins, starfish, sea cucumbers, and other creatures on the second floor. The popular frog museum, which breeds and exhibits frogs from all over the world, has the most kinds and number of frogs in Japan. Mishima Taisha Shrine Mishima City This area, which used to have a magistrate's office, has prospered as the center of the surrounding region as well as a post station in older times. Mishima-Taisha Shrine, which is located about 15 minutes away from Mishima Station on foot, is famous as the shrine where Minamoto no Yoritomo, a military commander in the 12th century, prayed for the revival of the Minamoto Family. The magnificent shrine pavilion stands in deep woods. The treasure museum exhibits its collection of precious treasures, including national treasures, such as makie-tebako cosmetic boxes and swords. Snow Town Yeti Gotemba Premium Outlets� Oden Restaurant Susono City Snow Town Yeti starts operating from midOctober, which is the earliest among outdoor ski areas in Japan. There is a space for playing in snow for children and slopes exclusively for sledding, as well as courses for intermediate to advanced skiers with a peak incline of 25 degrees. Snowboarders are also welcome. There are rental shops, so you can come enjoy skiing without bringing your own gear. Located in the south of Yeti is Grinpa amusement park. There are many amusement facilities for children. The whole family can enjoy the Ferris wheel at an altitude of 1,280 meters, which is the highest in Japan. A slope for sledding and a skating rink are open from mid-December to the end of March. You can conveniently access both facilities from Gotemba Station and Mishima Station by city bus. You can purchase a special ticket for bus fare plus facility entrance fee at Fujikyu Bus counter at both stations. Grinpa Amusement Park Fuji Speedway 15 12 10 Snow Town Yeti 25 YetiGrinpa 1,280m 12 3 YetiGrinpa Gotemba Premium Outlets� 210 Fuji Speedway 20072008 F1 1830 5/ 20 15 10 Minato INO2 5457 2 Gotemba City This city has long prospered as a starting point of Mount Fuji climbing. Gotemba Premium Outlets� with about 210 stores selling a wide variety of items, from premium brands to household goods, is the biggest outlet mall in Japan. There are many restaurants and caf�s, so you can enjoy shopping the whole day. There is a free shuttle bus service from Gotemba Station. Oyama Town Fuji Speedway in this town is a circuit which holds world-class car races. It held F1 Japan Grand Prix in 2007 and 2008. If you can schedule ahead, try Circuit Taxi, where you can experience the circuit without a driver's license. This service offers you a ride in a pace car driven by a staff driver on the circuit. The very fast acceleration and close cornering by a skilled driver is not something you can experience in ordinary driving in daily life. Reservation by the day before is required. Check the calendar on their official website for the schedule. att. JAPAN 5 Picturesque Views of Mount Fuji Throughout the Year Views of Mount Fuji from Shizuoka Mount Fuji has an amazing variety of faces each season depending on the snowfall and the atmosphere surrounding the majestic mountain. Spring Summer Autumn Winter Japan's only gift shop specializing in Mount Fuji items, various items with a Mount Fuji motif, from casual souvenirs to high-quality items including lacquerware (Suruga lacquerware), porcelain ware (made by Imari, Kutani, and Kiyomizu), scrolls, and metal artworks. e product lineup also includes unique photos of Mount Fuji taken by the shop owner. A charming Mount Fuji item awaits you. 2-13-8, Yoshiwara, Fuji City, Shizuoka Prefecture Tel: 0545-55-0333 Business hours: 10:00 to 19:00 Closed on Wednesdays http://omotefuji.com Mount Fuji can be seen from Tokyo From the upper floors of skyscrapers and various viewing spots scattered around the city, on the clear days of autumn and winter, the views of Mount Fuji are awesome, especially in the early morning or evening. The Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building (Shinjuku) has two observation galleries popular for taking photos of Mount Fuji. LaLaport Toyosu (Toyosu) and Bunkyo Civic Center (Korakuen) are also popular for viewing the majestic Mount Fuji. Lalaport Civic Center Azabu Court Room Rates Service Aparments www.azabucourt.com Daily Weekly Monthly JPY7,500 to JPY25,000 / night JPY6,500 to JPY22,000 / night JPY5,500 to JPY18,500 / night 20-22 m2 25 m2 33-51 m2 72 m2 4-5-39 Minami Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0047 Tel: 03-3446-8610 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Standard Studios Large Studios 1bedroom Suites 2bedroom Suite Location Hiroo-Roppongi Area (4 min. walk from Hiroo Sta.) Open Hours 8:00 - 20:00 on weekdays 9:00 - 13:00 & 14:00 - 18:00 on Sat., Sun. and Holidays. 6 att. JAPAN Winter/2011-12 ichi Prefecture is one of the leading areas for manufacturing worldwide and has a long history of technological development in the manufacturing industry. Nagoya City in Aichi, the center of the Tokai region, has continued to prosper in terms of business, economy and culture. This area was the home of three famous warlords--Oda Nobunaga, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, and Tokugawa Ieyasu-- who led the unification of Japan in the 16th century. A Nagoya Nagoya City was the domain of one of the three top families of the Tokugawa clan in the Edo period (1603-1867) and has since been developed mainly in the industrial field because of its economic strengths. The city originated from the development by Tokugawa Ieyasu with the construction of a castle and the surrounding town about 400 years ago. Nagoya is strategically located between Edo (now Tokyo) and the Kyoto�Osaka area and has long been a key junction between these areas. Blessed with the fertile land of the Nobi Plain, an abundance of Nagoya Castle Aichi/Nagoya Noritake Garden / Nagoya City Science Museum Strawberry (Atsumi) Misokatsu SCMAGLEV Midland Square Inuyama Meitetsu Inuyama Line Meitetsu Komaki Line Tokyo Nagoya Atsuta Meitetsu Nagoya Main Line JR Tokaido Shinkansen Nagoya Port Kiso River Meitetsu Tokoname Line 1603-1867 400 Tokoname Central Japan Meitetsu International Airport Kowa Line (Centrair) Handa Okazaki JR Tokaido Line Chita Peninsula Kowa Minami Chita Utsumi Gamagori Take-shima Island Mikawa Bay Himaka-jima Island Ise Bay Shino-jima Island Atsuta Peninsula For Maps/Subway Map, see P30 att. JAPAN 7 seafood from the Ise Bay, and high quality lumber from the upstream land of the Kiso River, the city has had the potential to develop since its beginnings. Honmaru Palace of Nagoya Castle, constructed by the deep-pocketed Tokugawa family, is said to be the best modern castle palace in Japan. It is currently being restored. Many craftsmen gathered in the town to compete for the opportunity to show off their skills; for example, Japanese clockwork techniques were used in the production of karakuri dolls (wind-up dolls). The manufacturing techniques and their spirit of excellence have carried over into the modern industry. Nagoya-jo (Nagoya ladies) are the stereotypical young ladies of Nagoya seen shopping with their mothers wearing luxury brand outfits. Their fashion sense is known to be gorgeous but conservative. Nagoya is also famous for its underground malls. Sun Road, which opened in 1957, connects with Nagoya Station. It was the first full-fledged underground mall opened in Japan after WWII. There are also large underground malls in the Sakae and Kamimaezu station areas. largest in the world. The live show by the curators is quite popular and always has a line of people waiting to get in. Don't miss the "Deep Freezing Lab" where you can observe an aurora at -30 �C, the "Electric Discharge Lab" with recreations of lightning bolts flashing in the air, and the "Tornado Lab" with its 8.5-meter high artificial twister. This place really makes learning science fun! SCMAGLEV and Railway Park shows the development of high-speed railway technology with 39 real trains including the Superconducting Maglev and Shinkansen bullet trains. The dioramas reproducing the landscapes along the Tokaido Shinkansen are spectacular. Driving Simulator attractions are very popular for both children and adults. (Note: Drivers are chosen by lot and there is a charge.) Audio guide service in foreign languages is available. from Nagoya Station, but it may be more convenient for tourists to take the Meguru bus, a Nagoya sightseeing route bus. The Meguru bus goes around the main tourist spots in Nagoya City, and a "1-day ticket" allows unlimited rides on the bus for one day. At the Craft Center in Noritake Garden, visitors can observe the manufacturing process of bone china by westernstyle ceramic maker Noritake. Early products, so-called "Old Noritake," and 200 dinner plates produced since its establishment in 1904 to the present are exhibited at the museum. There are also shops and restaurants. The Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology is adjacent and offers exhibitions and demonstrations of changes in Toyota's textile machinery and automobile technologies. Nagoya Castle/Tokugawa Nagoya Castle, built by Tokugawa Ieyasu as the residence of the Owari Tokugawa family is part of the legacy of the superpower of the Tokugawa shogunate. The castle tower with its pair of golden dolphin statues on the roof was reconstructed in 1959. The Meguru bus stops at the castle. Take the bus to the Tokugawa Art Museum. The museum houses more than 10,000 pieces of highquality daimyo (lords) goods handed down in the Owari Tokugawa family, as well as national treasures, such as the scroll illustrating the Tale of Genji, fine blades and samurai swords. The Sights Around Nagoya Station One of the two biggest commercial areas in Nagoya is Nagoya Station, the gateway to Nagoya. The station area includes Midland Square, located in front of the station, with many luxury brand shops from around the world, and super high-rise buildings, such as JR Central Towers above the JR Nagoya Station. Noritake Garden, a recreational area in the old Noritake factory, can be reached by subway New Showplaces in Nagoya From 2010 to 2011, two new spots were built in Nagoya. Nagoya City Science Museum Planetarium, with its inner diameter of 35 meters, is the Meguru bus Tokugawaen Noritake Garden Nagoya City Science Museum Planetarium JR Central Towers Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology Tokugawa Art Museum Nagoya TV Tower 1957 Sun Road 39 / Noritake Old Noritake 2001904 / Meguru 1959 Meguru 2 MIDLAND SQUAREJRJR Noritake Meguru Meguru Noritake 20102011 35 30 8 8 att. JAPAN Winter/2011-12 Doll Festival of the Owari Tokugawa Family is a special exhibition held annually in March. Tokugawaen is a beautiful daimyo garden of the Edo period. Visitors can enjoy eating or sipping tea in the beautiful garden. Fushimi/Sake/Osu Fushimi, one station from Nagoya Subway Station, is home to the Nagoya City Science Museum. The station after Fushimi is Sakae, another thriving area of Nagoya City. Shopping and gourmet food in abundant in the department stores and underground malls. Oasis 21 is a multi-story complex with a huge futuristic glass roof "floating" above. Nagoya TV Tower, Japan's first radio tower built in 1954, is 180 meters high and has a great view of the entire town. The Osu area prospered as a temple town for Osu Kannon (a Buddhist temple of the Shingon sect) and still has an old town atmosphere. The unique atmosphere of the town, created by its mixture of old temples and traditional buildings with new, wide range of shops including stores selling the latest electronics, variety goods, and recycled clothing attracts foreigners as well as locals young and old. old camphor tree forest and a "national treasure" treasure house. This is the second biggest shrine (after Ise Jingu Shrine) and enshrines the Kusanagi-no-mitsurugi (Kusanagi's sacred sword), one of three Imperial Regalia of Japan. There are traditional Japanese-style confectionaries and restaurants in this area, as well as the birthplace of Minamoto no Yoritomo, who started the Kamakura shogunate in the 12th century. On the Meiko Line of the Meijo Subway Line get off at Nagoyako Station to visit the Nagoya Public Aquarium for a demonstration of killer whale training and performances by dolphins as well as seeing creatures in various aquatic environments. The SCMAGLEV and Railway Park at Kinjofuto Station can be reached from JR Nagoya Station on the Aonami Line. River. The Museum Meiji-mura is an outdoor museum of buildings mainly built during the Meiji period (1868-1912) that have been moved to this site for preservation. The buildings include the house where, at different times, lived authors Mori Ogai and Natsume Soseki, the main entrance hall and lobby of Imperial Hotel designed by American architect Frank Lloyd Wright, and more of historical interest. Chita Peninsula The Chita Peninsula is a place blessed with a beautiful sea and an abundance of seafood. Central Japan International Airport, Centrair, is located on an artificial island in Ise Bay. It takes only 28 minutes from Meitetsu Nagoya Station on the airport limited express SKY. The terminal building has 100 famous shops as well as the European-style "Renga-dori" (Brick Street) and the shopping mall "Chochinyokocho" (Lantern Alley) with the feel of old Japan. Uniqlo, MUJI to GO and other fine shops, popular Nagoya restaurants, such as Misokatsu Yabaton and Sekai no Yamachan, are also there. A bath house on the 4th floor offers a great view of the planes taking off and landing. A variety of concerts and events are held at the Event Plaza. Inuyama A 25-minute ride from Nagoya Station on a limited express train on the Meitetsu Inuyama Line brings you to Inuyama Station. Inuyama Castle, built in 1537, is on the hill overlooking the Kiso River. Inuyama is one of the four national treasure castles along with Matsumoto (Nagano Prefecture), Hikone (Shiga Prefecture), and Himeji (Hyogo Prefecture) Castles. The tower of Inuyama Castle is the oldest in Japan. Walking around the old castle town is like going back in time. In summer, ukai (traditional cormorant fishing) can be seen in the Kiso Atsuta/Nagoya Port On the Meijo Subway Line from Sakae Station, get off at Jingunishi Station to visit Atsuta Jingu Shrine. The shrine has a long and distinguished history and on the grounds are a 1,000-year Tokoname Tokoname is one of the six sites where ceramic Osu Kannon Nagoya Public Aquarium Museum Meiji-mura Oasis 21 Inuyama Town Inuyama Castle Ukai // 21 180 1954- / Aonami Centrair Sky28 100 UNIQLO MUJI to GO - 4 25 1537 18681912 - More Ryokan Information at www.japan-ryokan.net att. JAPAN 9 ware production began in ancient Japan, over 1,000 years ago. Stroll along the Yakimono Sanpomichi (Pottery Walking Path) and see the many chimneys, ceramic factories, pottery wall pipes, and the famous climbing kilns. Tokoname produces the most "Manekineko," ceramic "welcoming" cats, in Japan. The gigantic manekineko "Tokonyan" watches over TokonameManekineko-dori Street and 39 ceramic cats adorn the fence along the street. At the INAX Museums, you can experience hands-on "manufacturing" of pottery at five facilities, such as INAX kiln Plaza and INAX Tile Museum exhibiting tiles in the world. There is a caf� in which to relax and sip some tea on the premises. Morita Aji no Yakata is an Edo-period brewery. Tasting sake, miso and soy sauce and purchasing the goods are available. Tokonameyaki Matsuri is a fair held in late August where Tokoname ware is sold. And, if you are interested in boat racing, why not drop by Boat Race Tokoname? ervations are required. Around the museum, the brewery storehouses and the moat create a unique atmosphere. The old beer factory, "Handa Aka-renga Tatemono" (Handa Red Brick Building), still stands in the city. Niimi Nankichi Kinenkan is a museum honoring Niimi Nankichi, an author from Handa who wrote the fairy tale "Gongitsune," has six dioramas of his works. The Handa Dashi Matsuri is held every five years on the first Saturday and Sunday in October and 31 gorgeous floats are on display in the city. Minami Chita To get to Minami Chita from Nagoya Station, take the Meitetsu Chita New Line to Utsumi Station or the Meitetsu Kowa Line to Kowa Station. Minami Chita Onsengo (hot springs resort) is a perfect place to enjoy the sunset over Ise Bay while dining on fresh local seafood. Shino-jima Island has beautiful coastal scenery and delightful fugu (blowfish) dishes. Himaka-jima Island is famous for octopus and fugu dishes, and visitors can enjoy bathing and fishing in the sea. ing Mikawa Bay famous for four hot springs resorts--Miya, Gamagori, Katahara, and Nishiura. Laguna Gamagori is a marine resort complex with a theme park, a shopping mall, restaurants, hot springs, and a thalassotherapy facility. Take-shima Island, a small island with a circumference of only 620 meters, has a confirmed 238 species of indigenous higher plants in some 65 families and is home to Takeshima Aquarium. The island itself has been designated a national natural treasure. Gamagori Orange Park is a citrus fruit park surrounded by mountains. At Boat Race Gamagori, races are held in the evening throughout the year. The largest fireworks (up to a diameter of 650 meters!) on the Pacific Ocean in Japan are launched here in summer at the fireworks festival. Gamagori is the only place where three such big fireworks are launched in one night. Okazaki Okazaki is the birthplace of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the first Shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate, and a historic inn town along the famous Tokaido Road. Okazaki Park includes the tower of Okazaki Castle and is dotted with historic sites related to Ieyasu. The cherry blossoms and Japanese wisteria along the Oto River are beautiful in spring. Drawing the most attention Handa Handa has been a town for the brewing industry since the Edo period. The Mizkan Group's Museum of Vinegar "SU no SATOTM" is Japan's only general museum for vinegar and the best place to learn the history and manufacturing process of vinegar. Admission is free but res- Gamagori A 35-minute ride on the JR Tokaido Line from Nagoya Station leads to Gamagori, a town fac- Central Japan International Airport, Centrair INAX Museums INAX Museums SU no SATOTM View from Shino-jima Island Tokoname-Manekineko-dori Street Dokanzaka Handa Aka-renga Tatemono Handa Dashi Matsuri Tokonyan 39 INAX 5 8 TMMizkan - 6 5 10 31 Fugu JR35 4 - 620 65238 650 3 10 att. JAPAN Winter/2011-12 Uiro these days is the "Great Iyeasu Kou Aoi Bushoutai" warlords in their armor strutting around the park to entertain tourists. Posing with them is a great photo opportunity and watch them perform twice a day on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. (http://aoibushoutai.com) Daiju-ji Temple is well-known as a family temple of the Tokugawa family. It has mausoleums for eight generations of Iyeyasu ancestors and enshrines life-size tablets of the shoguns from Ieyasu to the 14th and last Tokugawa shogun. Okazaki Castle can be seen from San-mon gate of the temple. Haccho Village is about 870 meters (haccho in Japanese) away from Okazaki Castle. Miso made in the village is called haccho miso. Two of the original makers are still there and produce the miso in a traditional way. The narrow streets lined with miso storehouses create an old-time atmosphere. At Haccho Miso no Sato, a facility of miso producer Kakukyu, the process of making miso can be observed (in Japanese only). Dishes using haccho miso, such as miso dengaku, miso katsu, and miso nikomi udon, are a must-eat in Okazaki. Food Nagoya has a unique food culture that includes, among many, ogura toast, toast topped with anko (sweet red bean paste), and tenmusu, a bitesized rice ball of flavorful rice combined w i t h shrimp tempura. Another local dish is kishimen, broad udon noodles served in a soybased soup topped with deep-fried tofu, green vegetables, dried bonito shavings, and other taste treats. Other unique dishes such as misonikomi udon, super spicy Taiwan ramen (Chinese-style wheat noodles), curry udon, and ankake spaghetti (spaghetti topped with a spicy vegetable-laden sauce) are also very tasty! Chicken tebasaki karaage (deep-fried chicken wings) is spicy and tangy and goes really well with beer. Nagoya kochin is one of the three most tasty and well-known Japanese breeds of chicken and there are various delicious dishes using Nagoya kochin. Hitsumabushi is a rice dish topped with finely-chopped unagi kabayaki (grilled eel in a sweet soy-based sauce). There is a specific order of eating this dish for maximum enjoyment: first, eat a few bites just as served; second, add finelychopped green onion, seaweed, wasabi, or other topping and mix them in with the rice and have a few more bites; and lastly, pour tea or broth and eat in ochazuke-style (cooked rice with tea, broth, or hot water poured over, like milk over cereal). Akamiso (red soybean paste) is another delicious Nagoya specialty, miso made with soy beans fermented and matured for a longer period of time than for miso made from rice or barley. This extra-long fermentation period for this miso is made possible by the abundance of agricultural products and seafood since ancient times so people need not be in a hurry for this miso. Miso katsu (pork cutlet served with an akamiso-based sauce) is really very tasty. Many caf�s in Nagoya offer a "morning set" with free toast or other item if you order a coffee or tea drink. The Chita Peninsula is well-known for its fresh local seafood, such as octopus and fugu and the Atsumi Peninsula for fresh fruit, such as strawberries and melons sweetened by the mild, sunny weather. Uiro, a steamed cake made of rice flour and sugar with a unique mochi-like (chewy and sticky) texture is a standard souvenir from Aichi. Ebi senbei, rice crackers made with fresh shrimp caught on the day is also popular. Events The World Cosplay Summit is an annual summer festival held in Osu and the surrounded areas. The Nagoya Festival in October includes a parade of the three warriors from the area-- Oda Nobunaga, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, and Tokugawa Ieyasu. Take-shima Island Laguna Gamagori Haccho Miso no Sato Daiju-ji Temple Misonikomi Udon Himaka-jima Island Great Ieyasu Kou Aoi Bushoutai Okazaki Castle Nagoya Festival - 1 http://aoibushoutai.com 14 870 - Kishimen Kochin -Hitsumabushi Uiro Q 10 Hitsumabushi Visit Our Facebook at www.facebook.com/att.JAPAN att. JAPAN 11 by Joetsu Shinkansen bullet train From Tokyo: 2h Murakami Shibata Niitsu Niigata Kashiwazaki Naoetsu Akakura Onsen Echigoyuzawa From Tokyo: 1h 10min by Joetsu Shinkansen bullet train From Nagoya: 2h 50min by Nagano Shinkansen bullet train by Limited Express Shinano From Tokyo: 1h 50min Nagano Takasaki Joetsu Shinkansen Line Nagano Shinkansen Line Chuo Main Line Omiya Nagano Myoko-kogen Sta. (40 min by Shin-etsu Line) / (40) This hot spring resort offers visitors skiing and snowboarding activities. An onsen sommelier is on hand to provide information on the benefits of hot spring bathing and tips on bathing effectively. Iwamuro Onsen Niigata Iwamuro Sta. (45 min by Echigo Line) / (45) This hot spring resort is especially recommended for gourmets craving the seafood from the Sea of Japan and the delicious rice. There are many sake breweries and most hotels will be happy to arrange a sake brewery tour for you. Tokyo Nagoya Tokyo Niigata/ Blessed with Hot Springs (Onsen) and Only a Few Hours from Tokyo Niigata is an area with heavy snowfall, where skiing started in Japan, which produces fine rice and the best sake in Japan, and home to many fine hot springs. There are hot springs located on the oceanfront, ones with beautiful views of the snow, and ones renowned for water quality that is good for the health and beauty. Niigata for a wonderful variety of winter events and delicious food! The 20th Niigata Fuyu Shoku no Jin "Tojitsu-za" Stalls at each venue serve a variety of dishes including original hot pot dishes and Niigata burgers on "Koshihikari" rice powder bread. One thousand yen is enough to satisfy anyone's appetite. This year's theme is "Local Fried Noodles." Enjoy! Furumachi Bandai City Niigata Sta. Niigata Sake no Jin 2012 500 kinds of sake from 90 breweries in Niigata Prefecture are available for tasting. Purchase a ticket for only 2,000 yen, and try as many as you like. att. Hot Springs 10 a.m. -5 p.m. on February 11 (Sat) and 12 (Sun), 2012 10 a.m. -5 p.m. on March 17 (Sat) and 18 (Sun), 2012 Toki Messe Niigata Furusatomura Niigata Sta. Venues: Exhibition Hall (Wave Market) at Toki Messe Venues: From 5 Bancho to 8 Bancho on Furumachi-dori Street, Bandai City, Nigiwai Ichiba Pier Bandai, East Way of Niigata Station in Chuo-ku, Niigata City, and Niigata Furusatomura in Nishi-ku, Niigata City 12 att. JAPAN Winter/2011-12 Senami Onsen Niigata Murakami Sta. (55 min by Rapid Rakuraku Train Murakami) / (Rakuraku Train55) Visitors can enjoy watching the sun set over the sea while listening to the surf. This castle town has old samurai residences and historic buildings. Tsukioka Onsen Niigata Toyosaka Sta. (25 min by Hakushin Line) Shuttle bus / (25) This hot spring resort is famous for the exfoliating and whitening abilities of the water that beautifies the skin. Visitors can also enjoy sample 95 kinds of Niigata's local sake at this hot spring resort. 95 Echigoyuzawa Onsen Echigoyuzawa Sta. / There are 13 ski trails in this area. This place is famous as the setting of "Yukiguni" (Snow Country), a novel written by Nobel Prize laurate Kawabata Yasunari. 13 Matsunoyama Onsen Ask your hotel about courtesy bus service from the nearest station Echigoyuzawa Matsudai Sta. (50 min by Hokuetsu Kyuko Hokuhoku Line) / (50) Located in the middle of mountains, this hot spring resort is famous for its Official Tourist Information Center beneficial waters and is considered as one of the three great medicinal hot Right by the Shinkansen Station springs in Japan. Hot Springs Skiing From July 29 to September 17, 2012, Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale 2012 will be held in areas around Matsunoyama Onsen. This festival will exhibit about 200 pieces of modern art set in the local natural surroundings and wilderness. SNOW COUNTRY (Photo by Takenori Miyamoto + Hiromi Seno) snow-country.jp On the right outside the West Exit of Echigo-Yuzawa Station 2012729917 200 More Ryokan Information at www.japan-ryokan.net att. JAPAN 13 att. Hot Springs Gourmet Foods English OK! Mr. Lerch Winter Sports Paradise, Japan Gran Deco Snow Resort (Fukushima) Various and numerous winter activities are easily accessible and provide great wintertime fun in Japan. There are more than 400 ski slopes spread across Japan from Kyushu to Hokkaido, and winter events are held every weekend at various places. Two-time Winter Olympics Host It has been 101 years since Mr. Lerch, a major in the Austrian army, introduced skiing to Japan. The Winter Olympics were held in Sapporo in 1972, and in Nagano in 1998. Hosting these big events contributed to wellgroomed slopes throughout Japan, and most of the ski areas have well-maintained gondolas and lifts as well as excellent facilities to accommodate skiers. Lerch 101 1972 1998 Many ski areas have several short-distance courses in parallel, a good layout for novice level skiers. Most of the ski areas are located at relatively low altitudes, so no need to worry about strong winds or snowstorms. Ski schools only for children and for foreigners are available. Perfect Place for Beginner to Expert Skiers and Snowboarders Hakuba (Nagano) Hachimantai Resort (Iwate) 70 Minutes from Tokyo Sta. by Shinkansen Snow World is awaiting you Many fun activities for novices The setting for "Snow Country," the famous novel by Kawabata Yasunari Yuzawa Town Tourist Association TEL. 025-785-5505 Delightful for old pros English e-yuzawa.gr.jp/english/ e-yuzawa.gr.jp/twhk/ e-yuzawa.gr.jp/chinese-s/ Warm your body and calm mind soaking in the hot springs e-yuzawa.gr.jp/korea/ 14 att. JAPAN Winter/2011-12 Required Gear Rental equipment is available at ski resorts and the surrounding areas: Ski boots, bindings, skies, ski wear (tops and bottoms), gloves, goggles, knit hats Items You Need to Bring: Base layers (clothing worn under ski wear), socks, neck warmer, pass case (case attachable to arm or belt loop available for purchase at all ski areas.) Ski resorts are easily accessed on the same day you plan to ski. The ski areas in Hokkaido and Tohoku are accessible within 1 hour from urban districts. Ski resorts in Niigata Prefecture and in Yatsugatake (Nagano Prefecture) ski areas are within 2.5 hours from Tokyo, and ski areas in Gifu and Nagano prefectures are within 2 hours from Nagoya (Aichi Prefecture). () Easy Access to Ski Resorts Gala Yuzawa (Niigata) Akakura Onsen (Niigata) Japan's ski areas are mainly for alpine skiing, but there are an increasing number of areas for Nordic skiing, such as crosscountry skiing, backcountry skiing, and snowshoe trekking, all of which are perfect for beginners to winter sports. BACK COUNTRY Try Cross-country Skiing and Snowshoe Trekking Maiko (Yamagata) Minakami (Gunma) Minakami (Gunma) The Yuzawa Snow Festival (Niigata) For those who are not into skiing or snowboarding, there are other enjoyable snow activities that are fun for the whole family. Enjoy Playing in the Snow Ski Area Information http://snow.gnavi.co.jp/en/ http://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/attractions/rest/sports/ Snow Activity Information http://www.jnto.go.jp/webmaga/en/jan/trends.html Snow Rafting (Hokkaido) Walk on Drift Ice (Hokkaido) http://www.welcome2japan.tw/attractions/rest/ski/ http://www.welcome2japan.tw/attractions/rest/ski/ After-ski entertainments of delicious food, sake, hot springs, and maiko (apprentice geisha) are waiting for you! Yunishigawa Kamakura Festival (Tochigi) att. JAPAN 15 Let's learn from a veteran Japanese housewife! Basic Japanese Home Cooking Tai no Kobu (Konbu)-jime Konbu-cured Sea Bream Ingredients (serves 4) 2 llets of sea bream for sashimi (400 g) Sauce (nihaizu) 2 pieces of konbu kelp (15-cm long) Equal amounts of soy sauce and vinegar Salt *Citrus juice can be substituted for the vinegar in the sauce. Wasabi This time, we used daidai (a bitter orange). Cooking directions: att. Recipe Place the llets skin-side down on a tray that has been sprinkled with salt and then salt the llets. Generously sprinkle salt on the thicker part of each llet. For even coverage, sprinkle the salt from about 30 cm above the fillets. Place the llets on a wire rack and refrigerate for about 15 minutes. Lightly rinse the kelp in water and pat dry. Wipe any excess moisture o the llets, cover each llet with a piece of kelp, seal with plastic wrap and refrigerate for about 3 hours. If a wire rack is not available, use cooking paper. Remove the kelp and slice the llets into 5-6 mm-thick pieces. Serve with wasabi, sauce, and your choice of garnishes. Konbu-curing is the Japanese cooking style of wrapping sashimi with kelp to absorb the moisture, which firms up the fish and also helps it to keep longer. It also adds the savory flavor of the kelp to the sashimi. This dish goes better with this sauce than soy sauce. The fish itself has a different flavor from sashimi. I can easily make this and that is also good. It can be used with Western dishes, much like carpaccio. Tips: When slicing the llet to make the sashimi, use the sogi-giri technique; that is, thinly slice each llet at an angle. Instructor: Kazuko Karasawa I learned cooking from my parents, who ran a Japanese restaurant, and my grandmother, who lived to be 100 years old. As a housewife, I've been cooking for 18 years. I like cooking everyday, taking care of my family's health. Student: Laetitia Ogawa I was born in France and grew up there. I married a Japanese man. Because Japanese food is good for the health and my son and husband both like it very much, I want to master Japanese recipes. For more details, go to http://www.att-japan.net/recipe/ high heat medium heat low heat Japanese Liquid Measures: 1 cup = 200 ml = 6.76 oz / 1 tablespoon = 15 ml = 0.5 oz / 1 teaspoon = 5 ml = 0.16 oz 16 att. JAPAN Winter/2011-12 att. Restaurant Guide Shinagawa www.att-japan.net/restaurant/ American Gaienmae Scandinavian Address Hours/Closes Access Price Tel No. Fax No. Credit cards V: Visa M: MasterCard A: American Express J: JCB D: Diners : Union Pay Grand Central Oyster Bar & Restaurant New York's seafood restaurant arrived in Japan! An ever popular restaurant has come ashore straight from Manhattan, New York. the vert same atomosphere and interior ware transported right from the main restaurant in New York. Enjoy from a selection of over 100 kinds of seafood including of raw oysters. Aquavit Scandinavian Dining with direct access from Gaienmae Station Our Modern Scandinavian Cuisine is certainly a new segment of cuisine in Japan, where authentic Scandinavian cooking is intertwined with French techniques to create a selection of ingenious and unique delicacy... *In all restaurants in Japan, if your consumption is over 7,501 yen, a local tax will be charged. You may also be charged a service fee from 10% upwards in some restaurants. *Tipping for standard service is not a Japanese custom. Yo u c a n s e a r c h m o r e restaurants on Web att. JAPAN Restaurant Guide. Use your smartphone to l o c ate yo ur ch oice o f restaurants: go to www.att-japan.net/ restaurant/ atre Shinagawa Keihin JR Kyuko Shinagawa Shinagawa Stn. The Strings by Stn. InterContinental Shinagawa Tokyo Prince Hotel Hotel Paci c Tokyo Jingu Stadium Bell Daiichi Itochu Commons Engei Lexus Gaienmae Stn. (G03) Line Aoyama-dori St. Ginza Omote-sando Stn. (Z02, C04, G02) nnis t. ori S hi-d http://www.att-japan.net/restaurant/oysterbar/ atre Shinagawa 4F, 2-18-1 Konan, Minato-ku, Tokyo 11:00 24:00 (L.O. 23:00) 1 min walk from JR Shinagawa Station V, M, D, J 03-6717-0932 5,000 yen 03-6717-6278 http://www.att-japan.net/restaurant/aquavit/ Aoyama OM-SQUARE 1F, 2-5-8 Kita-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo Lunch: 11:30-15:00 (L.O. 14:30) Dinner: 18:00-23:00 (L.O. 22:00) 1 min walk from Tokyo Metro Gaienmae Station 6,500 yen 03-5413-3300 03-5413-2525 V, M, D, J www.att-japan.net/restaurant/ Marunouchi Stadiun St . Breeze of Tokyo Get a great panorama view of Tokyo You can get a luxurious night view of Tokyo from all seats, so people get overwhelmed. Our concept is "A high-quality amusement place for adults." We have three zones; bar & standing bar, lounge, and dining. We produce "a high-quality amusement place for adults" simply and with a cool atmosphere. Shin-Marunouchi Bldg. Tokyo (M17) Super Dining Zipangu is a huge, 300 seat restaurant located on the top floor of the Akasaka Excel Hotel Tokyu. A-la-carte sushi, tempura, teppanyaki, skewered and grilled chicken and Chinese delicacies, as well as traditional forms of Japanese food are available as are 400 brands of wine and 100 brands of sake to take care of liquid refreshment. Restaurant: 17:00 ~ 23:00 (L.O. 22:30) 17:00 ~ 02:00 (L.O. 01:30) Bar: (weekday) (Sat., Sun. & Hols) 17:00 ~ 23:00 (L.O. 22:30) Marunouchi Bldg. Mitsubishi Bldg. JR Tokyo Stn. Marunouchi Exi Yaesu Exit http://www.att-japan.net/restaurant/breezeoftokyo/ Akasaka Excel Hotel Tokyu 14F, 2-14-3 Nagatacho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo www.nadaman.co.jp/english/akasaka/ Marunouchi Bldg. 36F, 2-4-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo Lunch 11:00-14:30, Dinner: Mon Sat 18:00-24:00, Sun and Holidays: 18:00-23:00 6,800 yen 2 mins walk from JR Tokyo Station Marunouchi Exit V, D, A 03-5220-5551 03-5220-9088 Super Dining-Akasaka: P27-MAP2-1 Tokyo: P27-MAP2-2, Uyeno eki Tokyo: P28-MAP6-1, Yokohama: P29-MAP14-1 Visit Our Facebook at www.facebook.com/att.JAPAN att. JAPAN 17 att. Restaurants Gaie Others Chofu Station Take a limited express train on the Keio Line from Shinjuku Station and be at Chofu Station in about 15 minutes. Statues of the famous yokai (specter) character, Kitaro, and his fellow characters created by cartoonist Shigeru Mizuki stand along Tenjin Street starting from Old Koshu Kaido Street at the north side of Chofu Station to Fudaten Shrine. Go further north for another 30 minutes and you will be at Jindai-ji Temple. Jindai-ji Temple is one of the oldest temples in Tokyo. This peaceful area is blessed with an abundance of lush vegetation and natural spring water. Pass through the temple gate, pray at the main hall, and stroll around the area. Outside the gate, there are many soba restaurants serving the area's specialty, Jindai-ji soba. A daruma (an egg-shaped doll usually made of papier mache and painted red) fair is held in March every year. Drop by and enjoy the Suisei Shokubutsuen (aquatic garden) and Jindai-ji Onsen (hot spring) in this area. Jindai Botanical Gardens Park is located next to the temple. Approximately 100,000 plants of 4,800 species are growing on the grounds of the park. This park is also known for beautiful Japanese apricot and cherry tree blossoms. Spring and autumn rose festivals are held in the rose garden and festival visitors can enjoy a concert and the illuminated trees. The Chofu Aerospace Center operated by Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has an exhibition for visitors to learn about general aerospace-research activities. Nogawa Park (Famous for cherry blossoms) Ryugen-ji Temple (Isami Kondo's grave) The place where Isami Kondo was born. 13 Chofu Airport 13 Fuchu 14 Ajinomoto Stadium 14 Tobitakyu Sta. 12 Saiko-ji Temple Nishichofu Sta. Ke i oL in e Sengawa Station The area around Sengawa Station including Sengawa Theater and Tokyo Art Museum, both designed by world-famous architect Tadao Ando, is popular because it is the forefront of artistic and cultural trends. 12 Keio Sagamihara Line Keio Tamagawa Station Near Keio Tamagawa Station, enjoy the beautiful seasonal flowers and trees at Keio's floral garden Ange. This area is called "movie town" because of the Kadokawa Daiei and Nikkatsu Studios (not open to the public) and the many location shootings. Enjoy strolling from the embankment of the Tama River through a walking path with sculptures to Somechi Seseragi-no Sampo-michi (walking path). Not far from the station, Next to the Tama River is Tokyo Oval Keiokaku where you can enjoy keirin, a Japanese original track bicycle race. Races are held in the evening depending on the season. 7 Tokyo Oval Keiokaku Kadokawa Daiei Studio Ange 7 8 11 Keio Tamagawa Sta. Others Kondo Isami (1834-1868), a commander of the Shinsengumi special police force of the late Edo period, was born in Chofu. The place where he was born and grave are still there. Chofu Airport is an active hub for airlines connecting the main land with the Izu Islands. Enjoy a cup of tea while watching airplanes taking off and landing. Ajinomoto Stadium (formerly Tokyo Stadium) near the airport is where various sports such as J-League soccer games and multi-purpose events including concerts and flea markets are held through the year. Chofu is not very far from Shinjuku. Please enjoy the verdant nature while strolling around the town. 18 att. JAPAN Winter/2011-12 11 Tama River 8 9 10 Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency 4 2 4 5 6 3 Jindai Botanical Gardens Park 2 3 Jindai-ji soba 2 Jindai-ji Temple Suisei Shokubutsuen 1 Shinjuku Jindai-ji Onsen Sengawa Sta. Tsutsujigaoka Sta. Sengawa Theater 5 6 Fudaten Shrine Tokyo Art Museum 1 Tenjin Street O ld Ko s h u Ka Shibasaki Sta. Koshu Kai do Street Chofu Sta. ido Stre e t Fuda Sta. Kokuryo Sta. Somechi Seseragi-no-sanpo-michi 10 9 Nikkatsu Studio Many Sculptures are placed along this street. 15 - - 4800 JAXA JAXA - Tokyo Art Museum Chofu Floral Garden Ange Oval J 1000 m att. JAPAN 19 Ryokan and hotels across Japan. Icon Legend Credit cards accepted Internet available Onsen (hot springs) Open-air bath Private bath Guest room with bath and toilet Washlets (bidet-style toilets) Eating in guest rooms allowed Complimentary shuttle service Karaoke Picturesque scenery Rooms for single persons Where will you stay? Sapporo Onsen (hot springs), traditional gardens, tatami rooms, and Japanese traditional meals at ryokan (Japanese-style hotels)? Or spacious rooms with high-quality bedding surrounded by picturesque landscapes at first-class resort hotels? Sendai Kanazawa Hiroshima Fukuoka Matsuyama Kyoto Nagoya Osaka Tokyo Hokkaido Tohoku Kita-Kanto Minami-Kanto Koshinetsu Hokuriku Tokai Kinki Chugoku Shikoku Kyushu/Okinawa Ryokan & hotels 1. Prices are based on 1 adult staying 1 night with 2 meals. Prices may vary depending on room types, the number of persons in a room, cuisine, and other variables. We recommend confirming prices when you book any accommodation. Where meals are not included in the standard rate, this is noted in the explanation of the accommodation. After booking by phone, we recommend confirming your reservation by fax or email 2. 3. Access to http://www.japan-ryokan.net/ How to search ryokan & hotels Cancellation fees may be charged if you cancel a reservation. Please confirm the accommodation's cancellation fees and regulations in advance. If you suffer from allergies or have food preferences, please inform the staff when you are booking your accommodation so that they can make preparations for your convenience. 4. 1. Access to japan-ryokan.net 2. Check the data of each inn 3. Very convenient English map 4. Access with your smartphone Kamogawakan KAMOGAWA La Shoro KAMOGAWA Journey out and come encounter a warm nostalgia Kamogawakan, the Japanese style inn built in the graceful Sukiya style, stands amidst a pine forest filled with an abundance of green. Please experience and enjoy the immense individuality of the waterfall baths, baths to fall asleep in, saunas, and all other baths of the "Awa Hakkei Hot Springs." From Tokyo Sta: 1 hr 45 min by J R Sotobo Line express train View Wakashio, From Awa-Kamogawa Sta: 5 min by taxi / free pick-up bus is available (reservation is needed in advance). Check in 14:30~ / Check out ~11:00 24,300~ 1179 Nishi-cho, Kamogawa City, Chiba 04-7093-4111 04-7092-5335 The finest quality time spent away from it all La Shoro, away from the hustle and bustle of the city, is where you can relax and enjoy your time in first-class quality. Within the private space of each 396 sq.m. (4260 sq.ft.) independent facility you will find we have prepared 99 sq.m. (1065 sq.ft.) guest rooms, constant flowing rotenburo outdoor baths, private pools, and exclusive Jacuzzis. From Tokyo Sta: 1 hr 45 min by JR Sotobo Line express train View Wakashio, From Awa-Kamogawa Sta: 5 min by taxi / free pick-up bus is available from the station (reservation is needed in advance). Check in 15:00~ / Check out ~12:00 34,800~ 1179 Nishi-cho, Kamogawa City, Chiba 04-7093-5855 04-7092-5335 http://www.japan-ryokan.net/kamogawakan/ http://www.japan-ryokan.net/la-shoro/ Ryokan Sugimoto MATSUMOTO Standing on bleezy highlands, Sugimoto is a traditional onsen ryokan in the Sukiya style, a simple and refined architecture inspired by tea houses. Relax in our rooms with a loft or irori fireplace, and spectacular scenery. Enjoy our proud concoction of original dishes such as "Shinshu Beef cooked on a hot stone" that goes well with local sake. Soak in a historical open-air bath which the Imperial family in the 8th century shared and so loved. From Chuo Line Matsumoto Station: 15 min by taxi / 20 min by bus Check in 14:00~ / Check out ~11:00 15,750~31,500 451-7 Satoyamabe, Matsumoto City, Nagano 0263-32-3379 0263-33-5830 Gero Onsen Yunoshimakan GERO We offer traditional kaiseki (Kyoto haute cuisine) meals using Hida beef, and a nice "Bijinnoyu" onsen hot spring. Please relax in the wooden Sukiya-zukuri style building that was constructed by skilled carpenters in the Hida region 80 years ago. This fine work of art took over 3 years to craft. Enjoy freshly made buckwheat noodles Built in 1931 on site that used to belong to the Shogun family of the time, Yunoshimakan is a Japanese-style hotel where the Emperor himself once stayed From Nagoya: take JR Takayama Line train "Wide View Hida," get off at Gero-Onsen Station. Free pick-up service from the station is provided. Check in 14:00~ / Check out ~11:00 19,500~ 645 Yunoshima, Gero City, Gifu 0576-25-3131 0576-24-1882 http://www.japan-ryokan.net/sugimoto/ 20 att. JAPAN Winter/2011-12 http://www.yunoshimakan.co.jp/ SEIZAN YAMATO ITO Get away from it all and relax surrounded by nature - green mountains and blue seas - in the quiet ambiance of a Japanese inn. The gracious hospitality includes delicious cuisine, and natural hot springs. SHIMODA YAMATOKAN Our hotel is a Japanese-style ryokan with all rooms facing the sea. Meals feature fresh and delicious seafood from Shimoda Harbor. An private open-air bath commands a stunning sweeping view of the sea. From Tokyo Stn: 2 hrs 30 mins by JR express train "Odoriko," From Shimoda Stn: 5 mins by free pick-up bus. SHIMODA A traditional Japanese hotel, nestled on a hilltop overlooking the city and sea White sand Tatado Beach stretches out invitingly right before your eyes From Tokyo Sta: 1 hr 50 min by Izukyu Railway express train "Odoriko," or 1 hr 20 min by Tokaido Shinkansen "Kodama" (transfer at Atami Stn) to Ito. From Ito Sta: 7 min by shuttle bus. Check in 14:00~ / Check out ~11:00 26,400~ (per person per night with 2 meals / 2 guests in 1 room / Service charge & tax included) email@example.com 203 Oka, Ito City, Shizuoka 0557-37-3108 Check in 15:00~ / Check out ~11:00 7,480~31,650 (there is a seasonal special rate) 2048 Kisami, Shimoda City, Shizuoka 0558-22-1000 firstname.lastname@example.org Shuku Kaifu CHITA Fully enjoy the highest quality bathing time in our scenic open-air baths (available 24 hours), or private open-air baths. All the guest rooms command a beautiful ocean view of Southern Chita area. Onoe Hot Spring BENIAYU Enjoy looking at Chikubu Island rising from the lake from your room, which also comes equipped with a massage chair to sooth your tired muscles and a relaxing open-air bath. In our restaurant, enjoy delicious Omi beef, or our specialty sweetfish dishes in summer or duck dishes in winter. OKUBIWAKO Soaking in a comfortable wooden bathtub, with a glorious ocean view Enjoy fine views of Lake Biwa, while staying at our Japanese-style lodging From Nagoya Sta: 55 min by Meitetsu Railway express train, From Utsumi Sta: 5 mins by car. / From Chubu Airport: Pick up service is available. 18,900~42,000 Check in 15:00~ / Check out ~10:00 3-1 Yamami Takamine, Minamichita-cho, Chita-gun, Aichi 0569-62-2222 0569-62-2050 From Shinkansen Maibara Station: 20 mins by JR Hokuriku Line train, From Takatsuki Station: 10 mins by taxi / free pick-up bus available (reservation is required in advance). Check in 14:00~ / Check out ~11:00 23,250~37,110 (depending on rooms, meals, or which day to stay. Please inquire.) 312 Kohoku-cho Onoe, Higashi Azai-gun, Shiga 0749-79-0315 email@example.com http://kaifuu.co.jp/english/ http://www.beniayu.com/english/ Ryokan SHIMIZU KYOTO NISHIYAMA RYOKAN NISHIYAMA RYOKAN KYOTO The inn with the true feeling of Kyoto A 7 minute walk from Kyoto Station, Ryokan Shimizu is a traditional Kyo-Machiya inn. All guestrooms are Japanesestyle rooms lavishly made of Hinoki (Japanese cypress). Surrounded by tourist spots such as Nishi and Higashi Honganji Temple, Toji Temple and Sanjusangendo Temple, it is popular among visitors from all over the world. *Wi-Fi access is available. From Kyoto Sta: 7 min on foot Check in 16:00~ / Check out ~10:00 From 5,250 (1 night stay), from 6,300 (1 night stay + breakfast) 644 Kagiya-cho, Shichijodori, Wakamiya agaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 075-371-5538 firstname.lastname@example.org International Registered Tourist Inn More than 2,000 visitors from around the world stay with us each year. Located in the heart of Kyoto, we are at the center of the city's major sightseeing points. Relax in our leisurely guest rooms. Western style rooms with toilet and bath also available. All the guest rooms are non-smoking. Check in 16:00~ / Check out ~10:00 6,000~ (1 night stay without meals; tax excluded) From Kyoto Sta: 15 min by subway to the nearest station (Kyoto-shiyakusho-mae on Tozai Line). From No.10 Exit: walk 2 blocks to the north on Gokomachi St. Nijosagaru, Gokomachi-dori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto 075-222-1166 075-231-3558 http://www.kyoto-shimizu.net/ http://www.ryokan-kyoto.com/ Gion HATANAKA KYOTO Hatanaka is located close to Gion an d is su r ro u n d e d by an ci e nt temples - come, unwind, relax and enjoy the abundance of peace that abounds this place. The freshest seasonal ingredients are prepared to preser ve the delicacy of Kyoto's techniques of old. Enjoy Kyoto cuisine as it used to be had. Take in the variety of colors and visual appeal that beautify this wonderful presentation. From Keihan Shijo Sta.: 10 min on foot. / From Hankyu Kawaramachi Sta.: 10 min on foot. / From JR Kyoto Sta.: 15 min by car. Check in 14:00~ / Check out ~11:00 20,000~ (tax excluded) Yasaka Shrine Minamimonmae, Gion, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto 075-541-5315 075-551-0553 Ryokan Motonago KYOTO Silence in the city, tranquil atmosphere, Gion HATANAKA With Kyoto flavor and a homy feeling 11 easy guest rooms with wooden scent and a tatami feel. Enjoy Kyoto cuisine in your room. Easily accessible to historic scenes on foot, such as a World Herigate site "Kiyomizu-dera Temple," finest showplaces in Higashiyama area "Kodaiji Temple" and "Nene-no-michi street," "Maruyama Park," "Yasaka Jinja Shrine," or the famous Maikos' town "Gion." 1. From Kyoto Sta.: 15 min by taxi. 2. From Kyoto Sta. Central Exit bus stop D2: take #206 bus, From Gion stop: 5 min on foot. Check in 16:00~ / Check out ~10:00 15,750~22,050 511 Washio-cho, Kodaiji-michi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto 075-561-2087 075-561-2655 http://www.thehatanaka.co.jp/english/ http://www.motonago.com/en/top.html More Ryokan Information at www.japan-ryokan.net att. JAPAN 21 Ryokan & hotels http://www.seizanyamato.jp/e_plan/ http://www.shimoda-yamatokan.co.jp/ Tourist Information Transportation / Rail Japan is covered in a rail network that reaches to almost every corner of the archipelago. Most are owned and run by the Japan Railway (JR) system and the world famous "Shinkansen" bullet train is of course one of the fastest and most enjoyable forms of land transport anywhere � the distance between Tokyo and Osaka being covered in just 2hrs 30 mins on the fastest line. JR(Japan Railway Co., Ltd., ) 230 Taxis Japanese taxis can be found at the exit to every train station in the country or alternatively hailed on the streets. The red sign visible through the windshield of the car: "" (kusha) means it is vacant and available for hire but when the sign reads "" (chinso), it is unavailable. The back door on the left side will open and close automatically so be careful not to stand too close! (All the other doors are operated manually) Rates vary depending on the taxi company but usually start at a fixed rate of 710 yen (in Tokyo) for the first two kilometers. The rate system is shown inside the taxi and receipts can be issued. In urban areas, you can usually pay by credit card for a taxi. If credit cards are accepted, a taxi has a sticker showing this on the window. ( ) 710(2) Tokyo Furii Kippu () (www.jreast. co.jp/e/pass/) is available for use on JR lines (inside Tokyo's 23 wards), subways, and the Toei Bus service for one whole day � ending at midnight � at a charge of 1,580 yen. JR Kanto Area Pass (www.jreast.co.jp/e/kantoareapass/) is a discounted pass for unlimited rides in Tokyo and the surrounding Kanto area. Valid for three days, the pass is good for unlimited rides using reserved seats on ordinary cars on Shinkansen (bullet trains), limited express and other trains. Prices are 8,000 yen (Adults), and 4,000 yen (Children). IC( �500) SuicaPASMOJR Tokyo Furii Kippu (www.jreast.co.jp/tc/pass/tokyo_free. html)JR(23) 1,580 JR Kanto Area PassJR (www.jreast.co.jp/tc/ eastpass/) 3 8,000 4,000 Japan Rail Pass Japan Rail Pass allows you to use the whole JR system (including the Shinkansen) but is only sold outside Japan. 28,300 yen gets you a full 7 day ticket (adults). JAPAN RAIL PASS() JR 28,300 Type/ : Duration/ 7-day/7 14-day/14 21-day/21 Green/ Adult/ 37,800 YEN 61,200 YEN 79,600 YEN Ordinary/ Child/ Adult/ 18,900 YEN 28,300 YEN 30,600 YEN 45,100 YEN 39,800 YEN 57,700 YEN Child/ 14,150 YEN 22,550 YEN 28,850 YEN Transportation Information Japan Railways(JR East) / JR Tokyo Metro / Keisei Electric Railway / Limousine Bus / Limousine 050-2016-1603 03-3941-2004 03-3831-0131 03-3665-7220 Getting Around in Osaka / Transportation cards/useful tickets In the Kansai (Osaka) area ICOCA or PiTaPa is available IC cards similar to Suica / PASMO. Kansai Area Pass (www.jr-odekake.net/en/jwrp/) is valid for unlimited travel using ordinary non-reserved seats of JR-WEST local and rapid trains in the defined "Free Area." Prices are 2,000 yen (1-day), 4,000 yen (2-days), 5,000 yen (3-days), and 6,000 yen (4-days). Kansai Thru Pass () (www.surutto.com) offers a similar service to the Tokyo Furii Kippu in Kansai and enables subway, railway (bar JR lines), and bus use throughout the Kansai area. Price - 3,800 yen for 2 days or 5,000 yen for 3 days. ()ICOCAPiTaPaICSuica/ PASMO (www.jr-odekake.net/en/jwrp/ JR 12,00024,00035,000 46,000 KANSAI THRU PASS (www.surutto.com) (JR)23,8003 5,000 For more info, check the Japan Rail Pass website: JAPAN RAIL PASS www.japanrailpass.net Getting Around in Tokyo / Bus Long-distance buses in Japan are run by numerous companies including JR. Buses are generally more economic than traveling by plane or train but do take longer and can be affected by traffic jams at busy times of the day or night. Local buses run all over Japan as well as in the major cities and sometimes English instructions or stop announcements are used but this is not the case everywhere. We would recommend you ask drivers to remind you of where you must disembark prior to setting off. 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Credit cards can be widely used in urban areas, but sometimes are not accepted at shops in rural areas. Public telephones can be found almost everywhere in Japan and most can be used to make domestic and international calls. Only 10 or 100 yen coins can be used but all telephones take pre-paid telephone cards � purchase in convenience stores for 500 or 1000 yen.If you use a calling card when you make an international call, it can reduce your calling rate. 10 100 ( �500�1000) Bubble Fairy www.bukubukuhour.jp Vol.8 Bukubuku Catcher � YOSHIYASU / icca / MediaFactory / BrostaTV / JR Kikaku Money Exchange Exchanging non-Japanese currency for yen can be carried out at international airports, and most major banks. At the airports exchanging Japanese yen into foreign currency is also possible. Operating hours are usually 6:30am-11:00pm. At "World Currency Shop," even after banks close their doors it is possible to exchange later in the day. 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Approved (Approval Number23-A001) More Ryokan Information at www.japan-ryokan.net Oshiage Otemachi R Roppongi Roppongi-itchome Ryogoku S Sakuradamon Sendagi Sengakuji Sengoku Senkawa Shibakoen Shibuya Shimbashi Shimo Shimura-sakaue Shimura-sanchome Shin-egota Shin-itabashi Shinjuku Shinjuku-gyoemmae Shinjuku-nishiguchi Shinjuku-sanchome Shin-kiba Shin-koenji Shin-nakano Shin-ochanomizu Shin-okachimachi Shin-otsuka Shinozaki Shin-takashimadaira Shintomicho Shiodome H Hakusan Hamacho Hanzomon Hasune Hatchobori Heiwadai Hibiya Higashi-ginza Higashi-ikebukuro Higashi-koenji Higashi-nakano Higashi-nihombashi Higashi-ojima Higashi-shinjuku Hikarigaoka Hikawadai Hiro-o Honancho Hongo-sanchome Honjo-azumabashi Hon-komagome Nishi-shinjuku Nishi-shinjuku-gochome Nishi-sugamo Nishi-takashimadaira Nishi-waseda Nogizaka Ushigome-yanagicho W Wakamatsu-kawada Wakoshi Waseda T Takadanobaba Takanawadai Takaracho Takashimadaira Takebashi Tameike-sanno Tatsumi Tawaramachi Tochomae Y Yotsuya Yotsuya-sanchome Yoyogi Yoyogi-koen Yoyogi-uehara Yurakucho Yushima U Uchisaiwaicho Ueno Ueno-hirokoji Ueno-okachimachi Urayasu Ushigome-kagurazaka Z Zoshigaya Shirokanedai Shirokane-takanawa Suehirocho Sugamo Suidobashi Suitengumae Sumiyoshi I Ichigaya Ichinoe Iidabashi Ikebukuro Inaricho Iriya Itabashi-honcho Itabashi-kuyakushomae Iwamotocho N Nagatacho Nakai Naka-meguro Nakano Nakanobu Nakano-fujimicho Nakano-sakaue Nakano-shimbashi Naka-okachimachi Nerima Nerima-kasugacho Nezu Nihombashi Nijubashimae Ningyocho Nishidai Nishi-funabashi Nishigahara Nishi-kasai Nishi-magome Nishi-nippori Nishi-ojima O Ochanomizu Ochiai Ochiai-minami-nagasaki Ogawamachi Ogikubo Oji Oji-kamiya Ojima Omote-sando Onarimon Todaimae Togoshi Tokyo Toranomon Toshimaen Toyocho Toyosu Tsukiji Tsukijishijo Tsukishima att. 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Maps Toj o Line e Lin Kumanomae Kamiitabashi to Narimasu Tob u to Kawagoe Shakujiikoen Saikyo Line Takasaki Line / Utsunomiya Line to Omiya to Toneri Nippori-toneri Liner to Hon-Kawagoe Otsuka Sugamo Uguisudani Ueno Asakusa P28-MAP7 Asakusabashi Asakusa Oshiage Hikifune Mikawashima Tanashi Kamishakujii Nerima Shimoitabashi Itabashi Job Seibu Ikebukuro Line Kami-Nakazato Oji Oku Toden Arakaw a Line Minowabashi Minami-Senju an Toshimaen Tsukuba ise Ke ine iL to Abiko Ushida Keisei Sekiya to to Narita Airport T Ex su pre kuba ss L ine Tobu K Isesa eis ki Lin ei e Os hia ge Lin e Hanakoganei Mejiro Ueno P28-MAP6 Iidabashi Suidobashi Okachimachi Takadanobaba Waseda Seibu Shinjuku Line Ikebukuro Saginomiya Sumidagawa River to Chiba Shin-Koiwa MusashiKoganei e yu To yo ko Lin To k Ke Toh ihin o Lin ku e Akihabara P28-MAP9 Ichigaya Ochanomizu Akihabara Kinshicho Ryogoku Kameido Yotsuya Kanda Shinjuku Bakurocho Marunouchi/ e Meidaimae Imperial Shimo-takaido Shin-Nihombashi o Lin Sendagaya e to Chitose-karasuyama Keio Line Palace Chu u Lin Shinjuku Fuchu Sob P28-MAP8 P27-MAP1 Etchujima Shinanomachi Yurakucho Yoyogi Tokyo Hatchobori Chofu Roppongi Keiyo Line Harajuku Shimo-kitazawa Shimbashi Akasaka Shiomi P27-MAP2 Harajuku Ginza Hamamatsucho Toyosu Inaginaganuma P27-MAP5 Line P27-MAP3 Kei yu Kyodo o In Odak Shibuya oka Shibuya shir Yanokuchi Seijogakuenmae Yurikamome Line a Li P28-MAP11 Tamachi ne Kokusai-tenjijo Ebisu Rinkai Line Inagi Nakanoshima Shin-Kiba Sangen-jaya Ebisu Daikanyama Ariake Naka-meguro Tokyu Inadazutsumi P29-MAP12 Odaiba-Kaihinkoen Setagaya Line to ine L Meguro hi Hashimoto Noborito Daiba Shinagawa tos en Shukugawara en Gakugei-daigaku D Kokusai-tenjijo-seimon yu Gotanda Futako-tamagawa Musashi-koyama ok T Tennozu-Isle Aomi Osaki to Jiyugaoka Tsudayama Tokyu Meguro Line Kuji Karakida Tokyo Teleport Ookayama Odaiba Tamagawa Shin-Yurigaoka Hatanodai Odakyu Tokyu P27-MAP4 River Oimachi Tama Line Oimachi Line Musashi-Mizonokuchi Musashi-Shinjo Den-en-chofu Nishi-Oi to e yu Lin Tokyo Monorail Machida Tok gami Tamagawa e nsen Ik Tokyo Port Omori ido Shinka Toka Odakyu Musashi-Nakahara Tama-plaza Odawara Line suka Line Yoko Saginuma Musashi-Kosugi Mukaigawara Ikegami Kodomonokuni Kamata Hirama Azamino Hiyoshi Tokyu Kashimada Tokyu ShinTamagawa Line Kodomonokuni Kawasaki Keikyu-Kamata Haneda Airport Line Aobadai Yako Tsunashima Haneda Airport Terminal 2 Shitte Kawasaki Tenkubashi Kei 2 kyu K Koenji Higashi-Nakano Okubo Shin-Okubo Tok a ido Lin e to Chuo-rinkan 26 att. 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Fukuoka Fujigaoka Hongo Kamiyashiro Issha Hoshigaoka Higashiyama Koen Motoyama Nagoya Daigaku Yagoto Nisseki Kamimaezu Tsurumai Arahata Higashi Betsuin Kanayama Takabata Tsurumai Line Higashiyama Line Meijo Line Kamiiida Line Meiko Line JR Line Private Railways Hibino Nishi Takakura Jingu Nishi Temma-cho Myoon-dori Horita Minato Kuyakusho Irinaka Yagoto Shiogama-guchi Sakurayama Ueda MizuhoHara Kuyakusho MizuhoUndojo Sogo Rehabilitation Center Mizuho Undojo Higashi BIC Camera Hirabari Akaike Sakura-dori Line Rokuban-cho Tokai-dori Aratama-bashi Sakurahonmachi Tsukiji-guchi Nagoyako (Nagoya Port) Tsurusato Nonami C. Sapporo Subway Map Sakaemachi Asabu Shindo Higashi Kita 34-jo Kita 24-jo Motomachi Kanjo-dori Higashi Higashi Kuyakusho-mae Kita13-jo Higashi Kita 12-jo Sapporo Odori Bus Center-mae HosuiSusukino Gakuen-mae Kikusui Higashi Sapporo Shiroishi Toyohira Koen Misono Nango 7-chome Nango 13-chome Nango 18-chome Oyachi Hibarigaoka Shin-Sapporo Namboku Line Toho Line Tozai Line JR Line D. Fukuoka Subway Map Kuko Line Hakozaki Line Nanakuma Line JR Line Private Railways e e in u Lin ts aL te ke m hi jida hi s is N iya go M Ka en att. Maps Miyanosawa Hassamu Minami Kotoni Nijuyonken Nishi 28-chome Nishi 18-chome Maruyama Koen Nishi 10-chome Susukino Nakajima Koen Horohirabashi Nakanoshima Hidagishi Minami Hiragishi Sumikawa Jieitai-mae Makomanai Soen Kita 18-jo Kaizuka Hakozaki Kyudai-mae Hakozaki Miyamae Maidashi Kyudaibyoin-mae Chiyo Kenchoguchi ny o S n hi ka ns Sa Sasaguri Line Gofukumachi a i ach Koen ka ham mi ki in eino Muro Fujisa Nishij Tojinm Ohori Akasa Tenjin Chikuhi Line M Nishitetsu Fukuoka Ropponmatsu Yakuin-odori Befu Chayama Kanayama Hashimoto Kamo Umebayashi Nanakuma Hakata Minami Line Fukuoka Kuko Gion Hakata Higashi Hie Nakasu Kawabata Tenjin Minami Watanabe-dori Yakuin Nishitetsu Tenjin-Omuta Line Sakurazaka Tsukisamucho Fukuzumi Jiromaru Noke Fukudai-mae Hakata Minami 30 att. JAPAN Winter/2011-12