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www.att-japan.net Summer/2012 ISSUE. 60 Saitama Outdoor Festivals Cruise in Tokyo Awara Onsen 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 Summer/2012 ISSUE.60 Publisher Editor-in-Chief Yoko Hara Editors Hiroshi Takizawa Yukiyoshi Matsuda Writers & Translators John Bowler Frances Ford Saeko Kanagawa Mimi Hayakawa Art Director Katsurako Sakata Director, Sales & Marketing Ryoko Fukushima Culinary Kazuko Karasawa Finex Co., Ltd. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 www.att-japan.net Acknowledgments Special thanks to Bank of Japan, Tokyo Metro Co., Ltd., Narita International Airpor t Corporation, Japan National Tourism Organization, Tokushima Prefecture, Nishi Awa Kankoken, Saitama Prefecture, Chihibu City, Kawagaoe City, Seibu Railway Co., Ltd., 04 08 10 12 14 15 Saitama JAPAN GUIDE 16 18 20 20 21 22 24 att. Recipe Ryokan and hotels Tourist Information Giveaways BukuBukuHour Railway Maps att. Maps Outdoor Festivals Nishi Awa Enjoy Mt. Fuji Tokyo: Cruise in Tokyo Awara Onsen Tel: 03-5368-4781 Fax: 03-5368-4782 URL: http://www.finex.co.jp E-mail: email@example.com http://www.jimc.gr.jp Inquiries Tel: +81-3-5368-4781 Fax: +81-3-5368-4782 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org URL: http://www.att-japan.net Cover: above / Nagatoro Funadama Matsuri (Saitama) bottom / Fusho (Iya): Photo by Chiiori Trust (Tokushima) Shaved ice of Asami-reizo Korean Entertainment Cafe with Live Shows and Events in Shinsaibashi, Osaka A total of 28 young Korean "boys" entertain guests with live dance and music shows. This is one of the biggest Korean boy groups in Japan and so we have been attracting much attention from various media! The entertainers perform live at events and clubs and have helped to create a bridge between Korea and Japan. Korean language lessons are held at our headquarters in Miyakojima, Osaka. www.osteria-toshi.com TEL. 06-6244-0277 The Korean star Shin Jae sings the theme song for the popular Korean drama "49Days" broadcast on SBS. The song drew a lot of attention to the music sites of many countries and the website received 500,000 hits. A 49Days fan gathering (concert) took place in Shibuya Public Hall, Tokyo, in February 2012, and brought tears to many a fan's eyes. Gurume Collection Cena Bldg. 1F, 1-5-7, Shinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka City, Osaka Sun-Thu & holidays: 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. (L.O. 8 p.m.) Fri-Sat, the day before holidays: 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m. (L.O. 10 p.m.) All-You-Can-Eat throughout the day Hotel Nikko Osaka Shinsaibashi Opa Big Step Shinsaibashi Sta. Daimaru Shinsaibashi Kitakan Daimaru Shinsaibashi Honkan 3 min walk from Shinsaibashi Sta. #6 Exit Osteria TOSHI Comfort Hotel Osaka Shinsaibashi Visit Our Website at www.att-japan.net att. JAPAN 3 att. Maps Tourist Information Ryokan & hotels att. Recipe att. Hot Springs / att.JAPAN / All rights reserved All information contained in this magazine is as of May 2012, and is subject to change without notice. att. JAPAN Summer 2012 / ISSUE.60 / For a single issue of our magazine, please send �200 (Postage Included) Yorii Kumagaya --A Trip to Kawagoe, Tokorozawa, Chichibu, Nagatoro -- Located in the north of Tokyo, Saitama Prefecture is easily accessible from central Tokyo and abounds in tourist attractions. Today, let us show you a day trip to the southern and western parts of Saitama. Saitama Hodosan Shrine Nagatoro Tobu JR Tojo Tak Shi Ara-ka w Chichib a River u Railw ay asa nka nse ki L n ine Ogawamachi Line Higashi-matsuyama Chichibu Shrine Mitsumineguchi Lake Chichibu Mitsumine Shrine Yorii Nagatoro kasa Tobu ki L Chichibu Railway Tojo Line Kawagoe ine Chichibu Omiya JR Kawagoe Seibu Ikebukur o / Chichibu Lin Line e Mitsumineguchi Tokorozawa Ikebukuro Ueno Seibu Shinjuku Line Chichibu Seibu Chichibu Ogose Hitsujiyama Se Sakado ibu Park Ogose Tob Ike Line u Ogose Bairin bu Kawagoeshi Mt. Buko kur Hon-Kawagoe Shomaruo/C Tsurugashima hic toge Pass Kita-in Temple hib uL JR Kawagoe ine Kawagoe Line Komagawa Koma Kumagaya JR T Kinchakuda Sayama a JR H Hanno Railway Map Shinjuku JR Yamanote Line Mitsui Outlet Park Iruma Lake Sayama ach iko Line Tob uT ojo S bu Sei ine L Seibuen Yuenchi Lin Iruma e u juk hin Tokorozawa Kashiya Yokocho Gohyaku Rakan Kawagoe Traditional Storehouses Honmaru Goten Limited Express "Ko-Edo-go" Kita-in Temple Ice Cream with Sweet Potato Sauce Traditional Storehouses n Kawagoe, a stroll along the street lined with traditional storehouses to feel the ambience of Edo (former Tokyo) is within three hours. There are about 20 candy shops along the stone-paved Kashiya Yokocho (Penny Candy Alley) selling candy, rice crackers, dango dumplings, ice cream and other taste treats. Why not buy some to nibble on while walking through Kawagoe. Go east along the main street with its many storehouses and you will come to Honmaru Goten, part of the former Kawagoe Castle. The Kita-in Temple (Kawagoe Daishi) was founded in about 830 by Jikaku Daishi Ennin. The temple was closely associated with the Tokugawa Government; for example, "the birthplace of the third Shogun Iemitsu" and "the dressing room for Kasuga no Tsubone," Iemitsu's nanny, were moved here from Edo Castle in Tokyo. Kita-in Temple is also famous for "Gohyaku Rakan," more than 500 statues of Rakan (arhats) were created over the 50 years between 1782 and 1825. The 538 statues have a delightful variety of facial expressions. Senba Toshogu Shrine, one of the three major 4 att. JAPAN Summer/2012 I Toshogu shrines in Japan, is located south of Kita-in Temple. The Kawagoe Festival is held annually on the third Saturday and Sunday of October. Gorgeous floats with elaborately made dolls are paraded around town. When two floats meet, they compete in dancing and making music. This is called "Hikkawase" and is the highlight of the festival. Kawagoe Matsuri Kaikan (festival hall) has an exhibit of 29 of the colorful floats. (admission: 300 yen). During the Edo period (1603-1867), the cultivation of sweet potatoes began in Kawagoe. Now, ice cream and even beer are made from sweet potatoes. Kawagoe has designated 18th day of every month "Kimono Day" and, on this day, anybody in kimono will receive discounts and special offers at more than 100 shops in the city. Kimonos are available to rent. Shinjuku Sta. 48 min by train on the JR Saikyo Line Kawagoe Sta. Ikebukuro Sta. 30 min by express on the Tobu Tojo Line Kawagoe Sta. or Kawagoe-shi Sta. Seibu Shinjuku Sta. 43 min by limited express "Ko-Edo-go" on the Seibu Shinjuku Line Hon-Kawagoe Sta. 3 830 1782 1825 50538 10 HIKKAWASE 29 300 1603-1867 18 100 JR48 30 43 Tokorozawa Seibu Dome � Seibu Lions Lake Sayama Seibuen Yuenchi Tokorozawa Aviation Memorial Park Japan's first airfield was established in Tokorozawa, and the Tokorozawa Aviation Memorial Park was constructed on the site. On the park grounds, Self Defense Force jets and parts of passenger planes are displayed. The Tokorozawa Aviation Museum in the park houses a number of actual aircraft. Seibuen Yuenchi (amusement park) is a good place for families with kids. Seasonal events include swimming pools and fireworks in summer and ice-skating and trout fishing in winter. They also have attractions including Hello Kitty Meruhen Town and character shows such as Precure and Kamen Rider. The Saitama Seibu Lions professional baseball team is based in Tokorozawa and Seibu Dome is their home stadium. Check the game schedule and go watch them play. http://www.seibudome.jp/ Lake Sayama, an artificial lake completed in 1934, is next to Seibu Dome and offers nature including cherry blossoms, autumn leaves, and bird watching. Lake Sayama, Lake Tama, and the Sayama Hills surrounding the lakes are in abundant flora and fauna relatively close to Tokyo. The area is called "Totoro no Mori" (Totoro Woods) because it is said to be the setting for the famous anime film "My Neighbor Totoro" by Studio Ghibli. Ikebukuro Sta. 22 minutes by express on the Seibu Ikebukuro Line Tokorozawa Sta. Seibu Shinjuku Sta. 34 minutes by express on the Seibu Shinjuku Line Tokorozawa Sta. http://www.seibudome.jp/ 1934 22 34 Check it out! More interesting spots Iruma Mitsui Outlet Park Iruma has 206 shops offering a variety of items. The "pop jet" fountain on the ground floor is a good place for children to play in summer. Ikebukuro Sta. 35 min by express on the Seibu Ikebukuro Line Iruma-shi Sta. 206 1 35 Ogose Ogose Bairin is one of the three major plum tree orchards in the Kanto region. There are about 1,000 pink and white plum trees, some of which are 600 years old. A plum festival is held from February to March every year. Godaison Tsutsuji Park is famous for azaleas with 10,000 bushes of 12 kinds. An azalea festival is held from late April to early May when they are in bloom. Ikebukuro Sta. 60 min by express on the Tobu Tojo Line via changing trains at Sakado Sta. Ogose Sta. on the Tobu Ogose Line 1000 60023 12 1 45 60 Spider Lilies in Kinchakuda from September to October. In spring, the field mustard flowers are beautiful. Kingfishers and flying squirrels inhabit the area. Ikebukuro Sta. 50 min by express on the Seibu Ikebukuro Line via changing trains at Hanno Sta. Koma Sta. on the Seibu Chichibu Line 910 100 50 Koma Godaison Tsutsuji Park Check the website for more details on the areas and facilities at WEB att.JAPAN. WEB att.JAPAN Kinchakuda is the largest place for spider lilies in Japan. A million red flowers are in bloom http://www.att-japan.net/ att. JAPAN 5 Visit Our Facebook at www.facebook.com/att.JAPAN Mitsumine Shrine Waraji-katsu Buckwheat Noodles "Sacred place" of Anime Chichibu Shrine Banba Street Hitsujiyama Park Chichibu Kanko Johokan Seibu Chichibu Nakamise Street Chichibu Miso Potato Chichibu Muse Park Chichibu Yomatsuri Chichibu is nestled in the mountains in the westernmost part of Saitama Prefecture. Chichibu is where cement manufacturing developed and had a prosperous silk fabric industry. In the early 20th century, many silk shops lined Kuromon and Kaitsugisho streets and some still remain. Recently, Chichibu has claimed fame as the setting of anime film "We Still Don't Know the Name of the Flower We Saw That Day," and many anime lovers visit this "sacred place." In Hitsujiyama Park, more than 400,000 pink moss flowers bloom from mid April to early May. From Seibu Chichibu Station, stroll down Banba Street with its many retro-styled cafes, tobacco stores, and meat stores and you will come to Chichibu Shrine. It was built more than 2,000 years ago. Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of the Tokugawa Shogunate, donated the current buildings in 1592. Elaborate carvings, such as the guardian "Tsunagi no Ryu" (chained dragon) and "Hokushin no Fukuro" (North Star owl) endowing success in academics are a must-see. Chichibu Yomatsuri (night festival) takes place every December. Gorgeous floats are dynamically dashed up a steep slope for the highlight of the festival. Chichibu Matsuri Kaikan (festival hall) displays pictures, videos and artifacts of the festival. Chichibu Muse Park is a place for sports and nature, and especially in spring and autumn 6 att. JAPAN Summer/2012 when the flowers are beautiful. Chichibu, designated a Japan Geo Park in 2011, is great for nature hiking. Both serious mountain climbing on Mt. Buko or the Shomaru-toge Pass depicted in the TV anime program "Initial D" and easy walking trails are available. Rental bikes are available at Chichibu Kanko Johokan (tourist information center) near Seibu Chichibu Station, so cycling is also an option. A cycling map is available at the information center. Why not challenge the hike to Mitsumine Shrine, located at 1,100 meters above sea level and famous for wolf worship and the mysterious Lake Chichibu? Thanks to the unique basin climate and the clear water of the Ara-kawa River, buckwheat noodles are delicious in Chichibu. Snacks called "kojuhan" are unique to the area and often eaten by the locals. "Miso potato" is potatoes fried with miso paste and "tansan manju" is a steamed bun made with baking soda. Pork in miso sauce and large cutlets called "waraji-katsu" are also local taste treats. Confectionaries using maple syrup from the maple trees in the Chichibu mountains is a nice souvenir. Ikebukuro Sta. 78 min by limited express "Red Arrow" on the Seibu Ikebukukro/Chichibu lines Seibu Chichibu Sta. Seibu Chichibu Nakamise Street with restaurants and souvenir shops is in the station. 20 940 4 5 2000 1592 12 2011 D 1100m /Red Arrow78 Hodosan Shrine River Cruising Shaved ice of Asami-reizo Hodosan Shrine Nagatoro Nagatoro Funadama Matsuri Hodosan Zoo Nagatoro Sta. Hodosan Ropeway Steam Locomotives "Paleo Express" � Chichibu Railway River Cruising Nagatoro is famous for river cruising. The highlight of the cruise is viewing Iwadatami. a huge rock terrace, 80 meters wide and 500 meters long, eroded by the Ara-kawa River. Nagatoro Funadama Matsuri festival is held on August 15 every year. Many lanterns are floated down the river along side colorfully decorated boats with musicians playing traditional music. It is a fantastic festival. The river cruise offers two 3-km courses operating from March to December. Each course includes both gentle streams and thrilling rapids and takes about 15 to 20 minutes. The boatman points out the sights while skillfully poling the boat. Enjoy the contrast of lush greenery and steep rock cliffs. http://www.chichibu-railway.co.jp/line/ From the opposite side of the river as the station, a 15-minute walk brings you to Hodosan Shrine, awarded one star in the 2011 Michelin Green Guide Japan. The shrine was founded in 110 AD for the guardian deity to ward off fires and thefts. The many elaborate carvings in the colorful rooms are worth seeing. A 5-minute cable car ride from Hodosan Sanroku Station takes you to the top of Mt. Hodo with its many seasonal flowers, such as Japanese allspice, azaleas and winter cherry blossoms. At Hodosan Zoo, you can see Japanese monkeys, deer, sheep and rabbits. The shaved ice of Asami-reizo uses ice made from the naturally pure mountain water of Mt. Hodo. Seibu Chichibu Sta. 5 min on foot Ohanabatake Sta. on the Chichibu Railway 20 min by train Nagatoro Sta. Ikebukuro Sta. 85 min by train on the Tobu Tojo Line Yorii Sta. 20 min by train on the Chichibu Railway Nagatoro Sta. Chichibu Railway runs nostalgic steam locomotives on weekends and holidays. The big black steam locomotive "Paleo Express" makes one roundtrip daily between Mitsumineguchi Station and Kumagaya Station. The steam locomotive powerfully runs through nature with taking out smokes. The Kumagaya Station terminal, connects to the JR shinkansen bullet train and JR Takasaki lines, so returning to Tokyo is convenient. Check the website to confirm the schedule. http://www.chichibu-railway.co.jp/paleo/ The southern and western part of Saitama is blessed with nature and historic sites. A casual day trip is possible from Tokyo and transportation is convenient. 80 500 815 3 15 20 312 http://www.chichibu-railway.co.jp/line/ 15 2011 110 5 520 20 PALEO EXPRESS 11 JR http://www.chichibu-railway.co.jp/paleo/ Visit Our Website at www.att-japan.net att. JAPAN 7 Yayoi Kusama "Tsumari in Bloom" Photo by Osamu Nakamura Provided by Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale Executive Committee One of the world's largest international triennial art festivals is held every three years in the Echigo-Tsumari region, encompassing Tokamachi City and Tsunan Town in Niigata Prefecture. The vast satoyama area (managed woodlands or grasslands near human settlements) is an outdoor stage for a variety of art works. Enjoy strolling through nature while taking in the art. July 29-September 17, 2012 Access from Tokyo Echigo-Tsumari region (Tokamachi City and Tsunan Town, Niigata Prefecture) JR Tokyo Sta. 1.5 h by JR Joetsu Shinkansen bullet train Echigo-Yuzawa Sta. 20 min by Hokuhoku Line "Hakutaka" Tokamachi Sta. ee! estivals Fr F Be oor utd O �Masanori Naruse http://www.echigo-tsumari.jp/eng/ (English) http://www.echigo-tsumari.jp/b5/about () Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale 2012 2012 In the sunshine or under the starlit sky! Outdoor festivals have an "open"- free feeling. There are several big open-air festivals held in summer and autumn. �Yasuyuki Kasagi Fuji Rock Festival '12 http://www.fujirockfestival.com/ This is one of the oldest and the largest outdoor rock music festivals in Japan. About 200 artists from a wide range of music including pop, Japanese drums, jazz, and folk music as well as rock, perform during the three-day event. The natural setting surrounded by forested mountains is awesome and many fans enjoy camping in addition to listening to great music. 3 200 July 27-29, 2012 Access from Tokyo �Yasuyuki Kasagi Naeba Ski Resort, Yuzawa-machi, Niigata Prefecture JR Tokyo Sta. 1h 15 min by JR Joetsu Shinkansen bullet train EchigoYuzawa Sta. 40 min by shuttle bus (free of charge but the schedule depends on congestion.) 201272729 JRJR1 1540 8 att. JAPAN Summer/2012 31 2012729917 JR1 30 20 A variety of dances--classic ballet, contemporary, street, hula, and traditional bon dances--are performed in the open in Yokohama City. The opening event is an outdoor ballet performance on a special stage in front of the Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse near the sea on July 20 and 21. Enjoy the breathtaking movements against the backdrop of the night illuminations in the distance while feeling the sea breeze in the summer night. July 20-October 6, 2012 Access from Tokyo (to Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse) 720 21 Minatomirai, Kannai, around Yamashita Park, and other places in Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture 2012720106 Shibuya Sta. on the Tokyu Line Basyamichi Sta. on the Minatomirai Line: 45 min by train on the Tokyu Toyoko and Minatomirai lines 45 Dance Dance Dance @ YOKOHAMA 2012 http://dance-yokohama.jp/ja/index.html This year the Shimane Expo is commemorating the 1300th anniversary of the compilation of the "Kojiki" (Records of Ancient Matters). The main venue is the area around Izumo Taisha Shrine where it is said that as many as eight million gods gather from all over Japan in October of the lunar calendar. Tour the ancient ruins and places in the prefecture mentioned in the myths or visit Oki Islands, recognized as a geopark, while you're in the area. July 21-November 11, 2012 Around Izumo Taisha Shrine, Shimane Prefecture Access from Tokyo Haneda Airport Izumo (Enmusubi) Airport: 80 min by plane Izumo-taisha Seimon-mae Bus Stop: 40 min by shuttle bus (directly bound for Izumo-taisha) 3 min on foot 1300 Japan Myth Expo in Shimane http://www.shinwahaku.jp/ 20127211111 80 403 Visit Our Facebook at www.facebook.com/att.JAPAN att. JAPAN 9 Nishi Awa Step back in time 1,000 years and discover the hidden charms of Japan. There are a number of places and things all over Japan that are generally unknown to tourists but are fascinating. Among them, Shikoku in western Japan is with the place to see examples of the original scenery of Japan. While leisurely walking around, fond memories will come to mind. Hashikura-dera Temple Oboke Gorge The Yoshino River cuts into the mountain and has created the deep valleys of Oboke and Koboke. The place was considered a dangerous place to traverse but the steep cliffs offer picturesque scenery. Visitors can see weirdly shaped natural rock "sculptures" and beautiful views in all seasons from a boat. Rafting is also available. Colorful carp streamers "swim" in the sky from late March to late May every year. 35 Sake Miyoshi City in the center of Shikoku is a good place for making sake in the cold weather. Miyoshigiku, a brewery held by the Mamiya samurai family, until the end of the Edo period (16031867), began production in the late 19th century. Sake produced by the current and fifth owner, Ryoichiro Mamiya, is distinctive. Reservations are necessary for brewery tours. 19 5- This temple is for the Omuro school of the Shingon sect of Buddhism. The vast temple grounds, founded by Kukai (Kobo Daishi) in 828, are located from the middle to the top of Mt. Hashikura (600 meters above sea level) and are home to six important cultural properties. Honden (main hall), among others, is highly regarded for its magnificent construction and elaborate carvings. 828 600 6 10 att. JAPAN Summer/2012 Iya has been a hidden mysterious place for a long time. Surrounded by the steep Iya Valley, the only way to enter the region in the past was a mountain route of connecting passes at more than 1,000 meters above sea level. Secluded from the outside, unique customs and literary traditions developed and still remain. Even though this was a remote mountainous area, people have inhabited it. There is a legend that warriors of the Heike (Taira) clan defeated by the Genji (Minamoto) clan in the Battle of Yashima off Shikoku in 1185 fled there and settled in this region. An old house high up in the Ochiai village was renovated and opened in April 2012, as the Fusho (Floating Life) House with comfortable, modern accommodations. It was designed by Alex Kerr, an American writer with expertise in East Asian Art and Literature who has restored traditional town houses in Kyoto. The scenery is wonderful year-round with fresh green foliage in the spring, mountains in the haze of rainy season, the dark green leaves of summer, autumn leaves, and snow-covered mountains in winter. 1000 1185 20124 Alex Kerr Iya Dizzyingly sheer cliffs line the steep gorge. A statue of a boy urinating stands at the edge of 200-meter precipice, noted as the most dangerous spot in the Iya Valley. Hotel Iya Onsen, famous for water that is good for skin, is nearby. A cable car runs to the bottom of the 170-meter gorge, where you can soak in an open-air bath jutting over the Iya River. Kazura Bridge is a suspension bridge made of arguta (perennial kiwi) vines and could be cut down easily when villagers had to flee from pursuers. It is 45 meters long, 1.5 meters wide and 14 meters above the river. It swings from the steps of pedestrians who can see the rapids below between floor boards. Enjoy the thrilling crossing. KAZURA 45 1.5 14 200 170 Some photos by Chiiori Trust - UDATSU 2 This commercial town in western Tokushima Prefecture faces midstream of the Yoshino River, the longest river in Shikoku. It once prospered as one of the biggest trading centers of Awa-ai (indigo dye), a specialty of this area, and many of the large houses and storehouses of the wealthy merchants lined the streets. Many houses in the town have udatsu, wing walls from the second floor, and tiled roofs. Udatsu were originally built to prevent fire from spreading between neighboring houses but became a symbol of wealth and merchants competed in building splendid udatsu. Wakimachi att. JAPAN 11 Nishi Awa Tourism Zone: www.nishi-awa.jp/english Saiko Iyashi-no-sato Nemba Lake Saiko Saiko Komori Ana Oishi Park Lake Kawaguchiko Kawaguchiko Sta. Fuji Visitor Center Itchiku Kubota Art Museum iky Fuj uko Lin e Fujisan Sta. Oshino Fujikyu Highland Kitaguchi Hakkai Hongu Fuji First Station of Mt. Fuji Sengen Shrine Fuji Subaru Line Road Yoshida Route Fifth Station of Mt. Fuji (Kawaguchiko entrance) Mt. Fuji (3,776 m) Enjoy Mt. Fuji using Mt. Fuji Round Trip Ticket M t. Fuji is the highest mountain in Japan at 3,776 meters, a free-standing mountain with an elegant shape that is one of the many reasons this mountain has been long admired. The newly launched Mt. Fuji Round Trip Ticket enables you to get on and o the trains and buses freely in the area around Lake Kawaguchi and is available for 2 days for 5,500 yen. It is a must-buy to enjoy many aspects of Mt. Fuji. Climbing Mt. Fuji in Summer The season for climbing Mt. Fuji opens on July 1 with a ceremony and ends in late August. It is best for most people to climb during this period when the mountain lodges and rst-aid centers are in business, although experienced mountain climbers sometimes climb in other seasons. The routes are well maintained and no special climbing techniques are necessary. More than 200,000 people of all ages climb the mountain every year. The average temperature, however, at the summit is around 5 degrees C even in summer and there may be strong winds and heavy rain. There is also the risk of lightning and altitude sickness. Because Mt. Fuji is more than 3,000 meters high, you should be well prepared the equipment and serious about the climb. Access Take the JR Chuo Line from Shinjuku and change to the Fujikyu Railway train at Otsuki. Railfans will enjoy riding on the "Azusa" and "Kaiji" limited express trains on the JR Chuo Line, and the "Fuji-tozan densha" and "Fujisan tokkyu" on the Fujikyuko Line. The "Kawaguchiko-go" rapid train runs directly from Shinjuku to Kawaguchiko on holidays. Get o at Fujisan Station or Kawaguchiko Station, and take a bus to the trail entrances. Climbing Routes There are four main climbing routes. The "Yoshida Route" is in Yamanashi Prefecture (the Kawaguchiko side) with two trail entrances. Starting at the 5th Station (gogome) of the Fuji Subaru Line Road, also called the Kawaguchiko entrance, is the most popular. The guidelines say it requires 6 hours 50 minutes to go up and 3 hours 20 minutes to come down. There are many lodges along the way so you will feel safe. Not only from the summit but also from the 7th or 8th stations, you can see the sunrise. Hike up among the lava rocks on the sand gravel trail. The lower entrance is 1st Station (ichigome) and takes an estimated time of 9 hours up and 4 hours 40 minutes down. This trail has retained an old-time atmosphere and recently has been attracting Mt. Fuji lovers as the best way to enjoy the Great Nature of the revered mountain. There are sightseeing spots along the trail, such as the Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Shrine at the foot. Kongozue, a pilgrim's walking stick sold at the entrances for about 1,000 yen, can be branded by each lodge you pass for around 200 yen. It is a good souvenir. Adjacent Places to See and Local Food Hiking and cycling are great ways to see the area. Oishi Park in Fuji-Kawaguchiko Town o ers a ne view of Mt. Fuji looming above Lake Kawaguchi, and in particular, from mid-June to mid-July the lavender owers are at their best. Saiko Iyashi-no-sato Nemba has charming thatched-roof houses and a splendid view of Mt. Fuji. The Itchiku Kubota Art Museum was awarded three stars in the Michelin Green Guide Japon 2009. The Fuji Visitor Center and Saiko Komori Ana (Bat Cave), one of the largest lava caves in this area with hordes of bats, are both interesting. And Oshino Hakkai is famous for its excellent water. Fujikyu Highland Theme Park is home to many attractions including TAKABISHA and FUJIYAMA. A new labyrinth attraction will open in late June, 2012. Hungry? Try the hoto, a dish of noodles, pumpkin, and other vegetables in miso soup. Yoshida udon noodles are rm and thick and served with a cabbage topping. From June to October, you can have the fun of picking your own strawberries, blueberries and cherries. Go to Mt. Fuji from Tokyo Using a Convenient and Economical Ticket! Discounted Ticket Package Valid for Train and Bus to Fujisan Gogome Sales Period: July 1 � October 30, 2012 Period of Use: July 1 � October 31, 2012 Eligibility: For foreign-national customers who have a foreign passport. (We will check your passport at the time of purchase.) Validity: Two consecutive days Valid routes: Round trip travel between the Tokyo Metropolitan District and the Fifth Station of Mt. Fuji Bus Stop (Gogome) via Otsuki Station (Please see the back of the magazine for more information.) Sales locations: JR EAST Travel Service Center (at Narita Airport Terminal 1, Narita Airport Terminal 2, and Haneda Airport International Terminal stations), Tokyo, Narita Airport Terminal 1, and Airport Terminal 2 stations, Travel Service Center (View Plaza) at Shinagawa, Shinjuku, Shibuya, Ikebukuro, and Ueno stations. http://www.jreast.co.jp/e/fuji/ http://www.jreast.co.jp/tc/fuji/ Cruise in Tokyo Tokyo, though it is a metropolis, is blessed with the ocean, rivers, canals, and many places where you can enjoy the waterfront. Here are several ways to enjoy Tokyo from the water. Water Bus A boats start from Asakusa, an old district near TOKYO SKYTREE� and goes down the Sumida River. You will find the famous Tsukiji fish market on the right-hand side 30 minutes after the start, then the boat turns right and arrives at Hamarikyu Gardens. This is a beautiful Japanese garden with tearooms and seasonal flowers. Another boat bound for Odaiba passes under the Rainbow Bridge and heads for Odaiba Kaihin Park. Among a number of design boats plying these waterways, the "Himiko" fleet is eye-catching. The boat designed by the famous cartoonist Leiji Matsumoto is a sleek futuristic design and looks like a spacecraft. (http://www. suijobus.co.jp/) - 30 HIMIKO http://www.suijobus.co.jp/ Old-fashioned Houseboat (Yakatabune) Some of you saw scores of boats with a large number of lanterns floating on the sea from the plane to Haneda Airport. They are houseboats (yakatabune) with low roofs and tatami-mat flooring. They were popular in the Edo period and still offer great night views of modern Tokyo. You have an opportunity to try traditional Japanese foods including sushi and tempura on the boat. Viewing cherry blossoms in spring, fireworks in summer, and moon viewing in autumn from the boat is especially recommended. Most boats operate for private, chartered use but some companies operate shareride boats. The cost is about 10,500 JPY (100 JPY 1.25 USD) per person. Harumiya (http://www.harumiya.co.jp/e/) 10,500 http://www.harumiya.co.jp/e/ Romantic Cruise in Tokyo Bay A variety of cruise tours offer French and Italian dining while cruising Tokyo Bay. You will see fantastic views of illuminated high-rises and other structures on the land from the boat and, in particular, two bridges are a must-see. The Tokyo Gate Bridge just opened in February 2012 appears to be two dinosaurs facing off to many viewers. The Rainbow Bridge, a 798-meter suspension bridge connecting Shibaura and Odaiba, is illuminated after sunset and creates a breathtaking view. TOKYO SKYTREE� also can be seen. The view from the boat is surprisingly different than when seen from land. Enjoy the dramatic view. Vingt et un http://www.vantean.co.jp/english/ Symphony http://www.symphony-cruise.co.jp/ english/ 2012 2 798 VINGT ET UN http://www.vantean.co.jp/ SYMPHONY http://www.symphony-cruise.co.jp/ Photo provided by Vingt et un 14 att. JAPAN Summer/2012 Awara Onsen wara Onsen in northern Fukui Prefecture is over 120 years old and in a town famous for agriculture and sightseeing with hills to the north and paddy fields to the south. In 1883, a farmer was digging a well in a paddy field, and discovered hot water. It has since become a big hot spring resort with 27 hotels that attract celebrities and cultural figures. There are as many as 46 sources and each hotel has unique water with different components. The temperature of the water ranges from 33.5 to 77.5 degrees Celsius. It is good for rheumatism, chronic dermatitis, and other maladies. Saintpia Awara is a day spa built in 1994 to commemorate the 110th anniversary of opening of the Awara hot springs. Two unique bathing facilities, Ten-no-Yu and Chi-no-Yu, alternate weekly for men or for women. Onsen-tamago, or partially hard-boiled eggs, can be cooked in the water on the 1st floor. "Awara Onsen Yumeguritegata" is a special pass that allows spa access (three times) to any hotel in Awara Onsen and Saintpia Awara to partake of the different waters in a casual manner. Sightseeing spots, such as Osaka Tokyo Nagoya A 120 Tojinbo and Eihei-ji Temple, are also in the vicinity. Tojinbo, a national monument of scenic beauty, offers a dynamic view of the 25-meter high cliffs cut by wave erosion. Eihei-ji, the head temple of the Soto Buddhism sect was founded by the high priest Dogen in 1244 and, even now, more than 200 monks undergo training there. At Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum there is a fantastic and mysterious dinosaur world. As for dining, "Echizen-gani" crab is a local specialty in winter because the season for catching crab starts in November. Watermelons, melons, and "Koshi no ruby" tomatoes are delicious and picking yourself is available at some farms. How to get there By plane Tokyo (Haneda Airport/Narita Airport) Komatsu Airport: 1 h by plane Komatsu-ekimae bus stop by shuttle bus: 10 min from JR Komatsu Station to Awara Onsen Station by JR Hokuriku Line: 30 min 1883 27 46 33.577.5 -Saintpia 110 1 Saintpia 3 25 1244 200 11 1 10 JRJR30 By train JR Tokyo Station Maibara Station: 2 h 15 min by Tokaido bullet train "Hikari" Awara Onsen Station: 1 h 15 min by limited express "Shirasagi" JR Osaka Station Awara Onsen: 2 h by limited express "Thunder Bird" JR Nagoya Station Awara Onsen: 2 h 5 min by limited express "Shirasagi" 215 1 15 2 25 Visit Our Facebook at www.facebook.com/att.JAPAN att. JAPAN 15 att. Hot Springs Let's learn from a veteran Japanese housewife! Basic Japanese Home Cooking Somen/Kawari Somen Japanese vermicelli and variations Ingredients (serves 4) 4 bundles of somen Men tsuyu (noodle broth) 1/4 cup mirin 1/4 cup soy sauce 1 cup dashi stock Dashi stock Topping variations 15-cm long sheets of kombu Miso with minced meat (kelp) 200g Minced chicken 3 handfuls dried bonito shavings 3 tbsp sake 4 cups water Condiments Finely chopped negi (Japanese leeks) Shredded myoga Shredded shiso Grated ginger 3 tbsp sugar 2 tbsp miso 1 tsp soy sauce 1/4 tsp juice from fresh ginger Shredded egg crepes 2 eggs Salt to taste Salad oil Other suggested toppings 4 shiitake mushrooms, Cucumber, Lettuce, Tomatoes Cooking directions: Somen To make the broth, bring to a boil the mirin and soy sauce in a pan. Add the dashi stock and bring to boil again. Remove from heat and let cool. Prepare condiments and toppings, such as negi, myoga, shiso and grated ginger. Add the noodles, separating while adding, to a large pot of boiling water. Cook the noodles according to the instructions on the package, usually 1 to 3 minutes. Drain immediately in a colander, wash with cold running water and toss by hand. Arrange on a serving plate. Immediately drain the boiled noodles in order to stop the cooking process. att. Recipe Serve with condiments, toppings and dipping sauce. When you cook miso and meat, continue to stir while cooking. Variation Miso meat sauce Place minced chicken, sake, soy sauce, sugar and miso in a pan and stir using chopsticks over low heat. Reduce the liquid and remove from the heat when only a thin layer of broth remains. Add the ginger juice to the sauce and stir while cooling. Kinshi tamago (shredded egg crepes) Beat the eggs with the salt. Heat a small frying pan, add the oil, pour in the beaten egg and quickly fry to make a thin egg crepe. Remove any excess egg liquid. When the surface appears dry, ip, lightly cook the other side, and remove from the pan. Two eggs will make 2 or 3 crepes, depending on the size of the pan. Cool and shred the crepes into thin strips. See the website. http://www.att-japan.net/en/recipe/ Other suggested toppings Thinly sliced sweetened shiitake mushrooms, Julienned cucumber, Shredded lettuce, Tomatoes. When the water is about to boil over, add 1/4 cup cold water and keep from boiling over. Tips: During the hot summer, people tend to have less of an appetite. Somen is light and easy to eat so it is a popular dish in summer. For more nutrition, it is sometimes served with tempura. Variations of somen with vegetables or with miso and meat are also available. Slightly thicker noodles, hiyamugi, are prepared the same way but have a di erent texture. Miso meat sauce is very delicious. It goes surprisingly well with somen and the preparation is not difficult. 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/en/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 Summer/2012 Take some time to fill out the att. JAPAN questionnaire! Win a prize! All you have to do is give us your comments, requests and suggestions. Here's your chance to receive the special gifts from us! Fax in or send us your questionnaire before the deadline, Sep 15. 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Saiken Bldg. 3F, 1-21 Yotsuya, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0004, Japan Fax: +81-(0)3-5368-4782 www.att-japan.net 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 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 Ryokan & hotels Onyado Toho AIZU HIGASHIYAMA You can experience the charms of traditional Japan, starting with a room that commands a view from above of Aizuwakamatsu, an old samurai town, an open-air bath that seems like it is floating on clouds, and delicious local food and sake. 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 Open-air bath looking like floating in the sky Enjoy freshly made buckwheat noodles From JR Aizu-Wakamatsu Sta: 10 min by bus etc. Check in 15:00~ / Check out ~10:00 706 Innai, Ishiyama, Higashiyama-cho, 8,500~ Aizuwakamatsu City, Fukushima 0242-26-4141 0242-26-4570 http://www.onyado-toho.co.jp/ http://www.japan-ryokan.net/sugimoto/ Otsuki Hotel Wafuukan ATAMI 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. Luxury guest rooms with an open-air bath in their garden Our ryokan (Japanese-style hotel) is popular for serving delicacies made with fresh ingredients of the Izu Peninsula. Our staff brings each dish out of the kitchen to your room. 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 Every guest room is large, assuring complete relaxation of our guests. You can release yourself from daily stress in a relaxing atmosphere. From JR Atami Sta: 12 min on foot, or 5 min by taxi Check in 15:00~ / Check out ~10:00 15,000~ 3-19 Higashi Kaigan-cho, Atami City, Shizuoka 0557-81-6111 0557-81-3500 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.wafuukan.com/ 18 att. JAPAN Summer/2012 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 http://www.seizanyamato.jp/e_plan/ http://www.shimoda-yamatokan.co.jp/ Honjin Hiranoya Kachoan HIDA TAKAYAMA 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 Ideal ryokan for a relaxing and luxurious vacation in Hida Takayama Honjin Hiranoya Kachoan, with its gentle touch of Japanese hospitality and convenient proximity to popular tourist attractions, is the perfect place to make your stay in Hida Takayama all the more memorable. Here, you will enjoy the highest quality of service, and a room prepared with the traditional aesthetic sensitivity to the four seasons. For your evening dining pleasure, we serve authentic Japanese cuisine using the freshest seasonal ingredients. Have your choice of either Japanese or Western-style dishes for breakfast. From Nagoya Sta: 2 h 15 min by JR express train Wide View Hida, From Takayama Sta: 8 min on foot or 3 min by taxi. Free pick-up service available (reservation required) 17,850~ Check in 14:00~ / Check out ~10:00 1-34 Honmachi, Takayama-shi, Gifu 0577-34-1234 0577-34-7721 Enjoy fine views of Lake Biwa, while staying at our Japanese-style lodging 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://www.honjinhiranoya.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 *Extra 1,050 yen will be charged in high season. Breakfast: 1,050 644 Kagiya-cho, Shichijo-dori, 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 19 Ryokan & hotels 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. JR In big cities, such as Tokyo and Osaka, the under and over ground train system is well organized and highly efficient accessing any and all parts of the cities. To avoid wasting time lining up for tickets and working out how to use the machines in different stations, it is highly recommended to purchase pre-paid cards. Transportation cards/useful tickets If planning to stay in Japan for a longer period why not try using IC cards? (500 yen deposit returned when returning the card) Simply touch the card on a rectangular pad beside the ticket gate and the fare used is automatically deducted from the value of the card. In Tokyo the cards are known as Suica or PASMO and are accepted on JR lines, subways and most other railways and buses. Tourist Information � 5 winners The Vision and Calligraphy of Aoyama San'u: The 100th Anniversary of his Birth Date: July 18-September 9, 2012 Venue: Tokyo National Museum http://www.tnm.jp Exhibition Ticket Guide Map and Sticker of Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale 2012 � 5 winners Check the information on this event on page 8! Fun Eraser (Gift from Saitama Pref.) � 10 winners Cute animal/food-shaped erasers! � 3 winners Dino Kingdom 2012 Date: July 21-September 23, 2012 Venue: Makuhari Messe Deadline: September 15 (Sat), 2012 http://dino2012.com How to apply: Answer the questionnaire (p.17) and mail/fax it. Exhibition Ticket � 5 winners Buku Buku gifts for you again! Cell phone straps, attached with cute Buku Buku smile, will be o ered. Buku Buku Hour Cell Phone Strap 20 att. JAPAN Summer/2012 Tourist Information Money / Telephone Service / You can cash traveler's checks at many banks. Traveler's checks can also be used at hotels, ryokan Japanese style hotels, and shops in big cities. 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Kobe Subway Map Seishin-chuo Seishin-minami Ikawadani Gakuentoshi Sanyo Shinkansen Kobe Dentetsu Ao Line Suzurandai Kobe Dentetsu Arima Line Tanigami Sogoundokoen Hokushin Kyuko Line Shin-Kobe Myodani Don Quijote Myohoji Sanyo Dentetsu Line Nagata (Nagatajinjamae) Minatogawakoen Okurayama Shinkaichi Kosoku-Kobe Kobe Kosoku Tetsudo Line Itayado Night Kobe Line Kenchomae Kamisawa Hyogo Shin-Nagata Harborland Kobe Day Sannomiya SannomiyaHanadokeimae Hankyu Kobe Line Hanshin Line Komagabayashi Karumo Misakikoen Wadamisaki Chuoichibamae KyukyoryuchiDaimarumae Minatomotomachi Seishin-Yamate Line Yamatogawa Sta. Kaigan Line (Yume-Kamome) JR Line Private Railways Port Liner 23. Sakai Shichido Sta. Takasu-jinja Sta. Yamatogawa Sta. Ayanocho Sta. Shinmeicho Sta. Myokokujimae Sta. Sakai Sta. Ohama Park Oshoji Sta. Hanadaguchi Sta. 24. Nagoya/Sakae / Nagoya TV Tower Sakae Sta. Tramway Shukuin Sta. SakaiHigashi Sta. Hotel Monterey Grasmere Osaka Terajicho Sta. Minato Sta. Goryomae Sta. 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