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wasbella102:

"Hitachi Seaside Park is a sprawling 470 acre park located in Hitachinaka, Ibaraki, Japan, that features vast flower gardens including millions of daffodils, 170 varieties of tulips, and an estimated 4.5 million baby blue eyes (Nemophila). The sea on blue flowers blooms once annually around April in an event referred to as the “Nemophila Harmony.”

wasbella102:

"Hitachi Seaside Park is a sprawling 470 acre park located in Hitachinaka, Ibaraki, Japan, that features vast flower gardens including millions of daffodils, 170 varieties of tulips, and an estimated 4.5 million baby blue eyes (Nemophila). The sea on blue flowers blooms once annually around April in an event referred to as the “Nemophila Harmony.”

maiadoesjapan:

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at an English Camp for High School Students in Hiroshima prefecture.

did-you-kno:

Japan voted instant noodles as their best invention of the 20th century. Karaoke took 2nd place, while Pokemon came in 8th.
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did-you-kno:

Japan voted instant noodles as their best invention of the 20th century. Karaoke took 2nd place, while Pokemon came in 8th.

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tansuikabutsu-chan:

夏!お祭り!粉もの!お好み焼きーーーーー!

ソースってたまらないよ~~~~永遠に食べられる。。

食べ放題しちゃいました**

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むら 渋谷本店

〒150-0042  東京都渋谷区宇田川町33-1 グランド東京ビル1F

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frenchpunch:

'street crossing' shinjuku, 2014

frenchpunch:

'street crossing' shinjuku, 2014

maiadoesjapan:

Watching the Miyajima Fireworks and eating matsuri food from the roof of my local grocery store. I wouldn’t have it any other way.

hashitaka:

Noge, Yokohama

hashitaka:

Noge, Yokohama

Nagasaki Summer

herwanderlove:

This post is a little overdue but…I went to Nagasaki last month! I’ve always wanted to visit Hiroshima’s sister city. Besides its tragic past, Nagasaki also has a long history of being a colourful port city and cultural exchange centre. It was home to both Portuguese and Dutch traders hundreds of years ago and brought Japan such treasures as tempura and castella cake. As a trading port, it has also been highly influenced by China. In fact, Nagasaki is home to one of Japan’s three biggest China Towns. Nagasaki is also the focal point for Christianity in Japan, boasting the most churches and cathedrals in the country due to the foreign influences of its past.

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A glimpse of lovely Nagasaki.

Eager to explore, my friend and I took the bullet train down to Kyushu for the long weekend. We spent three nights at the Akari International Hostel, which far exceeded our expectations. The staff was superb—incredibly helpful, friendly, and proficient in English. The rooms were nice, although not without a few minor problems (like a shower door that wouldn’t properly shut and the most uncomfortable mattress I’ve ever had the misfortunate to lie upon). The common space was great and frequently in use. The location also couldn’t be beat and we spent most of our time out and about, wandering up and down Nagasaki’s beautiful canals to see its main attractions.

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Chilling with this cutie at the Penguin Aquarium.

We managed to squeeze a lot into our weekend. We fawned over penguins at the Penguin Aquarium, took a boat tour to view the ruins of Hashima / Gunkanshima (Battle Ship Island), learned about Nagasaki’s history at Dejima (the quarters of the Portuguese and Dutch traders) and Glover Garden, ate mouth-watering Dim Sum and Chinese food in China Town, and took the ropeway to the top of Mt. Inasa for a stunning view of the city. Our trip wouldn’t have been complete without a visit to the Peace Park either, although we decided to pass on the museum. As important as I think it is for people to go and as much as I wanted to, I just didn’t think I could do it after losing it entirely inside the Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Museum last year.

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Battleship Island, which made an appearance in the recent film, Skyfall.

Throughout our time in Nagasaki, we were impressed by the friendly reception we were given as well as the high degree of English proficiency we encountered. Seldom were we stymied by our limited Japanese and people frequently went out of their way to help us. All of these things made for a wonderful weekend in what I’d consider one of Japan’s most charming cities. 

imageAt Glover Garden.

keihinstation:

Kobari こばり 小針/新潟市

keihinstation:

Kobari こばり 小針/新潟市

blanchelune:

archiemcphee:

Regular loaves of bread are so boring compared to these awesomely unsettling loaves perfectly shaped to resemble giant stag beetles. According to the folks at RocketNews24, the bread is labeled as “kuwagata, which means ‘stag beetle’ in Japanese” and it only costs 280 yen (US$2.74) per giant bread beetle. That sounds like a bargain to us.
These insectoid loaves were photographed by Japanese Twitter user tono_donoyukko who said, “I wanted to introduce this shocking bread I found yesterday.” We’re so glad she did. Now we can’t stop thinking about all the situations in which we’d enjoy eating freaky beetle bread.
[via RocketNews24]

ANIMAL CROSSING BREAD

blanchelune:

archiemcphee:

Regular loaves of bread are so boring compared to these awesomely unsettling loaves perfectly shaped to resemble giant stag beetles. According to the folks at RocketNews24, the bread is labeled as “kuwagata, which means ‘stag beetle’ in Japanese” and it only costs 280 yen (US$2.74) per giant bread beetle. That sounds like a bargain to us.

These insectoid loaves were photographed by Japanese Twitter user tono_donoyukko who said, “I wanted to introduce this shocking bread I found yesterday.” We’re so glad she did. Now we can’t stop thinking about all the situations in which we’d enjoy eating freaky beetle bread.

[via RocketNews24]

ANIMAL CROSSING BREAD