Model Nanami to Star in BS12 Show ‘NEXT TRIP ~ Izu Peninsula, Sea and Beautiful Sights~’

07.September.2021 | MOVIE / SPOT

‘NEXT TRIP ~Izu Peninsula, Sea and Beautiful Sights~’ will be broadcast on nationwide freeview channel BS12 on September 9 2021 from 21:00.

 

 

‘NEXT TRIP’ is a travel guide program based around the concept of “where would you like to visit once things calm down?” From walking around popular local spots to visiting overseas holiday resorts, the show introduces viewers to “destinations you don’t know yet.” The show has a sense of realism, with beautiful scenes that will make you feel as if you’re already there! Introducing spectacular views that can only be found in certain towns, gourmet foods that are beloved by locals, and exciting outdoor activities, you’ll be raring to go on your next adventure! 

 

In this episode, model NANAMI will be having fun at the seaside on the Izu Peninsula. You’ll be amazed by the view from the suspension bridge in Komuroyama’s Jōgasaki coast, where you can see the horizon beyond the hills and crystal clear sea, stretching as far as the eye can see. NANAMI goes snorkelling in a hot-spot to those in the know, followed by a delicious lunch with locally produced white wine. After enjoying some horseback riding, she returns to the HOSHINO Resort’s ‘Kai Anjin’ hot spring and inn,  located in Ito. You’ll be fascinated by the extraordinary location, offering scenic ocean views, hot beer, and luxurious dinners. 

The show recreates a three-day-two-night itinerary for the Izu Peninsula, where you can partake in activities, take in the superb views, and relish in gourmet food, all found in a spot just a few hours away from the city center.

 

Join NANAMI as she goes on a journey to discover the charms of the Izu Peninsula on BS12’s ‘NEXT TRIP.’

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  • Check Out The New Desserts in The Strawberry World of Ichigo BonBonBerry This Season

    10.January.2020 | FOOD / SPOT

    Strawberry Shop Izunokuni Shizuoka Michi-no-Eki Izu no Heso ichigo BonBonBerry Izunokuni factory will be celebrating “ii ichigo no hi” (Good Strawberry Day) on January 15 by releasing new strawberry purin desserts which are full of strawberry goodness. 

    Committed to increasing love for strawberries, Michi-no-Eki Izu no Heso Ichigo BonbonBERRY Izunokuni factory sells a wide range of delicious strawberry-based foods as well as cute merchandise throughout the year. For example, strawberry-themed merchandise, jams, seasoning containing strawberries, desserts and much more. 

     

    Strawberry Parfaits

    Toge Toge Bonbon: ¥1800 (After Tax)

    The Toge Toge Bonbon parfait is full of impact and full of strawberries. The glass is filled with homemade no-bake cheesecake, milk purin, homemade strawberry jam and much more. As strawberries are currently in season, the parfait currently enjoys a sweeter flavour. The fruitiness balances out with the mildness of the cheesecake and leaves a refreshing aftertaste.

     

    Mix and Enjoy – Strawberry Pouch Pudding

    Strawberry Pouch Pudding: ¥650 (After Tax)

    A smooth strawberry purin is layered with slices of strawberry and fluffy whipped cream. The adorable purin pouch is packed with dried, crispy strawberry granola mix. Mix up the granola to enjoy a range of different textures. This can also be enjoyed on the go. 

     

    As strawberries are in season, this is the perfect time to treat yourself to one of Japan’s sweet and beautiful strawberry desserts.

  • Fujifilm’s New instax mini LiPlay Lets You Add Recorded Sounds to Your Photos

    11.August.2019 | Uncategorized

    International photography and camera company Fujifilm are known for their popular serious of instax cameras which enable users to print the photos they take directly out of the camera instantly.

     

    The company recently released their new instax mini LiPlay which adds an exciting new sound feature to the camera: users can record sounds and attach them to a QR code that prints onto the photo and can be scanned to play the sound at any time.

     

    Arriving in stylish design, the camera has many useful and convenient features including the a direct print function which lets you print photos directly from your smartphone via Bluetooth, a frame and filter feature to add even more fun to your photos, the Remote Capture Image feature where you can capture group photos by using your smartphone as a shutter button, and more.

     

    Japanese model NANAMI featured in the web commercial for the new device.

    In the commercial, she takes a trip to Kamakura with her girlfriends, and has fun taking photos with the camera on their travels.


    The commercial began being shown in Harajuku on large outdoor screens and on trains on August 5. The full version is set to be released on the online photo site Cheki Press in the neat future.

     

    If you’re already a user of the instax or are new to these fun devices, then the latest instax mini LiPlay is a must-grab.

  • 17 Fireworks Festivals Taking Place This Summer in Ito City

    08.July.2019 | SPOT

    This summer, Ito city will be seeing lots of large-scale fireworks festivals take place between July 20 and August 24.  

    Ito Onsen Yume Hanabi/ Ito Onsen, Ito Coast 

    The Yume Hanabi (Dream Fireworks) event will be held 10 times during the summer fireworks season. Enjoy a range of fireworks exploding before your very eyes. The sizes of the fireworks range from an outer diameter of 9 cm to 30 cm. Each day, between 1,000 and 1,500 fireworks will pierce the night sky with a beautiful show of colours. The best spot to watch these would be from a simple patch of grass in Nagisa Park. 

     

    July 20 (Sat)  20:30 ー 20:50 (Approx. 1,000 fireworks)

    July 28 (Sun) 20:30 ー 20:50 (Approx. 1,000 fireworks)

    July 30  (Tues) 20:30 ー 21:00 (Approx. 1,500 fireworks)

    July 31 (Weds) 20:30 ー 21:00 (Approx. 1,500 fireworks)

    August 2 (Fri) 20:30 ー 20:50 (Approx. 1,000 fireworks)

    August 3 (Sat) 20:30 ー 20:50 (Approx. 1,000 fireworks)

    August 6 (Tues) 20:30 ー 20:50 (Approx. 1,000 fireworks)

    August 7 (Weds) 20:30 ー 20:50 (Approx. 1,000 fireworks)

    August 17 (Sat) 20:30 ー 20:50 (Approx. 1,000 fireworks)

    August 24 (Sat) 20:30 ー 20:50 (Approx. 1,000 fireworks)

    Usami Summer Festival  Kaijo Hanabi Taikai/ Usami Coast

    This festival remains popular among the locals but is still yet to be discovered by tourists. This is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy the view at your own pace. The road leading from Usami Station is a pedestrian zone lined with stands and stalls, making it the perfect place to enjoy the festival vibes. 

    August 1 (Thurs) 20:00 ー 20:30 (Approx. 1,500 fireworks)

    Floating Lanterns Uchiage Hanabi/ Ito Coast

    Bright lanterns are floated down the Matsukawa river which runs through the heart of the city. As the last magical lantern makes its way down the river, the fireworks are set off into the sky, illuminating the lanterns as they float downstream.

    August 8 (Thurs) 20:50 ー 21:00 (Approx. 800 fireworks)

    Taiko no Hibiki (Echoing Drums)  Uchiage Hanabi (Ito Kaigan)

    Head over to Nagisa Park to witness the taiko drum battle. Nagisa Park is one of the best locations in Ito city to watch the fireworks. The energy from the drums will resonate throughout the entire park. As the battle reaches its climax, fireworks will soar into the sky, exploding to the beat of your heart.

    August 9 (Fri) 20:50 ー 21:00 (Approx. 800 fireworks)

    Anjin Large-Scale Seaside Fireworks Festival / Along Ito Coast 

    This is the largest fireworks festival in Ito. Over the course of an hour, approximately 10,000 fireworks will be launched from five different areas along the coast, striking vibrant streaks of colour into the night sky over the sea. The fireworks range from digital Star Mines to Niagara fireworks. For those of you who want to escape the crowds to watch the fireworks at your own pace, we recommend the seating area, where you can fully enjoy a closeup view of the breathtaking fireworks for just ¥2,000 per seat. August 10 (Sat) 20:00 ー 21:00 (Approx. 10,000 fireworks)

    Yanmono Sato Hanabi Taikai /Yawatano

    In just 30 mins, 3,000 fireworks are fired into the sky, bursting into dynamic patterns that illuminate the sea and create a scene of lingering beauty that you will not be able to peel your eyes from. The fireworks are set off right before the spectator’s eyes so you can watch the fireworks develop into spontaneous beauty right above you. 

    August 14 (Weds) 20:00 ー 20:30 (Approx. 3,000 fireworks)

    Kawana Dolphin Beach Large-Scale Seaside Fireworks / Dolphin Beach Park

    This is a popular event among locals as well as tourists. Although there are not as many fireworks, the fact that viewers can enjoy them close up more than makes up for it. Niagara fireworks that shower over the ocean and Star Mines that blossom above you are just some of the popular kinds of fireworks this festival will allow you to witness.

    August 15 (Thurs) 20:00 ー 20:30 (Approx. 2,000 fireworks)

    Ito Hot Springs Hashi Festival Fireworks/ Ito Beach

    At this unique festival, a tower made of chopsticks used at the hot springs is set on fire for a memorial service. A portable shrine overflowing with strong energy is carried through the streets as part of a parade. The event also sees hand-held fireworks, enhancing the festival vibes. The fireworks explode over the sea, colouring the sky with a scene that represents the end of summer. 

    August 22 (Thurs) 20:30 ー 21:00 (Approx. 1,500 fireworks)

     

    The summer holidays is the perfect time to enjoy a fireworks festival, so why don’t you check one out?

  • Kyoto is renowned for its historical architecture and richness in traditional Japanese culture, but did you know it’s also home to some extremely cute and delicious desserts? Their sweets and desserts are actually pretty popular, some of which contain motifs and little nods to the city.

     

    Today, Instagrammer meme takes us on a tour in Kyoto to try out 4 popular desserts.

     

    JEREMY&JEMIMAH

    JEREMY&JEMIMAH is a shop selling cute and colourful cotton candy. Their staple Wata-Hako cotton candy comes in 10 different flavours! In the photo we have yuzu, rose and matcha flavours. Of the two branches of the store, there is one along Furukawacho Shopping Street where you order your cotton candy for takeout, and another in Yasaka that serves cotton candy on long sticks.

    We picked up a few different ones since there are so many flavours and designs. It was fun lining them up to take a picture.

     

    We took them home to eat and they stayed nice and fluffy the whole way back. The yuzu one tasted a little herbal, like it was healthy for you.

     

    ▼JEREMY&JEMIMAH (Furukawacho Shopping Street Branch)

    Address: Furukawacho Shopping Street, 444-3 Hachikenchō, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto

    Opening Hours: 11:00-17:00

    Official Website: http://www.jeremyjemimah.com/

     

     

    ROCCA & FRIENDS TRUCK

    At ROCCA & FRIENDS TRUCK, you can order these iced dessert matcha and houjicha lattes which are topped with yatsuhashi―a confection sold in Kyoto―shaped into various sights across the city including Kyoto Tower, Hōkanji Temple, Daimonji, a Torii gate, and more.

     

    I ordered the matcha latte. The drink itself isn’t sweet at all so you can enjoy the full original rich and bitter flavour of the matcha. The fresh cream however is quite sweet so you can mix it into the drink as much as you want to get your desired flavour.

    There are lots of great spots in the area such as the Hōkanji Temple pagoda and Yasaka Shrine so  you can snap some great sightseeing photos♡

     

    ▼ROCCA & FRIENDS TRUCK

    Address: 370 Yasaka Kamimachi, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture

    Opening Hours: 9:00-18:00

    Official Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rocca.truck/

     

     

    Jumondo

    We also visited Jumondo which sells Kyoto-style dango, or “sweet dumplings.” We shared three different orders amongst three people: Danraku (団楽) which comes as a set with a drink, Dandan (だんだん) which comes with matcha, and Zenzai to Aburi Kuri Kinton (ぜんざいと炙り栗きんとん).

     

    Once you order, the dango are made fresh so are served hot and chewy. Each dumpling is on the small side so are nice and easy to eat.

     

    The Danraku comes with five different dumplings including sweet soy glaze, mashed sweet bean paste, soy sauce and black sesame seed, fried, and white miso. The Dandan comes with three types of your choice and a wafer filled with mashed sweet bean paste. The Zenzai to Aburi Kuri Kinton with mashed sweet potatoes with sweetened chestnut dango. The final one comes with matcha which can be served hot or cold.

     

    Everything was tasty but my personal favourite was the yuzu flavoured white miso dumpling.

    The one that everybody raved about was the Zenzai which is a thick soup that the dango are placed into. These dumplings are bigger, not too sweet and light. The soup went really well with the dango, it was super tasty.

     

    ▼Jumondo

    Address: 76 Tamamizuchō, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto

    TEL: 075-525-3733

    Official Website: http://jumondo.jp/index.html

     

     

    Kyo Yasaka Pudding

    Yasaka is a particularly popular tourist spot in Kyoto, and that’s where the cute purin shop Kyo Yasaka Pudding is located.

    Purin is a type of custard purring sold in Japan. The first pudding we picked up was the store’s recommended option named after the store itself, the Kyo Yasaka Pudding. It contains a transparent lemon and honey flavoured jelly inside which there are small and colourful agar agar balls and mango jelly balls.

     

    It has an enjoyable texture and a refreshing sweetness that I’ve never experienced before with other purin. It’s very tasty!

     

    There are five flavours to choose from, the others being hard, smooth, matcha and black soy bean, and houjicha black soy bean. All are served in tiny cute jars. Not only do they look great, they taste amazing too. Each is made with ingredients sourced in Kyoto including the milk, Uji matcha, houjicha, and black soy beans.

    They also sell soft serve ice cream topped with candy balls, very Kyoto-like! You can choose from vanilla, matcha, or a mix of both. I think it’ll be really fun if you can snap a photo of your ice cream with one of Yasaka’s stylish locations in the background! Speaking of which, there was a cute illustration on the wall of the store so we took our photo there.

     

    Be sure to pay a visit to Kyo Yasaka Pudding to pick up your own pudding whether as a souvenir or for yourself.

     

    ▼Kyo Yasaka Pudding

    Address: 87-4 Hoshinochō, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture

    TEL: 075-533-8338

    Official Website: https://kyo-yasaka-pudding.co.jp/

     

     

    Kyoto is full of shops selling desserts and sweets perfect to walk around and munch on while you walk its ancient streets, or to take home as a souvenir. Enjoy all the tasty things you can during your visit to this beautiful city♡

     

    Photos/Text: meme

    Translation: Joshua Kitosi-Isanga

  • It is already summer! As people return to their families in the countryside or embark on a special trip with friends, Tokyo station is just a thriving hive of busy bees. That is why today we will be introducing you to a variety of general souvenirs that you can buy at Tokyo Station and take to your friends and family. 

     

    Souvenirs for Visitors to Japan

    Tokyo Station Hand Towel (SHARED TOKYO): ¥1,404 (after tax )    ※ GRANSTA-limited 

    This hand towel is decorated with classic illustrations of Tokyo Station’s reliefs and clematis flowers. The flowers portray the message: “happiness of travellers”

    Furoshiki Patchin (SHARED TOKYO ) 1 set: ¥2,484 (after tax) 

    This is a beautiful shaped piece of wood with four holes. When you wrap your bento lunch inside a cloth, this piece of wood comes in handy when tying the corners of the cloth together. In moments, you can turn a normal piece of cloth into a useful bag. When you are going on a trip and have lots of luggage, this will come in very handy. 

     

    Character-themed Souvenirs

    Suica Penguin O-mikuji Fortunes (TRAINIART TOKYO): ¥594 each (after tax)

    Perhaps you are familiar with the Suica card, which is a form of rechargeable contactless card used to pay for train fares in Japan. For fans of the adorable Suica Penguin, which is the mascot of the card, this gift is a must. Peel off the sticker on the bottom and a red string will be revealed. Pull the string and your fortune will be revealed to you!

     

    Unusual Souvenirs

    Stained Glass-Style Bookmark (Neue ): ¥1,188 (after tax) 

    How about a luxurious stained glass-style book mark? This would make the perfect gift for any bookworm. Just having this would make you excited to get reading.

     

    Bullet Train Souvenirs 

    TOKYO STATION SOCKS (Happy Socks): ¥972 (children )/¥ 1,620 (prices after tax ) ※GRANSTA-limited 

    The pop-coloured socks are perfect for pumping energy through any child’s feet! There are also socks for adults which come in more mature colours which are easier to colour coordinate. These socks are easy to put on and are a great way to add a touch of cuteness to your look. 

    Electric Pen: E6 Series Super Komachi Shinkansen /Electric Car Pen E5 Hayabusa (Neue): ¥648 (after tax)

     Tip the pen and the bullet train will zip to Tokyo Marunouchi Station. There’s no doubt that train fans and children would love to get this present. 

     

    We hope this article helps you choose a souvenir on your next visit to Tokyo station.

  • Aqua World Oarai, Ibaraki is collaborating with the world’s favourite childish penguin Pingu. This summer, Pingu will feature in the special event: Penguin-tachi no fushigina sekai Pingu summer festival (Pingu summer festival: Enter the curious world of penguins). The event will run from July 13 to September 1.

     

    Located just a 1.5 hour bus/train ride away, Aqua World Oarai, Ibaraki is in easy reach from Tokyo. It takes just 1 hour 15 minutes to reach by car. 

     

    Pingu Photo Spots

    Enter the aquarium and you will find numerous Pingu-themed photo spots. Take a photo next to statues of Pingu and friends, or with an original design photo panel. This is the perfect place to create lots of good summer memories with your family or friends and take lots of fun pictures.

     

    Chat with Pingu

    You can also enjoy a fun conversation with Pingu by watching fun videos. Come play with the characters and enjoy their cute animations and unique voices. This venue is full of unique and fun experiences.

     

    Uchiwa Fan Stamp Rally (Weekday-limited)

    Explore the aquarium to locate the three stamp spots. There is a Pingu, Pinga and Robby stamp spot where you can collect your stamps to complete the picture on your uchiwa fan. Completing the picture on your fan will be as fun as completing a colouring book!

    Running: Weekdays (Not running between August 13 ー 16)

    ※ This event will finish early if all Uchiwa fans are given away before the end of the event. 

     

    Pingu Greeting

    Pingu will visit the aquarium himself, so enjoy interacting with him!

    Running: July 14, 15, 20, 21, 27, 28, August 3, 4 (8 days total).

    Times: 11 am, 1:30 pm, 3:30 pm, (lasts approx. 30 mins).

    Besides the above, there is so much Pingu-tastic fun to be had. Come create some special summer memories with Pingu at Aqua World Oarai, Ibaraki 

     

     

    © 2019 The Pygos Group / (C)MATTEL, NHK, NEP, PPI

  • Enjoy a mystical night of relaxing fireflies and festival fun only this June at Higashi-Izu!

    26.May.2019 | SPOT

    Higashi-Izu Machi Kanko Kyokai tourism association is holding their 17th evening firefly-watching event to be held in a local hot spring village of Higashi-Izu. The Higashi-Izu Machi Onsenkyo Hotaru Kansho no Sakuya” will be held from Sunday 2nd to Tuesday 11th June. Free yourself from everyday life and watch the night light up as a mystical scenery filled with fireflies descends upon you. This experience will take your body and mind to a whole new world!

     

    The event will be held at the natural Okawa Takegasa Koen; a park which is listed to have one of Shizuoka’s 100 top waterfronts. You can feel the seasons changing here, and during June, you can see a clear stream of fireflies dancing. The warm colours of their glow will put you at ease for hours.  

    Numerous other events will take place alongside the firefly-watching event, such as the “Chochin walk” where you can enjoy a peaceful stroll at night with a warmly lit paper lantern. You can also stop by the “firefly town” (Hotaru-shi) where you can browse lots of local goods during the night market, or take part in the “otanoshimi chusen kai” lucky lottery where many prizes can be won. Shizuoka DC has also planned a special prize-giving program, where visitors who arrive at the park in a Yutaka (summer kimono) on a weekday of the event will be given a small gift!

    Enjoy a mystical and extraordinary night of nature at Higashi-Izu. This is your chance to relax under the light of fireflies and explore the numerous shops at the firefly town!

  • Model & Eye Makeup Designer NANAMI Releases 1st Photobook

    17.January.2019 | FASHION

    NANAMI is the much-talked-about younger sister of Maki Horikita, a Japanese actress and talent who shocked everyone with her sudden retirement in 2017.

     

    NANAMI works as a model as well as an eye makeup designer at Harajuku’s popular eyelash salon L by HOME. She has just released her long-awaited 1st photobook.

    This compact book features exclusive photos taken of NANAMI focusing on everything from fashion to makeup and even her first dip into gravure. There is also a long interview where she talks in depth about her family and other must-read topics that all fans will enjoy.

    As she continues to grow in popularity, be sure to check out her photobook.

  • Let’s enjoy the “Kawazu Sakaura Festival” at “Kichijo CAREN.”

    26.January.2018 | SPOT

    Kawazu-cho, Higashi Izu, is known as the birthplace of Kawazuzakura (cherry tree) and it is here that the “Kawazu Sakura Matsuri” (festival) is held every year. Kawazuzakura is an early flowering variety which blooms in early February to early March. The flower petals are big and they are a beautiful pink color. About 150 branch shops sell their special foods at the festival venue.

     

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    Kichijo CAREN is a place where you can view many kinds of cherry blossoms while enjoying a hot spring.

    The view from “Izu Kitagawa Onsen Moon Road” which was chosen as one of Japan’s 100 famous views is gorgeous. Why not enjoy a romantic view from the guest room or hot spring.

     

     

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    Kichijo CAREN’s cherry blossom spot

    A gorgeous plan where you can enjoy the night/morning view. Special services will be offered.

    Early February~ Kawazuzakura/entrance, hot spring “Hekikai”

    Late February~ Ojimazakura/hot spring “Wazuki” ※The “grand public bath” is designated as the men’s bath or the woman’s bath according to the time.

    Mid/late March~ Someiyoshino/in front of the restaurants “Aodake,” “Four Seasons”

     

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    Kawazu Sakura Matsuri Private Ohanami (flower viewing) Accomodation Plan

    A plan where you can enjoy the cherry blossoms while staying in the guest room.

    Gorgeous amenities such as cherry blossom pancakes, cherry blossom red sea bream dishes and cherry blossom aroma therapy will be offered.

     

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    Date: 2018,02/01 to 03/31

    Price: One-night stay with breakfast – 28,150 yen per person / two persons in one room – 26,150 yen / three persons – 25,150 yen

    ・Amenities: Afternoon tea party with cherry blossom pancakes. (14:00 to 15:30 / restaurant “Aodake”)

    • “cherry blossom red sea bream dish will be served at dinner time
    • Sparkling wine and original cherry blossom aroma
    • “Guri tea” will be served to those of who uploaded the photos of the accommodation on their SNS with the tag “#吉祥CAREN”

     

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    Why not visit Higashi Izu/Kawazu-cho where early cherry blossoms can be viewed?

     

    ◼︎information

    Kichijo CAREN (Higashi Izu / Kitagawa Onsen)

    Address: Kitagawa Onsen, Higashiizucho, Kamogun, Shizuoka Prefecture

    TEL:0557-23-1213

    URL:http://www.kissho-caren.com/

     

    Kawazu Sakura Matsuri

    Venue: near Izu Kyuko “Kawazu Station”

  • Only two hours by train from Tokyo! “Tsuruya Kichijo Tei” located in Higashi Izu has started a new plan

    04.October.2017 | SPOT

    Tsuruya Kijijo Tei has started an event titled “Moon Watching Party” starting from September until November. You can enjoy Iseebi (giant shrimp from Ise), grilled matsutake (pine mushroom), kinmedai (alfonsino), Amagi shamo (Japanese chicken), and other cuisines related to full moon viewing and freshly fried tempura as much as you can eat.

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     Moon watching party plan / Menu (example) September to November

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    ・Appetizer / Aoriika to shibaebi no masakoae (grilled squid and shrimp)

    ・Small dish / Kamasu no Kodukuri, mangetsu tamago dofu (Sphyraena, full-moon-like egg tofu)

    ・Small dish / katsuo tataki, warasa (sashimi of bonito, yellowtail)

    ・Rice dish / Kinmedai to Hrame no Temarizushi (sushi of alfonsino and flatfish)

    ・Grilled dish / Iseebi to Matutake no Hoshoyaki (grilled giant shrimp from Ise and matsutake mushroom

    ・Cooked dish / Amagi Shamo to Satoimo no Inakani (cooked Japanese chicken and potato)

    ・Fried dish / Tenpura Jiman (tempura)

    ・Meal / Mokuzu Kani Zosui or Shiromeshi, Akadashi, Ko no Mono (crab rice porridge or white rice, miso soup and appetizer)

    ・Dessert / Maccha Shirama Zenzai (green tea and rice cakes in sweet azuki soup)

     

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    Tsuruya Kichijoji is a hot spring inn which was recently registered as a “Moon Road” inn (registered as being one of “Japan’s best hundred moon-watching sites.” The inn offers hot spring services such as an outdoor bath, big bath, rental bath (50 minutes), foot spa, in addition to accommodation, restaurant, and a “Moon Road” experience where one can get a magical view of the moon floating over the sea.

     

    At “Trusuya Amazake Yokocho” which is located inside the inn, cockshy, smart ball, yoyo fishing, Shochu made in Izu, local dishes and oden from Shizuoka can be enjoyed. The making-experience of a pinwheel, string phone and bamboo helicopter is popular among families. The inn also offers free beer to the customers using the hot spring! (16:00 to 18:00)

     

    They also hold many events regarding Izu’s special local products and local culture.

    • Dried fish making experience (Mon. / Thurs.) dried overnight 16:00 to 17:00, drying in the sun 10:00 to 11:30 (1,100 yen / three dried fish)
    • Soba making experience (Sat. / Sun.) (lunch) 11:00 to 12:30 (1,650 yen)
    • Rice with green tea and horse mackerel making experience (Fri.) (lunch) 11:00 to 12:30 (1,100 yen)
    • Wasabi dish cooking class (Wed.) The head chef will lecture on how to make dishes using wasabi produced in Amagi / 11:00 to 12:30 (1,650 yen)
    • Boiled alfonsino making class (Tue.) Let’s make soft and tasty dishes / 11:00 to 12:30 (1,870 yen)

     

    Let’s enjoy a romantic mood by joining the “Moon Watching Party”

     

    ■Information

     “Otsukimi Kaiseki (Moon Watching Party)” plan 2017,9,04 to 09 / 10,02 to 08, 11,01 to 07

    【Price】 One-night-stay with breakfast / 16,650 yen per person (two persons in one room) / 14,650 yen / (three persons) / 13,650 yen (four persons)

    ※Check in 14:00 / check out 10:30

    ※A Japanese room where one can see the sun rise and view the moon can be enjoyed, +5,000 yen, 150 yen must be paid to use the hot spring

    【Meal】dinner / Zendokoro “Sai” Moon Watching Plan / breakfast / Japanese food

     

    Tsuruya Kichijoji:http://www.tsuruya-kisshotei.com/

  • M.A.C JAPAN creates official Instagram account featuring popular model NANAMI!

    30.August.2017 | FASHION

    Creator of beauty trends M.A.C launched an official Instagram account named M.A.C JAPAN on Monday 28th August.

     M.A.C’s global Instagram account already has over 16,000 followers. The unique account contents boasts the best of Japan. It includes makeup looks, how-to guides, products, store information, goods and much more – there is a huge variety on the official account to enjoy.

    On Monday 28th August, the official account posted an image of the “hero visual”. This was modelled by eye model NANAMI. As part of NANAMI’s ambition to spread the concept of Japanese beauty, she is collaborating with M.A.C so please check out her modelling!

    The makeup for this collaboration is managed by M.A.C’s senior artist Rumiko Ikeda Harris. Red lips, a touch of red around the eyes and gloss – the red and white theme of this style reflects the representative colours of Japan.

    As a small teaser, M.A.C, their influencers and M.A.C artists got together to create “M.A.C masking tape” to celebrate the opening of their Instagram account. The masking tape promotion ran from Thursday 24th to Sunday 27th August. As a result, M.A.C successfully promoted their new look and boosted their Instagram account!

     

    We’ve heard that those who purchase M.A.C products from M.A.C stores nationwide, and those who follow the M.A.C JAPAN official Instagram account could get their hands on free M.A.C masking tape! Besides this, there is a campaign running, where those who use their hashtag and post on Instagram could receive popular lip products or a whole kit of lipsticks!

     

    Follow @MACCOSMETICSJAPAN to catch M.A.C JAPAN’s latest beauty trends!

     

     

    ■ Information

    M.A.C Cosmetics Japan Instagram
    @maccosmeticsjapan

    NANAMI Instagram
    @nanami023

     

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