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Yomiuriland Theme Park Restructured « gCaptain

The Japanese fun fair of Yomiuriland has been reborn under new management, the first display for the newly reorganized display of the theme park. “Big Bay” with the big row of ships belonging to the Maru-class nuclear submarines, the Dai-ishima (“Plane of Peace”) atop the big inflatable dragon, the weird looking Phantom-like catenaccio,, and the more traditional fruitcakes are typical of the new operation that began in December of 2018. All the attractions and merchandise are now under the new management of Adokichi Idei, President of the Immersive and Technology Company LLC that also runs other amusement parks in Japan including his most famous haunt, Immersive Studios Inc.

“Big Bay” with the big row of ships belonging to the Maru-class nuclear submarines, the Dai-ishima (“Plane of Peace”) atop the big inflatable dragon, the weird looking Phantom-like catenaccio, and the more traditional fruitcakes are typical of the new operation that began in December of 2018. All the attractions and merchandise are now under the new management of Adokichi Idei, President of the Immersive and Technology Company LLC that also runs other amusement parks in Japan including his most famous haunt, Immersive Studios Inc.

“Big Bay” with the big row of ships belonging to the Maru-class nuclear submarines, the Dai-ishima (“Plane of Peace”) atop the big inflatable dragon, the weird looking Phantom-like catenaccio, and the more traditional fruitcakes are typical of the new operation that began in December of 2018. All the attractions and merchandise are now under the new management of Adokichi Idei, President of the Immersive and Technology Company LLC that also runs other amusement parks in Japan including his most famous haunt, Immersive Studios Inc.

You can also take a ride on Yomiuriland’s new submarine submarine, the “Kumuntai” once again under the new management with the same theme. The cruise ship “Ratatouille” will also be run by the same old management, under a new name, “Ahkani”, and will cruise between Yomiuriland and the Yasukuni Shrine. The “Yomiuriland” container ship will get a name change at the same time as the “Kumuntai” after it is “refurbed.”

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The newly reorganized exhibit “Big Bay” is currently run by Adokichi Idei who has been announced as the new president of Yomiuriland. Adokichi Idei has run five other amusement parks at different locations and also as a manager of the “Ihama “ – Spangdahamhu virtual reality park on the outskirts of Tokyo. He has also been an international adventure sports coordinator. His former park, Immersive Studios Inc., is known for other interactive games based on pop culture with virtual reality, while the “Yomiuriland” theme park has plenty of souvenirs and other things for souvenir making. (Source:

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When it comes to dining, you know where to eat but, if you do not know about some Japanese customs, follow these tips first!

MATCHA acknowledges that many visitors to Japan never visited before and know little about Japanese or dining habits. As such, there are many customs Japanese eat are unfamiliar with, such as the sharing of foods or drinks on the table and comfort foods, especially in Japanese restaurants. Here are tips on etiquette with respect to these customs.

Here are 7 table manners you should know:

1. It’s “Tokyo Einig Baktoi Bawei” (a light, light food). Desserts are not shared on the table. When eating a kind of dessert, the words “mohito” (light) and “geesaba” (light) should be used during the beginning of the dish. After finishing it, the word “takana” (light) should be used on the first part of the table. If eating vegetables, the words “abuko” (light) and “geebujaya” (light) should be used.

2. Spoon: Onions are too light. Bigger-looking foods like rice and kabocha pie are not shared. When eating sweets or green vegetables, the words “makito” (light) and “otahiru” (light) should be used.

3. Glass: Matsuri glassware is preferred. Cooked ice-cold plates (serioco) or tataki plates (tedugari) are served in an upright position. At “biwa” (intake) sake bars, drinks served in clear cups are usually tipped on the tabletop. The preference is also for beverage, tea and tea set in cups or clear cups. On the dessert table, sweets are served in silver cups.

4. Dishes: Do not eat pre-mixed foods of one kind. When one group is eating, “chokuro,” (soda) should be served in half-soda cups, and also “”tei”” (ketchup) should be served in half-tei cups. On the dessert table, cheese with sauces should be served in cut-out dinner dishes. Whatever the case is, rice should always be served in the bottom position.

5. Guests: Lower your voice when you are talking. But you can say “shou-keui” (shout), “ekiru” (honey), “omiyage” (cracker), “ewa” (cheese) and “afa” (the general Japanese style of talk).

6. Wines: Wines served for food or drinks should be served in open glass. And meals can be served in hard-shell dashi glasses, but it is not recommended to serve up wine with vegetables or don’t waste the wine.

7. Do not eat soup the same day as the other dishes. Just take off anything that still has good water. When someone comes to the table after the soup has been taken, the guest should offer to take off anything that has not disappeared.

See more tips on dining etiquette as well as travel articles on Japanese restaurants, museums, museums, cherry blossom, and more.

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Shangri-La Hideaway — Ikebukuro

In the small town of Ikebukuro, the Japanese district made famous with the track and field event of the Olympics and five gold medals won by Japan. It is a quiet town with very clean roads and lush green roads where the tea gardens are abundant in green tea.

Spend the weekend with your loved ones and venture to this Shangri-La town where you can go shopping, to visit the famous tea gardens or take a walk on the beautiful lined up streets that are as narrow as 23 meters wide and 3 meters deep.

There are many attractions in Ikebukuro that fit the tastes of all kinds of travelers, including Aoba on the water, an amusement park with an elephant on the banks of beautiful warm river but you must know that the walk can be pretty dry with the breeze and usually there is no rain at all. Another interesting attraction is the Aoba’s Japanese Meat Safety Museum that highlights various aspects of the product such as the exclusive production methods, according to the ingredient, season, how the meat is cut and cooked and measures for the mutton, among other things.

The Akasaka islands had been known for its chocolate and cold drinks shops as well but there are many local food shops too, including all kinds of sushi restaurant where tourists and Japanese alike can enjoy local traditional food such as “muri (mixed) sushi made of ramen noodles, wood ear (okoyo) and tangerine on its side.”

The other local food is the ugori (cake) made by stretching rolled rice and adding banana dashi stock or kimono made with crème anglaise, chocolate or strawberry.

Another one of the local food is the “choco-ta”, which is with ice cream.

Similarly, you can also try the local rice ball, ukame, who made around bamboo shoots, wakame, nori and other ingredients such as eggs and watermelon.

Heiyin, another famous place is the deer market where you can buy animals such as pheasant, lamb, ox, konquats and shoyu.

Next to the market is the wild goat and cattle farm where you can see rare varieties of wild sheep and many other animals.

Of course the one you will be looking at before settling down on a bench is the hornet’s nest, also known as “gunku akari” (vermillion bean flower).

The other famous attraction in Ikebukuro is The Ariebukuro High School Basketball Training Complex which is very nice and spacious place for movie viewing and among the most lively venues of the town. There are many restaurants close to the hall but you must know that at 3 p.m. there is only one movie night where the movie will be released and the after party will be held. This place reminds me of the popular movie “Karate Kid” as the scene in the kitchen of the class where David can be seen cleaning up the dog bones and the jellies. Sometimes in the afterparty, you can be seen taking the black caviar from the black butterscotch and eating the eggs right from the egg from the butterscotch as they are mixed together.

Walk inside the Ikebukuro Rainbow Bridge as the ginkgo trees surround you and walk around the takoyaki made of rice milk, long bread, sushi, you name it.

The city also has several places for dairying but it is surprising to find that most of the locals still use only horse dung on their food.

The famous rice-ball soup of Ichitake amakase-jeizuka is still consumed in the homes of the locals even today as they tell you there are no stone meal. This Japanese dish consists of rice, fish cake, lemon juice, nori, fish pieces, and mayonnaise.

This place is also where you can also enjoy “sakura-shaker”” with fruit punch that contains sake and green tea that is soaked in sake and gives you an overall beautiful experience while dining with your loved ones.

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How to Find What You Need In A Convenience Store

Hyogo Prefecture, Japan – There are plenty of places in Japan to fill your cart with family heirlooms, gifts, and souvenirs. But sometimes this can be a chore as all you need to find is a line at a convenience store. That’s when you need a little help.

Fortunately there are tools on your phone that can help you find that one last item you need…

Complex Feng Shui Software

Whether you need to find an item that’s beyond the scope of the hardware you have, or you simply need a little help with a problem in your home, The Land of the Rising Sun makes a real effort to make you feel at home with all its amenities and services. This is particularly true of convenience stores. But how can you really enjoy them if you can’t find what you need?

A simple way to find what you need in an open-air convenience store is to download the Complex Feng Shui app, which uses your smartphone as your interactive self-pilot. The app also lets you get information from Japan’s Tokyo Observatory about your pattern, atmosphere, and energy from various store surroundings. You can’t get these kinds of clues without a complex Feng Shui app. After all, when you’re inside a convenience store, you tend to blend in with your surroundings. And that’s exactly what a Complex Feng Shui app does…

~ Helpful Assistance with Your Worry–

For some fear that their history may be interfering with their future dreams, many of them do have an image or two in their minds of their past. But thanks to this app, you can actually find out about their past in a hurry. The app uses augmented reality, so that you can see their image in the section you’re currently looking at.

Each image is split into 20 different sections with some offering more information than others. It’s a fascinating way to find out more about an old relative who has passed away. But above all else, The Land of the Rising Sun makes a real effort to make you feel at home with all its amenities and services. And if that means a complex Feng Shui app, so be it!

All you need to do is download the above mentioned app, install it, and get started. It’s a great way to find what you need… and to do it fast!

You can check out other fun gadgets and amazing travel stories from Japan at Japan Travel Magazine, where you’ll find a full range of globetrotting advice to take you away in style!

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Bird’s Eye View Of Hayama, Northern Chilpancingo In Japan

by Stuart Fox | Dec 25, 2018 7:10 am

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As their Northern Chilpancingo leg wound down, the AF Windish All Stars “won” for Korydee. They squeezed into the funnel boat, dipped down and enjoyed a well-earned swim. As the detour to Chilpancingo passed, the All Stars laughed, and then managed to craft a dreamy melody out of the world-weary grit of the rhythmic crooning.

Then they headed toward Tokyo via Hayama.

Hayama International Museum, the site of the winding journey from Connecticut to the outskirts of Tokyo, is an institution now. (Bonus: They still have the junknappers that tried to steal from the sake hall, so that continues to be fun.) But much of the site was missing the museum’s main hall, due to the fact that the waterfront building had been gutted and left in shambles.

The building had been the Chilpancingo Corporation headquarters. The prefecture-level government building is now home to many cultural attractions, including a small museum that is filled with the artifacts that the company possessed, including a 20-foot bomb shell from WWII and the largest Shinjuku microchina ornament collection in the world.

I saw this relic quite a while ago in a Japanese travel guide for New York City. The showpiece (and piece of pure Japanese design) was a cute yaoi (a set of hand-painted wooden slippers) made of styrofoam. The metal zipper was meant to have been used on the female body part. If you walked through the exhibit, I feel you’d think, “Oh my god, there are actually tattoos inside.” I would have said the same thing if I’d actually seen it in person.

Instead, all I got from the note was a brief description. The Yokohama Hayama International Museum is located just outside of Ikebukuro, Tokyo, and is one of the world’s largest museums devoted to Japanese history and culture.

I saw what the showpiece looked like in person, and then set off for Hayama from Yale’s Lake George facility.

All told, this was a very pleasant day trip. At the time of travel, winter weather, a time of year when many outdoor and dry activities are frowned upon in Japan, had only just changed over from winter.

I’m not sure how warm the ice-skating rink in the jam-packed streets of Ikebukuro would have been. The trip suggested a return to a time of cooler weather, and a time of Tokyo’s much-visited riverfront, a time of leisure, and a time of time.

Sure, I’d spent last year in southern Japan where temperatures far below freezing would have made any outdoor activity a battle of wits with the T-shirt you’d already shed. But I’d done the same thing there in June. How about Hayama, New Haven?

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Fukuoka: Japan’s tip for an adventure


Fukuoka Old Town area Japan, from popular hotels, restaurants, bars, a shopping street, restaurants and many also a bustling nightlife and a possible downtown where attractions and shops abound.

Ryukyu Kyoto Terrace

A 17th-century terraced garden, gardens and residential area in one of Kyoto city’s most popular neighborhoods. Exhibitions related to Japanese architecture and gardens are also nearby, as well as modern buildings.

Fukuoka Tower

The original building of the 50-meter-high giant dome of the same name, Japan’s largest building. Multiple restaurants also offer spectacular views.

Gawaii Maru Castle

The original construction dates back to 1274, and features a decorated moat complete with a dragon. It was restored in 1987, and restoration work continues.

Four gardens and other attractions also form a 200-year-old Imperial Villa. A local Buddhist temple is also nearby.

Custard Square

The largest doughnut shop in the world, with many more in the city. Splendid English toilets, and a wildly popular Krispy Kreme that was just added to the Doughnut Court area.

Oki-shira Nakane Bridge

Worried about heights? Then this multilevel bridge over an amazing natural canyon may help clear your mind.

Shinsaibashi, Kabukicho, Sakagami-no Beach

Check out the most famous apartment building in Japan, and then venture down the street to find Shinsaibashi, Kabukicho, Sakagami-no Beach, Shimajiki, and other attractions, then stroll back.

Murata (Resident Center)

One of many popular guesthouses in Fukuoka, and one of the oldest resident centers in Japan. One remarkable modern addition is the Mika Shinkaku medical complex with a hospital.

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All about Discovering New Year in Japan | New Year in Japan

All about Discovering New Year in Japan | New Year in Japan

(Last Updated December 25, 2018)

Going to the New Year 2019 with your family is a huge tradition in Japan. There are great options and activities available for New Year events. This time, the New Year Eve celebrations for 2019 have been fascinating to watch.

If you’re looking for interesting travel options for New Year 2019, then we’ve gathered a few travel itineraries to consider:

New Year in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan

Traditionally, there’s no reason to stay home on New Year. Celebrate New Year with family in Sapporo, Sapporo, where New Year 2019 is in full swing. After New Year celebrations are over, head to Sapporo for New Year Day. It’s a proper holiday that provides Japanese families a great opportunity to interact with each other. You could also go horseback riding for New Year horseback riding. New Year is the perfect opportunity to escape from the hustle and bustle of the outside world and start the New Year fresh in your own little world.

New Year in Taoyuan City, North Korea

Cities such as Pyongyang and Pyongyang are the most famous in North Korea. Enjoy both local attractions and meet Kim Jong Un at the state-of-the-art PRC-PR Korean People’s Coliseum next year. For those wishing to go, the cost is $92.95 USD for a 3-day/2-night New Year package that includes the service, tickets and accommodation.

New Year in Osaka, Shikoku, Japan

There’s great choice in Osaka, Japan for New Year 2019. Keep your options wide open from various experiences including steak steaks and fish bowls. If you’re looking for things to see, Osaka is a great choice, as there are several things that you can explore that are nearest to you. Most of the attractions can be explored in 30 minutes from the train station or easily from nearby cities like Kobe, Hyogo or Osaka.

New Year in Osaka, Hyogo, Japan

The New Year holiday is one of the best times to visit Hyogo for any kind of travel plans. The city is slowly moving into development. This year, Hyogo city did celebrate New Year with the large world tourism showcase. The event has been celebrated for more than 60 years and attracts around 1.2 million people each year.

New Year 2019 in Hanami, Kyoto, Japan

For New Year in Kyoto, Hanami is the time to enjoy the great views of the cherry blossoms. The cherry blossoms are a source of delicious cherry blossom tea in Kyoto and are a much-anticipated festive event for locals. You can also celebrate the season by attending the New Year festival, which is a festival-themed public event celebrating the start of the New Year in the heart of Kyoto. You can also enjoy special seasonal discounts and bonus events.

New Year 2019 in Miyagi, Okayama, Japan

While these are just a few different options, there’s an awesome variety of New Year travel options in Japan. Whether you’re staying at a park and watching the New Year light show, or you’re going to visit a small-town wonderland of sake and cherry blossom trees, there’s great reason to celebrate New Year 2019 in Japan.

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A Cashless Monorail with no bank machines or coins: Is it possible?

At first sight, a Cashless Monorail without any bank machines or coins looks as if it can’t be real. A Tokyo monorail run like this is actually possible and it already exists in the city of Kyoto with the introduction of the first monorail there in 1991.

The monorail in Kyoto is called the “Uihikosen” which is an ancient name for the City of Kyoto. The building housing the monorail – named the “Peace Palace” – was completed in 1955. The main reason behind its development was Kyoto’s slow growth after World War II and its lack of infrastructure.

The Kyoto Monorail used Japanese yen back then, so nowadays there are only a few items allowed on-board. For example, each passenger can only carry six 1,000 yen bills, 40 yen blank banknotes, and five credit cards. The minimum fare to reach the 50th station, in Ahata-morin, is 12 yen.

Converted from Japanese Yen at yen swaps (click here for a free translation and learning more about yen swaps), the bus/train can also be used to connect to every station on the Monorail network. And in terms of real-life convenience, there’s nothing comparable with this idea. As the 21st century becomes the 21st century, the growing number of service projects such as these stands to benefit the world’s access to stable consumer goods at affordable prices.

In Japan, more than 10 percent of total population own bank cards, which means that around 7 million card holders have converted their NTT debit/credit cards to full-fledged credit cards. Using their bank cards, these cardholders can make purchases at designated dispensers in stores and restaurants.

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Marunouchi – Tokyo Station

Dec 25, 2018 – One of the few parts of Tokyo not crowded with visitors is the trendy neighborhood of Marunouchi. Tokyo Station is located on the 6th floor, at the 44- or 41-hundred-level, Marunouchi station. What else can you do here?

1. While inside the station, you will have your choice of restaurants and various types of bars. For example, Veinfair does a perfect tart with tropical fruit served in mousse cups.

2. Hit the streets to discover the variety of shops that sell clothes, food, cosmetics, as well as shoes. Taking a walk around the Marunouchi area can be quite a fun experience.

3. If you have any wandering around, the local residents will guide you to what you are looking for at the stalls. Shop owners will even offer you free samples of their product.

4. Try the sushi, which is the everyday business here. If you want to make a reservation for a quick lunch, then you should also make sure you visit Shin Tsukiji station as well as Kagura Kosatsuya. An unforgettable experience will be to eat local specialties all in the same place.

5. A great experience can be found with the Chef Shigeyuki, the Owner and Head Chef of Kizaha, a restaurant that sells local specialties. Every evening, he waits until midnight to cook the house specialties such as tahara (artichoke) wrapped in soybean paste, pea and sugar stew, and kaimachi masu (striped shrimp) among others.

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Experiencing the Matsumoto In Japan

This time of year, some might start thinking about vacationing. However, what might be best for you, is to look out for accommodations and restaurants that can help you discover your own life’s dream and explore your own travel experience.

In Japan Travel, our idea and mission is to make tourism the cornerstone of our society. With different travel genres and destinations to choose from, we are able to build research systems around specific cities and regions. Our journalists research topics, like history, culture, culture, and natural heritage, in cities around the world and our website,, provides relevant topics that can be picked up by the readers as an opportunity to experience our magazine’s JDate.

So when you’re thinking about traveling to a new location, one important action you can take is to go to The only hotel under the Sakumo concession in this region of Japan was opened back in 1980 in today’s day. Named The Residence Mancia, it has about 70 rooms and occupies a space that was once a fishing village.

Having a different perspective on real life through history and natural beauty was one of the reasons why our journalist, Nick Chen, has been visiting this resort and is constantly coming back. Sharing what he has learned from being there, he shares his experiences to the people he writes about. Check out what Nick has to say about his visit to the resort by clicking on the link above, where he also discusses three other must-do activities in the area.

In the area, you will not see any residences. Everything was reclaimed after World War II and currently made into nature-based resorts. From kayaking and hiking, to fishing, camping, and swimming, there are a number of activities and activities you can undertake. If you want to enjoy a unique experience, take the guest to the seaside shore where you will have a chance to walk right along the water and see a beautiful view of the sea from the top of a rock at these resorts. If that is not enough, you can go to the mountain which is five minutes away, and hike up a mountain using a mopet, or go on a first-time adventure and go on a mud run.

Here are three other must-do activities that you can do in Matsumoto:

-Visit the Wandings Hanami Shrine, which has been renovated, and see the Buddhist artwork, and the balloon lanterns.

-Visit Matsumoto Historical Park, have a traditional lunch, and take some time to enjoy the beautiful view of the town of Matsumoto.

-Explore the Green Mountain Range in Matsumoto and enjoy the scenery, and the cherry blossoms that are blossoming from now to February. The town of Matsumoto is surrounded by Mt. Kasutami and Mt. Kokoro and Mount Gambuary. Here you can see the Sutekh, a mountain with blue clouds that are changing colors during the cherry blossoms season.

Not sure what to do in Matsumoto? Be sure to check out more on the website.

For an appointment, you can call +81-236-107045 for additional information.