Walk an easy to access mountain near Tokyo – 丹沢 大山 Tanzawa-Oyama

大山(Oyama) is easy to access mountain in Kanagawa Prefecture. It takes just an hour from Shinjuku by train. There’re some shops and restaurants at the foot of the mountain. Also, there are some hot-springs so you can refresh after you enjoy to climb the mountain. Oyama means big mountain but the height of this mountain […]

Art is an Explosion – 川崎市岡本太郎美術館 Kawasaki-shi Taro Okamoto museum of Art

After we visited Kawasaki Nihon Minka-En, we went to the Taro Okamoto Museum of art.  He is one of the most famous artists in Japan. His saying is really well-known. “芸術は爆発だ(Art is an explosion).” This museum has a lot of his paintings and carvings. Also, there is a monument designed by Taro outside the museum. It is […]

Walking in Authentic Japan – 川崎市立日本民家園(Kawasaki Nihon Minka-En) Japan Open-air Folk House Museum

Last Sunday, I went to Nihon Minka-En in Kawasaki city with my wife. It took about  15 minutes on foot from 向ケ丘遊園(Mukogaoka-Yuen) station. There are a lot of Japanese traditional folk houses in this park. The price of the entrance fee for adults is 500yen. You can enter inside of some houses. When we entered […]