Gentle popping and sizzling sounds greet the ears in the 150-year-old traditional-style house, where visitors are enveloped by the warmth coming from a wood stove. The ceiling rises 10 meters high above the grand shiny-black pillars and beams.
Satoyama Jujo is a hot-spring hotel that opened in 2014 in Minami-Uonuma, Niigata Prefecture, a renowned production area of rice. The hotel, which also welcomes a constant stream of foreign guests, has a restaurant called Sanaburi, whose popular dishes feature vegetables and edible wild plants.
Kis-My-Ft2 will hold a dome tour called 'Kis-My-Ft2 DOME CONCERT 2018' in December.
The last time the groups held a winter dome tour was five years ago. For their upcoming tour, they are scheduled to perform two shows in Osaka and two shows in Tokyo. Their official fan club is currently accepting applications for tickets.
The CM for Yuzu and Nippon Seimei's collaborative project 'Yuzu 2018 Project with Nippon Seimei' has been revealed.
The CM was shot at Isezaki Mall in Yokohama City with the 2,018 new members that Yuzu recruited. In it, they all sing the duo's new song "Uta Yell" to cheer on the Japanese national team in the 2018 Winter Olympics.
YAMAGATA--Skiers and snowboarders paused on their runs down the mountain as glimpses of "juhyo" ice monsters sent shivers down their spine at the renowned Zao Onsen ski resort here on Jan. 20.
Vacationers enjoyed the spectacle of enormous, glittering trees covered in hoarfrost and ice against the deep blue sky as they descended on skis and snowboards.
INUYAMA, Aichi -- The annual bonfire for Yakushima macaques at the Japan Monkey Centre here was shown to the press on Dec. 21, as a troop of monkeys sat by the fire to keep warm.
Some 150 monkeys flocked to the fire at the "Monkey Valley" exhibition area as soon as the staff set some scrap wood alight. They seemed to be enjoying the warmth, turning their bellies toward the fire and placing their hands over the flames. The monkeys then munched on sweet potatoes that had been baked in the fire.
Masahiro Kasahara, proprietor of Japanese cuisine restaurant Sanpi-Ryoron in Tokyo's Ebisu district, had an initial goal of turning just 10 percent of his customers into die-hard fans.
The popularity of his dishes has soared. And the 45-year-old chef continues to communicate the joy of cooking through television, radio and magazines.
SODEGAURA, Chiba -- The annual winter light display at the "Country Farm Tokyo German Village" kicked off here on Nov. 1, and will continue shining brightly in the evenings until April 8, 2018.
Consisting of about 3 million light bulbs in total -- roughly 500,000 more than last year -- this year's display at the popular tourist attraction is based on a "fairy tale" theme.