No.66 [DISCOVERY] Along the Tobishima route

The Inland Sea seen from Kenmin-no-hama Beach on Kamagari Island.   Less well-known than the Shimanami Kaido, this route allows you to revel in the beauty of the Seto Inland Sea. The view from Mt Noro, near Kure City in Hiroshima Prefecture, is constantly changing. Islands appear, vanish and re[...]

No65 [TRAVEL] The subtle charm of miyazaki

Situated on the island of kyushu, at the southern end of the archipelago, this region is brimming with treasures crying out to be discovered. In the region of Miyazaki, situated in the south-east of the island of Kyushu, terraced rice paddies follow the coastline as far as the eye can see. The air i[...]

No64 [EXPLORATION] Niigata, the kingdom of sake

Niigata Prefecture is home to the largest number of breweries in Japan, with some 90 companies. Rice produced in Niigata is considered to be the best in the country.   It’s 9.40 a.m. on this particular Saturday, in the port city of Niigata, situated on the Sea of Japan coastline. In front of [...]

No63 [DISCOVERY] In the land of the matagi

In the north-west of the country, traditional hunters are trying to preserve their know-how by welcoming women. In this part of Japan, it snows abundantly and you need great expertise to get from one place to another.   As soon as he gets out of his vehicle and casts an eye up the side of the m[...]

No62 Sharing experiences in Iida

students from iNsEAd were able to discover an unexpected side to Japan while on a trip to iida.) Staying with a resident is one of the best ways to learn about the country. in mrs aGemaTSu Tae’s home.   It’s in small cities like ours that you can really discover the heart of Japan,” boast[...]

No61 An escape called chichibu

Fewer than 100 km from the centre of the capital, this region has everything to satisfy all your senses. The colourful decorations of the Chichibu-jinja Shrine resemble those of the Nikko Shrine in many respects.   The city of Tokyo is known for its dynamism, but also for the accompanying stres[...]

No60 Hanami : Japan’s fleeting beauties

Every year, the Japanese wait impatiently for the brief moment they are able to delight in the cherry blossom. People gather along the banks of the Kyobashi River in Hiroshima to contemplate this fleeting beauty.   Japan is in the grip of cherry blossom fever once again. As the blossom front sw[...]

[DISCOVERY] in the east, the call of nature

The Shiretoko Peninsula has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2005.   Nature lovers and travellers in search of wild landscapes will find their hearts desire in Hokkaido. Whatever the season you choose to travel to Hokkaido, you can be sure that nature will be clothed in her finest attire[...]
The Ishinomori Manga Museum

[TRAVEL] Journey to the land of manga

The Ishinomori Manga Museum, also known as the Ishinomaki Mangattan Museum, has some wonderful surprises for lovers of the work of Cyborg 009’s creator. A tour around Japan on the trail of comic book heroes is easily arranged. There are many good reasons to visit Japan. You could be captivated by [...]
p16 Travel DISCOVERYKagura's affinity with Hiroshima

No57 [DISCOVERY] Kagura’s affinity with Hiroshima

The monster and the umbrella seller, performed by the Yokota Kagura troupe.   This theatrical art form intended to entertain the gods is particularly wellestablished in this still very rural region. Climbing the lantern-lit steps to Waseda Jinja, a small Shinto shrine on the outskirts of Hirosh[...]