• Allen posted an update in the group Group logo of Rugby and 2019 World CupRugby and 2019 World Cup 2 years, 11 months ago

    Scouting report about Japan by Walsh Rugby Union. Check this report

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  • Allen posted an update in the group Group logo of Place to visitPlace to visit 2 years, 11 months ago

    Beautiful Matsumoto Castle, National Treasure of Japan!

    Matsumoto Castle is a National Treasure as the oldest extant five structure/six story castle in Japan. Its contrasting black and white, against the shining Japanese Alps makes for splendid scenery. You can go inside and climb up the steep stairs to the top floor. It’s located in Nagano p…[Read more]

  • Allen posted an update in the group Group logo of SakeSake 2 years, 11 months ago

    Hida Furukawa’s Sake: Josen Hourai (Seishu Hourai)

    Japanese embassies and consulates serve this Sake when they have events. This full-body, tasty vintage sake is reminiscent of the Hida culture, fostered by the drinking of warm sake to fend off the hard wintry weather.

  • Allen posted an update in the group Group logo of SakeSake 2 years, 11 months ago

    Hida Furukawa’s Sake, “Chogin Shizuku Horai”

    This super daiginjo was given an unprecedented score of 94 out of 100 by the International Taste & Quality Institute and bestowed with an “Exceptional” Superior Taste Award, a first for a Japanese rice wine. It was also awarded the Crystal Prestige Trophy by Monde Selection for receiving the Gold…[Read more]

  • Allen posted an update in the group Group logo of OnsenOnsen 2 years, 11 months ago

    Hida Takayama Hanaougi Iiyama Bettei

    This onsen hotel has two separate buildings. Big one and small cozy one. The small cozy department is called, “Iiyama Bettei”. Inside this Iiyama Bettei, there are three onsen facilities. Communal big bathroom, inside each room’s bath which is installed in a private garden and bathroom which can be reser…[Read more]

  • Allen posted an update in the group Group logo of SakeSake 2 years, 11 months ago

    One of the Hida Furukawa’s breweries, Watanabe brewery, participated in the International Wine Challenge (IWC) held in London. Watanabe brewery has a brand name called “Horai”. And it received “Great Value Award” at IWC. One worker at the brewery seems to be a westerner and English seems to be acceptable. If you want to buy some, why don’t you…[Read more]

  • Allen posted an update in the group Group logo of SakeSake 2 years, 11 months ago

    Hida Furukawa Sake Breweries.

    There are two Sake breweries in Hida Furukawa (Gifu prefecture), Kaba brewery and Watanabe brewery. The attached are the photos of the said two breweries. On each front entrance, there is a kind of ball, which is called Sakabayashi. Sakabayashi is made of leaves of Japanese cedar and the leaves are bundled in a…[Read more]

  • Allen posted an update in the group Group logo of MangaManga 2 years, 12 months ago

    Kimi no Nawa (Your Name) is a big hit in Japan. This film is a 2016 Japanese animated youth science fiction fantasy film written and directed by Makoto Shinkai, with animation by CoMix Wave Films and distributed by Toho. Mitsuha Miyamizu lives in a countryside and Hida Furukawa is one of the model towns of the countryside depicted in the film.…[Read more]

  • Allen posted an update in the group Group logo of Place to visitPlace to visit 2 years, 12 months ago

    Ueno Park is one of Japan’s first parks. It was established by Cabinet decree in 1873. This area was once the grounds of Toeizan Kaneiji Temple during
    the Edo era. After the Meiji Restoration, the land became government property. It was eventually donated to Tokyo City by imperial grant after a period under administration by the Imperial H…[Read more]

  • Allen posted an update in the group Group logo of Place to visitPlace to visit 2 years, 12 months ago

    Other Sankeien photos. When you visit Yokohama, it is worth visiting Sankeien.

  • Allen posted an update in the group Group logo of Place to visitPlace to visit 2 years, 12 months ago

    Yokohama Sankeien. Silk tycoon in Meiji era bought many traditional Japanese houses and created this huge park. There are some tea-ceremony houses and occasionally, tea-ceremonies are held in this Sankeien.

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    This site will be better, I think

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