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初めて熊野古道に行ってみたよ―その②伊勢神宮観光編

久しぶりの伊勢神宮参り

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最後に伊勢神宮に行ったのは20代初めのころ、関西方面に移動していった高校時代の友達の家に泊まりに行ってから、しばらく訪れてませんでした。約8年ぶりくらい!

現地(伊勢市駅付近)で紙媒体のMAPが配られていたんですが、外宮→内宮→おかげ横丁がおすすめ(?)ルートだそうで、今回はその通りに回ることになりました。
ちなみに以前行ったときは初めてだったんですが、私は全然知らなくて友達に外宮とおかげ横丁を案内してもらっただけでした。 Continue reading

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4 places that I want to Visit in Japan

This is a list of the places I want to visit.
I live in Tokyo, so it’s not really easy to visit.
I’ve been to Shibuya, Shinjuku, Ikebukuro, hakone, takaosan, Itsukushima shrine, kyoto, and Osaka.
But these place is a little bit about Japanese classic culture like Kyoto.
I hope one of them could make it to your list too.

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One Day Trip From Tokyo: Kawagoe aka Coedo

I’ve always wanted to visit Kawagoe lately.
Kawagoe has small old street. And it hasn’t changed  since the Edo period. The Edo period has ended 150years ago. So it means it hasn’t changed for more than 150 years. That’s a long time.

I had lived in the place where is 30 minutes away from Kawagoe, but I’ve never been there. I don’t know why, maybe I was too young, I wasn’t really interested about going somewhere.

Japanese government has been putting effort into  tourist industry these years, the guide or travel information is more detailed ever since.

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Housing Information in Tokyo

I’ve lived in 3 kinds of shared house, and have lived in the apartment which is owned by lease company for foreigner.
And I’m going to share the information about them.

Japanese housing system has kinda unique, I think.
If you want to borrow a room, you have to pay deposit called shikikin(敷金), sometimes you have to pay the gratuity fee called reikin(礼金). And you pay  the rent also. And if you want to renew the lease agreement, you have to pay renewal fee for 1 or 2 months rent.

So basically Japanese pay ridiculous amount of money to move into an apartment.
There’s some apartment that you don’t have to pay deposit or the gratuity fee. But you are going pay the cleaning fee in the end when you are moving out.

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