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A closer look into voluntary organization for disaster prevention

Voluntary organizations for disaster prevention play a vital role within your local community for the purpose of protecting our own cities, towns, and neighborhood during a natural disaster. In this episode, we will take a closer look into the functions and regular activities of our local voluntary organization for disaster prevention.

Aizuwakamatsu in Fukushima Prefecture

The Aizu-kogen Highlands is located in the southwestern part of Fukushima Prefecture. It is a resort area dotted with nature parks, leisure facilities, and hot springs nestled along the crystal clear Tadami-gawa River, which flows through the Oku-Aizu area, and its tributaries, the Ina-gawa and Hinoe-mata-gawa rivers. Tourists flock to this popular resort area to enjoy outdoor activities all year round, including sightseeing in the scenic Oze area, fishing in mountain streams from spring to fall, as well as skiing in winter.The Hinoe-mata-mura Village is famous for the Oze ponds and meadows, legends about fleeing Heike warriors, and the Hinoe-mata Kabuki (a form of traditional Japanese theater) that has been passed down from generation to generation since the Edo Period and is performed as a dedicatory kabuki play a few times a year even now. Buckwheat for use in soba noodles is widely cultivated, and every year in late fall the Shin-Soba-matsuri Festival (New Soba Noodle Festival) is held at the Oze-no-Sato Exchange Center to celebrate the harvest of the buckwheat crop. The village has a number of facilities, including a hot spring with an abundant supply of hot water, and a swimming pool. A sauna is also available, which visitors may use while wearing swimsuits.

An Oyster Hut Excursion in Itoshima

Get your winter BBQ on at an oyster hut right on the waterfront. The beautiful harbor of Shimafunakoshi in Itoshima has 8 huts seating over 1000. http://japantravel.com/permalink/16880 Read more from Tristan Scholze: http://japantravel.com/author/tristan.scholze/profile

Breakfast View at the Sea Hawk

This morning view timelapse from the Hilton Fukuoka Sea Hawk on the 34th floor looks east across the Yafuoku! Dome and the city.  http://japantravel.com/permalink/18391 Read more from Tristan Scholze: http://japantravel.com/author/tristan.scholze/profile Music: “Five Stars” by Mike Nowa (http://www.melodyloops.com/support/full-license/) http://www.melodyloops.com/music/free/

Bringing Public-Private Sectors and Pokemon Together Ahead of Decision on Host Country in November!

The Government of Japan and the Japan World Expo 2025 Committee (hereinafter “the Committee”) have been conducting activities at home and abroad seeking to host the World Expo 2025. From July 21, the Committee took the initiative to begin an event-oriented campaign in which Pokemon, one of the Committee’s “Special Envoys (Mascot Characters),” boosts bidding […]

By Fukuoka Water-bus, Fuku-haku Minato Deai Boat. let’s go to Nokonoshima Island!

A water-bus, Fuku-haku Minato Deai Boat which departs from and arrives at Tenjin Central Park in the center of Fukuoka City and Nokonoshima Island where nature in four seasons and delicious specialties can be enjoyed will be introduced.

Daisetsu-zan, Hokkaido

Asahikawa is located almost in the center of Hokkaido, and is the second largest city in the prefecture after Sapporo. The city is full of natural splendor, with the magnificent Mt. Daisetsu-zan in the background and 120 rivers flowing through it. It is also the gateway for tourism to Soun Gorge and the Furano area. Asahikawa's thriving art world has led it to be called a town for art. Sculptures that made a famous sculptor dot the shopping park along Heiwa-dori Avenue, the road that leads straight from Asahikawa Station.Situated on a hill overlooking the town, the Hokkaido Traditional Arts and Crafts Village is full of buildings resembling castles from the Middle Ages in Europe, and has the atmosphere of an amusement park. There is a gallery of works made using the world-famous Yukara-ori, the traditional textile fabric of Hokkaido, from which you can get a better understanding of traditional Japanese fabric.

Discover the Diamond Route in Japan

Rich history and culture, exquisite nature, amazing food and invigorating outdoor sports await when you discover the Diamond Route. Fukushima, Tochigi and Ibaraki Prefectures are full of sparkling treasures that await your visit. Learn more at www.diamondroutejapan.com

Drone shooting – Akizuki Spa Ryokan “Seiryuan” in Asakura City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Drone shooting – Akizuki Spa Ryokan “Seiryuan” in Asakura City, Fukuoka Prefecture Video Source: dragonflyservice

Enjoy my Japan – User-customized videos introduce some of Japan’s best tourist attractions

Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) has inaugurated a global-scale, multilingual campaign entitled “Enjoy my Japan.” The campaign seeks to entice long-haul travelers to visit Japan and explore the country beyond the well-known popular attractions, and immerse themselves more fully in the rich depths of Japanese nature and culture that exist off the beaten tourist path. […]

Fukuoka Asia Medical Support Center

Fukuoka Asia Medical Support Center, assisting foreigners who feel uneasy with language seeking consultations in hospitals in Fukuoka Prefecture. We have telephone and dispatch interpretation services for English / Chinese / Korean, as well as a general consultation window. Please feel free to contact us.

Fukuoka at the Crossroads of Asia

As the business hub of Kyushu, Fukuoka Prefecture is known locally as the gateway to Asia, and is arguably the most well positioned region for future business growth in Japan and Asia. We welcome you to come to Fukuoka and explore the unlimited business opportunities available for your company in this dynamic and strategic location.

Fukuoka prefecture promotion video

SUiTO FUKUOKA’s staff, Vanessa, starred in the promotional video for Fukuoka prefecture’s tourism. We hope you will want to come visit us after seeing this video ! We are looking forward to seeing you !

Fukuoka Yokamon Hiroba

Fukuoka Prefectural Government Building’s 11th floor got a make-over and re-opened in April this year as “Fukuoka Yokamon Hiroba.” In this episode, we introduce you to this gathering place for Fukuoka’s specialty crafts, tourism, and various other items of interests. Filled with a ton of attractions, Fukuoka Yokamon Hiroba is a fun place to watch, […]

Fukuoka’s Keya Beach is the jewel of the Itoshima Peninsula.

Fukuoka's Keya Beach is the jewel of the Itoshima Peninsula. Beach houses, clear waters, and clean sand grace this bay retreat. http://japantravel.com/permalink/14315 Read more from Tristan Scholze: http://japantravel.com/author/tristan.scholze/profile

Go Tohoku: The “hidden gem” located in the northern part of Japan

Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) New York Office released the digital mini-series “Go: Tohoku” to promote Tohoku region to the U.S. market, the “hidden gem” located in the northern part of Japan. The videos filmed documentary-style showcase four American influencers exploring the breath-taking natural landscapes, learning about rich local history, and their fascination of the […]

Greenpia Yame: Shall we try forest therapy?

A walk with a guide in the woods at Greenpia Yame which is designated as a “forest therapy base” in Yame City. In addition, a boxed lunch using Yame’s ingredients after relaxation in the woods.

Hakata Gion Yamakasa in Fukuoka

Hakata is a district located in Hakata-ku in Fukuoka City, east of the Naka-gawa River, and is one of the central areas of Fukuoka, the largest city on Kyushu. Fukuoka City is a town that has developed on both sides of the Naka-gawa River, since Kuroda Nagamasa, a general of the samurai army in the 17th century, constructed Fukuoka Castle there. The eastern side of the river has developed as Hakata, a merchant town, while the western side developed as Fukuoka, a castle town. Recently, with an influx of tourists from other Asian countries, the city has also become international. Around Hakata Station, lots of office buildings are rising, and restaurants and hotels stand close together. After Canal City, a large-scale compound institution, was constructed, the city has become vitalized as a commercial town again. That the restaurants cluster together, which provide the most delicious dishes at the lowest price you can have only in Hakata, is a characteristic of this area, and young and old flock here together.