Find Japanese Traditional Houses at “Nihon Minka-en (Japan Open-air Folk House Museum) “

Nihon Minka-en (Japan Open-air Folk House Museum) is an outdoor museum which displays Japanese old houses in Kawasaki-city, in the Kanagawa Prefecture next to Tokyo. It has 25 traditional old houses from the Kawasaki area and East Japan. You can see many types of local houses such as farmhouses from a snowfall area or residence…

Totoro’s Forest Hiking Trip!

As a fan of the Ghibli movie “My Neighbor Totoro,” I made a hiking trip to Totoro’s Forest (Totoro no Mori) located at Sayama Hill, Tokorozawa, Saitama about 1 hour train ride away from Tokyo. Here you have a chance to see real life scenes that were inspired by Oscar winning animated film maker Hayao…