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Welcome Jakarta Lions Club to Japan!

Welcome to Shiga! The first group of Jakarta Lions Club arrived on 3rd October. They are saying our old-style Japanese house. From morning, they enjoyed making Onigiri (rice ball), Tatami, and writing brush yesterday. Tomorrow, they will perform Hyakunin Isshu Dance, the one of Japanese dance, and also their Indonesian dance at Omijingu Shrine Festival. …

Sunset at Lake Biwa

Where have you seen your last sunset? Sando and Petra, our visitors, experienced the sunset at the biggest lake in Japan, Lake Biwa. The colours were really beautiful so Sando and Petra could not stop taking photos.

Hifuri Matsuri

Hifuri Matsuri – a fire throwing festival is held every year on 15th August in Hino Town, Shiga. After a procession men try to throw torches on a pine tree. If a lot of them stay on the tree it is said that the upcoming harvest will be rich. It was very impressive to see …

Yosakoi Festival 2018 Ended

Yosakoi Festival 2018 ended but there will be a next time. We are looking forward to it and hope you also enjoyed our photos. Here are some from the last day of the festival. Get captivated by it and believe us it is worth a trip. Wownas, the company operating this Sato Home & Tour, …

Yosakoi Festival in Kochi

The Yosakoi Festival started and went on from 11th until 12th of August. Incredible‼️ – that’s the word to describe it. All dancers are giving their best.  You are not able to standstill when you listen to the beat, voices  and sound of Naruko (hand clappers) . By the way: Yosakoi Dance first came up at 1954 and is …

Exploring Kōchi Prefecture

One of famous big summer festival, Yosakoi Festival, is held in Kochi from 9th to 12th August. We are supporting international teams. We took a time to explore Kōchi Prefecture all day long yesterday. We even went to a hidden spot with an astonishing view😉  We enjoyed different kind of landscapes and Japan’s beautiful nature. Be …

10,000 Lantern Festival

From 3rd to 5th August a nice summer festival was held at Taga Shrine in Shiga region. 10,000 lantern festival – Do you want to count them? Have a look at the photos and enjoy it yourself next year!

Rosary Accessary Shop in Omihachiman

This post is continued from the previous post of Omihachiman short trip. There are the Sennari Tei famous as a Omi beef restaurant, cafe, and shops on the street paved with stones beside Hachiman-bori. We found that we can experience making an accessary at the shop Bijoux. The shop staff taught us that Prince Shotoku …

Hachiman-bori Canal in Omihachiman

Japan is in the rainy season right now. But yesterday was sunny! I and a staff visited Omihachiman. There is old town scenery remaining in Omihachiman and this place is usually used as a shooting location for films and historical dramas called Jidaigeki. The movies “Rurouni Kenshin” and “Nomitori Samurai” was shoot there. Also, yesterday …

Join a traditional “matsuri” (festival) this summer in Japan!

Hello! Don’t you want to join a traditional “matsuri” (festival) this summer in Japan? Anyone can participate in the festival, no matter what nationality you are. Are you living in outside of Japan? If you can come to Japan to participate in this festival, you can of course join! If you are interested in, please …