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A Visit to the Land where Japan prouds itself on Japanese litereture to the rest of the world

Yokohama, Kawasaki 18h30m

This course gives a spotlight to Japanese novelists, such as Yasunari Kawabata, Soseki Natsume, and Mori Ogai, who have a lot of funs all over the world. This trip takes you to places where they actually lived and spent time, and aslo to places where their stories are set. This is a recommended short trip for those who are interested in Japanese literature.

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Mori Ogai Memorial Museum

Sendagi, Bunkyo-ku is where Ogai spent almost half of his life.This momorial museum stands on the site of Kancho-Ro where he spent his last years, from 1982 to 1922. He is well known as a novelist, drama writer, translator,reviewer and army doctor. He had such vast acquaintances with the intellectural people that we are able to know his great personarity.

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Chinese restartant Tokki

6-minute walk from Ishikawa station Tonsoku men (1,300yen) is famous. Tonsoku, soup and noodles are served each in a plate and you can either mix it or eat it as it is. The soup is soy sauce based. The noodles are home made flat noodles. Tonsoku has a strong taste. If you mix those three you can taste deeper flavor. We recommend you this new style noodle. There are many othe...

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The Osaragi Jiro Memorial Museum

Appearance is outstanding conspicuously mansion of the arched roof and red brick in the back of the sunken flower bed spread on the south side observation deck of the hill park with views of the harbor. The performance and lifetime of Yokohama-born writer "Jiro Osaragi" has been introduced in a variety of materials. Osaragi Jiro was born in Yokohama, and is often wrote about Yokohama. ...

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Kanagawa museum of modern literature

This museum has information of Kanagawa related and/or born writers and literature. Is is used both as a library of Japanese modern literature and event site. They have more than 1.2 million collections. Some of them are entitled famous writers' names, such as Yasushi Inoue library, Shohei Ooka library and Soseki Natsume special collection. They usually exhibit Kanagawa literature. ...

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Hotel New Grand

Established in 1927, this classic hotel is reminiscent of Yokohama in the past when the port was first opened. As a renowned hotel of Yokohama, the international city, this hotel continues to serve VIPs from around the world.

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Yokohama OmotenashiyaRickshaw in Hama

Yokohama Omotenashiya welcomes you as one of our family who visit Yokohama. Those might be visitors, newly wed couple or their family. Omotenashiya also takes part in the Yokohama local events. 150 years have passed since Yokohama opened as an international port. In those days there were thousands of rickshaws in Yokohama. Riding a rickshaw will make you remember th...

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Mami-Ana Cafe (Kita Kamakura Old Folk House Cafe)

Opened in 2014, Mami-Ana Cafe is a Kominka-style (old folk house) cafe that has renovated one of many old folk houses in Kamakura into a cafe. Mami ana means a lair of raccoon, and this cafe is meant to be a hideout for adult humans in Kita Kamakura. Their recommended lunch is "Bourguignon beef stew", which would be served only for 30 customers per day. Other dishes include pasta, pita bread sa...

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Kenchō-ji Temple

The first of the Five Great Mountains(temples) of Kamakura, with many ancient structures and a temple bell certified as a national treasure. There is a Zen meditation (Zazen) experience with English explanations and it is very popular with tourists.

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Kamakura Museum of Literature

The Kamakura Museum of Literature was built in 1936 (Showa 11) as the former Kamakura villa of Maeda Marquis family. You can view the rooms reminiscent of the past, with marble fireplaces and stained glass, as well as the important resources inside from related authors such as Yasunari Kawabata. In the garden filled with greenery, some 250 shrubs of roses bloom in Spring and Autumn. This buildi...

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Kamakura Donabe gohankaedena

Kamakura earthen pot restaurant Kaedena is in Hase, Kamakura It serves you special earthen pot Japanese menu. At lunch time "Donabe gohan", rice menu will be cooked in the earthen pots. They serve for each guest an earthen pot cooked rice in slowly cooked seaweed broth. The rice are from contracted farmer in Shinoyama, Tanba, Hyougo prefecture. At dinner time, you can enjoy ...

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Hase-dera Temple

Hasedera is a historic temple, famous for the principal statue of kannon.(Hase Kannon) The site offers a museum,garden and a scenic view of kamakura. Nightlife The precincts with the majestic Kannon-do hall and lovely trees and ponds are enveloped in a light that “connects,” like the lanterns given to those who visit. Nightlife in Kanagawa  

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Tsurugaoka Hachimangu

Tsurugaoka Hachimangu was founded in 1063 by Minamoto Yoriyoshi. In 1180, Minamoto Yoritomo, commander-in-chief of the Genji clan and a descendant of Yoriyoshi, moved the shrine to its current site and constracted a magnificent new shrine. Present building of the main shrine was rebuilt in 1828 and well known as a typical Edo period’s architecture, and designated as nationally importan...

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