I would like to introduce Mr. Kris from Belgium.
He had been to stay in Andon for two times and good repeater Andong guest ;)
Recently we got mail from him as below about his traveling. It was sooo nice and makes us happy very much
I really want to share to see these nice pictures with you in this blog so I asked him and he happily granted my request.
Here is from his mail and please check his nice pictures site!
I would like to thank everybody at Andon Ryokan for, again, a very nice stay in Tokyo in April !
Also thank you for helping me buy tickets for Ghibli Museum and Kaikoo Popwave Festival, sending heavy books home, Italian pasta, directing me to cozy neighbourhoods in Tokyo … and being a great help when I had to organize an extra week in Japan because of the Iceland Volcano-cloud, so I could spend another great week in my favorite ryokan in Kyoto … and of course Tokyo. Glad I finally got some time to explore the city… just perfect …….
I have put a selecting of my many pictures from the trip around central Japan on Flickr. 写真
pictures Japan 2010
also my pictures of last year are there
Until the next time,
Love and greetings from Belgium,
Did you see his great pictures? There are a lot of pictures of all Japan and I got big impression from them.
He visited a lot of places in Japan so I enjoyed to see them very much.
I feel traveling with these photos
Kris-san..Thank you very much for your mail and company!
I am looking foward to meeting with you in the future again
See you then
I went to Korea last weekend for Japan promotion with a lot of associations. It was the first time and I was surprised a lot in there. The first time country is always give me something good things so I couldn’t stop traveling. When I arrived the airport, I saw a big river where was looks like clean water.
The river wide was about 1 kirro meters and the both river side had a nice parks. It looks like really peaceful. I stayed in Miondon area. There were a lot of small shops that especial was cosmetic shops. The young stuff was salling cosmetics with baker. The price was really intersting. I was understanded why women want to go there. I had only two nighs but I eat a lot of deliciouse foods in there. I had inspired them. I dislike spicy foods with garlik but the restaurant had a normal taste some. I was enjoyed them a lot. I want to go Korea again.
Soup of codfish.
Meat dumpling, Cold noodle (Reimen)
When I first came here, I loved watching Japanese TV show especially restaurant and travel guide show. One day, I turned on TV and saw couple famous Japanese stars went touring little town and introduced a local famous Tempura restaurant. Since I am also Tempura’s fan, I really wanted to know where was that place, then I found out that the town is called “Shibamata” or known as Tora san’s city.
Even though, I searched on the Internet under “Shibamata”, there is not many information pop out, However, Tora san was famous Japanese actor in old day because of his series movies.
One year has gone by and I finally went to Shibamata…From Saitama, I took a train on Musashino line then changed to Joban line to Kanamachi Station, from Kanamachi, I took a train on Keisei Kanamachi to Shibamata Station. When I came out, Tora san statue is right in front of the station to welcome all visitors to his historical town.
First I went to Taishakuten temple which was built in 1629, it has been preserved in great condition. Then, I walked behind the temple along the little alley to Yamamoto-Tei, a beautiful Japanese style house of Enotsuke Yamamoto, In 1991 it’s opened to the public to enjoy Japanese garden and tea. Entrance fee is only 100 Yen. All the cafe menu is 500 Yen. Moreover, you can buy combination ticket (550 yen) here for Yamamoto-Tei and Tora san Kinen Museum which just cross the street behind this house.
Cross the street from Yamamoto-Tei is Edo River bank, along the river is bycicle track which will lead to Mizumoto Park. Another interesting thing to see is Negiri no Watashi, the one and last tranditional ferry boat in Tokyo exists, only 400 yen to cross from Shibamata to Matsudo.
After finished sightseeing, I got very hungry, of course, I won’t miss having the famous tempura at “大和家” on Taishakuten-Dori, simple Tendon started from 998 yen….I knew it’s right decision to come all the way here. Then, I tried Nori Dango from Toraya and Cream rollcake from a shop opposite to Toraya which was very delicious and cheap.
Before I left this town, I stopped by a traditional snack and candy shop, As I walked inside, I felt like I was young again, all the things I used to see were all there….Moreover, it’s very cheap and a perfect little souvenirs for kids.
I think it’s one of the best day trip I had in Tokyo, after spending time in the city, it’s good to leave and experience local suburb lifestyle.
วันหยุดทั้งทีไม่รู้ว่าจะได้หยุดอีกเมื่อไหร่ ฉันจึงตัดสินใจไปเที่ยวเมืองชิบามาตะหรือบ้านของโทระซังจากหนังที่มีภาคต่อมากที่สุดในโลกและเป็นที่รักของชาวญี่ปุ่นมากๆ ความตั้งใจของฉันคือจะต้องมาชิมข้าวหน้าเทมปุระชื่อดังที่ออกทีวีเป็นว่าเล่นและชิมดังโงะเจ้าอร่อยโทระยะซึ่งทั้งสองร้านไม่ทำให้ฉันผิดหวังเลยแม้แต่น้อย อาหารสดใหม่รสชาดดีแถมราคาก็ถูกมากๆ อิ่มท้องแล้วก็ต้องไปเที่ยววัดที่ศักดิ์สิทธิ์ในย่านนี้ว่ากันว่าช่วยให้ชาวบ้านรอดพ้นจากการอดยากเมื่อสมัยหลายร้อยปีมาแล้ว จากนั้นก็เดินเลาะซอยข้างวัดไปเรื่อยๆก็จะถึงบ้านยามาโมะโตะซึ่งเปิดให้เข้าชมในราคา １００ เยนต่อท่าน ไหนๆจะมาชมสวนและบ้านแบบญี่ปุ่นแท้ๆแล้วก็อย่าลืมสั่งชาเขียวหรือขนมถั่วแดงร้อนมาทานขณะเพลิดเพลินกับวิวสวนสวยๆ บรรยากาศร่มรื่นและเงียบสงบจนไม่นึกว่ายังอยู่ในโตเกียว
It’s one of the good points for the people living in Tokyo to be able to visit varietry galleries naturally : )
I went to Idemitsu Museum of Art in Hibiya today.They had an exhibition “The Joy of Tea Drinking”.
Many beautiful antiqu teathings were displayed in there and we also could know about histories and traditions of Japanese tea. I saw every works and dispalys as I spent a quite long time.I really enjoyed it.
I also really liked the museum.There was a space where we could view the Imperial Palace as we were having a cup of tea.It’s really relaxing and beautiful : )
Every galleries has their respective feature.I would like to visit every galleries in Tokyo someday!
We would like to introduce a nice couple “Ms Anna and Mr. Anders” from Sweden.
They traveled around Japan for few weeks and stayed in Andon twice during their stay : )
They finally left Japan very early morning today when our reception was not opened yet so they left their keys in the room. I and Kayo were working this morning and Kayo went up to a room which Anna and Anders stayed in to picked up the keys,and found it,,,!
She found such a lovely photo with keys on the table!
Thank you so much for your lovely message for us,Anna and Anders.
It made us really happy : )
We hope you had a great time in Japan and hope to see you again!
Ryoko and Kayo