- December 22, 2021
- We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2022!!
Affected by the COVID-19, global passenger traffic has dramatically declined. Japan still held the Tokyo Olympic 2020 even in this challenging situation with “New Normal.” Currently because of the new omicron COVID-19 variant, there are restrictions for foreign passengers to enter Japan. The best practice for infectious disease is always simple, such as hand hygiene, …[Read more]
- December 15, 2021
- It’s Bamboo Grove Maintenance Time!
In The Asuka Region, the beautiful sustainable “Satoyma” landscape remains such as bamboo groves. Have you heard that bamboo grows more than one meter high per day? It gets surprisingly higher. Thus, regular logging must be done in order to harvest good bamboo shoots. Moreover, Abandoned bamboo groves could deteriorate local public safety and lose …[Read more]
- December 8, 2021
- Mysterious Stones in Asuka #1 the Sakafuneishi
In Asuka you can find many mysterious pieces of stonework. The Sakafuneishi Archeological Site is one of them. The pieces of stonework are believed to be utilized for ritual ceremonies like divinations. Throughout the Asuka area, there can be found more unique stone objects. Visiting these old stone monuments left without being destroyed will be …[Read more]
- December 1, 2021
- Treasure hunting at The Murou River!
The Murou River running through Uda city is famous for its pure water, where Japanese giant salamanders, special natural treasures, live. The Murou River is popular for stunning autumn leaves but there is more to do! Surprisingly, you can find garnet gemstones there. Like gold panning, you will discover the gemstones from gravel with gold …[Read more]
- November 24, 2021
- Sunset spot in Asuka #1
There are lots of great sunset spots in the beautiful rural landscape of Asuka. Toyurano-miya Palace Site is one of them. You can see the sun descending behind the Kongo mountains there. Toyurano-miya was where Japan’s first empress Suiko had ascended in the year 592, when she was only 39 years old. She consolidated Japan’s …[Read more]
- November 17, 2021
- The season of excavation has just started!
In winter, you can easily encounter archaeological excavations in Asuka. In order to discover the ancient capital of 1400 years ago, some rice fields are transformed to excavation sites after the farming season. This year, many workers excavate the garden pond site of the old imperial palace with heavy equipment. The excavated stones, glasses, wooden …[Read more]
- November 10, 2021
- A new way of enjoying Asuka, Farming × Cycling
Asuka is well known for its peaceful rural scenery. You can fully enjoy its beauty by our recommended cycling tour! Our friendly local farmers or guides will take you to the best spot at the time. You can try farming experience, taste seasonal fruits, or visit local houses while enjoying the historical countryside view. The …[Read more]
- November 3, 2021
- Asuka’s special coffee- Tobutorino Coffee
A home-roasted coffee shop is newly opened in a scenic area of Inabuchi, Asuka. A very unique owner who explored crossing all the Japanese coastlines, established his shop in Asuka. Controlled by seasonal temperature and humidity, his selected beans have been roasted with exquisite touches. This weekend, our tour members enjoyed his special coffee in …[Read more]
- October 27, 2021
- Shall we take a walk to Murou Art Forest in Autumn?
There is a beautiful park between the woods of Murou. This park with modern arts monuments used to be not well-known; however, it has become popular as a good photo spot among young fellows. The monuments were designed by famous Israelie artist. You can find different ways and approaches to enjoy his arts. It is …[Read more]