Matsuo Station is a railway station on the Hankyu Arashiyama Line located in Nishikyo Ward, Kyoto City. Matsuo-Jinja Shrine is a short walk from this station. The station opened on November 9, 1928. At that time ,it was called Matsuo Jinja-mae Station. The station was renamed to the present name in 1948. There are two platforms and two tracks on the ground.
The Arashiyama Line is a railway line ,operated by Hankyu Railway. It runs between Katsura and Arashiyama, where is a notable tourist site in Kyoto . The line is 4.1 km long. It connects to the Hankyu Kyoto Main Line at Katsura Station.
Shotensaka Station is a tram stop on the Hankai Line located in Tenjin-no-mori, Nishinari Ward,Osaka City. It was opened by the former Hankai Railway in 1911. There are two side platforms with two tracks.
Tsukanishi Station is a tram stop on the Hankai Line located in Higashikohama ,Sumiyoshi Ward,Osaka City. It was opened by the former Hankai Railway in 1911. The Hankai Line is a tramway in the cities of Osaka and Sakai, both within Osaka Prefecture. There is a tram stop on each side of Tsukanishi Intersection. The stop has a side platform serving the track of Hamaderaekimae line . However there isonly a simple stop using the pavement as a platform on the other side.
Kofuku-ji is a Buddhist temple located in Nara City, Nara prefecture, Japan. The temple is the headquarters of the Hosso school in Japan. This temple was originally established in 669 by Kagami-no-Okimi, the wife of Fujiwara no Kamatari, as Yamashinadera at Yamashina,Yamashina Province (present –day Yamashina Ward, Kyoto City). She built it in order to wish for her husband's recovery from illness. In 672, the temple was moved to Fujiwara-kyo (present-day Kashihara City in Nara Prefecture), and renamed to Umayasakadera . In 710, Fujiwara no Fuhito ,the second son of Fujiwara no Kamatari, moved it to its current place with the capital's moving to Heijo-kyo, today's Nara. The temple was again renamed to Kofoku-ji at that time,
Kojiya Station is a train station on the Keikyu Airport Line located in Ohta, Tokyo, Japan. The station was opened in 1902. Currently the new elevated platforms and tracks are under construction . Track 2 and one platform are already moved to the 2nd floor. Its station number is KK12.
Yotsugi Station is a train station on the Keisei Electric Railway Keisei Oshiage Line located in Katsushika, Tokyo, Japan. The station was opened in 1912. It has two side platforms serving two tracks elevated.
Ohtorii Station is a train station on the Keikyu Airport Line located in Ohta, Tokyo, Japan. The station was opened in 1902. The station name originates the fact that Ohtorii of the Anamori-inari shrine was nearby. This underground station has two platforms serving two tracks.
Anamori-inari Station is a train station on the Keikyu Airport Line located in Haneda, Ohta Special Ward , Tokyo, Japan. The station was opened in 1902 as Anamori Station. It was renamed to Anamori-inari Station commemorating the nearby Anamori-inari shrine later. There are two side platforms and two tracks on the ground, The station building was constructed imaging the Anamori-inari Shinto shrine. Red flags and torii gate are for worshippers to Anamori-inari shrine in front of the station.
Anamori Inari Shrine is a Shinto shrine located in Haneda,Ohta Special Ward,Tokyo. The Anamori Inari Shrine was built in 1818. It was founded to protect the people of Haneda from floods. Before the WWⅡ, the shrine was located inside today's Haneda Airport. However, with the ending of the war and the eviction of residents in neighboring areas ordered by US army , the shrine too was transferred to its present location. The deity of this shrine isToyouke-Ohmikami,the goddess of agriculture and industry.
Kinkaku-ji, officially known as Rokuon-ji, is a Buddhist temple of the Zen sect located in Kyoto City, Japan. The site of Kinkaku-ji was originally a villa called Kitayama-dai, belonging to Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu. When Yoshimitsu died in 1408, the building was converted into a Zen temple. It is designated as a National Special Historic Site and a National Special Landscape.
Minami-Kasumicho Station is a tramway stop on the Hankai Tramway Hankai Line located in Nishinari Ward, Osaka City. The stop is adjacent to Dobutsuen-mae Station on the Osaka Municipal Subway Midosuji Line and the Sakaisuji Line. Under an elevated bridge at the JR West Shin-Imamiya Station,there are two platforms serving two tracks on the ground. The stop was opened in 1911. It burnt down by fire in the Kamagasaki Riot in 1990. The stop was removed to the present place.
The Flower Nagai Line is a Japanese railway line within Yamagata Prefecture, Japan. It runs from Akayu Station in Nanyo City to Arato Station in Shirataka Town, Nishiokitama District. The Flower Nagai Line is operated by the third sector Yamagata Railway Company. The line was the former JR East Nagai Line opened in1913. The Yamagata Railway Company took over it in 1988. Its length is 30.5 km. There are 17 stations including both terminals. Whole line is non-electrification. Seven single-car diesel multiple units serve the line.
The Toshiya was an archery exhibition contest held on the west veranda of Saujusangen-do, officially known as "Rengeo-in", which is a Buddhist temple of the Tendai school located in Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto City. The contest originated in the 16th century. The Oh-mato Taikai, based on the Toshiya, still continues today. Roughly 2,000 participants from throughout Japan shoot arrows into targets approximately 50 - 100 centimeters in diameter that are 60 meters away at the opposite end of the veranda. It is held in January every year. Young women in kimono with hakama participate in this contest.
Minami Daito Station is a train station on the West Japan Railway Company Kisuki Line located in Un'nan City, Shimane Prefecture, Japan. The station was opened in 1963 between Izumo-Daito Station and Kisuki Station. This station is the newest one on the Kisuki Line. It has a single side platform serving a track for bi-directional traffic on the ground. It is unattended. It is 17.5 kilometers from the terminus of the Kisuki Line at Shinji Station. There is no station building, and the waiting area is set up at platform.
Hinobori Station is a train station on the West Japan Railway Company Kisuki Line located in Unnan City, Shimane Prefecture, Japan. It is 24.8 kilometers from the terminus of the Kisuki Line at Shinji Station. The station was opened by the Japan National Railways in 1932. Hinobori Station has a single side platform serving one track for bi-directional traffic. The station is a Kani’itaku station. Its nickname is Susuno-no-mikoto.
Izumo Sakane Station is a train station on the JR west Kisuki Line located in Yakawa, Okuizumo Town, Nita District, Shimane Prefecture, Japan. The station was opened in 1937. It is unattended. There are two platforms and two tracks on the ground. Its nickname is Amenomanai. The station building that had been used for a long time was dismantled in 2009, and a new station building was built in April, 2010. This station is famous for its switchback that is only one in the JR West network. The mountains around Izumo Sakane are very steep, and so the train shunts up a series of switchbacks.
Shinji Station is a railway station on the JR West San'in Main Line and Kisuki Line located in Matsue City, Shimane Prefecture, Japan. The station was opened in 1909 when the San'in Main Line was extended from Matsue Station. There are1 side platform and 1 island platform serving 3 tracks on the ground. The station is the terminus of the Kisuki Line.
Miinohara Station is a train station on the JR West’s Kisuki Line located in Okuizumo Town, Nita District, Shimane Prefecture, Japan. Miinohara Station, at 726 meters, is the highest station in the JR West network. The station has a single side platform serving a bidirectional traffic. It was opened as a temporary station in 1949 and became a regular station in 1958. The station is unattended.
Bingo Ochiai Station is a railway station on the JR West Geibi and Kisuki Lines located in Hattori , Saijo-cho, Shobara, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. The station was previously a switchback station for express trains. Bingo Ochiai Station was once a busy rail junction,. There were turntable, engine sheds, water tower, and engineers and staff lived around the station. However it is now deserted and unattended.
Izumo Yokota Station is a train station on the West Japan Railway Company(JR West) Kisuki Line located in Okuizumo Town, Nita District, Shimane Prefecture, Japan. The station is nicknamed as Kushinada-hime who was the wife of Susano. There are two side platforms and two tracks on the ground. The wooden station building which imitated the Shinto shrine was built by the Japan National Railways when the station opened in 1934. All trains from Shinji Station end their journey at this station except four trains running through to Bingo Ochiai Station.
Imamiya Ebisu Shrine, located in Naniwa Ward,Osaka City, is very popular for its Tokaebisu festival held on Jan.10 every year. The shrine is visited by one million people each year. Visitors pray for happiness and business success and buy the good luck bamboo branches decorated with oval gold coins, sea bream and rice bales for business prosperity.
Coming of Age Day is a Japanese national holiday held on the second Monday of January every year. All those who have reached the age of majority over the past year are invited to the coming of age ceremonies held at local and prefectural offices or public halls in order to congratulate them. Many women celebrate this day by wearing furisode.
10 yen coin is a supplementary coin issued by the Japanese Government . The 10 yen coin is one denomination of Japanese yen. The obverse of the coin shows the Phoenix Hall of Byodo-in, Temple located in Uji City, Kyoto prefecture, with the kanji for Japan and Ten Yen. The Phoenix Hall or Amida Hall is the most famous building in the temple , aiming to house the Amida Buddha image. The roof of the hall is surmounted by bronze phoenixes. On the reverse of coin, we can see the numerals "10" and the date of issue in kanji surrounded by bay laurel leaves. 10-yen coins issued between 1951 and 1958 have serrated edges.
Yunishigawa-Onsen Station is a train station on theYagan Railway Aizu Kinugawa Line located in Nikko City, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan. The station was opened in 1986. It has one platform serving one bi-directional track. Yunishigawa-Onsen Station is located within the Katsurozan Tunnel. The station is connected to the Yunishigawa Roadside Station.
Sumizome Station is a train station on the Keihan Electric Railway Keihan Main Linelocated in Sumizome –cho, Fushimi District, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. The station was opened in 1910. It has two platforms and two tracks on the ground. Sub express and Local trains stop at this station. Nearby are Bokusenji Temple and Fujinomori Shrine.
Bokoi Station is a train station on the Hokkaido Railway Company Muroran Main Line located in Muroran City, Hokkaido, Japan. The station was opened in 1935 as a station of the Muroran Main Line on the Japan National Railways. It has two side platforms and two tracks on the ground. At the stall in the station, Ekiben (Railway boxed meal) ,named Bokoi-meshi, are sold. Bokoi-meshi is an onigiri styled ekiben filled with Hokki-gai,or shellfish.
Kawayu-Onsen Station is a train station on the Hokkaido Railway Company Senmo Main Line located in Teshikaga Town, Hokkaido, Japan. The station was opened by the Japan National Railways(JNR) in 1930 as Kawayu Station. With the privatization of the JNR on April 1, 1987, it came under the operational control of JR Hokkaido. It was renamed to the present name on March 13, 1988. The station is unattended. There are two platforms and two tracks. The station has an ashiyu where people can bathe their feet. It is free.
Kido-Nanzoin-mae Station is a train station on the JR Kyushu’s Sasaguri Line (Fukuhoku Yutaka Line) located in Sasaguri Town, Kasuya District ,Fukuoka prefecture, Japan. The station was opened by the Japan National Railways (JNR) in 1968 as Kido Station. With the privatization of the JNR on April 1, 1987, it came under the operational control of JR Kyushu. The station was renamed to the present name on March 15,2003. It has 2 platforms and 2 tracks on the ground. It is a kan'i itaku station operated by nearby Nanzoin Temple that is famous for its outdoor bronze statue of reclining Amitabha Buddha.
Osechi-ryori are traditional Japanese New Year foods. They are colorful dishes packed in layers of lacquer boxes, called jubako. Osechi consist of datemaki, kamaboko,konbu, kuro-mame,kazunoko, tazukuri ,tai and etc. Datemaki is a sweet rolled omelette mixed with fish paste that is seasoned with sugar and mirin. Kamaboko is a broiled fish paste. Konbu is edible kelp cooked in soy sauce. Kazunoko are salted herring roe. Kuromame are black soybeans cooked in soy sauce with sugar. Tazukuri are dried sardines cooked in soy sauce. Tai is a red sea-bream broiled with salt.