• Koto Instrument Live and Experience near Matsumoto Castle Started!

    A local koto instructor Misato Shirasawa started koto music instrument experience and live show near Matsumoto Castle in English and Japanese from this August. She graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts, Department of Traditional Japanese Music. You can listen to or experience koto music on Tue, Thu, Sun (except for August 13), starting 11 am, 1 pm, 2:20 pm, 3:40 pm. Refer to here for details. Now she is looking for free of charge foreign trial experiencer who live in Japan until September. If you are insterested as a trial participant, contact otowakokoro.jp@gmail.com or phone: 09042226211. You can hear her play on

    August 3, 2023

  • Kawanakajima Onsen opened!

    witten by Tyler Kawanakajima Onsen opened this month. The onsen water has a salty taste. Lots of types of baths, including one with electric currents! One-day hot spring 10:00-24:00 700 yen(750yen on Sat. and Sun,) for adult, 350 for kids 20mins walk from JR Imai Station See google map

    April 24, 2017