Girls Special Offer only until the end of March!

Let’s go see the Hinamatsuri (girl’s festival) decoration and enjoy the foot bath and fresh seafood!


CCJ is offering a special packaged tour during the weekdays of the month of March!

Any groups with at least one girl or a heart of a girl can take this special girl’s festival deal.

In Izu area, it is the tradition to hang hinamatsuri dolls, thoughsands of them, wishing the girls growing healthy. All dolls are made old kimono clothes and each has different meaning, like to be able to walk well, to have a great future, to become a hard-worker, etc.  They are callled Tsurushi-bina 吊るし雛.


DSC_3018.jpgOnly 13,000 JPY per person for the special budget price including

  • round trip transportation from your hotel (if it is located in the city of Tokyo) to Izu
  • admission fee for the Hinamatsuri Museum
  • foot bath (interior and exterior foot bath tubs are available)

We will have lunch on the way – food is not included for the fee.

Izu area is famous for the fresh products. Seafood bowl as in the picture, you can enjoy it along with fresh wasabi (you grind one yourself at the table), also you can buy some souvenirs on the way.


  • This offer is on the weekdays of March only.
  • Minimum number of 2 travelers (if you are traveling on your own, we will tell you when is the good day)

If the weather is good, you can see the Mt. Fuji on our way to Izu!


It takes about 2.5 hours to drive. We will pick you up between 9-10AM and drop you off at 4-5PM, so that is pretty much a one-day trip.

Why don’t you join our special deal and experience one of the most traditional Japanese culture?

For joining this faburous tour, please contact us from here!





    Have some tea?

    I have asked a lot of questions, “where can I have some matcha?”  Then everytime I have to explan, matcha is something quite special, there are a lot of Japanese people who never even had one sip. There are some Japanese cafe where they serve some sweets and matcha. But still for the most Japanese people, matcha is still rigidly stiff and very unsual thing to drink. If you prefer matcha in a casual way, please just go to Starbucks coffee, they have bunch of matcha related drinks, but they are definetely far away from real matcha drink, just like instant ramen and real ramen.



    Tea in Japanese is お茶 (ocha) and when we just say “ocha” that usually means green tea, not matcha. Green tea is tea leaves served in a teapot, just like black tea. We drink it hot or cold and it is sold every convenience stores and vending machines.


    Another common tea in Japan is むぎ茶(Mugi cha, barley tea) especially in summer time, pretty much every fridge in Japanese household has mugi cha (made at home in a way of sun tea).


    This brand mugi cha is the most popular one. Mugi cha has no caffeine, anti edma effective, no suger of course, fragrant and very easy to drink.


    Another popular tea in Japan is ほうじ茶(Houji cha, roasted green tea). When green tea leaves are in dark green, houji cha leaves are light brown. The drink color is pretty similar to mugi cha. So when you want to distinguish between those two at a store, pay attention to the number of letters. ”むぎ” mugi has two letters, ”ほうじ” houji has three letters.



    The other option is 烏龍茶 (oolong tea, chinese tea). This is very popular in bottles and also as a soft drink at bars for the ones off the booze. How you recognize oolong tea at a store is its first letter in Kanji. If you see the four dots at the bottom of the first letter, it is always oolong tea.




    Of course we have black tea, either with milk, with lemon juice, or straight. Most of them have English translation somehow, so it is very easy for you to recognize.



    We also have some other teas, like jasmin tea (which you can recognize with the number of letters, it is always the longest) . And a lot of other blend teas. If you see the package anything other than all above, they are blended tea, so just try and find your favorite blend.


    As I said, we enjoy tea hot and cold. How you recognize? Hot ones usualy have a orange lid. With vending machines, it is even easier to recognize. Red bottons are hot, blue buttons are for cold.


    So now you thnk it is easier to find your bottle of tea, like Japanese people do?



    Smart Shopping in Japan

    There are a lot of people who come to Japan only to shop. They spend a fortune because they have enough money to spend.

    But if you are not a millionaire, where should you go shop in Japan?

    NITORI has been one of the suburb area household goods stores well known with its TV commercial “Onedan Ijou Nitori (we are offer more than the money you spend at us)”, it is a sort of IKEA in Japan and now they are in the city centers, like in Shibuya.  I do not believe people travel to Japan to buy a bed but you would find some nice ceramics for your parents’ dinner table, oriental ornaments for your good friends,  closet organizer for your house.


    Still expensive? Now I’ll show you the options.

    “3 coins” and thier sister brand shops are now all over Japan. They are name after the fact that the items sold there are 300 yen, so that 3 pieces of 100 yen coin. Well, actually there are “some” items at 500 yen or even 1000 yen, but there are some 100 yen items, too. So when you shop at them, keep your eyes open to double check if the items are really 300 yen. Most of the items you find there are just amazingly good in quality and style (for the price you pay).


    And if you want to be even more reasonable, the last (and maybe the first) place to go is 100 yen shops. There are 3 big ones, “DAISO”, “CanDo” and “Seria”. If you are walking around in Japan, it is hard not to find one of them for sure (I was in a small island with the population of 20K in Shikoku last summer and run into one DAISO there).  Those three are pretty much similar to each other, but in my personal opinion, DAISO has more life-hack items, CanDo has more everyday stuff, and Seria has more DIY usuful items. However, they all are worth looking at it. At 100 yen shops, I have not seen anything costs more but I heard there are some.


    They are all 100 yen but you can spend a lot of money if you buy a lot… seriously I’m telling you to be careful.


    Here are some items that I bought at those places above.

    From Nitori…


    From 3 coins…


    From 100 yen shops…


    Hopefully now you are convinced to travel to Japan just to shop:)

    Get beautiful in Japan!

    OK, I keep saying you can do something different in Japan, now here are some examples.

    All girls love to become pretty, there is no single mistake.

    If you are a girl, or if you are not a girl but you want to do some special surprise for your girl and impress her, I strongly recommend that going to “beauty salons in Japan” because there are so many cool things you can have you done there!

    There are so many options you can choose from… how about having a new look in this cool country? If you are interested, just ask me. I will pick up a best place to go for you.

    (special thanks to Dana Kuntz for kindly sharing her picture!)

    City of Tokyo

    What do you know about Tokyo? A big city with skyscraper, commuting trains stuffed with business persons, big shopping areas, a lot of people live in tiny apartments, the world’s safest city, a city of pop culture, a unique traditional town…what else?

    If you have a chance, please try to walk around and take a little turn to a small alley. I bet you will find something different from what you imagined. And by any chance, please try one of them.  Tokyo has a lot of different faces!



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