Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Customers can enjoy a foot bath on new shinkansen bullet train from July 2014

Japanese shinkansen bullet train Copyright Peter Hanami 2004
Picture: Japanese shinkansen bullet train 

¨JR East will launch the service in July, with one carriage on the "shinkansen" bullet train having two 2.4 metre-long tubs facing windows. Bathing is a ritualised and highly-prized activity in Japan and the footbaths are intended as places for passengers to relax¨

(see our video of a footbath on the street in Hokkaido, Japan here) Very relaxing!

Japanese bullet train adds footspa for passengers
March 7, 2014
The AGE Newspaper

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Japanese love hotels a must try when you motorcycle in Japan

Japanese calculator Copyright Peter Hanami 2014

¨Japan's "Love Hotels" cater to almost every taste, offering a few hours of reasonably-priced privacy in a crowded country.And with the kind of occupancy rates that most hotels can only dream of, even during economic hard times, they are an almost recession-proof business.¨

Source: Afternoon delight: 'Love Hotels' booming for Japanese
February 17, 2014
The AGE newspaper

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Picture: Fresh bakery breakfast in Kyoto, Japan

Fresh bakery breakfast in Kyoto, Japan  Copyright P.Hanami 2014
Picture: Fresh bakery breakfast in Kyoto, Japan