Sayuri Fujimoto Concierge
My name is Sayuri Fujimoto. My name includes two famous keywords about Japan.
“Sayuri” is the Japanese title of Hollywood movie, “Memoirs Of A Geisha”. And “Fuji” has the same sound of Mt. Fuji. I guess now you remember my name. Please call me “Sayuri” or “Fuji-san”.
The word explains me well is Curiosity. Curiosity brings me many places in Japan and overseas. I traveled abroad by myself for the first time when I was a university student.
Since I traveled Australia then, I have been addicted to travel and communicate with local people.
I was born in Matsuyama city, Ehime prefecture, where takes just a 10 minute drive away from Dogo Onsen, one of the oldest hot springs in Japan. After I graduated from Ehime University, I have lived in Tokyo, Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Okinawa, and Quebec, Canada.
These cities are respectively quite popular and attractive, but Nara is also a charming city with atmosphere.
Nara boasts the World Heritage sites such as Horyu-ji temple and Todai-ji temple, beauty of rural Japan, time-honored high quality crafts and attractive local people.
What attracts me the most is the serene atmosphere around Nara Park, especially in the early-morning hours. And the freely roaming sacred deer add beauty and charm to its atmosphere.
I will dig out more of attractive sites, experiences and people in Nara.I am very happy to introduce them to you. And even more happy if you become a Nara fan throughout our travel plans!
Kakigori is a shaved-ice. In Japan, we eat Kakigori with topping of syrup, fruits or anything. Nara is very popular about high-quality Kakigori and also has a deep history about ice since the ancient time. Ther...
Hangesho is the name of Saururus chinensis. It is named Hangesho as it blooms around the season of “Hangesho”, which is the eleventh day after the summer solstice. It generally grows to 60c...
In summer, people tend to lose appetite because of the summer heat and humid. To prevent too much losing weight and tiredness, Japanese people has a habit to eat unagi in summer. Unagi is eels in Japanese. &nbs...
Akame 48 Waterfalls is about 1 hour drive away from Nara City. This area is spread over Nara and Mie Prefecture. The steep rock walls and valleys created by ancient volcanic activities called “Muro volcanoes” c...
Look at the beautiful green colors of noodle! This is a soba noodle. Normally, the colors of soba noodle is brown. On the other hand, this one is a Shincha soba, which new green tea powders are kneaded into soba dough...