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!
Isonokami Jingu Shrine is one of the oldest shrines in Japan. It was a tutelary shrine of the ancient local ruling family, Mononobe standing out in military art back in 7th century. This shrine used to have no ...
Ryosenji temple is located in the eastern area of Nara City. The precinct of the temple is quite vast. Frankly speaking, the temple is a unique one. In its precinct, there are a restaurant, café, a shukubo (tem...
It’s getting cold here in Nara. The autumn color delights people’s eyes in Nara Park. On a beautiful autumn sunny day, I visited Hannyaji temple. This temple is famous for cosmos flower. Actually I introduced this tem...
This museum is located on the corner of “Yoko-oji”, a main street stretching out east and west and “Shimotsu-michi”, a huge street connecting capital Heijo-kyo and the former capital Fujiwara-kyo in a north-south dire...
Summer is a good season to enjoy gelato. I would like to introduce a restaurant where you can have authentic gelato in Nara City. Gelateria Fiore was newly open at the end of September, 2019. It’s locate...