PRTIMES.COM from japan Tue, 21 May 2019 10:00:00 +0900 en hourly 1 Join the Event! A round Bicycle Trip on Tanegashima island Wher is the Closest to the Moon Tue, 21 May 2019 10:00:00 +0900 1558312340 "Giro de Tanegashima 2019", along bicycle race to go round whole Tanegashima Island in Kagoshima Prefecture, where is well known as "the island closest to the moon", will be held on October 27!

In the course of about 150km around the island, you can enjoy the precious scenery unique to Tanegashima, such as the beautiful blue sea and the Tanegashima Space Center, Japan's largest rocket launch site. There is also a course of about 78km, which is a half round ride that is also easy to challenge for long ride beginners.
On the 26th, the day before the race, a time trial race will be held on the runway of the former Tanegashima Airport, where usually prohibited to enter. In the evening of the day, there is also a pre-event festival where you can taste local specialties. You can enjoy Tanegashima Island totally with the two days event.

In addition, this year, if your name include the Chinese letter "Tane", you will join it with the discount price as same as the residents of the island. Also, if you join multiple events, some discount will be applied.
Participation fee is Island round course 9500 yen, island half round course 7500 yen, time trial 3500 yen, pre festival 1000 yen (all tax included). Join Giro de Tanegashima 2019 and enjoy the rich natural Tanegashima Island.

Peach & Mango Dessert Buffet with Treasure Hunt! Tue, 21 May 2019 05:00:00 +0900 1558312500 Hilton Odawara Resort & Spa will hold "Peach & Mango's Dessert Buffet-Jungle Friends and Treasure Hunt". From June 1st.It is a experience type dessert buffe to be enjoyed sweets while searching for treasures. First, receive a treasure map for finding out four treasures by the guide, and follow the hints written in the map to find the four treasures such as magical sweet, jewely, shiny treasure, and illusional weapon hidden in the dessert buffet and its surroundings.At DIY sweets corner, soft serve ice cream and shaved ice appear, and you can make your own unique dessert topping with your favorite. Also, along with desserts, the Dagger Stick Salad, Treasure Chicken Nuggets, and Boiled Fried Potatoes are also lined on the buffet, so it's perfect for a late lunch after a great day out in the summer sun.The rate is 3,300 yen for adults with one plate & buffet (tax and sur charge excluded), 2,950yen (tax and sur charge excluded) for just buffet only. Snd both have a drink bar. It is available on Friday to Sunday, and PH from June 1 to September 2. Also it open for Obon period like August 13 to 16.

Why don’t you have a great summer memory to enjoy lots of peach and mango sweets at Odawara where is close from Atami and Hakone.

Rose Path Opens at Rokko Mountain Country House! Tue, 21 May 2019 00:00:00 +0900 1558052051 A beautiful season of roses will come. "Rose path, Rose walk" in the venue will open on June 8 at the Rokkosan mountain Country House in Kobe,"Rose path, Rose walk" is a rose garden inspired by general British family’s garden. Approximately 90species, 2000 roses are planted in the garden matching with the surrounding scenery. The roses look vivid, lively and fresh reflecting on sun for sunny days, and it looks mysterious with fog on the rainy days.

The Rokkosan Country House, located at 850 meters above sea level, has an average annual temperature 5 to 6 degree lower than the center of Kobe. As a result, roses begin to bloom one-month delay than usual, so you can enjoy roses at different time as general. This year, the special event will be held as a limited-time, such as a stamp rally which "Enjoy together with St. Peter Rabbit -the Rokko mountain British Fair" in "Rokko Garden Terrace" and "Kobe Rokko Mounatin flower train ticket”. The price is 1,500 yen for junior high school students or more, and 750 yen for children under 4 year old.

■ "Rokko Mountain Country House"
Address: 4512-98, Kita-rokko, Rokkosan-cho, Nada, Kobe

”Kissho Yamanaka" at Yamanaka Hot Spring Offers Accomodation Plan with Fireflies Watching Mon, 20 May 2019 10:00:00 +0900 1558052273 A hotel "Kissho Yamanaka" in Kaga, Ishikawa Prefecture will release the "Firefly Appreciation and evening summer breeze, Accommodation Plan", which make you relax and heal with the fantastic dance of firefly in the starry sky. It will be held only on Mon, Wednesday and Friday, of June 3rd to 17th.
For the plan, in addition to free transportation to firefly viewing spots, some special complimentary such as "Firefly cocktail" with golden leaf will be added for the dinner time.

Also, you can have afternoon tea with Kaga pancake which is baked in front of you, evening beer and sweets, local cuisine Berobero for the next morning, and Kaga green tea, coffee, black tea at the Lobby lounge can be used as free for charge.

The fee of one night stay is from 21,000 yen pp with breakfast for 2 pp room, 19,000 yen for 3pp in one room, 17,000 yen for four pp in one room (all tax and surcharge excluded). Bathing tax 150 yen will be charged separately, and additional fee is charged for Friday with1500 yen, and the night before HO with 5000 yen.Kaga hot spring area "Yamanaka Onsen" is one of Kaga’s four famous hot spring area and has a history of 1300 years of open hot spring. The hot spring is very mild, and it has an effect for beauty skin. You can also enjoy walking around the city throughout the four seasons. It is also recommended eating binge on Yuge Street where has Kutani-ware, Yamanaka-nuri lacquerware, and local liquor stores are lined up."Kissho Yamanaka" is so called Kaga conscious hot spring Inn decorated with beautiful art crafts all over such as Yamanaka lack ware, Kutaniyaki ware, and Kaga lampshades based on Kaga five colors.

Let’s enjoy relaxing time with fireflies in lush green Yamanaka hot spring.

24 hours Stay Photo Contest "Photo Festival in Muroran"! Mon, 20 May 2019 03:00:00 +0900 1557819326 The 24-hour stay photo contest "Photo Festival in Muroran", which will be held for the fourth time this year, will be held from July 6 to 7.

Muroran City, Hokkaido, is a globally rare city where coexist "factory night views" that attract attention all over the country, and "natural landscapes" created by Mother Nature, including Cape Chikyu and Toccarisho together.
"Photo Festival in Muroran" is a photo contast that contender staying Muroran for 24 hours to walk around freely to find the attractions and shooting Muroran city.  At the event, it opens special premium spots that you can not normally be accessed, such as the main tower of Hakucho Big Bridge, the largest suspension bridge in East Japan, and the factory premises.

In addition, experience-based events such as sightseeing tours with professional photographers such as Masashi Asada from the movie called “Asada family (provisional title)" which will be released next year and night scene photographer Tetsuro Kobayashi, development course with Kent Shiraishi and sunset cruising.In 2018, as the event was held in rain, many fantastic works that uses bad weather effectively, was applied.The photo contest awards / prizes are set like the grand prize (1 point) with a prize of 100,000 yen plus a secondary prize, and the semi grand prize (2 points) with a prize of 50,000 yen plus a secondary prize. In addition, special judge award is established, too. Also, all awarded works will be adopted as the official tourist photographs in Muroran.Participation fee is 3,000 yen (tax included). The availability is maximum 600 people and will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Period for acceptance is until 23:59 on June 30. For application details and further information, check the official site of "Photograph Festival in Muroran 2019".Why don’t you go for a visit to Muroran where has the beautiful scenery that you want to take photos eagerly?

"Poppy Flower Festival" with 1 million of flowers at Yokosuka Mon, 20 May 2019 00:00:00 +0900 1557966189 About 1 million poppy flowers are in full bloom at Yokosuka municiple Kurihama Flower Country in Kanagawa Prefecture, the largest flower garden in the Miura Peninsula.

"Yokosuka municiple Kurihama Flower Country" is located near Kurihama Port, a park where you can enjoy the magnificent flower fields of poppy in spring and cosmos flowers in autumn with "about 1 million" every year for free.

In the garden, it seeded the flowers at different period to enjoy full bloom for long time. So, Poppy relay has been started already and you can enjoy it until June 2nd.It has been blooming such as Iceland poppy nemophila in the middle of April, California poppy from the end of April, Charleed poppy from the beginning of May, and agrostenma and cornflowers from the middle of May.
In the last opening week, it will be held poppy picking event. Participation fee is free, but as "Flower picking set" 300yen with scissors, gloves, newspaper is available, you can come without any tools to bring. As the poppies that you will pick up can be brought to home, it is a popular annual event. It maybe canceled by stormy weather, and the operation hours are from 14:00 to 16:00.

In addition, during the "Poppy Festival" period, the park’s original goods are appeared at the entrance in the cosmos building! It sells a wide range of original characters such as "Kurihana-chan", park-produced honey, souvenirs of Yokosuka, and flower inspired goods.

The latest blooming information and other details can be checked at the official website and SNS (facebook)!

■"Yokosuka municiple Kurihama Flower Country"
Address: 1, Shinmaycho, Yokosuka City, Kanagawa Prefecture

Fun Things are all in One Package! Outdoor Film Festival is Held Fri, 17 May 2019 06:00:00 +0900 1557966032 The hugely popular movie festival "Film festival 2019 - The Earth and the human fall in love" where festival lovers gather will be held at ex Nantan City Nishihonme Elementary School from 7pm of August 10 to 5pm of 11.
What is the best of this film is "enjoyable".
This time on the theme is "love". Not only enjoying movies outdoors, but it is full package of fun such as favorite movies, favorite spaces, stalls, beer, ball pool party, camping, starry sky, forest and outdoor.

In addition, "Haunted house" using the closed school which was very popular last year is upgraded and more scary!
Furthermore, "sky lantern" which colors the night sky surrounded by a forest and a star with fantastic light will be a big highlight this time. All age ranges from kids to adults can enjoy big time in the event.
The price is 12,000 yen for adult, 9,000 yen for students, and elementary school students and younger are free. Also, if purchasing before end of June, it will be discounted 45%. So, go and get early as possible! How about going out such content-rich outdoor film festival for memory of summer holiday?

■ "Ex Nishihonme Elementary School"
Address: Minami Hatta Nakayama 17, Sonobecho, Nantan-city, Kyoto Prefecture]]>
First in Japan! A Cafe Style aquarium Displaying 2000 fishes Opens at Koshigaya! Fri, 17 May 2019 02:00:00 +0900 1557819577 Japan's first cafe-type aquarium "Jewelry Aquarium", which displays 2000 fishes as beautiful as jewels, will be opened in third floor of the large shopping mall "Aeon Lake Town Kaze" in Koshigaya, Saitama Prefecture from June 12 to July 7!"Jewelry aquarium" will be a healing place with 300 m2 site where you can enjoy the aquarium while relaxing, as well as refreshments such as drinks and sweets.
During the period, the store will also provide an AI pictorial book application "LINNÉ LENS" that displays fish names and information simply by holding the smartphone over the water tank.If you install the "LINNÉ LENS" app and turn on location information in the venue, the free trial function will be expanded from 10 species to 30 species per day, and you will be able to enjoy watching the fish more. So, keep eye on the radical tactics that combining innovative design with the latest technology.
Opening hours are from 10:00 to 20:00. The fee is 800 yen and free for elementary school children and younger.

In addition, the crowdfunding platform "Campfire" is currently accepting support for securing the funds for setting up and operating the facility.

Why don’t you enjoy the world of healing with aquarium and coffee together?

■ "Aeon Lake Town Kaze"
Address: 4-2-2, Lake Town, Koshigaya, Saitama

Let's Go To Jiyugaoka on the Last Weekend of May! Green and Wine Fiesta is Held Fri, 17 May 2019 00:00:00 +0900 1557792800 The events "THE J Jiyugaoka GREEN MARCHE" and "Marie Claire Festival 2019" by the Jiyugaoka Store Association will be held simultaneously on the last weekend of May.

"THE J Jiyugaoka GREEN MARCHE" is a flower market held every May by the Jiyugaoka Station Chuokai organization, aiming to make an Jiyougaoka like event. It is an event suitable for the spring season with green plants and flower wagons are lined along the road.
The event will extend the area from around Jiyugaoka Station North Exit (front entrance) where many miscellaneous goods, interiors, and fashion shops are lined up to the station square rotary, which will be held for the first time this year.You can enjoy the attractions of Jiyugaoka and encounters with shops and alleyways and that have never been through events such as workshops for kids, shop sale, campaign. The event will be held on May 25 and 26."Marie Claire Festival 2019" is the event for Enjoy the culture of Jiyugaoka with a glass of wine on the hand at open terraces and benches with sunbeams. This is annual beloved event not only locals but the visitors. It is an annual festival that is loved by not only the locals but also the visitors. It has been held for over 20 years. It is an event where many stores line up wagons along the main street South Exit Store association along the green path.The theme is "spending wonderful weekend with important people." On the main stage, they perform live chanson performances, comedy performances and fashion shows. Food courts with French wines are lined up on the side of the street. Also, at the station exit, it holds wagon sale and toy museum. The event will be held from May 24 to 26.

Let's enjoy the last weekend of May at Jiyugaoka!

Unveiling a Baikal Seal Baby at the Sunshine Aquarium Thu, 16 May 2019 17:00:00 +0900 1557792667 The Baikal seal baby which is second domestic case in Japan will be opened to public from May 15.The Baikal seal baby is born on March 27. Gender is male, white hair began to fall off around 3 weeks of age, and now it has completely changed to silver gray hair.The baby graduated from milk and started to eat fish, but it is still a baby, and when the staff opens the door and enters the room, he comes up with crying like "moo-mu". When the staff rub their stomachs, they turn over on the stomach, and may even fall asleep.

Don't miss the chance to see such a cute Baikal Seal Baby!
Also, commemorating the birth of the baby, it will sell "Baical Seal Baby Original Acrylic Key Chain" 540 yen each (total 2 types) from May 15 with a limit of 100 each.

Furthermore, you can apply the baby's nickname at the venue from the same day. Why don’t you date at the cool aquarium in coming hot season and become godmother of the baby seal?

20 Serves a Day! A Premium Shaved Ice with Freshly Cooked Rice flour Balls for Summer Thu, 16 May 2019 02:00:00 +0900 1557707377 The sweet shop "Arashiyama-no-Mura" located on the side of Togetsubashi bridge, Arashiyama will release premium items 20 serves a day, in commemoration of its 20th anniversary. The first release of the series is a premium shaved ice.The first release "Kiwami" 1200 yen (tax included) is shaved ice that has achieved fluffy texture with fine shaved ice. We offer for a limited time from June 1 to September 30.

For the syrup, it uses premium Kinako which is made with the Kyoto product black bean flour that have beautiful aroma roasted with very fine ground and non-additives white sugar.The best way to enjoy the shaved ice "Kiwami" contained white rice starch balls with 100% domestic ingredients that cooked every morning freshly and home-made sweet bean jam, is eating with pouring the homemade Kinako syrup gradually for keeping fluffy of the shaved ice texutre.As the four colored white balls are freshly cooked so it is perfect for cold shaved ice. You can enjoy it warm and fluffy or leaving for a while to get cool to enjoy the cold texture.

Let's spend a relaxing time with the premium shaved ice "Kiwami" at "Arashiyama-no-mura".

Address: 35-20, Tsukurimichi-cho, Saga-tenryuji temple, Ukyo-ward, Kyoto

Get rid of the odor of men and deodorize brilliantly! "Hugging pillow for men" Thu, 16 May 2019 00:00:00 +0900 1557707236 "Hugging pillow" series with the distinctive U-shape, sold more than 120,000 pieces, will offer men-only hugging pillow "Hugging pillow for great man" from May 17.
"Hugging pillow for great man" 16,632 yen (tax included) features its unique shape that stretches like an arch. This pillow supports the entire shoulders so that it is not made some gap under the shoulder and ease the burden of your shoulder.It is a new type of pillow that you can feel like floating on the float by supporting the body without any pressure from the head to the shoulder like wrapping heavy arms to both shoulders.When sleeping sideways, has anyone ever experienced that "the lower arm gets dead"? "Hugging pillow for great man" divides the head and arms parts inside not to transit the weight of head directly to the arms, so that you don’t get dead arms easily.When you are not only sleeping but sitting up, it can create comfortable posture like sitting on an armchair to put it on your back. It can be used in various situations such as a pillow for reading when reading a book with down your face.
The stylish whole-black pillow has a cover that exerts a deodorizing effect on the odor of acetic acid, isovaleric acid, nonenal and ammonia, which causes aging odor and sweat odor. It uses adopted high antibacterial batting and Bincho charcoal pipe for middle material and realized comfortable sleeping with comfortable texture. It is also washable; you can keep it with hygienic condition.

The size is about 66 × vertical about 75 × height about 14 cm for the standard tyepe. Weight is about 1.65 kg. Products can be purchased from the "Sleep Factory" official website or the official Rakuten shop.

A perfect gift for Father's Day in terms of functionality and design. Do you consider it as a gift for your father.