Japanese people living in some of Europe’s top cities introduce their cities and their favorite spots. You won't find these places in any guide books.
On this trip, we travel to Colmar in the Alsace region of eastern France. Colmar is a fairytale town, with wooden houses from the 16th and 17th century lining the streets. Walking along a street in the old town, you can witness adorable views of the small canal.
We travel to Corsica, a French island in the Mediterranean where Emperor Napoleon was born. Bless with abundant nature, the nearly 1,000 kilometers of coastline offer many different expressions. Leading us around the island is Fumie Ferré, who works in the food consulting business.
This time, we travel to Albi, a commune in the southwestern Midi-Pyrénées region of France. Located on the banks of the River Tarn, this commune is referred to as the “Red Town”, with many red-bricked buildings lining the streets.
For this trip, we head to Salamanca, Spain, a city located about 200 kilometers northwest of Madrid. The city has flourished as a center for learning and culture since ancient times, and the city was first formed in the 3rd century BC by Iberian people.
For this trip, we travel to Amarante, Portugal, said to have been already built and inhabited by Romans in the 4th century BC. It is also known as the location of the church that venerates Saint Gonçalo, the patron saint of fertility.
On this trip, we head to Dijon, located some 300 kilometers southeast of Paris. This city formerly flourished as the capital of the Dutch of Burgundy, and is known the world over as the capital of Burgundy wine, a wine long sought after by wine lovers across the globe.
We visit York, in Yorkshire, England. Surrounded by castle walls built during the Roman Empire, this city retains a Medieval feel even now, with old tableware shops from 100 years ago, shops selling mysterious household items, and other charming shops.
London, the capital of England. We visit East London, said to be the hottest area, and originally an area for immigrants. Artists, enchanted by the unique and diverse atmosphere of the immigrants, built studios and houses here, transforming East London into a trendy area.
Arnhem, the provincial capital of Gelderland in the Netherlands. Known as Park City, Arnhem is surrounded by abundant nature. With many trendy Dutch designs and art, it is also referred to as the City of Fashion.
Varna, located in the northeastern part of the Republic of Bulgaria. Located on the Black Sea and often referred to as the “Marine Capital” or the “Summer Capital,” many people from near and far come to visit for sightseeing or vacation.
In the old area of Avignon, many historical buildings and churches still stand. A walk in the old city, bound by castle walls, will captivate you with its solemn cathedral, and you will be amazed at the fresco wall if you take a step inside.
We start our tour of Bern with a walk from its most famous sightseeing spot, its clock tower. There are fountains, decorated with carvings, dotted along its cobbled streets, crisscrossed by trolleys. Just taking them all in is a joy in itself.
The entire city of Salzburg, famous as the hometown of Mozart, is a popular tourist attraction. We start with the city's symbol, Mirabell Palace, and stroll through the city's historical and evocative streets.
Belgium's third largest city, Ghent, is a perfect blend of brilliant medieval history and lively modernity. The city is dotted with centuries-old buildings, overlooked by a stately historical cathedral.
We travel to Porto, Portugal, home of port wine. The city is full of highlights, such as the solid, beautiful buildings dating back to the 19th century, and the station, with tile murals depicting the country's history.
A violin instructor takes us with her on a tour of Italy's Florence, called "an open air art museum". The city is studded with World Heritage Sites and historical buildings, and the view from the roof of the Duomo ...
Our travels take us to Grasse, in southern France. This area, blessed with the warm weather of the French Riviera, has been a site of aromatic plant cultivation since time immemorial, and is famous as one of the world's few perfume cities.