Daisuke Chiba


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Daisuke Chiba / Photo-writer

I was born in 1985 in Miyoshi City, Tokushima Prefecture, and now live in Tokushima City.
After graduating university, I worked at a publishing company as an editor for various mooks, and in April 2014 I went freelance. I work as a photographer, copy-writer and editor, but also do product development and other stuff as well. If anyone needs me, I can do anything! Except, in spite of my being from Tokushima, dancing – I’m really bad at dancing Awa Odori!

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2016.1.12 Tokushima

Iya, One of Japan’s 3 Most Secluded Areas, is Almost Too Amazing! The Wild Countryside Experiences & the Suspension Bridge Effect Can Even Make Love Come True?!

Iya in Tokushima prefecture is one of Japan's 3 most secluded areas. Though the natural environment remains untouched, it offers a variety of activities and rural gourmet! In addition, there are plenty of spots labeled "government designated important cultural property" or "Japan's most OO "!

2015.12.3 Gourmet Tokushima

Chocottouiro: A Delicious Sweet Born of the Fateful Meeting of Chocolate & Sweet Rice Jelly!

Yes, this time we will just show you the product.Doesn't it look simply delicious?

2015.11.25 Art Tokushima

German House: A Museum Located Where Beethoven’s 9th Symphony Was First Performed in Asia & They Even Have German Gourmet!

Dating back to 1917, Oasa-cho in Naruto city, Tokushima prefecture has deep connections with Germany.

2015.11.19 Gourmet Tokushima

Seafood Heaven: Exquisite Seafood Gourmet at ’Market JF Kitanada’, a Fishery Cooperative.

In Naruto city, Tokushima prefecture, in the eastern part of the Seto Inland Sea area that faces Harimanada, there is a ‘heavenly road for fish’ by National Route 11.

2015.11.11 Tokushima

The Shiozuka Plateau: Pampas Grass Dyed Orange by Field Burning Flames!

At 1043 meters above sea level, the Shiozuka Plateau is located on the border of Miyoshi city, Tokushima prefecture and Shikokuchuo city, Ehime prefecture.

2015.11.7 Gourmet Tokushima

RISE & WIN Brewing Co. BBQ & General Store : Local Craft Beer at a Place Like This? The Ultimate Day-Off in a Mountain Country Town!

I heard that a place where you can drink local craft beer opened in Kamikatsu, a rural town in Katsuura district, Tokushima prefecture, so I hurried along for a visit!

2015.10.29 Gourmet Tokushima

A Rice Bowl Concerto of Deep-Flavored Satokko Free Range Chicken, Rich Orange Eggs & Carefully Selected Rice!

I heard that they serve the oyakodon (chicken and egg on rice) that won top prize at Japan's national rice bowl grand prix in 2014, so I came to try it and write this article about the experience!

2015.10.13 Tokushima

Okuiya Niju Kazura Bridge (Double Vine Bridge) & Yaen, a Human-Powered Ropeway!

Last year we introduced the Kazurabashi suspension bridge, which is located in Iya, Miyoshi city, Tokushima prefecture.

2015.10.11 Tokushima

The Unbeatably Delicious Flavor of “Shitake Samurai” is Calling You!

Packed neatly into wooden boxes, these thick juicy shiitake mushrooms come with a note like this: “I am the shitake samurai from the land of Awa. Boil me or fry my, I leave it to the weather”.

2015.9.18 Hiroshima

An Aquarium Where You Can Meet the Pretty-Faced Finless Porpoise!

At Miyajima of Aki, which is known as one of Japan's three most scenic spots, there is an aquarium where you can see various creatures that live in the Seto Inland Sea.

2015.9.17 Gourmet Hiroshima

Walking Guide to “Miyajima of Aki”, One of Japan’s Three Most Scenic Spots – Miyajima Gourmet Edition!

When talking about Miyajima of Aki, one of Japan's three most scenic spots, the most famous place is Ikushima Shrine, but actually there’s also an island where you can find super delicious gourmet dishes.

2015.9.16 Hiroshima

Walking Guide to “Miyajima of Aki”, One of Japan’s Three Most Scenic Spots – Mt. Misen Edition!

In the words of Japan's first prime minister, Hirobumi Ito, " The true value of Miyajima as one of the three most scenic views of Japan rests with the view from the mountaintop."

2015.9.11 Hotel Ehime

Next Summer Why Not Try a Retro Showa Era Style Hot Spring Hotel with Juice Faucets??

Over the course of 2 recent articles, we introduced some delightful ways of enjoying Dogo Onsen and its surroundings

2015.9.8 Hotel Hiroshima

Hotel Miyarikyu : Enjoy One of Japan’s Top 3 Views with the Accommodation & Night Cruise Plan!

Although a World Heritage site visited by numerous people who come to pray at Itsukushima Shrine, this time we will be introducing a hotel that allows visitors to enjoy Miyajima sightseeing even more.

2015.9.4 Gourmet Ehime

A Walking Guide To The Dogo Onsen Surroundings – Part 2.

In this the second part of our walking guide to the surroundings of Dogo Onsen, I’d like to introduce some of the gourmet of this hot spring area!

2015.9.4 Ehime

Minetopia Besshi : A Place Beyond Space & Time to Experience Mining History & Be Healed by the Forest – The “Machu Pichu of the Orient” Edition!

Along with Minetopia Besshi’s ‘copper mine train’ and ‘gold prospecting’, articles on which we’ve already published, there’s one more area we absolutely recommend to visit.

2015.9.4 Hotel Ehime

A Walking Guide To The Dogo Onsen Surroundings – Part 1.

One of Japan's most well-known hot spring areas, Dogo Onsen is also known for Soseki Natsume's portrayal of it in his novel, "Botchan".

2015.8.18 Gourmet Kagawa

Kamebishi-ya: Tasty Soy Sauce Gourmet! (Higashikagawa City, Kagawa Prefecture)

In Hiketa, Higashikawaga city, Kagawa prefecture, there is an area that flourished from the Muromachi period (1333-1568) as a harbor town where ships would wait for favorable wind.

2015.8.10 Tokushima

Taste Minato Style Macrobiotic Cuisine at ‘Kinoko no Sato’ Farm Inn!

For people who live far from the countryside, the words ‘Farm Inn’ have such an attractive ring to them...

2015.8.10 Tokushima

Cool Japan! Indigo Dye your T-Shirts & Jeans!

Indigo dyeing is a traditional Tokushima industry, and the resultant deep vivid hue called "JAPAN BLUE" is widely known around the world.

2015.8.10 Gourmet Tokushima

PLUM BAR: Tokushima City’s Umeshu Bar Popular with Ladies!

The other day we introduced a brewery located in Misato, Japan's umeshu district.

2015.8.8 Gourmet Tokushima

1st rate Umeshu From THE Ume Plum Production Area! Try as Much as You Like…!

Misato is a quiet village located in Yoshinogawa city, Tokushima prefecture. As well as being known for its n ume rous Genji fireflies (Luciola cruciata), it is also famous ume (Japanese plum) production.

2015.8.4 Tokushima

Mt. Tsurugi: Enjoy Trekking West Japan’s 2nd Highest Peak!

At 1,995 meters above sea level, it's the highest place in Tokushima prefecture. And even in West Japan, Mt. Tsurugi is only second to Mt. Ishizuchi.

2015.7.30 Tokushima

Gakujin no Mori : A Paradise with Masses of Rare Alpine Plants!

Deep in the mountains of Kamiyama in Myozai district, Tokushima prefecture, there’s a mysterious place abundant with nature known as "the paradise of alpine plants".

2015.7.9 Tokushima

The Zoo Where You Can Meet Pororo, Cute Squirrel Monkeys, As Well As Big Cats, Among Others!

Tokushima zoo covers an area of some 15.19 hectares! It’s BIG!

2015.7.9 Hotel Hyogo

A Perfect Sunset View: You’ll Want to See it at least Once!

Have you heard of Keinomatsubara, which is located in Minamiawaji city, Awaji Island?

2015.7.8 Gift Tokushima

Hina no Sato Katsuura: A Roadside Station in the Town of Mandarins & Strawberries!

Hina no Sato Katsuura is a roadside station located right next to the venue where the Big Hina Matsuri is held [https://setouchifinder.com/en/detail/535], and we think it’s worth a visit!

2015.6.22 Hotel Hyogo

Love Fishing?? Enjoy a Fishing Filled Holiday @ Awajishima Kanko Hotel!

On Awaji Island, along Sumoto city’s beach road, a signboard reads "Japan's No.1 Fishing Hotel".