Autumn in Japan 
      Fukuro Matsuri
           Ikegami Honmonji Temple's Oeshiki (Buddhist  ceremony)
            Kibano-Kakunori (log rolling in Kiba mid October)
            Tokyo Jidai Matsuri (Nov) Historial Parade
            Tori-no-ichi ( open-air market)
    General Information for Tourists
            Electrical Power : 100 VAC, 60 Hz in western Japan and 50 Hz in eastern Japan and plug type flat 2-pin  
            Consumption Tax : Tourists from overseas who make purchases of over 10,001 a day can apply for consumption tax relief at deparmrnt stores by presenting their passport. Please ask the department stores for details.
            Currency : The unit is Yen. The denominations are: (notes) 10,000 , 5000, & 1000 yen.  Coins 500, 100, 50, 10, 5, and 1 yen.
                    ATM withdrawal on a credit or debit card simplest way to obtain yen. Post Office and 7-Eleven stores accept foreign-issued cards including Visa, Master-Card, Cirrus, Maestro and American Express networks with English instructions.
        The key to convenient travel and sightseeing in Japan.     (Japanese)
                                        Foreign Currency Conversions
                           Japan Customs
             (Japanese)        (English)
                                     NEW MEXICO
Sunset Magazine , June 2011,  recognizes 3 New Mexico destination
Albuquerque’s Hotel Andaluz was singled out for the renovation of its original 1930s architecture and its rooftop bar. The Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort in Ojo Caliente was recognized for its mineral waters, mud pool and miles of trails for “practically a pittance.” And the Historic Taos Inn, in Taos, was named in the feature for its “rockin’ margaritas and bedside kiva fireplaces right up to the exposed-beam ceilings.”