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Tokyo Sakura Spot : Meguro river

Tokyo Sakura Spot : Meguro river

In early spring last year, I went  to some Cherry blossom spots with my camera (and I took these photos last year.) I went to some Sakura spots such as Yoyogi Koen (Yoyogi park) and Senkawa (Sen- river), but my no.1 favorite spot for cherry blossom in Tokyo is Meguro river. Along the riverbank there [...]

Sarushima Tiny Inhabitable Island

Sarushima Tiny Inhabitable Island

It’s gradually getting warmer now, some days feels like early summer. So, I visited an deserted island   called the SARUSHIMA. This Sarushima is the largest natural island in the Tokyo bay. Though it is the “largest”, it’s only 200m width, 450m length and so very small   From Shinagawa, one of the main station on the [...]

Cherry-blossom Viewing Picnic & Making scattered sushi! 3/31

Cherry-blossom Viewing Picnic & Making scattered sushi! 3/31

“Cherry-blossom Viewing Picnic & making scattered sushi event!” 31st of March 2015! First, we gonna make cattered sushi(Chirashi sushi) at Sakura hotel Ikebukuro and then move to Ueno park for Cherry-blossom Viewing Picnic ! EVENT INFORMATION Time : March 31st(Tue) 10:30am-around 4pm Meeting Place : Sakura hotel Ikebukuro-Shared kitchen 6F Access Fee :500 yen per [...]

Sakura at Inokashira Park

Sakura at Inokashira Park

On Friday 27th, I went to see Sakura (Cherry Blossom) at Inokashira Park in Kichijoji. I could barely see sakura blooming on the trees. But while I was exploring the park, I found one tree with white sakura petals. This sakura tree is like rushing to be bloomed to not disappoint people who came to [...]

Sakura-cakes

Sakura:for the eyes and the taste buds!

‘Tis the season for…SAKURA! In the coming days and as every year , the Japanese cherry trees will be covered with pale pink flowers under which people picnic admiring the ephemeral beauty of this spring landscape (the famous Hanami /花 見) . However, if the sight and smell are at the party, the taste is [...]

Nakano Broadway.

Nakano Broadway.

Nakano Broadway looks like an old department store,  which has so many small shops inside. They do not sell meat or vegetable but many collective items, CDs, records, dolls, figures, games, and so on, which attract so-called “OTAKU” crowds from all over . I have been there for a few times and bought post cards [...]

Old post box

Old Post Box

I came across this old, pillar-type post box in Kamakura. These are rarely seen today, and there are many people here in Japan who have never seen one, as they have been mostly replaced by modern post boxes that are, well, boxier in appearance. I for one like these old post boxes better than the [...]

The nostrils of God !?

The nostrils of God !?

If you ever have the opportunity to visit the Todai-ji (東大寺; literally “Great Temple of the East”), a Buddhist temple in Nara in Japan, do not miss to take a walk in the main building. Within the grounds is the largest wooden building in the world, Daibutsuden (大 仏 殿), which houses a colossal bronze [...]

Tropical Islands in “Tokyo”.

Tropical Islands in “Tokyo”.

It is to soon to talk about summer beach. However, rather peaceful spring time will be over within as quickly as 2 months and after a month of rain, muggy , sweaty,lethargic summer will come. I wanna stay away from this gigantic, crowded, energy-consuming city but have got no money for vacation. Will I only go [...]

FREE Geisha Night Show!! 3/27(Fri) 19pm-20pm !!

FREE Geisha Night Show!! 3/27(Fri) 19pm-20pm !!

GEISHA (or geiko in Kyoto dialect) are professional entertainers who attend guests during meals, banquets and other occasions. They are trained in various traditional Japanese arts, such as dance and music, as well as in the art of communication. Their role is to make guests feel at ease with conversation, drinking games and dance performances. If you [...]