Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi in Tokyo Japan

Mitsukoshi is very old Japanese department store. Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi is the headquarter built in 1935. It is declared a historical building in Tokyo. It's a magnificent building. 


Saturday, December 27, 2014

Center of Tokyo "Nihonbashi"

I went to Nihonbashi. There are 23 wards in Tokyo. Nihonbashi is in Chuo-ward. It is the center of Tokyo. Nihonbashi is a business district in Tokyo. Also Nihonbashi is banks and commercial hub. Nihonbashi is also the name of bridge over the Nihonbashi river. Nihonbashi is the starting point of road network. There are many old and magnificent building. 


Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Christmas lights in Tokyo Japan

The Christmas lights in Japan are very beautiful. You can see them not only in Tokyo but also everywhere in Japan. I think that this year is so special. Because Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura were awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize. They won Nobel for blue LED. The illuminations using blue LED draw attention from people. I took some pictures but I could not see the illuminations with blue LED though. XD


Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Italian restaurant "Trattoria Messina" in Futakotamagawa

I went to Italian restaurant "Trattoria Messina" in Futakotamagawa with my mom and sister. It was a restaurant with a nice atmosphere. The restaurant gave us the best service. We ordered a lunch set, pasta or pizza, salad, desert and tea or coffee. It was 1,890 yen.


Saturday, December 20, 2014

FIGARO STYLE TOKYO Daikanyama

FIGARO STYLE TOKYO sells many general merchandise like interior goods, kitchenware, accessory, bag and watch. You must be happy just looking at these goods. The shop is located three minutes walk from Daikanyama station.


Thursday, December 18, 2014

Japanese restaurant "Cha Cha Maru" in Daikanyama

I went to the Japanese restaurant "Cha Cha Maru" in Daikanyama, Tokyo with my parents and sister. Daikanyama is very stylish place in Tokyo. There are many higher-price stores. It's too expensive for me to buy clothes, so I usually go to Daikanyama for lunch or dinner. My sister choose the restaurant. 

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Low price stylish shop "Awesome Store" Omotesando

I went to Awesome Store in Omotesando, Harajuku. They sell kitchenware, interior and stationary at a low price. The things sold at a low price sometimes not good design and quality. But Awesome Store offers the stylish thing at a reasonable price. 


Saturday, December 13, 2014

Christmas Illumination in Yebis Garden Place Japan

I went to see the Christmas illumination in Yebis Garden Place. Some events are hold during Christmas time there. A gorgeous Christmas tree and a chandelier were amazing!! Yebis Garden Place was illuminated with totally hundred thousand of electric lights. It was really beautiful and gorgeous!!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Chocolatier Erica in Shirogane Japan

My friend gave me my favorite chocolate. It is sold at the chocolatier Erica in Shirogane, Tokyo. They have variety of chocolate. It's very expensive thought. I love the mint chocolate of leaf shape. It's nice!!


Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Shirogane platinum street in Tokyo Japan

I went to the Shiroganedai platinum street. There are many nice shops and restaurants in this street. It's good to walk the ginkgo lines street. I always ask a store clerk if I can take some photos inside of the store. Unfortunately all store didn't allow me to take photos this time. So I just took the photos outside of the stores.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Japanese superstar yuru-chara "Funassyi"

Yuru-chara is creating a boom in Japan now. Yuru-chara is an anime style cartoon local mascot character. Yuru-chara was created for promoting local products in each prefecture in Japan. 


Friday, December 5, 2014

Cherry trees winter illumination in the Megoro river

The Meguro river is famous for one of the best cherry blossoms viewing locations in Tokyo. Many people come to see the beautiful cherry blossoms long row of cherry blossom trees along the Meguro river. 

In winter the cheery blossom trees are illuminated with the cherry blossoms pink color. "The cherry blossoms in winter illumination is held between Gotanda and Osaki from November 20th to December 25th, 2014. The cherry trees are lit up with LED by small-scale hydroelectric power. 


Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Japanese restaurant "EN" in Shinagawa

I went to a Japanese restaurant "EN" in Shinagawa. ”EN" is the Japanese style pub restaurant. There are the seats at the bar, sofa and back parlor. They maintain a large space. You can see the chefs are cooking the dishes in front of you from the seat at the bar. 

Monday, December 1, 2014

The Prince Sakura Tower Tokyo

I sometimes go to a hotel The Prince Sakura Tower Tokyo in Shinagawa for shopping. I buy some gifts at the Japanese style select shop when my friends come to see me from overseas or when I go to overseas on business. And I come to see the sakura trees (cherry blossoms) here every Spring. 

Friday, November 28, 2014

Autumn leaves on the ginkgo trees along Gaien-dori Tokyo

It's a good time to see autumn leaves in Tokyo now. I went to see the leaves on the ginkgo trees along Gaien-dori. The leaves already turned yellow. The autumn leaves festival hold from the middle of November to the beginning of December. It was fine and very warm yesterday. Many people came to see the beautiful autumn leaves. 

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

French restaurant "La Fee Delice" in Omotesando, Harajuku Japan

Here is my favorite French restaurant in Omotesando, Harajuku. The restaurant is in the side road in Oomotesando street. It's a bit quiet away from the main street. The red wall of the restaurant catches my eyes. This restaurant serves the best garret. But I just came here to drink a tea for a break this time.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Fashionable street Omotesando, Harajuku Tokyo

Omotesando is the famous for a fashionable street. I've posted about Takashita street a previous post. The shops in Takeshita street are for teens, but the shops in Omotesando are for more grown-ups. And the street is famous for the zelkova trees lined street. I really feel good to walk in Omotesando for shopping seeing these zelkova trees.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Lady Gaga's favorite clothing shop Dog in Harajuku Japan

Whenever Lady Gaga comes to Japan, she usually visits to her favorite clothing shop Dog in Harajuku. She wears the Dog fashion on the stage. And so many celebrities like Beyonce, Riahhna, LMFAO, Nicki Minaj and some korean artists like Bigbang and 2NE1 and of course Japanese artists visit there.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Find Japanese teenage culture in Takeshita street Harajuku

I went to Harajuku. Do you like Harajuku? Harajuku is one of the most trending places in Japan. You can see a modern Tokyo here. If you visit Harajuku, you will be at the forefront of trends followed by youngsters across Japan. Many tourist and celebrities come to visit to Harajuku.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Good effects of Yogurt

Yogurt is good for health and  beauty. We can see a lot of good effects of yogurt on TV and magazine. We have a lot of health-conscious person in Japan. 

I just pick up some effects of yogurt:

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Souvenirs as a Nagasaki trip souvenir from my parents

My parents went on a trip to Nagasaki prefecture last week. Nagasaki is a prefecture of Japan located on the island of Kyushu. They went to Nagasaki city and mount Unzen for four days. They said that the weather was fine and beautiful. The foods in Nagasaki were so delicious. They could enjoy a trip a lot. I received some souvenirs from them.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Blue Pond in Hokkaido

One of my hobbies is traversing. I have a place where I want to go. It is the Blue Pond in Hokkaido. Hokkaido is the northern part of Japan. The Blue Pond is located in 5 minutes by car from the Shirogane hot spring in the town of Biei. It closed in winter because of snow. 

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Yamashita Honki Udon

I went to Yamashita Honki Udon for lunch today. It is located in Meguro, Tokyo. I saw the TV show "Viking" introduced there. The shop owner is a comedian. His stage name is "Omoro Yamashita". A recommended dish is carry udon with beef tail. So I ordered it.


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

No Rice No Life

Many foreigners say that Japanese rice is so delicious. I agree with them. I'm particular about rice. People usually just buy white rice and cook it. But I buy brown rice and polish it by a rice mill machine. A super market near my house has a rice mill machine. I usually use it for polishing rice for free. 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Body cream for keeping your skin moist

These are my favorite body lotion and cream. Both of them have the pleasant scent. You can get smooth skin if you rub the cream into your skin. The container design is so cute.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Osaki Craft Market

I went to Osaki Craft Market on Saturday. There were 74 shops. All shops sold the handmade products. All of them were so talented and creative. I like a handmade product. Because it's sometimes only one for me. It provides a unique touch. I like to have a distinct design. 


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Soba and Matcha Chocolate

I really love noodles such as ramen, soba, udon and pasta. I usually have noodles for lunch a couple of times a week. I often cook noodles myself.

Monday, October 6, 2014

A Nostalgic Festival

I went to a festival on Saturday. I often come here when I was a child. I feel nostalgic for my childhood. Unfortunately, a typhoon was on the way to Japan. So not so many people came to the festival. But some children enjoyed playing games and eating street food.  

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Azabu Juban Shopping Street

I went to Azabu Juban on Tuesday. Azabu Juban is famous for shopping street. Here is not busy like Shinjyuku, Harajuku or Shibuya. It's a very tiny shopping street. It's good to break away from crowds. 

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Meguro Gajoen with traditional beauty

Meguro Gajoen is a community and an amenity space with traditional beauty. There are some nice restaurants. Also you can stay there. You can see traditional wooden panels and pictures on the ceiling. The decoration is changed with each four seasons. There is a bridge and a river runs in the toilet. Can you believe? 


Monday, September 29, 2014

Anime heroes at the BANDAI

Have you seen our super anime heroes? You can meet a lot of heroes at the BANDAI co., Ltd. 

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Vegetable juice for healthy life

I drink a glass of vegetable juice every morning. We have a variety of products in Japan. My favorite one is called Ito-en "Jujitsu Yasai". 20 fruits and 5 vegetables are used with sugarless and saltless. It's very fruity and easy to drink. 

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Hello, Everyone!!

Hi, everyone! I'm Hiyoko. I live in Tokyo, Japan. Tokyo is the most exciting places in the world. I would like to introduce everything what I'm interested in about Tokyo and Japan.