Sunday, March 29, 2015

Cherry Blossoms in the Meguro river

The cherry blossoms season has come!! The cherry blossoms are blooming beautifully now in Tokyo. I went to see the cherry blossoms in the Meguro river on Saturday and Sunday. About 40% of the cherry blossoms were in bloom on Saturday and 60% of them were in bloom on Sunday. It was fine day on Saturday, but it was cloudy on Sunday. I hope that you will enjoy the cherry blossoms photos.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Togenuki Jizoson in Sugamo

I went to Togenuki Jizoson in Sugamo, Tokyo. It's formally called Kogangi temple. It was opened in Yushima in 1596 then relocated in Sugamo in 1891. Togenuki Jizoson is very famous for Togenuki Jizo Statue. People are queuing to pure water and then wash it with a small towel. It is believed that the illness in the part of Jizo Statue you wash will cure. 

Friday, March 20, 2015

Sugamo Jizo Dori Shopping Street

I went to Sugamo Jizo Dori Shopping Street. Sugamo is called Many elderly people visit this area. The street has 800 meter long and there are "Grandmas' Harajuku". over 200 stores. They sell clothes, traditional foods and traditional crafts for elderly people. 

Monday, March 16, 2015

Oshiruko at Ikegami Ikedaya

Do you like Japanese style sweets? If you come to Japan, I recommend you should have Japanese style sweets at a Japanese style cafe and restaurant. I like sweets, but I cannot eat a lot. Japanese style sweets are not so sweet compare than Western's. Anko has a low calories content. Anko has polyphenols. Polyphenols prevent aging. It's so healthy. We use beans paste called "Anko" instead of cream for stees. My favorite Japanese sweets is Oshiruko. 

Friday, March 13, 2015

Tokyo Station

Tokyo Station is the railway station in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo. Here is the Marunouchi business area. Tokyo station is the busiest station in Japan in terms of number of trains per day more than 350,000 passengers pass through everyday. Tokyo station is the travel gateway of Shinkansen bullet trains bound for many regions. 

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Gundam Statue in DiverCity

DiverCity Tokyo Plaza is a shopping mall located in Odaiba, Tokyo. They offer Japanese-themed stores and restaurants. But this time, I would like to show you Japanese popular animation "Gundam" statue and shops. 

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Odaiba Seaside Park

Odaiba Seaside Park is located in Odaiba, Minato-ward, Tokyo. Odaiba is one of the sightseeing spots in Tokyo, Japan. You can see the beautiful Tokyo bay, the rainbow bridge and nature. I strongly recommend that you should go to Odaiba to see the beautiful Tokyo bay night view. 

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Ikegami Plum Garden

Now it's time to see the Japanese plum trees. The best time to see the Japanese plum trees are from the end of February to the middle of March. I went to Ikegami Plum Garden in Ikegami, Oota-ward, Tokyo. About 70% of the plum trees were in bloom. They have 70 trees of the white plum and 220 trees of the red plum. There are 30 kinds of plum trees. They have not only the plum trees, but also 50 trees of the peony and 800 of the azalea. 

Monday, March 2, 2015

FELISSIMO NEKOBU in Shibuya Hikarie

Do you like cats? I'm crazy about cats. If you like cats, I hope you will check this shop. The cat goods shop "FELISSIMO NEKOBU (cat club)" is opened for an only limited time from February 19 to March 4th in Shibuya Hikarie. February 22nd was the cat day in Japan. We can call 2.22 "Nyan Nyan Nyan". We say "Nyan" when a cat cry. You say "meow" in English. So the shop was opened for the cat day.