3 hidden spots in the center of Tokyo (Slip back to Old Japanese Houses and Gardens)

When thinking  of Tokyo, what picture do you have in mind ? You might imagine a  big city with high buildings  crammed side by side, rail tracks throughout there, city lights never turn off (twenty-four seven) and a ton of people coming and going along the streets. Would you like to get away from the hustle and bustle for a… Continue reading 3 hidden spots in the center of Tokyo (Slip back to Old Japanese Houses and Gardens)

Todoroki Valley ― Wonderland in Setagaya, Tokyo

Unique Natural Features Tokyo is a land with many small height differences, so you would encounter a lot of slopes when you take a walk. You may find many similar names of places here and there in Tokyo, like Fujimi-saka (富士見坂) or Fujimi-dai (富士見台) which means an excellent point for viewing Mt. Fuji. You could imagine from this, we have… Continue reading Todoroki Valley ― Wonderland in Setagaya, Tokyo

Enjoy the Local Cuisines of Old Town – Koto City, Tokyo: Fukagawa Meshi and Third-Wave Coffee

Koto City Why don’t you explore an old town in Tokyo? I highly recommend Koto City. First, let’s talk a little bit about its history. Koto City is the eastern part of Tokyo, surrounded by the Sumida and Arakawa rivers and facing Tokyo Bay. Because of that location, it is called the “Waterfront City.” Most of the land has been… Continue reading Enjoy the Local Cuisines of Old Town – Koto City, Tokyo: Fukagawa Meshi and Third-Wave Coffee

Shinjuku Transport Hub

Let’s remember this nickname. This is an abbreviation of a bus terminal’s name. We call this “Basuta Shinjuku” which is “the Shinjuku Expressway Terminal” and the main transport hub in service for all over Japan besides Narita and Haneda airports. It is located in one of the station buildings and directly connected to the “New South Gate” of JR Shinjuku… Continue reading Shinjuku Transport Hub