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Nogi Shrine(Nogi Jinja) is dedicated to General Nogi Maresuke(1849-1912), who led Japan’s military in the Sino-Japanese War and following Russo-Japanese War. He requested his own seppuku to the Meiji Emperor after a pyrrhic victory in the capture of Port Arthur. The request was denied as the practice of seppuku was forbidden. Following the Emperor Meiji’s death in 1912, Nogi was able to fulfill … Read the rest
SUN ROAD in Kichijoji.
With a growing popularity among young people, this city in the west of Tokyo has been voted the No.1 place where people want to live in Japan numerous times.
To the north side of Kichijoji runs a pedestrian-only street called Sun Road. The street is lined with many affordable restaurants and shops, which makes it popular among locals. Some of the shops include … Read the rest
View of Ikebukuro’s east side. At the left is Parco and the entrance to the JR Ikebukuro Station. The snow white building is Bic Camera’s main store and the building at the very right is Yamada Denki.
Ikebukuro is a large commercial district north of Shinjuku and west of Ueno. Ikebukuro serves as a major commuter hub and has multiple stations belonging to several railway companies(more info … Read the rest
Jonanjima Seaside Park
With planes flying in and out of Haneda Airport literally roaring over your head, Jonanjima Seaside Park or Jonanjima Kaihin Koen is a popular attraction to airplane fans and families alike. You can expect the most dynamic experience when Runway B at Haneda is being used; planes will literally skim over the park leaving a pungent smell of jet fuel exhaust. Usage of … Read the rest
The 60-floor Sunshine 60.
Sunshine City is a large shopping and building complex near Ikebukuro. Most of the shopping complex is situated at the base of several buildings, which include a 60-story skyscraper, Sunshine 60 and a 1146-room hotel, Sunshine Prince Hotel. Inside Sunshine City, are attractions such as an indoor amusement park called Namco Namja Town, an aquarium, a planetarium, and a concert hall. … Read the rest
Tokyo Sky Tree
Tokyo Sky Tree viewed from Asakusa.
Tokyo Sky Tree at night. The tower can light up into different colors; this lighting theme is called Iki(粋).
This 634-meter broadcasting tower is Tokyo’s newest attraction and the area surrounding the tower has seen quite a lot of development all thanks to the Sky Tree.
On the tower are two observation decks that will allow you to … Read the rest
Tokyo Tower on a cloudy day
The orange and white facade of this Tokyo landmark was built during the post-war era of the 1950s and has long served as a broadcasting station for TV signals. However, with the construction of the newer and taller Tokyo Sky Tree, Tokyo Tower has given up most of its broadcasting to the Sky Tree and now mainly serves as a … Read the rest
Sensoji’s Kaminarimon(Thunder Gate).
Asakusa is an area in Tokyo which is famous for its traditional and lively “Edo” atmosphere. One of the area’s most famous attractions is the Asakusa Kannon Temple (Sensoji) which Asakusa itself is centered upon.
Other attractions include the Asakusa Shrine, Edo Shitamachi Traditional Crafts Museum, and Kappabashi Kitchenware Town or Kappabashi Dougugai, a district known for its wholesale of all kinds of kitchenware. … Read the rest
Sensoji – Asakusa Kannon Temple
Today’s Kaminarimon(雷門) was built in 1960. The 700kg lantern was donated by Panasonic’s founder, Matsushita Konosuke. At the left and right of the lantern are the statues of Raijin, god of thunder and Fujin, god of wind.
Sensoji is the oldest Buddhist temple in Tokyo, dating back to the year 628 according to legend. At the entrance of the temple grounds is a gate called Kaminarimon(雷門; … Read the rest
Tokyo Big Sight
Tokyo Big Sight or Kokusai Tenjijo(国際展示場, International Exhibition Center) is a large convention venue in the Ariake area of Tokyo and is host to many events such as the Tokyo Motor Show and Comic Market(Comiket). The “conference tower” is iconic of the center and looks like a structure with four pyramids facing down. However, most of the exhibition takes place in the West … Read the rest
Tokyo is the capital of Japan and one of the largest metropolises in the world with over 8 million people living at its heart. You can get a taste of the city’s hustle and bustle at Shibuya’s famous “Scramble Crossing”, yet you can also enjoy serenity and peace in places like Shinjuku Gyoen or the imperial palace.
Trains and buses virtually web the city, making easy access … Read the rest
One of the most iconic buildings in Ginza, the Wako department store. The clock tower plays the Westminster chimes.
Ginza during Hokosha Tengoku(歩行者天国; Literally:Pedestrian Heaven). On the right is Cartier and Chanel; on the left is the department store, Matuysa Ginza.
Ginza is a world-famous shopping district full of luxury shops and massive department stores. You will also find world-renowned restaurants, fancy coffeehouses, and cafes.
You … Read the rest
The famous Roppongi crossing covered by the Shutoko or Shuto Kosokudoro(Metropolitan Expressway). Yes, it is covered by the expressway just like Nihonbashi.
Roppongi is a famous nightlife district with many nightclubs and restaurants. The area is especially popular with those who want to enjoy the nightlife.
The name “Roppongi” literally means, “Six Trees”. There are two theories as to where the name came from. The first … Read the rest
Nihon-ji is a Buddhist temple that was built in 725 by the Buddhist priest, Gyoki, on the imperial order of Emperor Shomu. The temple was built as a Hosso-sect temple but was later transferred to the Tendai and Shingon sects. During the reign of shogun, Tokugawa Iemitsu, the temple was transffered to the Soto sect and still remains a Soto temple to this day.… Read the rest