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Hachiko Statue

Hachiko Statue ハチ公像

The Hachiko Statue


The Hachiko Statue is a famous statue of an akita dog in Shibuya. The spot surrounding Hachiko is often crowded with people waiting to rendezvous with other people.


The Hachiko Statue is based on an akita dog, Hachiko, who was adopted by a professor who lived near the area during the 1920s. Hachiko came to Shibuya station every evening to greet … Read the rest

Shinjuku Gyoen

Shinjuku Gyoen 新宿御苑

The English landscape garden of Shinjuku Gyoen




Shinjuku Gyoen is a large public park in Tokyo featuring many landscapes including an English landscape garden, French formal garden, and a traditional Japanese garden. Inside is also a large greenhouse, reconstructed in 2012, that houses approximately 2700 species of plants from around the world.

The park is a popular spot for hanami(cherry blossom watching) with … Read the rest

Haneda Airport

Haneda Airport 羽田空港


Haneda Airport or Tokyo International Airport as it is officially known, is an airport that serves the Tokyo area. It is significantly closer to Tokyo than Narita Airport, which is where most international flights bound for Tokyo are handled. There has been an expansion in the number and destinations of international flights to and from Haneda with the completion of a new international terminal in 2010.… Read the rest

Inokashira Park

Inokashira Park 井の頭公園

Inokashira Park bustles with people during the hanami season.


Opened on May 1st, 1918, Inokashira Park is a park south of Kichijoji in western Tokyo. The park is a popular spot for hanami(cherry blossom viewing), and bustles with people during the spring. At the center of the park is the 43,000 square-meter Inokashira Lake, a primary source of the Kanda River. In Japanese, the park … Read the rest

The National Art Center

The National Art Center 国立新美術館


Inside the museum are several cafes.

The National Art Center of Tokyo is a museum in Roppongi, Tokyo. It is called an “Art Center”, because it does not have a permanent collection like most museums.

The museum was completed in 2007 and is the newest of the 5 national museums in Japan. The building was one of the last works of famed architect Kisho … Read the rest

Nogi Shrine

Nogi Shrine 乃木神社

Nogi Shrine


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


Kichijoji 吉祥寺


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

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