The Bunkyo Civic Center, and its Sky View Lounge observatory is, as far as we are concerned, the best spot in Tokyo to enjoy Mt Fuji behind Shinjuku’s major skyscrapers. Open year round with free admission since 1994, the Bunkyo Civic Center had a rather rocky start and today’s […]

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Thanks to you our last walking around video of Shibuya was a success, and this thanks to you! And today we want to give you the chance to rediscover Shibuya with another one of our famous walking around videos but this time during the night, where we will guide […]

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Thanks to you our last walking around video of Shibuya was a success, and this thanks to you! And today we want to give you the chance to rediscover Shibuya with another one of our famous walking around videos but this time during the night, where we will guide […]

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Happo-en is far from your average gorgeous hidden Japanese garden in central Tokyo. While its history still eludes me, it is said that Happo-en was the cherished mansion of Ōkubo Tadataka throughout his life 1560~1639 (also known as Ōkubo Hikozaemon). It is however after 1951 that […]

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If you have been living in Japan for a while, Chiba is a synonym for Narita Airport, Disneyland and other mega factories. However, this is just one side of Chiba! Indeed, the sister prefecture of Tokyo has in fact many secret hidden gems that are worth your attention […]

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Overlooking Mitake village and its gorge, Mt Mitake hosts on its top (929m) ryokan, houses and the beautiful Musashi Mitake Shrine. According to legend, the Musashi temple was erected over 2000 years ago, and features some gorgeous stone statues of Inari Wolf. Still according to the legend, […]

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Almost an hour away by car from Tokyo Center, Mitake is a small village resting on the banks of the Tama River. Quiet and peaceful all year long, Mitake and it's gorgeous gorges turn during the month of November into a perfect postcard of what Japanese autumn colors are […]

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Also known as the Asakusa Kannon Temple, Senso-ji (or Sensoji) is one of Tokyo most popular and beloved Buddhist Temple! According to the legend, in the year 628 two brothers fished a beautiful statue of Kannon, the goddess of mercy, in the Sumida river. Thinking they disturb the […]

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Hase-Dera or Hasedera is a temple of the Jodo sect located in Kamakura and famous for its 9.18m tall eleven-headed Kannon statue, the goddess of mercy. According to the legend, this Kannon statue was in fact carved from the same tree as the also famous but taller […]

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When we started TokyoStreetView three years ago, the first temple we covered was the Joshinji. Not only is this temple very close to where we live, but its unique atmosphere has always been something we loved. Especially so when it comes to its cemetery. Indeed, unlike western cemeteries Japanese […]

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Named after a local school known for its liberal education, Jiyugaoka, which stands for “Freedom Hill” used to be a rural area on the southern end of Meguro, that started to develop in the 1920s after rail services were introduced and where many artists came and settled to […]

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A famous street north of the Shibuya crossing and starting roughly at Shibuya 109, Dogenzaka is known for its long line-up of izakayas, karaoke bars and pretty much every other kind of restaurant. Extremely popular at night, Dogenzaka will lead you to Shibuya’s naughty area where you'll find […]

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