Rainbow Bridge by Night… One of the most magical view you can have while visiting Tokyo!

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English Jigokudani Yaen-koen, known for its many onsen (hot spring baths), is located in the Yokoyu valley of Nagano prefecture. Like the humans that come to bathe, there is a large population of Japanese Macaques (“snow monkeys”) that also bathe in the hot springs. First opened in 1964, Jigokudani Yaen-koen and more precisely Jigokudani Onsen […]

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English Best known as the senior’s version of Harajuku, Sugamo and its Jizo-Dori shopping district give you a unique perspective on Japan and it’s senior citizens daily lives. On this 800m long street you will find no less than 200 shops that sell pretty much everything that a Japanese senior citizen needs and loves. Of […]

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Cloudy Mountain over Shigakoen

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English Like any culture, dolls or ningyō, have been and are still very popular in Japan. Today we had the chance to share with you some of these gorgeous creations made by Fukuda-sensei, a Japanese doll master we had the chance to meet while exploring their creations and private collection in Tokyo. Unlike Europe for […]

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English Autumn in Shiba Kōen is a beautiful time of year. The trees surrounding the Zōjō-ji temple change into brilliant yellow, orange, and red hues. We will revisit the Shiba Kōen and Zōjō-ji temple with a video presentation soon, but couldn’t help but share the beautiful, colorful leaves with you in the meantime. We hope […]

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Sushi Wonderland!

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Koi pound at Meguro Gajoen

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English Before it became a museum, this place was in fact a private property owned by Nezu Kaichiro (1860-1940) president of the Tobu Railway in Japan. Nezu Kaichiro left provision in his will to establish a foundation, to preserve his personal collection and make sure that future generations could share his love of the tea […]

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Japanese Koi Fish

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English The Icho Namiki Avenue in Gaienmae is a rather typical large avenue in Tokyo all year long with the exception of few weeks a year (Mid November ! Mid December) when all the ginkgo trees lined up on each side the avenue turn to gold. This turns a rather banal place into a magical […]

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English 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 Happo-en became what it is today and took […]

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