When I visited Farmers’ Market in Tsukishima, I went there by bicycle. From Tsukishima, go up along the River Sumida and turn left and you will be in the middle of the mixture of offices and houses sorrounded by narrow streets. Kodenma-cho is one of such areas and it just looks like ordinary monotonous Tokyo.…
There are several farmers’ markets in Tokyo. Perhaps the number increases these days as more and more people are keen on healthy living and many people today are interested in organic foods. I wrote about farmers’ markets in Asakusa and Aoyama. This time, I visited another one in Kachidoki, near Tsukiji.
I often walking around cemeteries. In many cases, cemeteries are cherry blossoms view points. This is perhaps people wanted the loved one to sleep peacefully under the beautiful flowers. Tombs and graves have a kind of spiritual powers. Cemeteries must be “power spots”. I would think of those who were flourished long time ago.
Although this year’s Ginkgo Festival at Jingu Gaien ends today, you can still enjoy the vivid yellow colour of ginkgo trees. The gorgeous tree-lined street is worth visiting.
These days I have been busy visiting parks and gardens to see autumn leaves. One of the places I visited was Ueno Park. Depending on the season you visit there, you will see completely different scenery there.
When I visited Korakuen Garden to see the autumn leaves, there was a dance performance. It was sato-kagura dance, a religious dance dedicated to Shinto God. The dance was based on an old story of Samurai‘s going to a mountain to admire autumn leaves.
Now is the time for autumn foliage. If you are in Tokyo, you can enjoy between the mid November till early December. These are what you can expect right now.