At the end of June, you may find a large ring made of a rope in the property of shrine. It looks like this.
June is a rainy season in Japan. There is a typical Japanese illustration for this season – a snail and hydrangea. With some reason, many Japanese think snails stay on leaves of hydrangea. Here is a link to the result of google search. So June also reminds me of hydrangea and indeed there is a…
Mt. Fuji is the highest mountain in Japan. 3776-meter-high mountain is in Shizuoka prefecture and you can see it on your right side when you take Shinkansen from Tokyo to Kyoto. And we Japanese just love this mountain from the ancient times.
Yanesen – Yanaka in Taito-ku, Nezu and Sendagi in Bunkyo-ku. This is a fun area to walk around or bike around. There still remains traditional streetscapes. There are many old shops. And the area has many old and modern cafe, restaurants, sweet shops and bakeries.
It’s time to enjoy plum blossoms. The festival to admire blossoms are currently held in Yushima Tenjin Shrine.
some of plum blossoms points in Tokyo
Koishikawa Korakuen Garden has a beautiful Japanese gardens. Samurai’s residence was first built in 1629. The colors of maple trees become very beautiful at the begining of December.