Under Jet Course Night Cruising in Tokyo Bay

Tokyo Bay area provides several kinds of short cruise courses.  There are regular courses as well as chartered special ships.  One of the rare opportunities may be the night cruising which takes you to the “under jet course”.  Recently, I had a chance to enjoy privately-rented cruise ship and had a thrilled moment of “under…

The Temple for 47 Samurai – Sengaku-ji Temple

I wrote about Tozen-ji Temple and Takanawa Church which was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright’s apprentice.  These are all in Takanawadai in Minato-ku.  Not far from these places, there is a famous temple Sengaku-ji.  This temple is very popular among those who love Japanese history because it was related to the incident of 47 Samurai.…

The Work of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Apprentice in Tokyo

This year marks 150th anniversary of the birth of Frank Lloyd Wright.  There are commemoration events to celebrate the anniversary.  Since Wright has a connection with Japan, there are events in Japan, too for example in the Imperial Hotel.  Wright designed the old building of the Imperial Hotel which is now preserved in Meiji Village…