When I biked around Tokyo last week, I happened to visit Suga Shrine. The start of the shrine goes back to 1634. This shrine has a set of portraits of 36 famous poets of ancient times. The replicas of the portraits are exhibited at the entrance of the shrine. Advertisements
The season of cherry blossoms has ended unbelievably early this year because the temperature went up earlier than usual. But even after cherry blossoms started blooming, it became cold again and sometimes windy. So it has been difficult to decide what to wear when I leave home in the morning. It was cold yesterday and…
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.
There are several big parks in Tokyo. Shinjuku Gyoen Garden is one of those big parks which has the area of 580 thousand square meters. This is larger than Yoyogi Park (540 thou. square meters) and Ueno Park (53 thous. square meters) but smaller than Mizumoto Park (870 thou. square meters). Its management body is…
L’Institut Français du Japon is an official language school of France. The headquarters is in Tokyo and the school sometimes holds events where non-students can join. Today and tomorrow, they have a French cuisine festival – les Journées du Goût. Once you go in there, you will feel like you were in France.
I wrote about cafes and shops of Kagurazaka. Those are the modern side of Kagurazaka. However Kagurazaka itself is an old town of Geisha and traditional Japanese restaurants together with shrines and temples. There were many Samurais’ residences nearby. So it used to be the cultural center of old Tokyo.
Kagurazaka is one of the traditional towns in Tokyo but at the same time, it is one of the modern stylish towns, too. Everybody enjoys walking in this town from the elder people to the younger generations. Though it has many slopes here, it is also enjoyable to bike around the town. via Flickr http://flic.kr/p/UtRwcH