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. Advertisements
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.
The parks in Tokyo were sometimes the former property of samurai during Edo era when Shogun built a military government during 17th – 19th Century. Higo Hosokawa Garden in Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo is one of such parks. “Higo” is current Kumamot Prefecture and Higo or Kumamoto was the property of Hosokawa Family. During Edo Era, samurai leaders had to…
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.