Happy New Year from Walking Biking Japan

This is a bit late greetings but… HAPPY NEW YEAR! Our custom on New Year’s Day is to see the first sunrise and have New Year dishes called Osechi Ryori.  This year, I saw the first sunrise of the year for the first time in my life.  The venue was Teganuma Lake in Abiko City of…

Wright Imperial – Architect’s Hotel

Japan is one of the destinations that architecture lovers want to visit.  There are many must-see places as there are many prominent Japanese architects.  But we also have architecture designed by world-famous architects.  For example, Imperial Hotel is a must-visit place for the tours organized by Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation.  The building designed by him…

Old but Modern Edo Town – Kodenma-cho

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.…