Germany in Tokyo – Oktoberfest at Hibiya Park

It’s still summer-like weather in Tokyo but it has become a bit cooler than before.  Autumn in Japan is a season of appetite.  Japanese people tend to feel hungry after appetite-depriving summer.  And of course it’s a season of beer.  Well, in Germany, perhaps it’s October but we cannot wait too long.

Cherry Blossoms in Asukayama Park

Asukayama Park is one of the best cherry blossom viewing spots in Tokyo from centuries ago.  It was Shogun Yoshimune in early 18th century who started opening this park to the general public and allowed them to enjoy cherry blossom viewing.  There were Ukiyoe paintings which showed cherry blossoms and people picnicing. The culture of…