Meiji Jingu, magnificent shrine right in the middle in Tokyo 東京中心部にありながら広大で荘厳な神社「明治神宮」

Japanese shrines worship Japanese gods. “Meiji Jingu” is one of the major shrines in Japan. This shrine was built in 1920 to worship Meiji emperor and his wife. Although this place was newly built by planging trees, the magnificent atmosphere of this place is as if it has been there …

Cherry blossoms in Kinuta Park 砧公園のさくらの開花

”Sakura”, Cherry Blossoms are one of the most famous flowers in Japan. Usually they bloom in early April, but this year, they bloomed on 15 March in Tokyo because of warm winter temparature. 15 March is the eariest record of blooming in Tokyo. 桜は日本で大人気の花の一つです。通常桜の開花は4月初頭ですが、今年は暖冬の影響もあり、東京では3月15日に開花しました。この東京の開花日は記録最も早い開花です。 There are many cherry blossom spots …

Perth, nice combination of modern structure and nice nature view パース、近代建築と自然との素晴らしい融合

Perth is located south western area in Australia continental. Many people say it is “The most beautiful city in the world”. And I felt it really is. It is ideal combination of modern buildings and beautiful nature view. パースはオーストラリア大陸の南東部に位置しています。多くの人々はパースを「世界で最も美しい街」と言いますが、私もそう感じました。そこは、近代的ビル群と美しい自然との素晴らしい融合です。

“Yanaka” nostalgic place in Tokyo 昭和の郷愁漂う街「谷中」

Yanaka is a small town from 5.2km away from Tokyo station. The nearest station is Sendagi (Tokyo Metro) or Nishi Nippori (JR). 谷中は東京駅から5.2km離れた小さな街です。最寄り駅は千駄木(東京メトロ)か西日暮里(JR)。 But it is fairly popular with various visitors especially with visitors from foreign countries. しかし、この町は旅行者、特に海外からの旅行者に大人気です。 I think the reason of the attractiveness of this place is its …

Spectacular Tokyo view from Ebisu Garden Place 恵比寿ガーデンプレイスからの壮大な景色

The location of Ebisu is 6km south west away from Tokyo station. There used to be very large Japanese beer factory “Ebisu Beer” there. But Sapporo Beer, the owner company of Ebisu beer factory decided to move the factory function from there and a vast land was generated in the …

Underpass “Takanawa Guard” famous with extreme low ceiling 低い天井で有名な「高輪ガード」

Most central areas in Tokyo are filled with modernized buildings and few structures have design problems. However, here “Takawana Guard (underpass)” is one of the rare spots with a mysterious structure that I know. 東京の都市部の多くは先進的なビルに埋め尽くされ、設計上の問題がある構造物はほとんどありません。しかし、ここ「高輪ガード」は私が知っている不思議な構造を持つ数少ないスポットの代表格です。 The reason this Takanawa underpass is famous is its low ceiling. Vehicles over 1.5m height …

“Japan Taxi” the new shape of taxi in Japan 日本のタクシーの新しい形「ジャパン・タクシー」

Every country has the taxi business. So do Japan. But the services and cars are not the same across the countries. Basically roads are narrow in Japan. So there is the regulation that defines “Small Car” that enables various benefits financially (tax, toll fee, etc.). The small car cannot have …

“Genting Highlands” Casino Resort in Malaysia マレーシア・カジノ・リゾート「ゲンティン・ハイランド」

Basically Casino is restricted in Malaysia, but there is only one exception. It is “Genting Highlands” which is only one officially approved casino in Malaysia. Its locations is mountain area, about 35km north of KL Sentoral station. マレーシアでは原則カジノは規制されています。しかし唯一の例外があります。それは「ゲンティン・ハイランド」。マレーシアで唯一の公認カジノです。その場所は山間の高地。KLセントラル駅から約35km北に位置しています。 The altitude of this place is very high (1,700m). So this is …