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 …

Winter illumination at Tokyo Midtown 2019 東京ミッドタウンイルミネーション2019

Tokyo Midtown is a large commercial complex that opened on March 30, 2007. It was build on the land which belongs to Japan army. It became very popular place for tourists as well as Roppongi Hills, and is connected to Roppongi station with underground passage. 東京ミッドタウンは2007年3月30日にオープンした大型複合商業施設です。もともとこの土地は防衛庁があったところで、今やここは六本木ヒルズと並んで観光客に人気がある場所です。六本木駅から地下通路でつながっています。 This place is decorated …

Winter Illumination at Yurakucho 有楽町のウインター・イルミネーション

Many cities in Japan will have their own decoration with lots of lights in winter. Here Yurakucho, the next station to Tokyo has got the beautiful illumination from November 16. 日本の多くの都市は、冬に数多くの電飾で飾られます。東京駅の一つ隣のここ有楽町も11月16日から美しいイルミネーションで飾られました。 Winter season is one of the most beautiful periods in many city area in Japan at night. ウインター・シーズンは日本の都市が、夜、最も美しく輝く期間です。

Asakusa Kaminarimon 浅草雷門

Asakusa is one of the most popular spot in Japan for foreign visitors. And Sensoji temple and Nakamise-dori is the highlight of visiting Asakusa area because its atmosphere has “Japan Taste” very much. To visit Asakusa temple, it is the typical route to go to Kaminari-mon first. 浅草は日本を訪れる外国人観光客に格別に人気のある場所です。そして、浅草寺や仲見世通りは、浅草観光のハイライトと言えるでしょう。なぜならそれらは、日本的風情をとても持っているからです。浅草寺に行くには、まず雷門に行くのが典型的なルートです。 Kaminari-mon is …

Suga Shrine 須賀神社

There are many shrines in Japan. So most shrines are only for their neighborhood residents and are not popular with other people. This Suga Shrine also used be a very local shrine until this Japanese anime movie came out. 日本には数多くの神社があります。そのため、それら神社のほとんどは近隣住民が知っているだけで、有名なものではありません。この須賀神社もそのようなローカルな神社でした。この日本のアニメ映画が放映されるまでは。 “Your Name.” (Kimi no Na ha) is Japanese anime movie …

Tokyo City View at Roppongi Hills 六本木ヒルズ 東京シティビュー

Roppongi is very popular area in Tokyo for foreign visitors. Sometimes I can see more foreign people than Japanese especially at night. 六本木は外国人訪問者に非常に人気のあるエリアです。ここでは多くの外国人がいて、特に夜などは日本人よりも外国人の方が多いほどです。 Just two minutes walk from Roppongi intersection to Shibuya area, there is a large skyscraper which name is “Roppongi Hills”. It is the tallest building in Roppongi …

Odaiba お台場

Odaiba is located in Tokyo Bay area. This area used to be a sea, and was newly created by land filling about 40 years ago. Because this area is filled with many modern building and unique facilities, so many foreign visitors visit this Odaiba place to see Japan-like scenery. This …