Spain bar Gracia – Spanish gem in the heart of Tokyo

Many people would agree that Tokyo is one of the safest cities in the world to be out and about past Cinderella’s bedtime. Public transports may not be operating 24/7, but there is still so much to do before the last train departs. So what if you feel hungry after...

A Mausoleum of Tokugawa Shogunate Family and the Asakura Statuary Museum

Mausoleums of Tokugawa Shogunate Family and the Asakura Statuary Museum are located on the northeast end of“Shinobuga-Oka”Hill which is extended along the sector between Uguisudani Station and Nippori Station of JR Yamanote-Line. Both the historic sights are highly...

Tourist Attractions along the Arakawa-Line.

The Arakawa-Line of Tokyo metropolitan tramcar, is running for 12.2KM section between Minowa station in “Shitamachi” area and Waseda station in “Yamanote” area. In general “Shitamachi” shows an area where shops, factories and residents are gathering together on...

Koishikawa-Korakuen Garden

There used to be a main residence of Mito Domain in Edo City during the Edo Period.The Mito Domain was governed by one of the three privileged branches of the Tokugawa family, so called “Gosanke”. The whole site of the residence coveredthe area of approx.336,000M2....

Nezu Shrine and its neighborhood areas

Getting off at Nezu-Station on the Subway Chiyoda-Line and stepping upthrough No. 1 exist, one can find the Nezu-I-Choume intersection between the Shinobazu-Street and the Kototoi-Street in front. Going for approximately 300 Meters along the Sinobazu-street towards...

“Shichi-Fuku-Jin” (Seven deities of good luck).

Seven Deities of Good Luck on Treasure Boat(Wood-Block Print) “Shichi-Fuku-Jin” is believed to be seven individual deities who bring good fortunes topeople in Japan. They are named “Benzaiten”, “Daikokuten”,“Bisyamonten”, “Jyurojin”, “Hoteison”, “Ebisu” and...

AME-YOKO Shopping Arcade

Near JR Ueno Station there is a shopping arcade which stretches toward next StationOkachimachi along an elevated railway of JR Yamanote-Line for about 500 M.It is called “AME-YOKO Shopping Arcade”. At this arcade about 400 numbers of shops are selling foods, clothing,...

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Sansaki-Ska

Going out of exist number 1 at Sendagi Station on Chiyoda-Line, we can find out “Dango-Sakashita” at the intersection of Shinobazu-Street on the left side. And further proceeding on the willow-planted street from the intersection toward the Yanaka...

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MUEN-Saka-Slant

An esplanade runs toward the south-west direction from a Benten-Shima-Islet of Ueno-Shinobazunoike-Pond and leads to Shinobazu Street.Going across the street at the Shinobazunoike-Nishi-crossing, we will reach a gradient climbing up Hongo-Hill. The slant is called...

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Yushima Oogi

There is a district named “Ikenohata-2-chome” along the Sinobazu Street on the north-west side of the Shinobazu-Pond. There used to be a marshy land on the side of the pond. A samurai warrior and 6 merchants jointly reclaimed the ground and constructed their houses...

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Ukera-No-Shinji

Ritual Ceremony called “Ukera-No-Shinji” in Shintoism We call the third day of February “Setsubun” which literally means “division of seasons” according to Japanese old lunisolar calendar. It is the last day of winter and also the day before the beginning of spring....

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