Roses complement the European style house

May 14, 2016 at 7:20 AM There is a European style house under renovation. This was built in 1930 as the residence of a very important person, and had been used as a hotel since 1955. It will reopen in July 2016 as a wedding hall. I am sure that the fantastic facility will become the memorable place…

The relaxing restaurant like a mountain hut

May 5, 2016 at 9:30 AM “IVY PLACE” is a restaurant in the Daikanyama T-site I introduced before. While you stay there, you would feel as if you were at a mountain hut in a forest, because the single-storied house is situated in a spacious site with greenery. Although it is located within walking distance from Shibuya, which…

The local shopping center a red telephone box is a guide to

May 5, 2016 at 11:00AM “Hiroo Garden” is a small-scale shopping center local people casually use. A beautiful red telephone box catches your eyes. It seems to be tended with great care, considering we seldom use such a public telephone. It might have already become a symbol of the town. There were beautiful flower pots at the…

The dreamy place as in a European fairy tale

April 30, 2016 at 11:40AM “Takanawa Princess Garten” is a small complex facility including a restaurant, concert halls and a location. When I took photos, I was mistaken as a member of a film unit. It seemed to be scheduled to make a film. Because the weather was fine and peaceful, the shooting was surely successful. Takanawa…

The purple spiderworts silently flowering on a valley

April 30, 2016 at 10:30AM “Ikedayama park” is a municipal Japanese garden located on a valley. There are a lot of trees along paths, so the atmosphere is cool and comfortable. This is very quiet. Spiderworts seemed to say, “Please take  a break relaxing”. Higashi-gotanda 5-4, Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan Nearest Station : Gotanda Sta. Step forward/back to Navigation…

The beautiful temple that was used as the British Legation

May 3, 2016 at 9:30AM “Tozenji” is a dignified and beautiful temple. This is the site where the first British Minister in Japan resided and the British Legation was located in 1859-1865. The temple has a breathtaking three-storied pagoda. When you visit it, you might feel as if you were in the Samurai era. Takanawa 3-16,…

The wooden shop of Taiwanese pineapple cake

April 29, 2016 at 11:20AM “Sunny Hills” is a shop where you can buy or eat the delicious Taiwanese pineapple cake. The appearance of the building is very strange. This was designed by Kengo Kuma, a famous Japanese architect. Japan and Taiwan are covered with forests. These wooden framework reminds me of the connection between two. Minami-aoyama 3-10,…

The American brewery restaurant in a harbor

April 30, 2016 at 0:30PM “T.Y.HARBOR” is a brewery restaurant in Tokyo’s waterfront, Tennozu area. They serve their original craft beer and American foods for lunch and dinner. There is a bakery next to the restaurant. You can enjoy teatime at the floating lounge on the canal. Higashi-shinagawa 2-1, Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan Nearest Station : Tennozu Isle…

The carp streamers swimming in the city park

April 29, 2016 at 1:40PM The carp streamers are displayed for child’s healthy growth on May 5th Children’s Day in Japan. An event related to Children’s Day has been held in the city park. About a hundred colorful carps were swimming in the spring wind. Akasaka 9-1, Minato, Tokyo, Japan Nearest Station : Roppongi Sta. Step…

The elegant museum hedged with bamboos

April 23, 2016 at 11:20AM “Nezu Museum” was renovated several years ago. Because bamboos are planted along the street, it has atmosphere of the Japanese style. There is a beautiful Japanese garden in it. I am sure that it will make you feel calm. The impressive entrance way under the eaves. Minami-aoyama 6-5, Minato, Tokyo,…