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 hydrangeas are blooming

May 14, 2016 at 11:30 AM I have found the blue flowers of the hydrangea at the walkway near Aoyama-itchome Sta. It was the first time for me to see hydrangeas blooming this year. The flowers of the hydrangea inform us that the rainy season is approaching. The rainy season in Tokyo is warm and humid….

The lovely cafe scented with roses

May 12, 2016 at 8:40 AM There is a place scented with lovely pink roses. “RANDY” is a cosy cafe and restaurant in a commercial district near Roppongi-itchome Sta. They have comfortable outdoor seats. You can enjoy beautiful flowers, cool winds, elegant scents delicious foods and quality wines. Roppongi 1-3, Minato, Tokyo, Japan Nearest Station :…

The very gorgeous rose tree at a common crossing

May 8, 2016 at 10:40 AM There is a small crossing with the traffic lights between Ebisu and Shibuya. The crossing turns surprisingly beautiful only at the rose season. The rose tree is at the bottom of a street tree at a corner of the crossing. A lot of red roses have been gorgeously flowering and scenting the whole…

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 brilliant Japanese wistaria trellis

April 29, 2016 at 3:00PM Japanese wistaria has been one of the most popular flowers for a long time in Japan. Generally, a wistaria trellis is set up to enjoy the flowers. There is one next to a Japanese garden in the park. Not only purple flowers but also white ones were beautifully shining under the spring clear sky….

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…