The pretty and vigorous flowers by the railway tracks

May 8, 2016 at 11:00AM There are stone walls along the Yamanote line between Shibuya and Ebisu station. The purple flowers of the ivy leaves toadflax were vigorously blooming on the wall. This flowering plant seems to be native to Mediterranean Europe. It is no wonder that the sunlight and the blue sky suits these pretty flowers…

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 agreeable sidewalk cafe on the pedestrian deck

May 5, 2016 at 10:20AM “Garden House Crafts” is a sidewalk cafe in “Log Road Daikanyama” I introdusced before. They serve deli, sandwiches and sweets made with fresh organic ingredients. There are a lot of seasonal flowers blooming along the path all year round. You can enjoy a picnic with empty hands anytime. Daikan-yama-cho 13-1,…

The shining purple flowers of the vetch

April 29, 2016 at 11:15AM There were light purple flowers at the roadside when walking from Shibuya to Harajuku. It seems to be called “tufted vetch” or “cow vetch”. It is very beautiful, so I don’t think it is a common weed. By the way, Talking of “cow”, it seems that there used to be a pasture…

The sweet scent of jasmine wafting around the junction

April 29, 2016 at 10:50AM You can enjoy a sweet scent of jasmine everywhere in Tokyo at this season. This is a T-junction with much traffic near Shibuya station. Jasmine flowers are hanging on the fence of a small park at the corner. I’m sure that the fregrance makes people calm down and feel happy. Jingumae 6-21,…

The terrace seats under the artistic eaves

April 16, 2016 at 1:40PM “Chelsea Cafe” is on the passage connecting the fourth floor of a commercial building with the road on the hill top. Those who are seated on the terrace look so comfortable because of a downpour of sunlight through the artistic eaves. Dogenzaka 2-10, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan Nearest Station : Shibuya Sta. Step forward/back to Navigation…

The place for relaxation and refreshment on the junction roof

April 16, 2016 at 3:00PM “Meguro Sky Garden” is a public park in the roof of the O-shaped junction of two freeways. The external appearance of the junction looks like a fort or a warship. While you sit on a bench at the park, you might feel like you were on the top of a mountain because of a good…

The playground on a spring

April 16, 2016 at 2:20PM There is a playground having a spring where a lot of children are playing about. Here was a tea plantation field before. The town name, Shoto, is derived from the tea name. The quiet landscape reminds one of the past. Shoto 2-10, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan Nearest Station : Shinsen Sta. Step…

The fascinating French restaurant like a hideaway

April 16, 2016 at 0:10PM When you walk around between Daikan-yama and Shibuya, the small restaurant and deli, Maison de Cerisier, may attract your attention. The fact that the restaurant on a back alley has been loved for a long time shows that the chef has good taste. Hachiyama-cho 2-2, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan Nearest Station :…

The cafe and bar you can see goats

April 16, 2016 at 1:30PM There is a cafe and bar, Sakuragaoka Cafe, on top of the hill near Shibuya Station. The cafe is popular among young people because of an antique atmosphere. What the cafe makes different is “Shibu-yagi” (Shibuya’s goats). Goats can be seldom seen in the big city. Sakuragaoka-cho 23-3, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan Nearest…