Central Tokyo

Introducing sightseeing spots in central Tokyo area.

Art Aquarium 2019 Nihonbashi

ECO EDO NIHONBASHI Art Aquarium 2019 at Nihonbashi Mitsui Hall in Tokyo. Until Sep 23, 2019. This special exhibition is featuring mixture of aquarium and digital art, held annually as summer event for Japanese people to get cool air. Goldfish bowls have been enjoyed at home to get cool feeling during hot humid summer in Japan. This is very modern art version of goldfish bowls in a larger scale. Fantastic to experience! This year’s exhibitions will be the last one in this venue. The next year’s venue is not decided yet.

Spring Rose Festival at Kyu-Furukawa Gardens

Rose Festival twice a year at Kyu-Furukawa Gardens Spring Rose Festival at Kyu-Furukawa Gardens, Kita ward, Tokyo is held until June 2, 2019. The different kinds of roses can be enjoyed until the end of June. We enjoyed the beautiful roses in full bloom. My guests were so delighted, saying “so instagrammable!!” and took many photos. Enjoy Japanese-style Garden along with roses Western house. Kyu-Furukawa Gardens is famous for its roses and standby Western-style brick house designed by Josiah Condor, a British architect who contributed to Western architecture in Japan during the Meiji to Taisho period. This garden is well-known for Western-style garden, but actually has Japanese-style Garden too. We can […]

Grand Sumo at Kokugikan

Grand Sumo at Kokugikan Sumo Stadium Sumo is a national sport of Japan, originated in Shintoism which is indigenous to Japan. Thus, Sumo still retains big influence from Shinto rituals, such as throwing salt before each match and stomping on the ground to drive evil spirits away. Grand Sumo is the biggest Sumo tournament by professional Sumo wrestlers. Grand Sumo has 6 tournaments throughout Japan, each has 15 days. 3 of them are held at Kokugikan Sumo Stadium, here in Ryogoku, Tokyo. Watching Sumo matches at the stadium is beyond your imagination. Ryogoku has a lot related to Sumo. Kokugikan is located near Ryogoku station. Around the area, there are […]

Incredible calligraphy by Shoko Kanazawa, a Japanese calligrapher with Down syndrome. What a passion!

Incredible calligraphy by Shoko Kanazawa, a Japanese calligrapher with Down syndrome. What a passion!  Exhibition is held at Itochu Aoyama Art Square for free of charge until Apr 2.   Shoko’s special live calligraphy performance will be held at 12:30, March 20. Tomorrow.   #japan #caligraphy #shokokanazawa #downsyndrome #itochuaoyamaartsquare japan_of_insta  #金沢翔子 #書道 #書展 #伊藤忠青山アートスクエア  Facebook

 Yushima Tenmangu shrine & Plum Festival

Yushima Tenmangu is commonly called Yushima Ten-jin. “Ten-jin” means God of Thunder. This shrine is famous for God of Academics, attracting many students who pray for passing the entrance examinations. It is believed that any part of bull statue which people touched will be cured. So many touch its head.  Enshrines a first actual person to be worshipped as a deity. Yushima-Tenmangu enshrines Sugawara no Michizane.  He is a historical figure who was a talented scholar serving for the Emperor in the middle Heian period (794 AD–1185 AD). He was demoted and dispelled through a conspiracy by his rival of the Fujiwara Clan but never developed the hatred for those who […]