Higashiyama Sannei and Ninen slope (10 September 2020) Onde of the most popular and typical Kyoto scene alleys, Higashiyama, from Kiyomizu to Yasha shrine. I was strolling through empty sunset streets, Sannei slope and Ninen slope. This area is usually very popular even after sunset, but currently very quiet because of new coronavirus.
Kichijyoji (30 7 2020) Kichijyoji, only 15 min. by train from Shinjuku, has many faces loved by all generations. Let's start from a statue of elephant Hanako, the oldest elephant lived in Japanese zoo, past away at 2016 at 69 years old, in front of the station. Near the station, many customers were in lines … Continue reading Strolling at Kichijoji
Kowagoe (05 7 2020) Kawagoe, located about 50km north-west and the nearest castle town from Edo (former name of Tokyo). Kawagoe castle was important castle as a defense fort and many important feudal loads, such as Matsudaira clam or Sakai clam were deployed. I visited a part of former main buildings of Kawagoe castle, recently … Continue reading One-day trip to Kawagoe
Asakusa (21 03 2020) Vernal Equinox Day Cherry on banks of Sumida river just start blooming Many visitors stroll under the cherries Cherry blossom and Tokyo sky-tree In Sensouji temple (Asakusa), beautiful cherries attract many visitors
Hibiya park (19 03 2020) Someiyoshino; the most popular cherry variety has just started blooming in Hibiya park. Father variety of Someiyoshino, Osima sakura is also blooming with more whitish petals. On the ground, many flowers such as Spring star, Grape Hyacinth, Baby blue eyes and Ranunculus are enjoying spring air.
On March 14 2020, bloom of cherry blossom in Tokyo was declared by the Japan Meteorological Agency, based on 5-6 blossoms confirmed on the standard tree of Someiyoshino variety. It is the earliest record in Tokyo since 1953 when official observation started. It is said 300-600 varieties are cultivated in Japan form early blooming (such as … Continue reading Cherry blossom front (Sakura Zensen)
Zenpukuji park and Inokashira park (15 03 2020) As I heard a news that cherry blossom (in this case Someiyoshino) starts blossom, I visit Zenpukuji park first . This park is famous of calm ponds which water from a natural spring named Osoinoi (slow well). In the park many neighbors visit for relaxing. In the … Continue reading Zenpukuji park and Inokashira park, cherry blossoms
Yanaka (29 02 2020) At an edge of Yanaka cemetery, Tennoji is located. This temple is famous of sitting Amithaba Buddha statue. In the premises, it used to have a five stories pagoda, but it was burned put in 1957 It was also famous as Tennouji lottery in Edo period, but currently very tranquil temple. … Continue reading Yanaka, Tennoji and Yuyake-dandan
Hakone ((22 02 2020) Hakone checkpoint Shop of Yosegizaiku (fine art wood products) Tourists boat (pirate ship style) Odakyu sightseeig service) Tourists boat (nomal stable type) (Seibu sightseeig service) Hakoneshrine torii gate Hakone shrine
Best angle shot of Great BuddhaKotokuin Shojosenji (22 02 2020) training joining Best angle shot of Great Buddha; it was Nio Guardians of entrance gate Face of the great Buddha