Month: October 2022

Whooper swans fly to Furen Lake and other lakes in Nemuro, Hokkaido

Whooper swans have been arriving at Furen Lake and other areas in Nemuro City, Hokkaido, a well-known stopover for migratory birds, signaling the arrival of winter.     The area around Furen Lake and Onnenuma in Nemuro City, which stretches along the Nemuro Straits, is one of the largest migratory stopover sites for whooper swans […]

“State Guest House Akasaka Palace” The only national treasure building in Tokyo’s 23 wards

When U.S. President Joseph Biden visited Japan in May of this year, he and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida held a summit meeting at the Akasaka Rikyu, a state guesthouse located in Motoakasaka, Minato-ku. This facility is used as a venue for meetings and hospitality when kings, heads of state, and other foreign dignitaries visit. […]

Why is Shibuya Scramble Crossing so popular with foreigners?

500,000 people a day cross the street! Scramble Crossing, the world’s largest intersection Shibuya’s Scramble Crossing is one of the world’s largest intersections, with up to 500,000 people passing through it each day, and a whopping 3,000 people crossing at a single green light! In fact, this scramble crossing is now attracting a great deal […]

New Brand of “Top Quality” Winter Gourmet “Kabako Crab” and “Kambori Yellowtail” from Hokuriku

The season of crab, a representative winter delicacy of Hokuriku, is only a month away. Following the highest price of 5 million yen per crab at last year’s first auction, the highest brand of Kano-gani (snow crab) from Ishikawa Prefecture, “Shine,” will be introduced this year, as well as female Kabako crab and Noto’s cold […]

Tokyo Sky Tree “Special Lighting”

Tokyo Sky Tree will celebrate the 10th anniversary of its opening with a special lighting event starting on the 21st. We interviewed a man who has been photographing the tower almost every day for the past 10 years since its opening. We found changes in the city that have grown along with the tower. Tokyo […]

Kichijoji – Sato’s menchikatsu and croquettes are super tasty!

  Kichijoji Sato, a meat and delicatessen store, is located just a minute’s walk from Kichijoji Station. It was reopened in 2018.   The name “Kichijoji Satou” has become synonymous with “Satou’s Menchikatsu” when talking about Kichijoji. It is a popular restaurant with a long line even on weekdays. The beef is purchased directly from […]