Archive List for Tokyo

“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 […]

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 […]

Sensoji Temple, “Kinryu no Mai” dedication performance

  The “Golden Dragon Dance,” in which an 18-meter-long dragon clad in gold scales danced heroically, was performed at Sensoji Temple in Taito Ward, Tokyo, on August 18. The Nakamise Dogo,” which had been suspended due to the new coronavirus outbreak, was revived for the first time in three years. Tourists cheered as the dragon […]

“Toden Monaka” by Akemi Confectionery

Riding on the Humanity of the Downtown The train picks up passengers at the stop, and when the “ding-dong” bell rings, it signals departure. The Toden Arakawa Line is a one-car streetcar that runs through downtown Tokyo from Minowabashi (Arakawa-ku, Tokyo) to Waseda (Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo). Its lovely appearance has been popular as a confectionary for […]

”Yakimono Fest TOKYO” held for the first time in Okubo Park, Shinjuku

Yakimono Fest TOKYO 2022, an event specializing in yakimono, will be held at Okubo Park in Shinjuku Ward for the first time from November 12 (Sat) to 23 (Wed), 2022.   Yaki-imo (baked sweet potato) eating contests and sweets arrangements will be gathered! Yakimofes TOKYO 2022″ is a food festival where yaki-imo (baked sweet potatoes) […]

What is Ramen Jiro? Check out the unspoken rules and a popular restaurant.

The name “Ramen Jiro” pops up from time to time from the mouths of ramen connoisseurs. I’m curious about it, but somewhat afraid of the complicated rules that seem to exist. …… To dispel such fears, here is a thorough explanation of “Jiro.   Ramen Jiro has a meal ticket system. There are two sizes: […]

Mr. Inoki’s “Farewell Party” will be a “state funeral” with tens of thousands of people in Tokyo D and other locations.

The “Farewell Party” for Antonio Inoki (real name Kanji Inoki), a professional wrestler and politician, will be held on a large scale with “tens of thousands of people”. Candidate venues will be Tokyo Dome, Nippon Budokan, and Ryogoku Kokugikan. Hitoshi Takahashi, representative of the management office IGF (Inoki Genki Factory), revealed the information on April […]