Friday, August 23, 2019

From Edo Castle to the Imperial Palace – The History of the Heart...

As Japan enters into a new era and welcomes a new emperor, the grounds around the Tokyo Imperial Palace will become much busier. That’s because for the foreseeable future Emperor Naruhito will be “commuting”...

Another 3hr trip – Nihonbashi

The Nihonbashi area grew extremely fast following the beginning of the bakufu in the Edo period (1603-1868). The old castle town became the starting point for five major highways connecting the capital with other...

Sushi: The evolution of sushi

No conversation about Japanese food can go without mentioning sushi, since the popularity of this particular seafood dish has made waves around the world. As mainstream as sushi is within the global vernacular, you...

Soba-kiri: Edo’s First Culinary Hit

Of the top four culinary superstars which emerged during Japan’s Edo period, soba was the first to grace the table. Soba is actually the Japanese word for buckwheat, the main ingredient of the popular...
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Another 3hr trip – Kagurazaka

Although Kagurazaka is close to Tokyo’s entertainment district, Shinjuku, it has a character all of its own. As a prominent hanamachi (geisha district) that thrived from the Edo Period (1603-1868) to the Showa Period...

TOKYO Hot News

---------------------------- Bringing you the latest hot news Winter 2018-19 ------------------------------ Embark on a trip to the universe at Yurakucho After successful launches of planetariums in Ikebukuro’s Sunshine City and TOKYO SKYTREE®, KONICA MINOLTA is opening a...

Another 3hr trip -Ningyocho & Nihonbashi

With around 100 shops selling goods and services in the Ningyocho and Nihonbashi area, their origins spanning over 100 years, whiffs of the Edo era can still be experienced when walking along the streets. Aside...

MITSUKOSHI: Pioneering Through the Ages

The Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Main Store is preserving history while leading it at the same time. The Mitsukoshi brand itself dates back to 1673, and it became Japan’s first modern-day department store in 1904. Since...
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Art and Architecture-Spotting Tours by WAttention

ART & ARCHITECTURE-SPOTTING ITINERARIES BY WATTENTION Ginza/Mita/Shinagawa Area ALL THE FACES OF ELEGANCE The Ginza area was the heart of Japan's modernity in the early 20th century and it has stayed the home of stellar architecture to...
Beer Garden Chicken

Another 3hr trip – Nightlife fun in Tokyo

3 hours of Nightlife Fun in Tokyo Tokyo nightlife is some of the best in the world, with amazing restaurants, night clubs, live music, and performances to perk anyone back up after a long day...