Wednesday, June 26, 2019

The Nostalgic Charm of Nihombashi

Heart of Edo The phrase “hi sen ryo,” or a thousand gold pieces a day, was used to describe the streets of Nihombashi – or the amount of money that changed hands each day in...

Omotesando’s Oldest Bookstore

Book store Sanyodo has been in Omotesando since 1891 - the oldest of its kind here. You can see a big mural painted on the side of the building. Information Sanyodo 〒107-0061 3-5-22,North-Aoyama,Tokyo [googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d3241.494675252665!2d139.71284659173247!3d35.664819808397425!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x60188c9fec7fc071%3A0xf6bcdcc29e3b6334!2z5bGx6Zm95aCC5pu45bqX!5e0!3m2!1sja!2sjp!4v1456131311222&w=307&h=230]

Diary of a Japan Tour Guide: Monica in Asakusa & Shinjuku

Japan Tour Guide (JTG) is an online portal that aims to match volunteer Japanese guides with visitors coming to Japan. Read about their tours put together for tourists by these friendly local guides in this regular column! We...

Celebrate the birthday of the deity of Togo Shrine

A celebration of the birthday of the enshrined deity of Togo Shrine will take place on Dec. 22. ADDRESS:1-5-3 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo ACCESS: a 5-min walk from JR Harajuku Station.

Hie Shrine, Japan’s Most Urban Power Spot

A sacred shrine you reach by escalator Presiding over a steep slope in the middle of Tokyo, the Hie Shrine is probably Japan's most urban shrine. Located in Nagatacho of the Chiyoda Ward,  the shrine is surrounded by a...

Café Crawl: Meikyoku Kissa Lion

A sip of Showa in modern Shibuya Step inside Meikyoku Kissa Lion, and for a moment you might think you’ve mistakenly entered a church or an aged music theatre. But at this 89-year old iconic...