Rikugien, traditional Japanese garden with mountain view in the middle of Tokyo

Prison? No, It’s a traditional Japanese garden Around this garden, lots of modern buildings are very crowded with concrete building. You cannot imagine there are nature garden near here. In such a crowded building place, there is something surrounded by tall wall like a prison. Please compare garden wall and actual prison wall.   If you see this garden from …

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Chidorigafuchi Cherry blossom grove is lighted up at Night, amazingly beautiful.

Chidorigafuchi Cherry blossom grove is lighted up at Night. It's amazing beauty. (2)

Night scene is different to Day scene Chidorigafuchi is the best cherry tree blossom viewing spot in Japan. Chidorigafuchi’s cherry blossom view is very nice but night time is also good. Even if you go there day time, it’s worth going at night too again. Because 230 cherry trees are lighted up beautifully. This lighted up cherry blossom is completely …

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Cherry blossom festival @ Meguro river is good for street party

Important part of cherry blossom viewing   In Japan, spring is Cherry blossom viewing season. The important part of Cherry blossom viewing is not only cherry blossom, but also drinking and eating. There is Japanese old proverb about this, “dumplings rather than flowers; people are more interested in the practical over the aesthetic” But cherry tree is growing in the …

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Stressful driving view of Route246, the most dangerous road for motor cycle.

Stressful driving view of Route246, the most dangerous road for motor cycle. (10)

Route246 is the most dangerous road in Japan There is lots of motor cycle accident. Japanese police is making effort to reduce those accidents. At first, police pick up ten roads that have lots of accident to promote safety drive campaign. In those ten roads, this route246 is regarded as the most dangerous road. We call 246 roads like this, …

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Free hugs struggle in Japan vol.1 Can we do it really smoothly and naturally?

Free hugs struggle in Japan vol.1 Can we do it really smoothly and naturally? (9)

One day, Free hugs movement start in Japan too. But do you know even handshake is unpopular in Japan? we hate body touching communication especially between unfamiliar people. Japanese climate is high temperature and humidity. so we easily sweat and emit body odor soon. we are really sensitive to stranger hygiene condition. How can we do free hugs so smoothly …

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Cheerful cycling man with gay smile, his name is Captain flower

Cheerful cycling man with gay smile, his name is Captain flower (1)

When I walk on the street, I come across the very smiley old man pedaling cheerful bicycle. In Japan, not so many people are smiling on the street because Japanese people have poor facial expression. In my experience, the person who is smiling on the street was some religious people in most cases. Maybe religious people do training of facial …

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Fanatic Otaku fans’ team cheering dance rehearsal before concert

What is Otaku? This time I introduce Otaku who is fanatic fans of girl’s idle group. What is Otaku? According to Wiki pedia, like that. In modern Japanese slang, the term otaku is mostly equivalent to “geek” or “nerd”.[6] However, it can relate to any fan of any particular theme, topic, hobby or form of entertainment.[6] “When these people are …

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