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What flowers can you enjoy in the East Garden of the Imperial Palace?

  Hello! I’m Masayo, Tokyo Guided Tour planner. I introduce where to explore with family members in Tokyo. Today‘s target is…..Seasonal flowers in the East Garden of the Imperial Palace!     What’s the East Garden of the Imperial Palace? The West side of the Imperial Palace is the house for Japanese Imperial Family. So general people are not allowed to enter. But the east side of the Imperial Palace is opened in public. It is a beautiful and large garden.   To get more information, please check the article as below ➡The Imperial Palace is more interesting if you know the history!   Don’t miss! Many kinds of seasonal …

Hasedera temple is one of the most popular tourist spots in Kamakura.

Hello! I’m Masayo, Tokyo Guided Tour planner. I introduce where to explore with family members in Tokyo. Today‘s target is…..Hasedera temple!     What’s Hasedera temple? According to 【TripAdvisor】, this temple is the most popular spot in Kamakura.   It is said the temple was opened in the 8th century by a Buddhist monk, Tokudo. A high-ranking nobleman, Fusasaki Fujiwara invited him because he had opened Hasedera temple in Nara before.   The temple is dedicated to eleven-faced Avalokiteshvara. The image was made from the same tree as the eleven-faced Avalokiteshavara in Hasedera temple in Nara.   This temple is famous for not only temple itself but also the beautiful …

Enjoy Kabuki in Tokyo! What to do? Where to go?

Hello! I’m Masayo, Tokyo Guided Tour planner. I introduce where to explore with family members in Tokyo. Today‘s target is…..Kabuki! I introduce where and how you enjoy kabuki in Tokyo.     What’s Kabuki? Kabuki is a traditional dramatic art which fused together traditional music and dance. It was developed in the 17th century. At first, it was performed by women, but Edo shogunate who is the military government at that time prohibited women from performing kabuki at the reason of public morals. Even now all roles are played by male actors. Female characters are also played by male actors. Actors who play female roles are called “Onnagata”.     …

Why is Meiji Jinju Shrine the most popular shrine?

  Hello! I’m Masayo, Tokyo Guided Tour planner. I introduce where to explore with family members in Tokyo. Today‘s target is…..Meiji Jingu Shrine!   ➡Website ➡Review     History of Meiji Jingu Shrine Meiji Jingu Shrine is one of the most popular shrines in Tokyo. Here, Meiji Emperor and empress are enshrined. The emperor passed away in 1912. The empress passed away in 1914. Then people built Meiji Jingu Shrine in this area where was related closely to them.   The building was built in 1920, but unfortunately the first building was destroyed by an air raid when Great East Asia War was occurred.   The current building was constructed in …

Beautiful Japanese Garden but admission free! where’s it?

Hello! I’m Masayo, Tokyo Guided Tour planner. I introduce where to explore with family members in Tokyo. Today‘s target is…..   Hotel New Otani Japanese Garden!     What’s Hotel New Otani Japanese Garden? Hotel New Otani Japanese Garden is a Japanese Garden in Hotel New Otani. The admission is free, and you can visit this garden even if you don’t stay at the hotel. You may see a bride and a groom in Kimono are taking photos there.   It is a cozy and calm place, so you will be relaxed.   The best 3 spots in the Japanese Garden 1.Waterfall In front of the hotel building, there is a …

Do you know where Edo castle is?

    Hello!   I’m Masayo, Tokyo Guided Tour planner.   I introduce where to explore with family members in Tokyo.   Today‘s target is…..   Edo castle!   What’s this?     This is the large stone base which is located in the East Garden of the Imperial Palace. Please check the article about the Imperial Palace. ➡The Imperial Palace is more interesting if you know the history!   You may wonder why it was built here.   In fact, this is a foundation of Edo Castle.   …FOUNDATION of Edo Castle ?!   But where’s Edo castle?? disapperead?   Today, I’d like to tell you why only the …

【Asakusa Senso-ji Temple】What’s interesting history?

  Hello!   I’m Masayo, Tokyo Guided Tour planner.   I introduce where to explore with family members in Tokyo.   Today‘s target is…..   Senso-ji temple in Asakusa! ➡Website ➡Review History of Senso-ji temple Now Asakusa is one of the most popular tourist spot, but in ancient time, it was just a small sea village. The situation was totally changed by an incident happened in 628. What’ the story of the incident?   The main casts are 2 fisherman brothers. Their names are Hamanari and Takenari. One day, the brothers were fishing in Sumida river. Then they saw something drifting in the river. They picked it up to find …

The Imperial Palace is more interesting if you know the history!

Hello! I’m Masayo, Tokyo Guided Tour planner. I introduce where to explore with family members in Tokyo. Today I’d like to introduce the East Garden of the Imperial Palace! What’s the Imperial Palace? The West side of the Imperial Palace is the house for Japanese Imperial Family. So general people are not allowed to enter. But the east side of the Imperial Palace is opened in public. It is a beautiful and large garden. But it is not just a garden. This is also a historical place. Between the 17th and the 19th century, Japan was in Edo era. Then Edo shogunate governed Japan. Tokugawa shoguns founded their castle where …

Edo Atmosphere! How to enjoy Monzen nakacho?

Hello! I’m Masayo, Tokyo Guided Tour planner. I introduce where to explore with family members in Tokyo. Today’s target is… Monzen nakacho! Where’s Monzen nakacho? Monzen nakacho has prospered as a town developed near the gate of a temple since the end of the 17th century. This area remains the atmosphere of Edo era. I introduce historical spots and events in this area. The best three spots in Monzen nakacho 1. Fukagawafudo-do Fukagawafudo-do is a branch temple of Naritasan Shinsyo-ji temple. Naritasan Shinsyo-ji temple was so popular that people in Edo town withed to worship the principal image of the Buddha. In the 18th century, it was brought to Eidai …

Kiyosumi Garden is a nice place to visit with your kids!

Hello! I’m Masayo, Tokyo Guided Tour planner. I introduce where to explore with family members in Tokyo. Today’s target is…   Kiyosumi Garden!   What’s Kiyosumi Garden? Kiyosumi Garden is a circuit style garden in Tokyo. It is said the garden was founded between 1716 and 1736. But afterward it was devastated. In 1878 Yataro Iwasaki who is the builder of the Mitsubisi combine bought it. The new garden was made here even after he passed away. Now Tokyo possesses the garden, and everyone can enjoy the beautiful scenery. ➡Website ➡Review   Why I recommend to visit with kids? I recommend you to visit here with your kids! Why? This garden …

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