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Yushima Seido~Calm and cozy place in metropolitan, Tokyo~

  Hello! I’m Masayo, Tokyo Guided Tour planner. I introduce where to explore with family members in Tokyo. Today’s target is… Yushima Seido!   What’s Yushima Seido? When you get to Ochanomizu station, you can see a forest Yushima Seido was founded as the mausoleum of Confucius in Edo period (from the 17th to the 19th century) by the 5th syogun Ietsuna Tokugawsa. Afterward, it became the first school in Japan which is called Syoheizaka Gakumonjo. Now this is a place which students visit to pass their entrance examinations. The popular goods are pencils for passing examinations. ➡No English Website ➡Review   Highlight Confucius’s Mausoleum The official name is Taiseiden. …

How to enjoy the old shrine, Yushima Tenmangu?

Hello! I’m Masayo, Tokyo Guided Tour planner. I introduce where to explore with family members in Tokyo. Today’s target is… Yushima Tenmangu shrine!   What’s Yushima Tenmangu? Yushima Tenmangu is a shrine established in 458. This shrine deifies Sugawara no Michizane who is a famous god of learning. So many students visit this shrine before they take entrance examinations. If you or your children have an important examination, I recommend you to get “Omamori” which is good luck charms. ➡Website ➡Review Highlight Japanese Apricot Festival This photo of Yushima Tenmangu is courtesy of TripAdvisor From the middle of February to the beginning of March, you can enjoy various kind of …

Kandamyojin is a spot of historical things and modern culture!

  Hello!   I’m Masayo, Tokyo Guided Tour planner.   I introduce where to explore with family members in Tokyo.   Today’s target is…   Kandamyojin shrine! ➡Website ➡Review   History It is said Kandamyojin was established in 730. It has lasted for about 1300.   The shrine has three gods. Daikoku Ebisu Tairano Masakado   Daikoku is the god of wealth. Ebisu is the god of fishery and merchants.   The other god, Tairano Masakado is a Samurai who lived in the 10th century. He was killed in 940. Afterward, it is said bad things happend because of his vengeful ghost. According to legend,  after he was killed, his …

What’s Tsurugaokahachimangu?

Hello! I’m Masayo, Tokyo Guided Tour planner. I introduce where to explore with family members around Tokyo. Today’s target is…   Tsurugaokahachimangu!   What’s Tsurugaokahachimangu? Tsurugaokahachimangu is a shrine which was built in the Kamakura period.   The Kamakura period is from the 12th to the 14th century when the Kamakura shogunate ruled Japan. The Kamakura shogunate was established by Minamoto no Yoritomo.   The Kamakura shogunate is the first government which was established by Samurai. Why Kamakura? Some people think there were some reasons why he decided to found in Kamakura. One of the reason is that Kamakura is surrounded by mountains on three sides and the fourth side of …

Why is Yasukuni Shrine a historical important spot?

  Hello! I’m Masayo, Tokyo Guided Tour planner. I introduce where to explore with family members in Tokyo.     What’s Yasukuni Shrine? ~History~ Yasukuni Shrine was established in 1869 by Meiji Emperor. Then the name was not Yasukuni. The name was changed to Yasukuni in 1879. When the shrine was built, Japan was in a transitional period. Edo syogunate which had ruled Japan for 265 years was collapsed and a new government, Meiji government was founded. During the reform, civil wars broke out, and many people died including historical famous people such as Ryoma Sakamoto, Syoin Yoshida, Shinsaku Takasugi and Sanai Hashimoto. They are deified here. What’s more, people died …

Who is Tora-san? Shibamata mystery about him

  Hello! I’m Masayo, family entertainment planner. I introduce where to explore with family members in Tokyo.   Today’s target is….  Shibamata  Who is Tora-san?  Speaking of Shibamata, Tora-san is the most famous person among Japanese people. To begin with, let me introduce about him. He is not a real person. He is a hero of movies and dramas. The title of the movies and dramas is “Otoko ha tsuraiyo” or “Tora- san”. The movies and dramas were produced in Shibamata from 1969 to 1995. These are the most movies in the world. The theme of the movies is communication between Tora-san and his family and other people who met …

Historical mystery of Tokyo station. What’s the closed gate and missing animals?

  The History of Tokyo station Tokyo station was opened on December 18th 1914. At first, Tokyo station was three- story building, but it was broken during the second world war. After that, it was restored in 1947, but the second building was much cheaper than the first one. Because the then Japanese government didn’t have enough budget.   From 2007 to 2012, it was rebuilt based on the first design which was designed by Kingo Tatsuno. The current building was made with the latest earthquake-resistant structure.   What to see? The central gate. The central gate of Tokyo station is always closed. Why? Because the gate is a special …

Hama-rikyu Garden~Relaxing garden in the crowded city, Tokyo.

What’s Hama-rikyu Gardens? Japanese gardens are basically landscape gardens characterized by a layout which seeks to duplicate natural scenes. Hama-rikyu gardens used to be owned by Tokugawa Shogun in Edo Period (from the 17th to the 19th century). ➡Website ➡Review   What’s the best 5 things to do in Hara-rikyu Gardens? 1.Tea House( Nakajima-no-ochaya) This photo of Hama Rikyu Gardens is courtesy of TripAdvisor In the middle of the small lake, there is a tea house. You can enjoy tea and sweets in this building. This photo of Hama Rikyu Gardens is courtesy of TripAdvisor   It is available from 9:00am to 4:30pm.   2.Landscape of the garden with modern …

What’s the history of Kotokuin(Great Buddha of Kamakura)?

  What’s the history of Great Buddha of Kamakura?   Great Buddha of Kamakura is the second largest Buddhist statue in Japan. The height is 11m excluding the base or 13m including the base. The weight is about 120 tons.   It is said the first Great Buddha of Kamakura was built in the 13th century. That was made of wood, but it was destroyed by strong wind. After the incident, the second one was made of bronze. Now it is built outside, but it used to be in a building. Nevertheless, the building was rebuilt after it was destroyed twice by strong wind in the 14th century, it was …

Fantastic oasis in the bustling city, Tokyo is Nezu museum.

  What’s attractive things of Nezu museum? If you go through high-class shopping area, Omotesando, and walk for about 10 minutes, you will find Nezu museum. The building is characterized by the graceful design based on traditional Japanese architectural principles. The approach into the museum from the main road follows a cantilever covered with bamboo fence on the roadside and timber wall on the other. It’s a museum of a great collection of old Japanese paintings, ceramics, archeological treasures, calligraphy, and lacquerware. As if you escape from the hustle and bustle of the big city, Tokyo, you will find tranquility behind the building.   Japanese Garden…   Museum Info Opening …

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