Sunday, June 25, 2017

Tokyo Ueno Park, Galleries and Museums

I went to Ueno to stroll about a park and visit several museums and galleries.

I had little knowledge of the Tower of Babel before seeing the exhibition.

The tower was elaborately made and exhibited with sound and special illumination.

A half-broken mimic of the Statue of Liberty was displayed in Ueno park. 
It is said that the figure was once displayed at a pachinko, or pinball game shop in Tohoku area, broken by the Great Japan Earthquake, being transferred several places, then now, is looking for another place to be displayed.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

I Go to "Museum of Contemporary Sculpture"

Outdoor exhibition of the museum was far better than that of indoor one.
Sculptures go well with their surrounding urban scenery, sky and trees.

The museum is located in Meguro-ward, Tokyo, about 20 minutes walk from JR Meguro station.

It is free of charge because the museum is affiliated to a religious temple.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

I Go to Crown Prince's Palace

I went to Crown Prince's Palace for the first time in my life the other day.

The Palace is very close to Tokyo railway station.

It took just ten to fifteen minutes on foot from the station to the wide garden, stone walls and its moat area.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

I Go to Nikko Kirifuri Highland

My wife and I stayed in a hot spa resort, Kirifuri highland.
We wore Japanese traditional clothes, Yukata, had delicious dinner, took a walk near the forest.
Needless to say, we enjoyed hot spring while viewing stunning mountain scenery, sun set and sun rise.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

I Go to Nikko Water-Wheel Park

 A collection of water-wheels was displayed with explanation of each one's origin, the purpose of use and the year of built.
In addition to them, a flower garden and an old Japanese house were well maintained for visitors.
The name of the park is Suginamiki or ceder tree road park. No admission fee is needed.
The park is not well-known, though It is sure worth visiting.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017


Sorry, I couldn't update my blog last weekend.
I am good in health as usual. Don't worry, please.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

I Go to 'Takane Man Coffee'

 'Takane Man Coffee' is located in a suburb of Utsunomiya city, quiet bedroom community.

They serves nice flavored coffee in a cozy room with a stream of good music.

Flowers were beautifully blooming at the front yard of the Café.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

I Go to White Room Coffee

Since there are lots and lots of coffee shops, restaurants, cafes and drink bars near my home, it is practically impossible to visit every shop spending my limited spare time.

White Room Coffee is famous for its original coffee, caffellatte and baked sandwich.

You will enjoy nice foods and a good atmosphere: the shop is really worth visiting.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Dining Bar NORiON Exhibit Glass Cups

The owner of the cafe, Dining Bar NORiON displays beautiful glass cups in the shop with soft illuminations.
The appetizer they serve goes well with beer or wine.

Tomato taste omelette on top of fried rice and shrimp pasta are two specialties of the restaurant.
I promise that you will also enjoy a mint flavored dessert as we did so.