01
7月

(Pics:Curry bread(Catlea) /Minoya/Monburan1/Monburan Cheese humburger dish/Seiryu-en/Tanshio/Rib)

Many people don’t know where there is “Morishita” in Tokyo, even among me.

A town located near Ryogoku and near Akihabara but not famous is the explanation of Morishita where I used to live for two years.

Tourists who get to know Tokyo more deeply might want to go there and maybe not.

In terms of touristic things, here is nada(oh ! espaniol)

22
6月

There is an unique exhibition at MA by So Shi Te Minami-Aoyama interior furnishings shop.

MA by So Shi Te

12
5月

Before visiting to Izu shuzenji, I always imagined that Shuzen ji temple is located in the middle of the bamboo groves in that its location is in the center of Izu peninsula. It was actually developed but remained the atmosphere of the traditional hot spring resort. I visited there on earyl May 2008 without any information. Traveling without any information is most of times very fun because everything showed up is quite new experience. At this time, I and my wife didn’t have a map and we just went there by a train from Atam like “play it by ear”. It took 50 min from Atami. Going to Shuzenji from Tokyo by a local train not Shinkansen, it takes about 150 min or more. (about 100 min by Shinkansen)

What are so special in Shuzen ji hot springs are…

  1. Shuzen ji Temple opened by Kukai (Kobo daishi) in 807 in Shingon sect.(Now Soto Zen sect)
  2. Value:Hot springs in this area was selected one of 100 best hot springs (
30
4月

If you ask somebody where there is Zenkoku ji temple at Kagurazaka, many people might not find it out.

If you ask people, however, where there is Bishamonten, they might answer it.

Zenkoku ji temple is well known as Kagurazaka Bishamonten or Bishamonsama.

(Usually the stone gardians in shrines are dogs sometimes foxes but tigers here.)

=Zenkoku ji temple =

[History]

It was built at Nihonbashi Bakurocho in 1595. Fires happened many times during Edo period

and this temple was unavoidably moved from Bakurocho to Koujimachi, then reconstructed in Kagurazaka in 1792.

The name Bishamon ten was originally from the god named Bishurabana in India.

It means “Listen to all” and

24
4月

Early April is the season of Cherry blossoms. It’s beautiful, every body knows.

If people come to Japan late April, Azaleas are beautiful and worth to see too.

Here, Nedu shrine(