Joren-ji Temple, Itabashi-ku
Founded around 1400. The Buddha statue called “Tokyo Daibutsu (東京大仏)” was erected in 1977 in the hope that the area would not suffer damage from war and earthquakes.
痛車 (literally “painful car”) is a car decorated with fictional characters of anime, manga, video games etc.
It has a shopping street at its center, lined by numerous cafés and restaurants. In the early 20th century, the area was renowned for its numerous geisha houses, of which several remain today.
Seibu Ikebukuro Line
It originates at Ikebukuro Station, extending to northwest suburbs of Saitama Prefecture.
Galaxy Express 999 commuter trains *Taken by Masayuki Shimamoto
Hosenji Temple, Nakano-ku
A Shingon Buddhist temple which is a 5-min walk from Nakano-sakaue Station of the Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line or the Toei Oedo Line.
Total lunar eclipse (Blood moon)
Seen on January 31, 2018
A 173-kilometer (107 mi) long river that flows through Saitama Prefecture and Tokyo.
Sakura in winter!
Winter cherry blossoms (Fuyuzakura, 冬桜), that bloom in fall and into winter.
The area is known as the “Harajuku of the old ladies”.
Omamori, Japanese amulets commonly sold at Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples, dedicated to particular Shinto kami as well as Buddhist figures, and are said to provide various forms of luck or protection. The word mamori (守り) means protection, with omamori being the sonkeigo (尊敬語, honorific) form of the word, “to protect”.
*Photos taken by Sarah Nishina
University of Tokyo, Komaba Campus, Meguro-ku
University of Tokyo, abbreviated as Todai (東大) or UTokyo, is a public research university, which is often cited as the most prestigious one in Japan. It is the first of Japan’s National Seven Universities. Every University of Tokyo student spends at least two years in the Komaba Campus.
A transport hub for commuters traveling in from the west of Tokyo.
2020 Image Kimono Show, organized by Japan Refashion association. The show aims at connecting the world with kimono.
*Taken by Masayuki Miyazaki
2017 World Cosplay Summit (WCS) Japan Final held at Tokyo Fuji University Auditorium on May 6 & 7, 2017. WCS Championship will be held in Nagoya this summer. *Taken by Masayuki Miyazaki
It is popular for its unique boutique cafes and stores, and becomes a vibrant and active location particularly along the Meguro River during the Cherry Blossoms festival in mid spring.
Yushima Tenman-gu, Bunkyo-ku
A Shinto shrine in Tokyo, devoted to Tenjin, the Kami of Learning.
*Kami (神): The spirits or phenomena that are worshipped in the religion of Shinto
Women-only passenger cars
Railway or subway cars intended for women only. They are offered on some trains in Japan, India, Egypt, Iran, Brazil, Mexico, Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, and the United Arab Emirates.
Taken by Candy Javier Sakai
Coming of Age Day
Held in order to congratulate and encourage all those who have reached the age of majority (20 years old) over the past year, and to help them realize that they have become adults.
Taken by Candy Javier Sakai
It was founded around 1928 as a community developed around the Japan Beer Brewery Company (now Sapporo Breweries Limited) facilities which began brewing Yebisu Beer in 1890. After the breweries were moved to Chiba in 1988, the area underwent a major urban development resulting in the construction of Yebisu Garden Place, which opened to the public in 1994.
There are cute cats near Oimachi Station. *Taken by Isao Tokuhashi
Rokugo-dote Bank, Ota-ku
Pokemon Goers in Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku
Todoroki Valley, Setagaya-ku
The only valley in all of Tokyo’s 23 wards.
Home to Tokyo Dome City and Koishikawa Korakuen Garden.
Rekisen Park *Taken by Isao Tokuhashi
Tokyo Dome, Bunkyo-ku
Opened on March 17, 1988. It is the home field of the Yomiuri Giants baseball team.
Nezu Shrine, Bunkyo-ku
Established in 1705.
An area in the eastern portion of Shinjuku. There is the Ministry of Defense headquarters: Formerly General Headquarters of the Imperial Japanese Army.
Taken by Sosen Imai
Asukayama Park, Kita-ku
Shogun Tokugawa Yoshimune planted many cherry trees in the area and opened up the land for the enjoyment of the “Edokko” or citizens of Tokyo in the early 18th century.
A commercial and entertainment district. Ikebukuro station, several shops, restaurants and enormous department stores are located within city limits.
There are many numbers of apparel stores, sundry goods stores and restaurants. Jiyugaoka is often considered as one of the most desirable places to live in Tokyo.
Toden Arakawa Line
A streetcar line in Tokyo.
A rakugo tram *Taken by Chi-Fen Wu
Tokyo Dome City, Bunkyo-ku
An entertainment complex which includes the world’s largest roofed baseball stadium known as Tokyo Dome, and and Korakuen Hall.
Tokyo Metro on January 18, 2016
Taken by Reina
Lit. Metropolitan Expressway. A network of toll expressways in the Greater Tokyo Area. It was first built in 1962 for the purpose of increasing traffic flow efficiency in the Tokyo Metropolitan Area. There are 24 routes currently in operation.
Time Out Tokyo@Ebisu
Kohgen & Time Out Tokyo: Shinto meets Manga (Jul 23, 2015) Kohgen（向源）launched in 2011 and held workshops related to traditional Japanese culture and religion, including a Noh theatre experience and classes for calligraphy and zazen meditation, plus performances ranging from electronic music to sutra recitation. *See http://kohgen.org/english for more details of Kohgen.
Buddhist monks and a Shinto priest are discussing their hairstyles (English)
Masaomi Tomomitsu, founder of Kohgen, is DJing!
Known for its extensive Korean community, but you can enjoy many different kinds of ethnic cuisines in the town.