Tagged: neighborhood

Bell Tower, Candy Alley and Warehouse District

Kawagoe is a historical town, which retains the culture and atmosphere of the Edo Period. There’s lots to see and eat making this a definite must visit. Kawagoe is also known as ‘Little Edo’ thanks to the Kurazukuri (Clay Walled Warehouse Style) buildings in the main street, of which most...

Tamagawadai Park

If you want to get a break from the Tokyo crowds and concrete, Tamagawadai Park (多摩川台公園) is a good place to spend your afternoon. Instead of walking to this park from the nearest station Tamagawa, I really recommend you to get out at Den-en-Chofu station. It takes about 15 minutes to...

Yanaka Ginza – Edo Period Neighborhood

Yanaka Ginza (谷中ぎんざ) is a charming, traditional, shopping district in the center of Yanaka(谷中), Taito-ku, Tokyo. This shopping district has an atmosphere which brings you back to the Edo Period. There are about 70 shops which sell traditional house accessories, delicious food and more. During holidays and weekend it can...

Meguro – EASE Studio’s

Meguro EASE Studio’s are impressive locations you can rent for your photo shoot. Pretty expensive to rent, but luckily you can walk around  “New York Street” and “Paris street” for free and make some nice photos. The studio’s are just a short walk from Meguro Station. Make sure to take...

Hatanodai on a Snowy day

Most of my time in Japan I stayed in Hatanodai (旗の台), a convenient, little city close to Shinagawa and Shibuya. Snow is pretty rare in the Tokyo Area, but I was lucky to be part of one of the most terrible snow storms in 13 years :D (2013). In 2014...

Hatanodai – A Rainy Afternoon

Hatanodai is the place I spent most of my time living in the Tokyo Area. It’s a small but convenient city close to Shinagawa and Shibuya. Hatanodai has many charming, local shops and Shrines. It’s a really nice place to live as it’s lively during day time but very quiet...

Hatanodai – Abandoned Houses

Abandoned places in Japan never cease to amaze me. While I was living in Hatanodai I stumbled across my own local abandoned building. The reason why there are so many of these in Japan is because demolishing a house is actually quite expensive. People who inherit these houses often do...

Hatanodai – Spring and Summer Events

Hatanodai (旗の台) is the neighborhood I spent most of my time in while staying in Tokyo and is a cute, convenient, little city close to Shinagawa and Shibuya. During spring the street of the Share House I stayed at turned pink and rained pretty, pink blossom for days. When you...

Hatanodai – Horenji Temple

The Horenji Temple (法蓮寺) is located close to my neighborhood Hatanodai, but is officially located in Ebaramachi. Horenji Temple is a small Temple compared to more well known Temples but then again it’s nice and quiet and it has a small beautiful zen garden as well. This Temple is dedicated...