December 31, 2015

Tokujin-do Temple at Koishikawa-Korakuen Garden



Tokujin-do is the only one original structure of the garden which remains.
Around the temple is calm, and you can view red leaves of Japanese maple there in late autumn.

Shooting date : December 8, 2015

December 29, 2015

Sacred Pond Garden at Yasukuni Shrine in Early Winter




Even if you have been to Yasukuni Shrine, you might have not seen the garden.
This garden is located at the back of the main hall of the shrine.
It is not large, but it is beautiful and calm.

In late autumn and early winter, the garden pond reflects changing colors of leaves, and beautiful colored carps sail under dry leaves floating on the water surface.

Shooting date : December 8, 2015

December 26, 2015

Golden Yellow Leaves at Yasukuni Shrine



Rows of large ginkgo trees along the approch at Yasukuni Shrine, Kudan, Chiyoda-ward.

Shooting date : December 8, 2015

December 18, 2015

View from a Hill in Koishikawa Korakuen Garden



It is strange to think that I'm being in central Tokyo when I look down from the hill in the garden.

Shooting date : December 8, 2015

December 16, 2015

Red Leaves of Japanese Maple at Koishikawa Korakuen Garden



Koishikawa Korakuen Garden is a Tokyo metropolitan garden located in Koishikawa Bunkyo ward.

Shooting date : December 8, 2015

December 13, 2015

Nikolai-do Cathedral with Yellow Ginkgo Leaves



Nikolai-do (Holy Resurrection Cathedral in Tokyo), Kanda-Surugadai, Chiyoda-ward.
Although surrounded by tall buildings, the cathedral is still a symbolic architecture in the district.

Shooting date : December 8, 2015

December 10, 2015

UDX Illumination 2015 (2)



Illuminated trees on the west side of Akihabara UDX building.

Shooting date : November 22, 2015.

December 9, 2015

UDX Illumination 2015 (1)




Akihabara UDX is a complex-type office building stands near Akihabara train station.
This tree is set in front of the second floor office entrance of the building.

Shooting date : November 22, 2015.

December 4, 2015

Entrance for Akihabara Electric Town at Night.



If you take "Electric Town exit" from JR AKihabara train station and turn left, you will be in Akihabara Electric Town.

Shooting date : November 22, 2015.

December 1, 2015

Sparkling Trees along Marunouchi Naka-dori Street




Around two hundred trees along the street are illuminated in the winter.
Those LED light bulbs Sparkle with natural energy such as solar and wind power.



Shooting date : November 22, 2015.

November 27, 2015

Night View of Wadakura Fountain Park and Gyoko-dori Street




A fountain of the park and rows of ginkgo trees along the street at night.
Wadakura fountain park is a small park located at a corner of the outer garden of the Imperial palace.
 
Shooting date : November 22, 2015.

November 24, 2015

Night view of Hibiya-dori Street and Wadakura Moat in Autumn



Wadakura moat is a inner moat of former Edo castle.
Leaves of ginkgo trees along the street are changing to yellow.

Shooting date : November 22, 2015.

November 17, 2015

Nikolai-do Cathedral from Hongo-dori Street



Nikolai-do (Holy Resurrection Cathedral in Tokyo) is a  cathedral of the Orthodox Church built in the Byzantine revival style.
The cathedral is located in Kanda-Surugadai, Chiyoda ward.

Shooting date : November 11 , 2015.

November 14, 2015

Hongo-dori Street from Hijiri-bashi Bridge



Southern end of Hijiri-bashi Bridge is next to an exit of Ochanomizu train station, and it is close to Nikolai-do ( Holy Resurrection Cathedral in Tokyo).
You can see top of the cathedral's dome in this photo.

Shooting date : October 23 , 2015.

November 13, 2015

Hijiri-bashi Bridge



Hijiri-bashi is a bridge over Kanda-gawa River, and it connects two districts, Yushima and Surugadai.
I took this photo at northern end of the bridge.

Shooting date : October 23 , 2015.

November 11, 2015

View of Sotobori-dori Street from Hijiri-bashi Bridge



A view to the west from Hijiri-bashi Bridge.
Behind the trees, Kanda -gawa River lies along the street.

Shooting date : October 23 , 2015.

November 8, 2015

Aioi-zaka Slope (Bunkyo ward)



This is a view of Aioi-zaka Slope from Hijiri-bashi Bridge.
The slope is on Sotobori-dori Street.
Along the slope, there is a  a roofed mud wall of Yushima-Seido.
If you go down the slope, you will be close to the  Akihabara Electric Town.


 Shooting date : October 23 , 2015.

November 6, 2015

A Path at Yushima-Seido



Yushima-Seido is surrounded by a rammed earth wall.
This is a view of a path along the wall.
When I visited there , leaves of that tree had started changing color.

 Shooting date : October 23 , 2015.

November 3, 2015

Taiseiden



Taiseiden is the main building of Yushima-Seido.
Yushima-Seido is a Confucian temple located in Yushima district, Bunkyo ward, and it is also a historical site of a school established  by Tokugawa Shogunate in Edo period.


 Shooting date : October 23 , 2015.

October 23, 2015

Night View of Shinobazu Pond, Ueno Park



Illuminated Shinobazu-Bentendo hall stands out against dark background.

Shooting date : October 4 , 2015.

October 19, 2015

Shinobazu-Bentendo, Ueno park



Shinobazu-Bentendo is a hall of Kaneiji temple.
It is located on a island in center of Shinobazu pond.

Shooting date : October 4 , 2015.

October 13, 2015

Night View of Kiyomizu-Kannondo, Ueno park.



Kiyomizu-kannondo is a hall of  Kaneiji temple.
It is located on a hill looking down on Shinobazu pond.


Shooting date : October 4 , 2015.


September 26, 2015

Night Scene of Tokyo Station from KITTE



This is a View from KITTE roof garden.
KITTE is a commercial building located by Marunouchi side south exit of Tokyo station.
The rooftop garden is one of the most popular spot for enjoying view of Tokyo station.


Shooting date : January 9 , 2015.

September 19, 2015

Tokyo Station's Marunouchi Building



That station building stands out against modern tall buildings around.


Shooting date : August 31 , 2015.

September 11, 2015

Main Gate Stone Bridge at Imperial Palace



This is a view from Imperial palace plaza.
This stone bridge was built in 1887, and it has been very famous for its beauty.
By the way,many people mistakenly believe that the name of this bridge is "Niju-bashi" ("double bridge"), but the name "Niju-bashi" actually indicates an steel bridge behind this stone bridge.
The stone bridge's official name is Seimon-ishi-bashi ("Stone Bridge of the Main Gate").


Shooting date : August 31 , 2015.

September 8, 2015

Lotus Pond



Shinobazu pond, Ueno park.
Shinobazu pond is devided into three parts.
This part of the pond is called "lotus pond".
In summer, it is covered with green lotus leaves.

Shooting date : August 31 , 2015.


September 5, 2015

Karamon at Ueno Toshogu Shrine




Karamon gate built in 1651, Ueno Toshogu shrine, Ueno park.
The gate stands in front the main hall of the shrine.

Shooting date : August 31 , 2015.

September 4, 2015

Ueno Toshogu Shrine on a Cloudy Monday



Ueno Toshogu shrine, Ueno Park.
The sky was threatening, and the shrine was calm and silent.
It was the best situation for me to take photos in the shrine.


Shooting date : August 31 , 2015.

August 29, 2015

Sumida River in a Fine Day



View of Sumida river from Asakusa.
You can see Tokyo Sky Tree and buildings in River-pia Azumabashi across the river.

Shooting date : July 10 , 2015


August 23, 2015

Kaminarimon Yanagi-koji Alley



An alley in Asakusa.
It has a nostalgic atmosphere.


Shooting date : July 10 , 2015


August 20, 2015

Gate of Denboin



The gate stands on Denboin street, Asakusa.
Denboin is the residence of head priest of Sensoji temple and it is also the place where priests of the temple do Buddhist training.


Shooting date : July 10 , 2015


August 15, 2015

Nezumi Kozo at Denboin Street, Asakusa



There is an object of Nezumi Kozo on a roof.
Nezumi Kozo ("Rat Kid") is a thief in Edo period and a hero in popular legend.
In the legend, he steals money from corrupt lords and evil merchants by creeping into their residences alone, and gives money to the poor.




Shooting date : July 10 , 2015



August 8, 2015

Edo Monja Hyotan




"Edo Monja Hyotan" is a Monja restaurant located on Denboin street, Asakusa.
Monja is a type of traditional pan-fried  food in Kanto region which made of wheat flour and other various ingredients.
In the picture on the restaurant's shutter, you can see a family in Edo period cooking and eating Monja with a small spatula.


Shooting date : July 10 , 2015

July 31, 2015

Denboin Street



Denboin (Denbouin) street is a small street next to Sensoji temple, Asakusa.
The street has an atmosphere of culture in Edo period.




Shooting date : July 10 , 2015


July 28, 2015

Five Storied Pagoda at Sensoji Temple



Current five storied pagoda at Sensoji temple was rebuilt in 1973.
It is second highest five storied pagoda in Japan, after that of Toji temple, Kyoto.


Shooting date : July 10 , 2015.



July 26, 2015

Asakusa Nakamise



Nakamise is a shopping street on the main approch to Sensoji temple.
It is located between Kaminarimon gate and Hozomon gate.
There are many small shops selling traditional souvenirs and snacks.




Shooting date : July 10 , 2015


July 22, 2015

Hozomon



Hozomon("Treasure-House Gate"), also called Nitenmon("Gate of Two Gods"), is the inner gate of the main entrance to Sensoji temple.
In upper part of the gate, there are storerooms with modern disaster-prevention equipment to hold Senso-ji's treasures and Buddhist objects.


Shooting date : July 10 , 2015.




July 20, 2015

Kaminarimon



Kaminarimon ("Thunder Gate") is the outer gate of the main entrance to Sensoji temple.





Shooting date : July 10 , 2015.

July 18, 2015

Asakusa Hozuki-ichi



Hozuki-ichi (ground cherry fair) at Sensoji temple, Asakusa.
It is an annual event of the temple which is held on July 9 and 10.


Shooting date : July 10 , 2015.


July 10, 2015

Under the Train Viaduct



JR Sobu-line viaduct in Akihabara.
You can see crowded back street in Akihabara Electric Town across the viaduct.

Shooting date : June 7 , 2015.

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July 5, 2015

Card World Akiba




An trading card shop in Akihabara Electric Town.


Shooting date : June 7 , 2015.



July 1, 2015

Main Pillar of Mansei-bashi Bridge



Mansei-bashi Bridge is located on southern end of Akihabara Electric Town.
It was built in 1930.
I like the pillars made of stone.


Shooting date : June 7 , 2015.



June 27, 2015

Night View of Akihabara Electric Town from Mansei-bashi Bridge



Mansei-bashi Bridge is a concrete single arch bridge across the Kanda-gawa river.
You get to Akihabara electric town when you cross the bridge from the south.


Shooting date : June 7 , 2015.