December 25, 2016

Palaceside Building and Ote-bori Moat

Palaceside Building and clouds reflect in Ote moat.



View from a small park named "Ote-bori green park", looking toward Hirakawa bridge.
Ote-bori Moat is an inner moat of former Edo castle.
Palaceside building is an office building directly linked with Takebashi subway station.

When I visited there, the still water in the moat reflect the building clearly.

Shooting date : December 3, 2016

December 13, 2016

Nyutoku-mon Gate with Autumn leaves

black wooden gate with gable roof. trees with autumn leaves in the background.

black wooden gate with gable roof. trees with autumn leaves in the background.


Nyutoku-mon Gate is the only wooden architecture in Yushima-Seido that is a Confucian temple located in Yushima district, Bunkyo ward.
This gate was built 1704 and still remains.
In late Autumn trees by the gate have colorful leaves.

Shooting date : December 3, 2016

December 10, 2016

Ginkgo Trees in front of the Meiji Seimei Kan

Meiji Seimei kan and ginkgo trees with yellow leaves


"Meiji Seimei Kan"(Meiji life insurance  building) is a building located in Marunouchi.
It was built in 1934 and designated as a national important cultural property in 1997.

Shooting date : December 3, 2016

Hibiya Moat In late Autumn

Hibiya moat and Marunouchi business area skyline. ginkgo trees along the moat have yellow leaves.


View from Harumi-dori Street looking toward Hibiya-dori Street.
Hibiya moat is an inner moat of former Edo castle.
I like those reflections on the water of the moat.

Shooting date : December 3, 2016

December 7, 2016

Ninomaru Garden in Late Autumn





Ninomaru garden is a Japanese style garden located in the East Gardens of the Imperial Palas.
The garden is rich in nature, you can find beauty in each season in the garden.

Shooting date : December 3, 2016

The Suwa Tea-Pavilion with Autumn Leaves

an old Japanese style architecture, Japanese maple trees with red and yellow leaves.

an old Japanese style architecture, a Japanese maple tree with yellow leaves, a naked Ume tree


The Suwa tea-pavilion is an attractive architecture at a garden named "Ninomaru garden" in the East Gardens of the Imperial Palace.

Shooting date : December 3, 2016

December 6, 2016

Doshin-bansho Guardhouse at the East Gardens of the Imperial Palace

a wooden guardhouse with tiled roof. red leaves of Japanese maple

a tiled roof and red leaves of Japanese maple.


A guardhouse named "Doshin-bansho".
That guardhouse is one of the remaining three guardhouses of Edo castle.
It was on a first checkpoint for the feudal lords who entered the castle from the main gate.

Shooting date : December 3, 2016

Stone Wall and Autumn Leaves

yellow leaves of ginkgo and red leaves of Japanese maple. a stone wall lie by the trees.


There are many remains of Edo castle in the East Gardens of the Imperial Palace.

Shooting date : December 3, 2016

December 4, 2016

Autumn Leaves in the East Gardens of the Imperial Palace




The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace are located on the eastern part of the Imperial palace grounds, and open to the public.

Shooting date : December 3, 2016