The One about Wadakura Fountain Park in Chiyoda

Located near the Imperial Palace is the Wadakura Fountain Park, a park that is part of Kokyogaien National Gardens. The park was created to commemorate the royal wedding of Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan back in 1961. The fountain was reconstructed in 1995 to incorporate a more post-modern theme which was “Continuity” and “New Development” and people will notice four canal-like areas that lead to the new fountain […]

The One about the Christmas in Marunouchi Bright Christmas 2017 ~Blooming Anniversary~

Across the street from Tokyo Station is the Shin-Marunouchi Building and also the other Marunouchi Building. The region around Tokyo Station is known as the Marunouchi area where other buildings such as the Brick Square, Tokyo Building Tokia, Iiyo! and Marunouchi Oazo also exists. But for Christmas celebrations, I want to focus on the Marunouchi and Shin-Marunouchi buildings.  One of my favorite shopping locations. From 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., […]

The One about the White Kitte at KITTE in the Marunouchi area of Chiyoda

Located at the KITTE Marunouchi shopping complex next to Tokyo Station and located in JP Towers is a beautiful Christmas tree. Often a Christmas location worth visiting, the KITTE Building is unique in the sense that it’s the first commercial facility of the Japan Post (think: USPS) and the name is a play on the words “Kitte” for postage stamps and “kite which means, “come here”. KITTE launched the “White […]

The One about Visiting Kabushiki Gaisha Shueisha

If you are visiting the Chiyoda ward and are in Jimbocho, if you are a fan of Japanese comic books (manga) and animation (anime), you will definitely want to visit Shueisha Inc. (Kabushiki Gaisha Shueisha). Founded back in 1925, Shueisha is the entertainment-related publishing division of Japanese publisher Shogakukan and then later made into a separate, independent company. Shueisha is best known for publishing “Weekly Shonen Jump”, “Weekly Young Jump”, […]

The One about Nippon Budokan

When it comes to concerts, one of the well-known indoor arenas in Japan is Nippon Budokan located in Tokyo ala the Chiyoda ward. Originally built in 1964 for the judo competition in the 1964 Summer Olympics, Nippon Budokan hosts many concerts, martial arts and sporting competitions, ceremonies and graduation events. One of the first rock bands to perform at Nippon Budokan is The Beatles back in 1966 and broke the […]

The One about Yurakucho

Between the Tokyo political buildings and Hibiya Park on the left and Ginza on the right is a neighborhood known as Yurakucho in Chiyoda ward. Part of the fascination of Yurakucho is how unlike it is from areas next to it.  Thanks to its shops and restaurants that look like they are from the early postwar era. But it’s also a location where you can find a lot of delicious […]

The One about Kitanomaru National Garden

During the month of March and April, Kitanomura Park is one of the pleasant areas to visit. Located in Chiyoda, Tokyo and north of the Tokyo Imperial Palace, part of the allure of this park is that Nippon Budokan (where many concerts and events take place) and the Science Museum and the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo is right nearby. Long ago, the park was used as a medicinal […]

The One about Tokyo Station and it’s Design

Tokyo Station is one of the few stations in Tokyo in which many will no doubt experience the feeling of getting lost. Similar to Shinjuku Station, it’s a large railway station that is like a labyrinth. Located in the Marunouchi business district of Chiyoda, Tokyo, it is the main intercity rail terminal in Tokyo and the busiest station in Japan (over 3,000 trains per day) and the fifth-busiest in Eastern […]