This website started as a hobby to explain photography (posts listed here), but over time expanded to provide (hopefully) useful information about Japan and the Japanese language. I also run edonoyu.com with a friend—a site that covers onsen in the Tokyo region.
Shibuya Scramble Square
230-meter high shopping and office complex with an open-roof viewing deck on its top floor.
Rayard Miyashita Park Shopping Mall
As park of Shibuya’s redevelopment, Miyashita Park re-opened as a shopping/entertainment complex in 2020. The park above has been redesigned and below it sits 3-floors of shops, boutiques, and restaurants.
Tokyo Dome City
A entertainment complex next to Tokyo Dome with a hotel, restaurants, shops, and an upmarket spa (Spa LaQua).…
Ryogoku Kokugikan is an indoor sporting arena that hosts the three sumo tournaments that take place in Tokyo each year (in January, May, and September).
Small park that commemorates the victims of the 1923 Great Kanto Earthquake and the air raids of World War II.
Tomioka Hachimangu Flea & Antique Market
Flea market and antique market in the grounds of Tomioka Hachiman Shrine.
Great Kanto Earthquake Memorial Museum
Just before midday on 1 September 1923, an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.9 struck the Kanto region…
Well-known spa in Ryogoku that offers a wide variety of baths and saunas, and many other services.
Former Yasuda Garden
Garden with a pond in the shape of a heart that is filled directly with water from the Sumida River, and thus rises and falls with the river’s tide.
Fukagawa Edo Museum
Small museum dedicated to the Edo era with a life-size replica of a Tokyo shitamachi neighborhood from around 1840.
Tokyo Station & Marunouchi
With its distinctive red brick facade, Tokyo Station is a landmark in its own right. It serves almost…