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Comforia Shinjuku Gyoen ? ???Finished/腟?篋????

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Free rent for 1 month!
No keymoney!

Address:? 3-13-1, Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Access: 2 minutes walk to Shinjuku-gyoen Station / Marunouchi Line
7 minutes walk to Shinjuku-sanchome Station / Shinjuku Line
14 minutes walk to Shinjuku Station / JR Lines, Marunouchi Line, etc.
Completion: Dec. 2005
Structure: Steel-reinforced Concrete

Comforia Shinjuku Gyoen ? - Outward Appearance

Key Money: JPY0
Deposit: 2 months (if keeping pets, 3 months)
Contract: 2 years
Parking: Available
Pets: Negotiable

Comforia Shinjuku-gyoen ? - Outward Appearance

Comforia Shinjuku-gyoen ? is the second series of Comforia Shinjuku-gyoen, after Comforia Shinjuku-gyoen ?, which we have?referred to earlier.

Comforia Shinjuku-gyoen ? and ? stands very closely, but ? is a little closer to the stations than ?.
Another difference is that ? faces Shinjuku Dori (??医???????), the main street, but ? doesn’t.
Standing just a few meters far from Shinjuku Dori, ? is in a relatively quiet environment.? However, if you value the view from your room, I recommend ? (the view from upper floors of ? is also great, though).? It’s up to your choice :)

Comforia Shinjuku Gyoen ? - Outward Appearance

Entrance.

Comforia Shinjuku-gyoen ? - Entrance Comforia Shinjuku Gyoen ? - Entrance

Comforia Shinjuku Gyoen ? #1201 ???Finished/腟?篋????

Bedrooms: 1
Floor Area: 40.38 sqm / 434.66 sqft
Rent: JPY169,000/month
Management Fee: JPY10,000

Comforia Shinjuku-gyoen ? #1201

Comforia Shinjuku Gyoen ? - Entrance

Entrance.

Comforia Shinjuku-gyoen ? - Kitchen

Kitchen.

Comforia Shinjuku-gyoen - Living Dining Room

Comforia Shinjuku-gyoen ? - Living Dining Room Comforia Shinjuku-gyoen ? - Living Dining Room

Living dining room. From the side window, you can see the great view of western Shinjuku: a forest of skyscrapers.

Comforia Shinjuku-gyoen ? - Bedroom Comforia Shinjuku-gyoen ? - Bedroom

Comforia Shinjuku-gyoen ? - Bedroom

Bedroom faces the veranda.? The partition between the bedroom and the living dining room can be opened.

Comforia Shinjuku-gyoen ? - View

Watching the sunrise?from the veranda.

Comforia Shinjuku-gyoen ? - Bath Comforia Shinjuku-gyoen ? - Washbowl

Bath and washbowl.

Comforia Shinjuku Gyoen ? #1203 ???Finished/腟?篋????

Studio Type
Floor Area: 26.17 sqm / 281.70 sqft
Rent: JPY122,000/month
Management Fee: JPY7,000

Comforia Shinjuku-gyoen ? #1203

Comforia Shinjuku Gyoen ? #604 ???Finished/腟?篋????

Studio Type
Floor Area: 26.40 sqm / 284.17 sqft
Rent: JPY112,000/month
Management Fee: JPY7,000

Comforia Shinjuku-gyoen #604

Comforia Shinjuku Gyoen ? #503 ???Finished/腟?篋????

Studio Type
Floor Area: 26.17 sqm / 281.70 sqft
Rent: JPY110,000/month
Management Fee: JPY7,000

Comforia Shinjuku-gyoen ? #503

Same room layout with #1203

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莖????鐚?503?垸?110,000??????604?垸?112,000??????1201?垸?169,000??????1203?垸?122,000???
??件?霚若??鐚?2/0
篁俄???????井????≧??鐚?

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Japanese Paper Art

washi

One remarkable characteristic of the traditional Japanese living is that paper is used for various purposes.
For example, to keep out sunlight from the house, Japanese housings use Shoji(???絖?), which is made of wooden frame and paper, instead of using curtains made of cloth.? Shoji is also used as room dividers and doors.

Shoji

Shoji is made of Japanese paper, Washi (???膣?).
Compared to western paper, the fiber used to make Washi is much longer.? This makes Washi tough, and makes its life span long.
Washi was also used as Fusuma (茱?, sliding door which divide rooms), Byobu (絮馺?, folding screen), etc.

Fusuma Fusuma.Byobu Byobu.

Wonder why Washi was used so heavily?
For the Japanese climate is hot and humid, it was important to build houses in which people can enjoy comfortable lives since ancient times.
Washi was used for housing because it modulates humidity, and the material was plentiful.

Washi is not only used for housing.
Surprisingly, it was even used to make umbrellas!? The surface is coated with Kakishibu (??炊??, fermented juice of date plum) and oil, which repels water.

Japanese Umbrella

Today, Washi is not only used in the traditional way, but also used as modern art.? Various goods such as light shades are made, to fit modern houses as well as traditional Japanese houses.

Washi Washi

Would you like to live with Washi too?
You can buy Washi at some craft shops, and interior accessory shops.

I recommend Haibara (网????) for Washi goods.
Haibara is a long established shop, which has been in Nihombashi since 1806.? It was the first store to export Washi.? Washi from Haibara is housed in museums in Europe, such as the Louvre.

Haibara

Haibara (网????)
Location: Nihombashi, Chuo-ku
1 minute walk from Nihombashi station (Ginza line, Tozai line, Asakusa line)
Website: http://www.haibara.co.jp/index.html (Japanese)


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History of Tokyo American Club

Tokyo American Club (??延根??≪?<?????潟??????) is a membership social club in Minato-ku, Tokyo. There are about 5,000 members and 12,000 family members from 52 countries.

Tokyo American Club

Tokyo American Club was established in 1928, as a social club for the Japanese and American people in Japan. Within months, the club gathered about 200 members.

The first club located in the top 3 floors of Iwamoto Building in Yuraku-cho (???罐順??), right across the street from the Imperial Hotel(絽???純????????).

The second club opened in Marunouchi (筝吾????) in 1935, with facilities such as a library, and a billiard room.

Tokyo American Club in Marunouchi
Tokyo American Club in Marunouchi

The club has been developing since it was established, but unfortunately, it was closed with the outbreak of WW2.?? Soon after the war ended, the club restarted in Marunouchi with 350 members.

However, the club was not all the same as it was before the war.? The type of the members changed: more businessmen arrived in Japan, often with families.
Considering the situation, the Board of Governors decided to emphasize family services. In 1954, the club bought a new site in Azabudai (藝糸?????).

Tokyo American Club in Azabudai
Former club building in Azabudai.

By the 1960s, the club in Azabudai had become overcrowded.? Construction of a new club?in Azabudai began in 1972, and the?new club opened in 1975. The new facility attracted many more applications for Membership from Japanese and non-American foreigners as well as Americans.

Today, this facility in Azabudai is under construction, being redeveloped.? The club is temporary located in Takanawa (蕭?莠?).? The new club in Azabudai is to open in 2011.

Tokyo American Club in Takanawa
Lobby of Tokyo American Club in Takanawa.

For more information about the redevelopment of the Tokyo American Club, please click here.


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Tokyo American Club

Tokyo American Club

Tokyo American Club is a social club in Tokyo.? The club has always contributed to promoting personal and business relationships, and today, there are about 5,000 members and 12,000 family members from 52 countries.

It has been located in Azabudai (藝糸?????) for about 50 years, but moved temporarily to Takanawa (蕭?莠?), for the club in Azabudai is now being redeveloped.? The new club in Azabudai is to open in 2011.

Tokyo American Club
Image of the new Tokyo American Club in Azabudai.

The club consists of several membership restaurants, banquet halls, bowling stadiums, libraries, etc.
To keep up your health, there are pools, spas, and golf groups.? If you are willing to develop your understanding of Japanese culture, there are cultural classes, at which you can learn about tea ceremony (??狗??), washi (???膣?, Japanese Paper), etc.
Tea Ceremony Washi
Tea ceremony, and a light shade made with Washi.

The joy is not only for adults, but there are programs for children, such as boy scouts.

To become a member of the Tokyo American Club, you must be endorsed to the club by 2 club members, and have an interview by the council.

For non-members, Tokyo American Club puts on some programs open to public.
For example, there is an open Bon-odori (???荼????, Japanese folk dance)?festival every year.

Tokyo American Club - Bon Odori
Bon-odori in 2009

This year,?Bon-odori festival is being held on Aug. 7th.? This may be a great opportunity to experience Japanese tradition with Japanese and Foreign people.


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Apartment for Pets in Setagaya, Tokyo

Comforia Mishuku ???Finished/腟?篋????

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Free rent for 1 month!
No keymoney!

Comforia Mishuku is the perfect apartment for cat lovers!
Below are the reasons why.

Comforia Mishuku Comforia Mishuku

1. There are room doors with wicket gates for cats.
2. Floors and walls are made with material which are resistant to dirt and scratches.
3. There is room to place your cat’s toilet.
4. Balcony handrails do not have interspace, to prevent your cat from falling accidentaly.
5. Air conditioning is running 24 hours, keeping the air in the room fresh.
6. There is an indicator in the elevator, that tells others whether there is a cat on the elevator or not.

So, Comforia Mishuku is a great place to live comfortably with your beloved cat :)

Comforia Mishuku

For those who are not so interested in living with cats, the merit for you to live here is that Comforia Mishuku is located in Ikejiri-ohashi, which is only one station from Shibuya.

Another thing you should note is that Comforia Mishuku faces the National Route 246, so the environment might not be so quiet.

Address: 3, Ikejiri, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo
Access: 6 minutes walk to Ikejiri-ohashi Station / Denen-toshi Line
13 minutes walk to Sangen-chaya Station / Denen-toshi Line
Completion: Mar. 2004
Structure: Steel-reinforced Concrete

Comforia Mishuku - Outward Appearance

Key Money: JPY0
Deposit: 2 months (if keeping cats, 3 months)
Contract: 2 years
Parking: Available
Pets: OK up to 3 cats

Comforia Mishuku - Facilities Comforia Mishuku - Facilities

Convenience store on the ground floor of the apartment, and a shop for cats next door.

Comforia Mishuku???#903 ???Finished/腟?篋????

Bedrooms: 1
Floor Area: 44.30 sqm / 312.92 sqft
Rent: JPY124,000/month
Management Fee: JPY6,000

Comforia Mishuku #903

Comforia Mishuku #1304? ???Finished/腟?篋????

Bedrooms: 1
Floor Area: 45.48 sqm / 489.56 sqft
Rent: JPY166,000/month
Management Fee: JPY10,000

Comforia Mishuku #1304

Comforia Mishuku - Shoes Box

Large shoes box at the entrance.

Comforia Mishuku - Bath

Bath, with a drying machine.

Comforia Mishuku - Living Dining Kitchen Comforia Mishuku - Kitchen

Living dining kitchen.

Comforia Mishuku - Bedroom Comforia Mishuku - Catsteps

Bedroom with cat steps :)

Comforia Mishuku???#1303? ???Finished/腟?篋????

Bedrooms: 1
Floor Area: 44.30 sqm / 476.86 sqft
Rent: JPY175,000/month
Management Fee: JPY10,000

Comforia Mishuku #1303

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莖????鐚?1304?垸?166,000??????1303?垸?175,000??????903?垸?124,000???
??件?霚若??鐚?2(?????蕋若????翫?????3)/0
篁俄???????井????≧??鐚?

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Apartment near Shinjuku-gyoen, Tokyo

Three rooms from Comforia Shinjuku-gyoen ?.

Agent commission free!
Free rent for 1 month!
No keymoney!

Address: 4-10-1, Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Access: 3 minutes walk to Shinjuku-gyoen Station / Marunouchi Line
9 minutes walk to Shinjuku-sanchome Station / Shinjuku Line
Completion: Sep. 2005
Structure: Steel-reinforced Concrete

Comforia Shinjuku-Gyoen ? - Outward Appearance

Key Money:?JPY0
Deposit: 2 months
Contract: 2 years
Parking: None
Pets: Negotiable

Sorry, no bedrooms…Rooms may?be small for families.

However, this apartment stands in the center of Tokyo.? It?faces the main street: Shinjuku-dori, and it?takes only 3 minutes to Shinjuku-gyoen National Garden on foot!

Comforia Shinjuku-gyoen - Outward Appearance Comforia Shinjuku-gyoen ?- Neighbor

Also close to convenience stores, supermarkets, a library, a post office, cafes, restaurants, department stores, etc.
If you are wishing for a convenient life in the city center, this might be the apartment for you.

Comforia Shinjuku-gyoen ? - Entrance Comforia Shinjuku-gyoen ? - Entrance

Entrance hall.

Comforia Shinjuku-gyoen ? - Entrance

The entrance adopts the no-touch key system.
You can open the lock by simply holding your key on the sensor.

Comforia Shinjuku-gyoen ????#604 ???Finished/腟?篋????

Studio Type
Floor Area: 28.65 sqm / 308.40 sqft
Rent: JPY120,000/month
Management Fee: JPY7,000

Comforia Shinjuku-gyoen ?

Comforia Shinjuku-gyoen ? - Corridor

Corridor.

Comforia Shinjuku-gyoen ? - Living Dining Room Comforia Shinjuku-gyoen ? - Living Dining Room

Living dining room.

Comforia Shinjuku-gyoen ? - Kitchen

Kitchen.

Comforia Shinjuku-gyoen ? - Veranda

Veranda.

Comforia Shinjuku-gyoen ????#1204 ???Finished/腟?篋????

Studio Type
Floor Area: 28.87 sqm / 310.76 sqft
Rent: JPY126,000/month
Management Fee: JPY7,000

Comforia Shinjuku-gyoen ?

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莖????鐚?604?垸?120,000??????1204?垸?126,000??????1304?垸?126,000???
??件?霚若??鐚?2/0
篁俄???????井????≧??鐚?

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Apartment in Daikanyama, Tokyo

Ryowa Palace Daikanyama #702 ???Finished /腟?篋????

Agent Commission 50% off!
No keymoney!
No deposit!

Studio Type
Floor Area: 19.95sqm / 214.75sqft

Address: 4-26-2Higash, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Access: 9 minutes walk to Ebisu Station / JR Yamanote Line, Hibiya Line,
11 minutes walk to Daikanyama Station / Hibiya Line
Completion: Jul. 1999
Structure: Steel-reinforced Concrete

Rrowa Palace Daikan-yama - Outward Appearance

Rent: JPY84,500/month
Management Fee: JPY8,500
Key Money: JPY0
Deposit: JPY0
Contract: 2 years
Parking: Not Available
Pets: Not Allowed

Ryowa Palace Daikan-yama

Ryowa Palace Daikanyama is a cozy room, halfway between?Daikanyama and Shibuya.

Ryowa Palace Daikan-yama - Entrance

Entrance.

Ryowa Palace Daikan-yama - Living Room

Living room.

Ryowa Palace Daikan-yama - Kitchen

Kitchen.

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莖????鐚?84,500???/???
??件?霚若??鐚?0/0
篁俄???????井??50鐚?Off

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Hiroo Garden Hills - Residence in Tower-F

Hiroo Garden Hills Tower-F #1103

Agent Commission 50% off!

Bedrooms: 3
Floor Area: 126.01sqm / 1356.40sqft
Address: 16-1-4, Hiroo, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Access: 4 minutes walk to Hiroo Station / Hibiya Line,
Completion: Sep. 1986
Structure: Steel-reinforced Concrete

Hiroo Garden Hills - Outward Appearance

Rent: JPY650,000/month
Management Fee: JPY0
Key Money: 1 month (negotiable)
Deposit: 4 months
Contract: 2 years
Parking: JPY0
Pets: Negotiable

Hiroo Garden Hills

Hiroo Garden Hills is one of the most luxurious apartments in Tokyo.
It has a good access to the station, and also, stands in a quiet atmosphere.

Tower-F belongs to South Hill, the status symbol of Hiroo Garden Hills.
For more information about Hiroo Garden Hills, please click here.

Hiroo Garden Hills - Outward Appearance

Hiroo Garden Hills - Lobby

Entrance lobby.

Hiroo Garden Hills - Corridor

Corridor.

Hiroo Garden Hills - Kitchen

Kitchen.

Hiroo Garden Hills - Bedroom

Hiroo Garden Hills - Bedroom

Bedrooms.

Hiroo Garden Hills - Bedroom

Largest bedroom.

Hiroo Garden Hills - Rest Room

Rest room.

Hiroo Garden Hills - Bath

Bath.

Hiroo Garden Hills - Living Dining Room

Hiroo Garden Hills - Living Dining Room

Living dining room.

Hiroo Garden Hills - Balcony

Balcony, large as 15.31sqm (164.80sqft).

Lastly, the great view from the room!

Hiroo Garden Hills - View

Hiroo Garden Hills - View

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莖????鐚?650,000???/???
??件?霚若??鐚?4/1
篁俄???????井??50鐚?Off

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About Hiroo Garden Hills

Hiroo Garden Hills is one of the most luxurious apartments in Tokyo, with 1181 rooms.
It has a good access to the station, and also, stands in a quiet atmosphere.

Hiroo Garden Hills

Close to supermarket, parks, elementary school, too :)

Hiroo Garden Hills

Hiroo Garden Hills

Hiroo Garden Hills

Not so far?from Hiroo station, you will see a plate written ‘HIROO GARDEN HILLS’.

Hiroo Garden Hills Hiroo Garden Hills

Walking along the sylvan street…do you see the brownish building in the upper part of the photo?? Now we?got a glimpse of the apartments?in Hiroo Garden Hills.

Hiroo Garden Hills is composed of 15 towers.? Blocks of 2 or 3 towers constitute zones called ‘Hill’ - East Hill, North Hill, Center Hill, West Hill, and South Hill.
Each of the 5 hills has its characteristics, preventing life in the Garden Hills from being standardized.

Hiroo Garden Hills

East Hill
Walking from Hiroo Station to Hiroo Garden Hills, the first Hill you will see is East Hill.
East Hill commands a great view of Tokyo Tower and Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park.

Hiroo Garden Hills

Hiroo Garden Hills Hiroo Garden Hills - East Hill

Hiroo Garden Hills

Hiroo Garden Hills

North Hill
North Hill stands in the north-east of East Hill.
The concept of this Hill is to be for families and to be stable.

Hiroo Garden Hills

Hiroo Garden Hills - North Hill

Hiroo Garden Hills

Hiroo Garden Hills

West Hill
Going down the North Hill, you will see the West Hill.
This Hill is characterized by its yellow wall.

Hiroo Garden Hills

Hiroo Garden Hills - West Hill

Hiroo Garden Hills

The paths connecting the Hills are cool thanks to the natural shades.? Taking a walk is comfortable even in the humid summer.

Hiroo Garden Hills

Center Hill
Center Hill is on the right hand of West Hill.
On the ground floor are supermarkets, banks restaurants, etc.

Hiroo Garden Hills Hiroo Garden Hills - Center Hill

Hiroo Garden Hills Hiroo Garden Hills

Taking a rest on the bench…

Hiroo Garden Hills Hiroo Garden Hills - Center Hill

Hiroo Garden Hills

Central courtyard, with several shops.

Hiroo Garden Hills

South Hill
South Hill is the status symbol of Hiroo Garden Hills.
There is an exclusive gate for South Hill, security guards are on constant alert, and there is a receptionist in each tower.

Hiroo Garden Hills

Hiroo Garden Hills - West Hill

Hiroo Garden Hills Hiroo Garden Hills - South Hill

Click here for information about vacant rooms in South Hill!


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Kaki-gori : Japanese Cool Summer Sweets

Have you ever heard of ???Kaki-gori (??????羂?)????
Kaki-gori is shaved ice flavored with syrup, a popular sweets in Japan.
Of course there are ice cream and gelato, but Kaki-gori is much cooler: it will even give you headaches if you eat too much.

The history of Kaki-gori is old: it appears in ???Makura-no-soshi (??????絖?)???, an essay written about 1000 years ago.

kakigori

There are various flavors of Kaki-gori.
Strawberry, melon, banana???and there are Japanese flavors too.
The most famous flavor must be ???Uji-kintoki (絎?羃脂?????)???.
Uji is the name of a high-quality Japanese tea, and Kintoki is a kind of sweet beans.
Uji-kintoki is a Kaki-gori with Japanese tea flavored syrup, and sweet bean paste as a topping.

kakigori

Kaki-gori is available at most family restaurants and some cafes during the summer time, but if you are interested in Japanese flavors such as Uji-kintoki, it may be a good idea to try Kaki-gori at specialized stores of Japanese tea or Japanese sweets.
Some Japanese tea stores have cafes attached to the store, at which you can enjoy Japanese flavored Kaki-gori, ice creams, cakes, etc.

Below are the list of recommended stores.

Kyo Hayashiya
Location: 3 minutes walk from Omotesando Station / Hanzomon Line, Ginza Line, Chiyoda Line
HP: http://www.kyo-hayashiya.com/

Funabashiya Koyomi
Location: 5 minutes walk from Hiroo Station / Hibiya Line
HP: http://www.funabashiya.co.jp/koyomi/

Baishin-an
Location: 2 minutes walk from Azabu-juban Station / Nanboku Line
HP: http://gourmet.livedoor.com/restaurant/18448/


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