• 09/26/2010
  • 03/01/2021

Omoide Yokocho, Shinjuku – Back to the 50’s

Walking in the crowd from the west exit of Shinjuku station, you will soon see a green and yellow board written ‘????????堺┴筝? (Omoide Yokocho)’. Omoide Yokocho (????????堺┴筝?) literally meaning ‘memory alley’,?is a narrow street with a cluster of small Yakitori bars, Ramen restaurants, and pubs.? There are about 80 in this small alley. This street preserves the?atmosphere of the 1950s, when the area was a black market and food stalls were abundant. If you are willing to have cheap beer and dinner, or to experience the typical, traditional small restaurants in Japan, why not visit Omoide Yokocho?? And don’t be satisfied with just one restaurant, go bar-hopping! Omoide Yokocho Location: Shinjuku Opening hours: vary by vendor (some are open all day, some open in the evening) Website: http://www.shinjuku-omoide.com/english/index.html (Eng.? under construction) — Higherground Co.,Ltd. 2-8-3 Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan TEL:03-6459-2230 HP:http://www.higherground.co.jp/ TOP PAGE:?https://livingtokyo.net/

  • 09/08/2010
  • 03/01/2021

Apartment in Western Shinjuku, Tokyo

Famil Nishi-shinjuku #402 ???Finished/腟?篋???? Agent Commission FREE! Bed Rooms: 3 Floor Area: 93.27 sqm / 1003.98 sqft Address: 23-3-3, Nishi-shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo Access: 8 minutes walk to Tocho-mae Station / Oedo Line 10 minutes walk to Shinjuku Station / JR Lines Completion: Apr. 1980 Structure: Steel-reinforced Concrete Rent: JPY230,000/month Management Fee: JPY10,000/month Key Money: 2 month Deposit: 2 month Parking: Available Pets: Negotiable Famil Nishi-shinjuku stands in western Shinjuku,?right across the street?from the twin buildings of the metropolitan government.??Also close to Shinjuku Central Park (??医?筝?ぎ?????). The apartment is quite old, but if you don’t mind that, the luxury of living surrounded by skyscrapers is yours! Before the nose of the apartment is a bus stop for limousine buses to Narita and Haneda airports. Entrance and lobby. Room entrance. Bath room, rest room, and powder room. Living dining room. Balcony. ?Unfortunately, the balcony faces other apartments, so the skyscrapers cannot be seen so well. Kitchen with 3 cooking stoves. There is a dish washer above the sink, but the facilities seem to be quite old… Bed room.? The walls are a bit yellowed, showing the years that have passed since this room was made. Largest bed room. ???散???鐚??????<????若??タ??医? 莖????鐚?230,000??? ??件?霚若??鐚?2/2 篁俄???????井????≧??鐚? […]

  • 08/26/2010
  • 03/01/2021

Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, Tokyo

???Urban Oasis??? Have you been to any Tokyo gardens? Even within the heart of Tokyo, many Japanese gardens are maintained for public admission, in such places as temples, hotels,or the ex-mansions of feudal lords. Here is the samples of the Japanese gardens of Tokyo. ex)??? Happoen (????喝??); Previously the mansion of a daimyo lord. The beautiful garden is now used for wedding ceremonies.? Shirokanedai, Minato-ku. ??? KyuShibarikyu-onshiteien (??ц????√??????綺???); this garden of a daimyo lord from the early Edo-period.?? Hamamatsucho, Minato-ku. ??? Kiyosumiteien (羝?羮?綺???); A garden circuit, situated around a central pond and pine trees.? Kiyosumi, Koto-ku. These gardens include the traditional Japanese-style gardens such as ???pond circuit???gardens designed for viewing while strolling around a central pond, as well as Zen-influenced karesansui (???臼羂?, ???dry???) gardens that use sand and rock to express mountain and water. These enable you to experience a refined beauty that is unique to Japan. ???Shinjuku Gyoen??? Shinjuku Gyoen (??医?緇∴??)?was constructed on the site of a private mansion belonging to Lord Naito (?????ゆ??), a daimyo of the Edo era. It’s completed in 1906,originally created as a garden for the Imperial Palace. Shinjuku Gyoen in 1934. It was re-designed as a national garden after World War? and opened to […]

  • 08/15/2010
  • 03/01/2021

Dining in Historical Architectures

For example in Paris, you will see many cafes and restaurants in architectures built in the 19th century. However, in Tokyo, the case is different.? Not many old architectures are reused in daily life. Exceptions always exist, though.??There are few places where you can dine while feeling the weight of history. Le Trianon French Restaurant Restaurant in the old wing of Grand Prince Hotel Akasaka.? The old wing was built in 1930 as the mansion of Euimin,?crown prince?of Korea. Le Trianon is on the second floor, while there is a bar, Napoleon, on the first floor. Ogasawara Tei (絨霳???????) Spanish restaurant in Kawada-cho, Shinjuku-ku. This Spanish-style mansion was built in 1927 for Court Nagayoshi Ogasawara (絨霳??????桁更).? It is now designated as historical architecture by the Government of Tokyo. Takemura (腴鴻?????) While the two restaurants above are rather ‘Western’, Takemura is a more Japanese architecture. Takemura is a sweets shop & cafe in Kanda, Chiyoda-ku.? Its initiation was in 1930, and is also designated as historical architecture by the Government of Tokyo. — Higherground Co.,Ltd. 2-8-3 Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan TEL:03-6459-2230 HP:http://www.higherground.co.jp/ TOP PAGE:?https://livingtokyo.net/

  • 08/02/2010
  • 02/28/2021

Isetan Shinjuku, Tokyo

???Welcome to Isetan Shinjuku Main Store (篌???≫弦??医??????).??? It???s often said that a trip to Japan could hardly be complete without a visit to one or more of the large department stores. There are a lot of department stores in Japan and the leading department store chains in Tokyo include Isetan (篌???≫弦), Marui (筝娯??), Matsuya (??上??), Matsuzakaya (??上??絮?), Mitsukoshi (筝?莇?)?and Takashimaya (蕭?絣九??). In addition to selling everything from foods to furniture ,they also offer art shows, musical performances, handicraft exhibits, etc. They are unique, not only in the goods and services, but also in their management style. Besides shopping, customers can enjoy spending time as they want. The Isetan Shinjuku Department Store is located in Shinjuku on the west side of central Tokyo. It was completed in 1933 as the Isetan Main Store. Isetan in 1933. With its grand-looking, it has been a symbol of Shinjuku. There is a subway station beneath the main street adjoining the store, with direct access to the basement food department, and also it???s only a 5-minute walk from the east entrance ???higashi-guchi???of JR Shinjuku Station ?the busiest train station in the world.It is easy access, and hours: 10a.m. to 7p.m. closed on Wednesdays. Around Shinjuku […]

  • 07/28/2010
  • 02/28/2021

Apartment near Shinjuku Gyoen

Comforia Shinjuku Gyoen ? ???Finished/腟?篋???? Agent commission free! 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 Key Money: JPY0 Deposit: 2 months (if keeping pets, 3 months) Contract: 2 years Parking: Available Pets: Negotiable 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 🙂 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 Entrance. Kitchen. Living dining room. From […]

  • 07/20/2010
  • 02/28/2021

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 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! 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. Entrance hall. 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 Corridor. Living dining room. Kitchen. 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 ???散???鐚???潟?潟????????∽?医?緇∴??? 莖????鐚?604?垸?120,000??????1204?垸?126,000??????1304?垸?126,000??? ??件?霚若??鐚?2/0 篁俄???????井????≧??鐚? Thank you for checking Comforia Shinjuku-gyoen ?. […]