• 02/03/2011
  • 02/27/2021

Apartment in Nogizaka

Villurage Nogizaka?#303??????Finished / 腟?篋???? Agent commission 50% Off! Bed Rooms: 1 Floor Area:? 59.90 sqm /?644.78 sqft Address:? 28-5-9, Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo Access:?1?minutes walk to?Nogizaka Station / Chiyoda Line 8 minutes walk to Roppongi Station / Hibiya Line, Oedo Line Completion: Mar. 1997 Structure: Steel-reinforced Concrete Rent: JPY198,000/month Management?Fee: JPY10,000/month Key Money:?1 month Deposit:?1 month Parking: Not Available Pets:?Not Allowed Villurage Nogizaka is located near Nogi Jinja Shinto Shrine (箙??????腓?), dedicated to Nogi Maresuke (箙?????????), a general in the Imperial Japanese Army.? The place-name of this area, Nogizaka, was named after him and the shrine. In the neighbor is also a park, Nogi Koen (箙????????). There is a convenience store in the next-next building. Entrance. There is a small dry Japanese garden outside. Elevator. Room entrance. The closets are very deep 🙂 Rest room. Powder room. The tap extends 🙂 Bath room. Kitchen, with 3 cooking stoves. There are some stains left on the cooking stoves and sink…but it is likely to come off if you rub hard. Bed room with?many closets. You won’t be worrying about lack of storage?:) Living dining room lets in light from two sides 🙂 Balcony. Presently there is a construction in the neighbor, so […]

  • 01/17/2011
  • 02/27/2021

Hanazono Jinja, a Shinto Shrine in Shinjuku

Hanazono Shinto Shrine (??怨??腑?腓?) is?a Shinto Shrine?in?Shinjuku, which was?founded more than 500 years ago.? It is located in the center of Shinjuku, and is enshrined as the guardian god of Shinjuku since the Edo period.? It is called Hanazono (??怨??, flower garden) because the site was formerly a flower garden. Many festivals are held in Hanazono Shinto Shrine, almost every month.? Even when no festival is on, the site is full of people, offering prayers, taking a rest, and meeting someone.? It is a very popular place among the people in Shinjuku. Another thing famous about Hanazono Shinto Shrine is Hanazono Manju (??怨??薀????).? It is?a Japanese sweets shop founded in 1834, and moved to Tokyo in 1920.? This shop advocates its own Manju (薀????, Japanese sweet buns) ‘the most expensive, and the most delicious in Japan’. The shop and cafe is right next to Hanazono Shinto Shrine.? One small Manju costs 367 yen, but it surely is delicious! — 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/

  • 10/31/2010
  • 02/27/2021

Togo Shrine, Tokyo

Togo Shrine (??演?欠??腓?) is a Shinto shrine located in Harajuku, Tokyo.? It was built in 1940 and dedicated to Admiral Togo Heihachiro (??演?桁抗?????) after his death in 1934. Togo is one of the?best naval heroes in Japan,?who defeated the Russian fleet in the Russo-Japanese War in 1904-05.? He was termed ‘Nelson of the East’ by Western journalists. A small museum and a bookshop dedicated to T??g?? Heihachir?? are located within the grounds of the shrine. On the 1st and 4th Sunday each month, one of Tokyo’s best flea markets?with upwards of 100 vendors are held?at the shrine.? Rare finds include inexpensive silk kimonos. Unfortunately, this flea market will be closed down.? The last market will be on Dec.6.? Not many days are left, don’t miss it! Togo Shrine Location: Harajuku, near the intersection of Takeshita Street (腴剛????????) and?Meiji Avenue (???羃脂?????). Website: http://www.togo.co.jp/togo_top.html (Jap) — 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/

  • 09/25/2010
  • 03/01/2021

Shinto Shrine in Akasaka, Tokyo

You may see many Shrines when walking around Tokyo.? Toyokawa Inari?(莟?綏?腮画??) is one of them, located in Akasaka. Toyokawa Inari is a Shrine in Aichi prefecture, constructed in 1441.? The branch temple in Tokyo was founded in 1828, and was relocated to the current location in 1887. Toyokawa Inari is dedicated to Inarishin (腮画?欠??), god??of fertility, rice, agriculture, foxes, industry and success. Toyokawa Inari is also famous for Inari-zushi (????????絲水??) which is sold on-site. Inari-zushi is a kind of Sushi, but quite different from Sushi that is well known: vinegered rice is wrapped with sweet Aburaage (羃号?????, deep-fried Tofu).? It is named ‘Inari’, because foxes were thought to be apostles of Inarishin, and Aburaage were thought to be the favorite food of foxes. — 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/

  • 01/22/2010
  • 02/27/2021

Yushima Tenmangu Shinto Shrine

Yushima Tenmangu (羚?涯紊???絎?)?is a Shinto Shrine near Ueno, commonly called Yushima Tenjin (羚?涯紊???). This Shrine was originally established in 458 in order to worship Ameno-tajikaraono-mikoto (紊???????????????), one of deities appears in the Japanese myths. ?Later, in February 1355, the spirit of Sugawara Michizane (????????????, 845-903), a historical figure, was also enshrined to venerate his extraordinary virtue as a scholar.? Sugawara Michizane is enshrined as Tenjin (紊???), a god of thunder and storms. Portrait of Sugawara In 1478, Ota Dokan(紊??育?????, 1432-86), a warlord in Kanto region,?rebuilt the Shrine.? Since then, many scholars and litterateurs including Confucianists such as Hayashi Razan (???臂?絮?, 1583-1657) and Arai Hakuseki (??遺????順??, 1657-1725)?in Edo period, have worshiped this shrine. Nowadays many students visit this shrine to express their reverence to the enshrined spirit of Sugawara Michizane as?god of learning.? Especially in the season of school entrance examinations, young students visit to pray for the success of passing examinations. The shrine is also famous for beautiful blossoms of Ume (罌?, Japanese apricot) in the precinct.? In February and March every year, Ume Matsuri (罌?腑???, Ume festival) is held, and it attracts many visitors who enjoy the Ume blossoms.? To the Japanese, Ume is?a special?flower that announces the arrival […]