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Tokyo Now #3 Mitake Ravine, stunning natural view

  • 2020.06.15

By just 90- to 120- minute train ride from centeral Tokyo, you can enjoy such  rich nature in Japan.  And that you are still in Tokyo. Tokyo Now #3 focuses on Mitake Ravine, located in the west of Tokyo. Located in the upper reaches of the Tama River, Mitake Ravine is a picturesque area selected as one of the Japan’s 100 Exquisite and Well Conserved Waters. Just strolling the ravine promenade, seeing & listening to nature, you will feel relaxed and are fulfilled.  Near by art museum and sake brewery are also recommended to drop by at.  During spring to autumn,  variety of river activities are also available. If you can do overnight trip for this area, I would add Mt Mitake hiking, which I will introduce you upcoming issues. If you’ve seen enough of the exciting big metropolis, this is one of the perfect spots for a day trip from Tokyo.  You cannot say that you know Japan if you haven’t ventured through its gorgeous countryside! by TFWT PA&C

Tokyo Now #2: Japanese irises in bloom

  • 2020.06.07

It is almost the season of Japanese iris. The Ninomaru Garden in the East Gardens of the Imperial Palace is one of the most recommended viewing spot.  The Ninomaru Garden is one of the main attractions of TFWT’s “East Gardens of the Imperial Palace” route tour.  With the lift of the state of emergency, the public opening of the East Gardens of the Imperial Palace has been resumed from Tuesday, June 2, the first time in two month since March 28.  Let’s switch to the next route “Meiji Shrine and Harajuku”. Both Meiji Shrine and Harajuku town, especially Takeshita Street, are know as “must visit” spots. Currently there not many people at all.  You can enjoy tranquility at Meiji Shrine and you can even jog down the Takeshita Street! by TFWT PA&C

Greeting from Tokyo “Tokyo Now #1”

  • 2020.05.28

Thank you for your visiting our website. In Japan, the state of emergency over the coronavirus was fully lifted on May 25 about a week earlier than scheduled.  We are entering into the new phase for a “new normal” of living with the novel coronavirus but carefully and gradually. Until we can welcome you to Japan again,  let us occasionally introduce you “Tokyo Now” , i.e.  seasonal feature, beauty of nature, sweets & dishes, etc.  Probably starting from each TFWT members neighborhood areas then areas of TFWT standard tour route.  The 1st update is from the always-wonderful Inokashira Park in “Kichijoji & Mitaka” area,  20min. by JR train from Shinjuku.  Photos are from my daily walking & jog  in the morning under “Stay Home Stay Lives” life.  by TFWT PA&C

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