Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer’s masterpiece “The Astronomer” (ca. 1668) has come to Japan for the first time, and it is accompanied by a selection of works from its usual home of the Louvre. Paintings from High Renaissance period from Italy to England are in the exhibition. Venue: The National Art Center, Tokyo Address: 7-22-2 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo Date: Feb 21, 2015 to Jun 01, 2015 Time: 10a.m.- 6p.m. Fri. till 8p.m. Price: 1,600
We Japanese like
flowers and nature for all four seasons.
spring, we visualize Cherry blossom…and Japanese apricot!
Now is the best
time to view Japanese apricot at HAMARIKYU
near by BUREAU Ginza!
This garden is a
typical Daimyo(Japanese feudal lord) garden in the Edo period with a tidal
pond(Shioiri-no-Ike) and two wild-duck hunting sites(Kamoba).
There are 130
Japanese apricots in the garden.
How about to feel
coming of spring with beautiful Japanese apricots?
Have a nice day
Rikyu-teien, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0046
Toei O-edo Line
Shiodome Sta. E-19, Tsukiji-shijo Sta. E-18 or Yurikamome Shiodome Sta. (7
minutes on foot)
JR or Tokyo Metro Ginza Line/Toei Asakusa Line, Shimbashi Sta. (10 minutes on
foot) G-08, A-10
Boat: Suijo Bus (Asakusa—Hama-rikyu—Hinode-Sambashi)
The "Breakfast Queen of Newyork" Sarabeth has now been serving the delicious french toast and pancakes here in Tokyo. Zagat Survey has chosen Sarabeth's as the "No.1 Dessert Restaurant in Newyork". This Special Valentine's menu "Chocolate Explosion" is a must have item which is only going to be served in Daikanyama Store. Don't forget to surprise your loved one this Valentine with Sarabeth's specialties.
LUMINE SHINJUKU LUMINE2, 2nd Floor, 3-38-2, Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
T-SITE Station, 2F, 1-35-17 Ebisu-Nishi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Valentine’s is coming up. Every country has different custom. Here in Japan Valentine is a big event for women Normally women give chocolate to men she likes. Also there are so-called GIRICHOKO (give it to colleagues) and
TOMOCHOKO( giving it to friends)
In short, we love shopping and love giving gift ;)
If you go to department stores you see lots of
chocolates so many kinds !!! If you are addicted to chocolates you would have fun to see and try some samples ;) Nearest from BUREAU GINZA You could got to Mithukoshi department store ;) They are holding special event for the valentines until
"KIZI" is one of the most popular okonomiyaki restaurants in Osaka. Fortunately, we can try the taste in Shinagawa Front building which is at 3 minute walk from BUREAU Shinagawa across the bridge heading to Shinagawa station. If you are looking for next Japanese food to try and you haven't had okonomiyaki at this restaurant, it is worthy to try at least once!!!
Oyster Spring festival is back again with fresh arriving from Hiroshima. The delicious and fresh taste of oyster from hiroshima is here in tokyo. Grilled, fried and many varieties of oyster, including different selection of beer and Japanese sake are being served at festival. Details:
Open : Feb 21 - April 5
Time :Mon-Fri 11am-9pm (last orders at 8.30pm), Sat, Sun & holidays 10am-9pm
Venue: Okubo Park Theatre Park
Address: 2-43 Kabukicho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Transport : Shinjuku Station; Seibu-Shinjuku Station
Setsubun ("seasonal division") is a festival held on February 3 or 4, one day before the start of spring according to the Japanese lunar calendar. Setsubun is not a national holiday.
For many centuries, the people of Japan have been performing rituals with the purpose of chasing away evil spirits at the start of spring.
Around the 13th century, for example, it became a custom to drive away evil spirits by the strong smell of burning dried sardine heads, the smoke of burning wood and the noise of drums. While this custom is not popular anymore, a few people still decorate their house entrances with fish heads and holy tree leaves in order to deter evil spirits from entering.
In modern days, the most commonly performed setsubun ritual is the throwing of roasted beans around one's house and at temples and shrines across the country. When throwing the beans, you are supposed to shout "Oni wa soto! Fuku wa uchi!" ("Devils out, happiness in"). Afterwards you should pick up and eat the number of beans, which corresponds to your age.
・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・Anyway.Enjoy your SETSUBUN(*^。^*)
Yokohama Strawberry Festival (Jan 30 to Feb 1) 横浜赤レンガ倉庫ストロベリーフェスティバル 開催
This time of year strawberry festival is back in Yokohama with more variety to offer. Strawberry from allover japan are on festival with variety of other strawberry delicacy from sweets to cake, jam, drinks and patisseries. Since this being a one time a year event, it is a must go for people who love strawberries.
Access: By Train : Minato Mirai Line Bashamichi Station Exit 6, 6-minute walk
Venue: Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse events plaza
Date: January 30, 2015 (Friday) - February 1 (Sun) 11: 00 ~ 18: 00 ※ rain or shine
Shinjuku Terrace City Illumination 新宿テラスシティイルミネーション Illumination in Japan is a popular theme. Shinjuku Southern terrace hosts the illumination up to Odakyu group tower and the towards the west exit area. This year theme is "town of glittering lights" with trees, pathways and rooftop decorated with beautiful illuminations. The decoration is mostly colored with golden lights which are equipped with touchable sensors that activate a special audiovisual show. A walk through the terrace garden might inspire your spirits around the snowy cold holidays.
Oedo Onsen Monogatari 大江戸温泉物語 Enjoy the Japanese Beauty of Onsen at Oedo Onsen Monogatari. The Edo styled themed Onsen is a recommended tourist attraction in tokyo. From child to adult everyone can spend a day wearing the casual yukata robes, walking through the Hirokoji and Yaoyacho shopping arcades that provides the atmosphere of Edo period. The main attraction is the natural hot spring. There are varieties of baths including indoor bath, open-air bath, Sauna, rock salt bath, private room open-air bath and
including special bath for dogs "Tsunayoshi bath tub". The water used in the hot spring is drawn from 1400 m underground which are thought to be effective in reliving the nerve, muscle and joint pain.
By car:Approximately 3 minutes from the Daiba Exit on the Daiba Line of Route 11
Approximately 4 minutes from the Rinkai-Fukutoshin Exit on the Bayshore Route
From Haneda Airport:Jonanjima Tunnel, approximately 18 minutes
By train:Approximately 2 minutes by foot from Telecom Center Station on the Yurikamome Line
Approximately 7 minutes by shuttle bus (free of charge) from Tokyo Teleport Station on the Rinkai Line
By bus:From Hamamatsucho bus terminal, in front of the JR Hamamatsucho Station, take the bus for Tokyo Big Sight and get off at the Telecom Center-mae stop.
2 minutes by foot from the Telecom Center-mae stop
Is there anyone who have been couch potato ? and looking for light
exercise ? I went skating for the first time in 8 years last weekend. It’s great fun and casually you can just go and rent a pair of
shoes then start it.
There is a big outside ice rink at TOKYO MID TOWN ;) Until 8th March 2015.
From BUREAU GINZA to Mid town Take Hibiya line from Higashi Ginza station to Roppongi station
ICE RINK in Tokyo Mid Town
Entrance ( Include Shoes rental ) Adult 1,500yen Kid 1,000yen Open hour 11:00AM~22:00PM