Yotsuya-sanchome, Iidabashi, |
Nakai, Shinjuku-gyoen, Ushigome-Yanagicho,
Shinjuku-ku, heart of the city.
It is so cool to have an address of
Such a nice experience to live in the heart of
front of Emperor's outside canal,There were 300 geishas
in this area.
Nowadays only 30 are working. The whole
town is so sophisticated,
high cultural geisha
related feeling with traditional and historical
atmosphere. Many good restaurants and purely Japanese
Many Frenchs are living this area as they
think it is similar to their Montmartre.
the most attractive spot in Tokyo to feel real Edo
There are 65 slopes with name in this area
including Kagurazaka (saka(zaka)
means a slope) since Edo Era (Shogun time).
This area was developed with the channel
8 since long time however now without this TV station,
there is Ministry of Defense, printing factory of
Japanese \ & museum( entrance free of
charge, they let you touch 100 million yen cash (!) but
not give), colleges, very quite nice residential
The most famous Aikido Dojo center and Shorinji
Kenpo Dojo are near, .
Ushigome-Yanagicho are near, walking distance.
place where the first Western influenced drama was born
is here in this area by Shoyo Tsuboushi, Toson Shimazaki, Sumako matsui.
area is very traditional and historical we still use 65
old area names of Edo era some like Saiku-machi,
Tansu-machi, Nando-machi, Yarai-machi, Tsukudo-hachiman,
etc. strongly supported by the residents while most of
part of Tokyo are now using new names given by the
government after the World War 2nd but not this whole
area near the Emperor's outside canal
means temple dedicated to medicine.
There is a big
university hospital, around it there are numerous of old
tempels for medicine because the priests knew the
sicience about natural herb and mineral water, used to
be almost like doctors who hielt people.
You will be
amazed to see so many farmacies in this area.
near to Emperor's
outside canal, ministry of
police army facility and
Japanese Yen printing factory and the famous Aikido center.
the bicycle for 25 minutes straight from this house, you
can reach Tokyo Tower.
Ushigome Castle ruin, Soseki
Park (cat monument in it), famous literatures of Meiji
Era, Soseki Natsume, Koyo
Ozaki and Hakushu Kitahara used to live in this
Soseki (famous for the roman "I am a cat", was
born 1867 in Ushigome. His family was local gverner of
this area. His birth house is in Kikui-cho
■ Okubo (Kita-Shinjuku)
This is the most ethnic area of
Many ethnic restaurants of reasonable price
and small shops are located around Okubo and Shin-Okubo
Price is lower than sophisticated area like
It is almost walking distance to
Shinjuku West gate and Tokyo Metropolitan
The apartment is in front of
Shinjuku Imperial Garden.
One of the most elegant
garden park in Tokyo and this street is the most
sophisticated one in Tokyo.
Sunday branch, reading
books in the park.
When the funeral ceremony of our
last Emperor Hirohito was held in it, Charles &
Diana, President Buttoh, etc. participated it.
end of the park there is a library where you can borrow
books, CD and video for free with your foreign
registration card or drivers license.
A traditional restaurant in
This is 1500 yen lunch set.
Quantity is really a lot.
At the end
comes a cute desert something
sweat like ice
Even for lunch time all customers are
served by waitress in kimono, nowhere
Eat well but cheap!
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