Tokyo Imperial Palace (皇居 Kōkyo)

The Tokyo Imperial Palace is literally a minute away from the Tokyo Station. It is delimited by the Marunouchi business district on the East side. You can see the row of skyscrapers lining up at the boundary of the park. On South-West side of the palace are located government buildings such as the Japanese Diet.

The Tokyo Imperial palace is the official residence of the Japanese Emperor and his family. The capital and the palace were previously in Kyoto but in 1868, the Japanese emperor moved to his new residence in Tokyo. The palace itself can’t be visited since it is the house of the emperor. Security measures are really high around the area. Some buildings can be seen from outside of the gate but it is overall a very secretive place. To the North-East are located the Imperial Palace East Gardens where plant species from all regions of Japan can be found.

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Marunouchi Building and Observatory

The recently renovated Tokyo Station is a landmark in the heart of Tokyo. One can observe it from many locations but the Marunouchi tower may arguably offer one of the best view Continue reading Marunouchi Building and Observatory

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Tokyo Station

Tokyo station is the main railway station of the city of Tokyo, and the busiest train station in terms of train frequency. It deserves both local and Shinkansen super-express trains. The Tokyo station went under extensive renovations from 2007 to 2012 and attracts a lot of visitors to the newly revamped Marunouchi wing. Continue reading Tokyo Station

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Naka-Meguro, Tokyo for hipsters

Naka-Meguro is an undoubtedly hip region of Tokyo. The streets along the Meguro river are lined with trendy boutiques and numerous coffee shops attracting the fashionable Japanese. The Meguro river itself is lined with Cherry Blossom trees Continue reading Naka-Meguro, Tokyo for hipsters

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Mount Kurofu, fantastic view of Mount Asama

Here it is, my second panorama on GaijinGoJapan! This one is taken again in the beautiful mountains of Nagano prefecture. The main feature of the panorama is Mount Asama Continue reading Mount Kurofu, fantastic view of Mount Asama

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