Meguro River

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

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Garden of Kyu Asakura House

Kyu Asakura House

The Kyu Asakura house, built in 1919, is an historic house that survived the disasters of the Great Kanto Earthquake and the Second World War. The house is open as a museum to visitors and offers a unique feel of the Taisho era. The Mansion integrates beautifully with the garden and landscape rocks. The best time to visit the house and garden is in spring or fall.

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Institute for Nature Study

The Institute for Nature Study is a natural sanctuary located in the heart of Tokyo. Unlike other gardens in the metropolis, the park’s mission is to preserve the forest in its natural form — vegetation is allowed to grow freely as it would in the wildest regions of Japan. The institute will appeal either to those seeking a meditative experience in the peaceful forest or those interested in Japan’s indigenous plants.

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