Tokyo Dome is a large stadium right in the middle of the city. It is the home field of the Yomiuri Giants baseball team (and hosts other events when there are no baseball games). With baseball being one of the most popular sports in Japan, a Giants game in the Tokyo Dome is quite a happening and today I had a chance to experience their game against the Seibu Lions.
Although the sakura season (when cherry blossom trees are in full bloom) is what most people look forward to, early spring also has some blossom to offer. In februari the plum trees around the city bloom and I visited two places to view the white and pink beauty. Continue reading “Plum blossom: Koishikawa-Korakuen and Yushima Tenjin”
Today I visited Daikanyama, an area I’ve been wanting to visit for quite a while but never did. It’s not very far from Shibuya, one of the busiest area’s in Tokyo, but there couldn’t be a greater contrast. Daikanyama is a very nice, quiet area with small non chain shops and cute cafés. Continue reading “Daikanyama: small town within a big city”
Tokyo has 9 Metropolitan Gardens, of which two are accessible from JR Komagome station. Just south of the station lies Rikugien Garden, while a few minutes walking north you’ll find Kyu-Furukawa Garden. Today I decided to visit both to see which is the most interesting. Continue reading “Komagome Gardens”