Category Day Trip

Deep relaxation at Japanese style “Hot Stone Spa”

Hot stone spa is an unique way of relaxation where one simply lays on a slab of heated natural stone. There are many hot stone spa in Tokyo and one that I selected for you is Olive Spa. Olive Spa uses lava: volcanic rock from Mt. Fuji, which is formally named as World Heritage by […]

UKIYOE “art of the floating world” | Ohta Memorial Museum of Art in Harajuku

U-ki-yo-e is a Japanese wood-block prints from the 17th and 20th century (from Edo to Meiji era in Japan). You may have seen well-known print of Red Mt. Fuji by an ukiyoe legend “Ka-tsu-shi-ka Ho-ku-sa-i”. Photo:  Artist: Hokusai Katsushika / Title : Ga-i-fu-Ka-i-se-i (better known as Red Mt. Fuji) / Print was created between 1831 […]

Make your wish at Jindai temple | what to do after Ghibli Museum

Would you like to visit an old and historical temple after Ghibli Museum? Jindai temple is the second oldest prestigious temple in Tokyo next to Sensou temple in Asakusa and is about 20 minutes by bus from Ghibli Museum. It is well known as a temple which third Tokugawa shogun, Iemitsu Tokugawa (1623 – 1651) […]

Old western-style house | What to do after Ghibli Museum

Do you have any plan after visiting the famous Ghibli museum? If you have an hour or two before heading out to next destination, why don’t you visit an old house of Yuzo Yamamoto | Memorial Museum which is just around the corner? Japanese western-style house was built in Taisho Era (1912 – 1926 the […]