Established in 1695, Rikugien Garden (六義園, Rikugien) is one of Tokyo's most famous gardens. The traditional Japanese garden is renowned for its autumn foliage and accompanying light illumination event, making it one of the city's most popular spots during the fall. Rikugien Garden is also spectacular in spring, where pink cherry blossom trees accentuate the lush greenery of the surroundings.
Rikugien Garden was designed to mimic the elements of traditional Waka poetry from classical Japanese literature. The gardens were originally founded by Yoshiyasu Yanagisawa, an Edo-period samurai.
The garden can be accessed from Komagome Station by either the JR Yamanote train line or the Namboku Metro line. You can also take the Toei Mita line to Sengoku Station.
NOHGA HOTEL AKIHABARA TOKYO is conveniently located in the midst of the electric town Akihabara, also known as the capital of manga and anime. In addition, this neighborhood has an abundance of tech shops, maid cafes and a variety of restaurants. With just a 6-minute walk away from Akihabara station, it provides easy access to explore other areas nearby such as Ueno and Asakusa. This hotel embodies the rich cultures of music, art and food. Nohga’s concept of music is derived from Akihabara’s local history, starting as a district of radio and wireless component merchants in the late 1920s. The artistic and luxurious space throughout the hotel is achieved by featuring art and amenities designed in collaboration with craftsmen from around Japan. As for the food menu, it’s seasonal fresh ingredients are sourced domestically. The glasses and dinnerware served are collaborations with stores in the surrounding area. All 120 non-smoking guest rooms feature an ensuite bathroom with a rain shower, in-room safety box, mini fridge, USB plugs, free Wi-Fi, a high-quality bluetooth speaker and flatscreen TV with original music and film. The lounge area and a compact 24-hour gym can be found near the reception on the second floor. Services include laundry (from 2,750JPY) and a 24-hour front desk with a check-in time of 3PM and check-out time of 11AM. For sightseeing you can rent a Tokyobike for the day (2,000 JPY/day) to explore the vicinity.
Oakwood Premier Tokyo comes from a brand of standout luxury hotel & service apartments right at the heart of the Tokyo metropolis. It is located in the business hub of Marunouchi with JR Tokyo Station in close proximity. This will allow guests and travelers to easily access the city's extensive transport network and visit various landmarks such as Imperial Palace, Tsukiji Fish Market, Ginza and Shopping District. Boasting 123 luxurious apartments on the upper floors of a multi-serviced complex, each room offers a magnificent view of the city, not to mention all furnished and a fully-equipped kitchen set which is rarely seen in your everyday service apartment. Without doubt, these spacious tranquil retreats are curated to give you the amenities and services of a luxury hotel and a feeling of home. They are good options for both business executives and leisure travelers from one night of a short-stay to a few weeks/months of mid-to-long-term stay.
Located right next to Shinjuku Chuo Park, THE KNOT TOKYO Shinjuku is a modern hotel with an exceptional design and easy access to the nearby Shinjuku train station and the Meiji Shrine. The 14-story hotel building was renovated and reopened in August 2018 as THE KNOT TOKYO Shinjuku . The western-style rooms offer a park view on the top floor as well as a newly opened terrace suite. The spacious atrium design offers a relaxed atmosphere and connects the restaurant, bar, lounge and lobby with one another. One of the highlights of THE KNOT is the delicious dishes. There are six areas in which food and drinks are offered. From the grill area to high-quality black tea and fresh bread, everything is on offer.
PIZZERIA & BAR NOHGA is an all day dining restaurant interpreting a fusion of “Spanish Italian” cuisine and has a kitchen to table design. There is a casual bar area and restaurant where you can take a peek inside the open kitchen whilst enjoying your meal. Visit the cafe for a range of coffees and teas along with an offering of tapas snacks and seasonal desserts. The cafe also offers an assorted dessert and all-you-can-drink cafe set. Breakfast takes on the art of sharing, where a range of platters are combined with focaccia and your choice of eggs cooked your way. Coming for lunch? Choose from a selection of pizzas, pastas and salads. Each lunch menu is accompanied with homemade soup, iced tea and focaccia. Dinner time offers a range of exquisite tapas and pizzas that can also be shared. Breakfast: 07:00 - 10:00, Lunch 11:30 - 14:30, Cafe 14:30 - 18:00, Dinner: 18:00 - 23:00 with last order at 10pm.
Ayam-YA is a certified halal ramen restaurant found in the Okachimachi area of Tokyo, between Asakusa and Ueno, and not far from Assalaam Mosque. A sister branch in Kyoto also exists.
The Pokémon Café in Nihonbashi, which opened in March 2018, is the latest character café in the popular series of games and series in Tokyo. The café and the adjacent Pokémon Center DX store were opened in 1997 on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the first store. The bright café, which is furnished in warm wood tones, offers main courses, desserts and drinks - all of which are arranged with a focus on one or more Pokémon and some are suitable and limited to certain topics or seasons. You can also find exclusive merchandise here - from plush toys in chef jackets to bowls and cutlery with Pokémon motifs. They also sell Pikachu Sweets, special sweets and products with the most popular of all Pokémon as a motif. A visit to the Pokémon Café is only possible with a prior reservation, time slots can be selected from one month in advance and also in English via the website. It is located on the 5th floor of the Nihombashi Takashimaya Shopping Center, which is not far from the Tokyo and Nihonbashi stations.
Koishikawa Botanical Garden, located in Tokyo’s Bunkyo Ward, is a beautifully landscaped naturespace owned by Tokyo University. The garden dates back to 1684 when it was established as a medicinal herb garden for the Tokugawa shogun. The 16-hectare (40-acre) garden is home to 4,000 plant species and includes both a botanical garden and arboretum. In addition to being a public asset to the city, the garden also acts as an extension of Tokyo University where students and professionals can study and research plant life. The garden is also used to conserve and propagate endangered species. Aside from its educational applications, the garden is a popular spot to wander and admire nature. The thousands of tree and plant species, most of which originate in eastern Asia, are immaculately sculpted into a Japanese landscape garden, making for a pleasant stroll. Enjoy camellias, maple trees, bonsai trees, plum trees, and many more! The garden is an especially pleasant spot during cherry blossom season. Being less crowded than other venues, the garden is a relaxing spot to admire the dainty blossoms and features multiple cherry blossom species. Walk along cherry tree-lined paths or picnic under pastel petals. During autumn, visit the park to witness its vibrant red Japanese maple trees. Admission to the garden costs 500 yen for adults and 150 yen for children.
The Nezu Shrine, built in 1705, is one of the oldest Shinto shrines in Tokyo. It is famous for its Azalea Spring Festival, when around 50 species of azaleas are in full bloom from late April to May. Food stalls and games are also part of the festival. He is also known for his rows of red torii, similar to those in Fushimi Inari in Kyoto. It is one of the few shrines where the original structure has been preserved to this day. The Nezu Shrine has escaped destruction by fire and war, and it is an important cultural asset of the city. There are numerous cafes and traditional candy shops in the streets around the shrine. B. offer popular Karinto biscuits or taiyaki filled with bean paste.
Experience the wonder of a sea paradise in the heart of Ikebukuro. You can watch penguins "fly" overhead or enjoy seals and river otters frolicking and playing. Sunshine Aquarium in Ikebukuro opened in 1986 and has been entertaining visitors for decades. Not only can you experience the bounty of the ocean's creatures, but you can also observe them as never before. Watch in awe as pelicans, penguins, sea lions, and others chow down during their feeding time shows. You'll laugh at these funny animals as they gobble up their favorite foods. With more than 80 tanks and 37,000 fish representing 750 species, it's an educational and entertaining time as you travel on guided expeditions through these animals' habitats. Adults and children alike will fall in love with this urban aquarium where you'll make memories to last.