Vegetable Cooking Class in Omotesando

A purple vegetable cooking class was held at On Japan Tokyo in Omotesando.  Macky, the organic vegetable distributor, showed us how to create fabulous dishes using purple vegetables.  It was like painting a picture on the plate and it was so fun.  It was not only fun but healthy as always. At the end of the class…

Rose Festival in Chiba

Each year, thousands of people visit the Rose Festival at the Keio Rose Garden in May and June.  It is situated 1.5 hours away from Central Tokyo.  The nearest train station is called Keisei Yachiyo Midorigaoka.  Midorigaoka means green hill.  It’s about a 15 minute walk but you can also take a taxi.  They offer a free…

The Nezu Museum

The Nezu museum first opened in 1941 by Mr. Nezu Kaichiro, who was one of the industrialists back then.  The museum is situated in Minami-Aoyama near Omotesando. This place is known as a big collector of Japanese and East Asian arts (with more than 7400 pieces).  The Japanese garden next to it is very peaceful and…

Kyu Iwasaki-tei Gardens

Kyu Iwasaki-tei Gardens was originally made in 1896 as the residence of the Mitsubishi family. Back then there were 20 buildings western and Japanese architecture with beautiful gardens.  Today, it is only one third in size and a few buildings remain.  In the Japanese building, there is a green tea cafe inside.  You take your…