Shibuya Sky

Mar 4, 2020
I think anyone who has visited Tokyo knows that Shibuya is located on the Yamanote Line and has the largest cross-section of Japanese population in a single day. It is a region combining young pop culture, food and fashion. Here, you can fully feel what is changing with each passing day and the changing times. Even the landmarks representing Shibuya have gradually begun to change. This time, I will not introduce the Hachiko, a familiar dog, but Shibuya Scramble Square, which officially opened last November.
   The completion of Shibuya Scramble Square led to a new wave of observatory typhoons. Why do you say that? Shibuya sky is an observatory created through the use of space, the combination of sound, light, sound, and the presentation of art and culture. Between 14F and 45F, there is a special "Emotional Opening Road", so that everyone can open their senses and experience everything you see. It is also divided into three spaces, Leading Line, Sensing Hall, and Transition Pod. Through the use of sound and light images, respondents were given the illusion of being in a different world. 46F combines visual arts, allowing visitors to connect with the scenery outside the window. This floor also has a sky bar, restaurants and shops, allowing people to enjoy the sights of Tokyo while enjoying gourmet food. In addition to being a fully open platform, RF has also set up a stage so that everyone can enjoy Tokyo's proud night view and their specially prepared sound and light show under the night sky. I hope that when you come to Tokyo, don't forget to check it out! (For more information, please refer to the official website of Shibuya Sky)

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Akasaka, a gathering place of celebrities and politicians, from ancient to modern remain its constant prosperity.

Feb 22, 2020
Akasaka, located in Tokyo's Minato Ward, has moved from an indispensable stage in Japanese politics to the prosperity of modern fashion.

Every change in Akasaka has brought about changes in Japan. During the Edo period, as a residential gathering place for children of the Wu family and Daimyo, Katsu Kaishu and Ryoma Sakamoto met in Akasaka, leading Japan to the Meiji Restoration. With the end of the Pacific War, Japan ’s economy has soared, pushing the geisha culture there to a peak. It is said that in the 1970s, there were more than 70 art galleries in Akasaka, and there were more than 400 geisha. The literature society even voted for the first geisha star, Wanlong, to make Akasaka's fame even more famous. In 1964, for the first Tokyo Olympics, many restaurants opened in Akasaka, attracting countless people at home and abroad, and pushed Akasaka to modernity and prosperity. Beginning in the 1980s, the decline of the flower street culture, the art museum gradually transformed into a pavilion, with his unique flavor cuisine and privacy, attracted many celebrities and businessmen gathered here. However, with the passage of time, the aging of the building has taken away the culture of the old pavilion, but it has not taken away the gorgeous and elegant Akasaka since ancient times. Today's Akasaka retains traces of history and changes in entertainment culture, giving this area its own unique cultural style.

The first project of WACLASS's new hotel brand, [Hotel abode akasaka], is about to bring everyone into the history and modern prosperity of Akasaka.

Where is Yanesen - Nippori Area

Aug 2, 2018
Nippori or more correctly Nishi-Nippori is a neighbourhood of Arakawa Ward in the east of Tokyo. Nippori is criss-crossed by various railways including the Yamanote Line, the Keisei Line and the Joban Line with both Nishi-Nippori, Nippori and Mikawashima Stations in the area.

Apart from being a major transport hub (Nishi Nippori Station being the terminus of the Keisei Skyliner to Narita Airport), the area contains one of the last places in the capital from which Mt. Fuji can be seen without scaling a tall building. From Nippori Fujimizaka (Nippori Fuji Viewing Slope) a ‘Diamond Fuji’ can be seen twice a year on the 30th of January and the 11th of October. Diamond Fuji is when the sun rises directly above the peak of the mountain. 2013 may mark the last year that Fuji is visible as a major construction programme in nearby Shinjuku is predicted to obstruct the view.

Yanaka is one of the few districts in Tokyo where the shitamachi atmosphere, an old town ambience reminiscent of Tokyo from past decades, still survives. Throughout the district, there is an air of nostalgia and a rustic charm. It is within walking distance of Ueno Park, and offers a sightseeing opportunity different from the metropolitan city feel of other parts of Tokyo.

Otemachi Explorer

Aug 2, 2018
Marunouchi is the strip of land facing the Imperial Palace between Hibiya and Ōtemachi. It is considered as the most prestigious place for companies to have their headquarters (along with Ōtemachi). The two former zaibatsu, Mitsubishi and Mitsui, account for a considerable part of the offices in the neighbourhood.

In April 2010 the Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum was inaugurated in great pomp. This fine art museum is based on the Maurice Joyant collection, a group of over 200 works by Henri Toulouse-Lautrec. It is housed in a faithful recreation of the Meiji era edifice of the same name (一号館 "Ichigokan", meaning "No 1 Hall"). It was the first European-style office building in the neighbourhood, completed in 1894 and designed by British architect Josiah Conder in the Queen Anne style. The original building was torn down in 1968.

Marunouchi is expensive. The Japanese talk about "Marunouchi price"  in reference to overpriced shops and restaurants. To experience this, take a stroll to the much celebrated 179m tall Marunouchi Building ( "Maru Biru", completed in 2004), or the 197m high New Marunouchi Building ("Shin Maru Biru", inaugurated in 2007). The sister towers are side by side, just opposite Tokyo Station. They boast an alluring array of boutiques and fine restaurants on their 6 and 7 lower levels, respectively. The Maru Biru has a branch of Maruzen bookshop (with books in English) on the 5th floor and one of Meidi-ya (imported luxury food products) in the basement. It also has restaurants on its 36th and 37th floors with splendid views on the Imperial Palace, Ginza and Nihombashi.

fashion city - shibuya

Aug 2, 2018
Shibuya is one of the twenty-three city wards of Tokyo

but often refers to just the popular shopping and entertainment area found around Shibuya Station. In this regard, Shibuya is one of Tokyo's most colorful and busy districts, packed with shopping, dining and nightclubs serving swarms of visitors that come to the district everyday.Shibuya is a center for youth fashion and culture, and its streets are the birthplace to many of Japan's fashion and entertainment trends. Over a dozen major department store branches can be found around the area catering to all types of shoppers. Most of the area's large department and fashion stores belong to either Tokyu or Seibu, two competing corporations.

A prominent landmark of Shibuya is the large intersection in front of the station's Hachiko Exit. The intersection is heavily decorated by neon advertisements and giant video screens and gets flooded by pedestrians each time the crossing light turns green, making it a popular photo and movie filming spot.

Shibuya Station and surroundings are undergoing major redevelopment over the coming years. On the east side of the station, a new large culture, shopping and office complex, the Shibuya Hikarie, opened in spring 2012. A year later, the Tokyu Toyoko Line platforms were moved underground, enabling through-traffic with the Fukutoshin Subway Line.

Furthermore, a major redevelopment of the Shibuya Station building is now underway, including the construction of a new, 230 meter tall skyscraper to be completed by around 2020 and the move of the platforms of the JR Saikyo Line next to the platforms of the JR Yamanote Line. In addition, the pedestrian plaza on the west side of the station will be enlarged and made more pedestrian friendly in combination with a rearrangement of the bus and taxi stops. The entire project is scheduled for completion around 2027.

Akasaka, a gathering place of celebrities and politicians, from ancient to modern remain its constant prosperity.

Akasaka, located in Tokyo's Minato Ward, has moved from an indispensable stage in Japanese politics to the prosperity of modern fashion.

Every change in Akasaka has brought about changes in Japan. During the Edo period, as a residential gathering place for children of the Wu family and Daimyo, Katsu Kaishu and Ryoma Sakamoto met in Akasaka, leading Japan to the Meiji Restoration. With the end of the Pacific War, Japan ’s economy has soared, pushing the geisha culture there to a peak. It is said that in the 1970s, there were more than 70 art galleries in Akasaka, and there were more than 400 geisha. The literature society even voted for the first geisha star, Wanlong, to make Akasaka's fame even more famous. In 1964, for the first Tokyo Olympics, many restaurants opened in Akasaka, attracting countless people at home and abroad, and pushed Akasaka to modernity and prosperity. Beginning in the 1980s, the decline of the flower street culture, the art museum gradually transformed into a pavilion, with his unique flavor cuisine and privacy, attracted many celebrities and businessmen gathered here. However, with the passage of time, the aging of the building has taken away the culture of the old pavilion, but it has not taken away the gorgeous and elegant Akasaka since ancient times. Today's Akasaka retains traces of history and changes in entertainment culture, giving this area its own unique cultural style.

The first project of WACLASS's new hotel brand, [Hotel abode akasaka], is about to bring everyone into the history and modern prosperity of Akasaka.

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