KAKI (Fuyu Persimmons)(柿) in best season”SYUN”旬 

In side…. KURO AMA (brand name)
KURO-AMA only..
Above is Fuji-kaki and below is KURO-AMA~!
KUROAMA below (from Wakayama pref) and top is Fujigaki from Ehime pref. Wakayama is kind of near Osaka, and Ehime is in SHIKOKU island.

Best season for KAKI (Fuyu Persimmons).  KAKI is like seasonal fruit in Japan, all Japanese people feel Autum when they see stores start selling KAKI.

Japan has 4 distinct seasons, winter, spring, summer and fall and each season has very different characteristics whih also varies from area to area within Japan.  Tokyo (Central Japan)’s summer is hot and humid while Hokkaido’s summer is not so hot and less humid, etc. How strange within this small country (size is about California states), there are so many regional differenes including culture, weather, and language (dialects).

Talking about foods, we are very sensitive for “SYUN” which literally mens “in the best season”.  Like KAKI (of fruits, not oysters, they are best in winter) in the fall, most of Japanese people has some kind of knowledge (memory) of what food is in best in each season and food’s best season. (Is this universal?)

I don’t do cooking…(not quite good at cooking) but even I know some…

Spring is best for Takenoko, Asparagas, Cabbage, and Summer is best for Edamame, Eggplants and Unajyu & Unagi eel(Unagi)!… and moe, see?!

Getting back to the topic of my KAKI. Wow they are gourgeous. KURO-ama黒あま & .Fuji-kaki富士柿 . KURO-ama (black and sweet) is from Wakayama prefecture and it is very exensive brand. My first time to see this beautiful KAKI and surprisingly inside is brown.  Fuji-gaki  was very sweet also but more fruity. Soooo sweet.





Tokyo Tower Aquarium

There is a small, small aquarium in the Tokyo Tower, actually.

You may not find it because in the first place you will never thought about going aquarium while you are at Tokyo Tower.

However, I don’ t know why but there is also an aquarium at SKY TREE….

Anyways, this samll aquarium could be the hiding place from the commotion. And there are not so many people even on weekends. Good place to take your kids or kill time!

Tokyo Tower

One of Tokyo’s biggest sightseeing spots.

In up town area (Kamiya-cho station, close to Roppongi*

Tokyo Tower (10.16.2016)

), about 15min from Akihabara station by Hibiya line (Tokyo Metro).

Now it has been taken place its role by new “Sky tree” in Asakusa area, there are still many fans.  I personally think Tokyo Tower is more romantic and peacefull thatn new ones.

Good points : Not sooo many people, conpact but beautiful, location is nice (up town Tokyo)

If you have 30min, it’s enough!! Still it’s worth to visit!

Kanda River

Photo from Izumi bridge near Akihabara station.

I have seen many tourist took photo on this bridge, though I did not why.

So I have asked the tourists why, they said it looked like Hamburg, Germany.

Is it?

Peaceful moment in busy Akihabara today.

View from Izumi bridge (Izumi-bashi) Peaceful moment in Akiba

Start up : Some info Akihabara

Q 1: How many people are using Akihabara station in a one day?

Answer: about 121,292 people (2016)

Q2: How many people do live in Akihabara erea?

Answer: only about 1,918 people, 998 families. (though this was back in 2010)

—That means, sooooo many people work at Akihabara, also come to enjoy Akihabara, but not many people live here. You know, this area is full of building, building, building, office and retail stores and small shops and a few apartments.

Q3: Is Akihabara name of county or what?

Answer: It is the name of the train station and when local people says “Akihabara”, we just mean the whole area that can be reachable from Akihabara station on foot, commonly.

So we refer “Akihabara” by precise address, following address and wards fits.

  1. Akihabara station that is in  Chiyoda-ward, Tokyo and its surrounding area
  2. Akihabara in Taito-ward

    Akihabara JR station (not so many people today!)