Tokyo Dome City

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Tokyo Dome City is one of my favourite places in Tokyo, and also the first place I visited on my first trip to Japan with some friends back in 2009. After 5 years, I made it back to Japan and studied in a japanese school. Thanks to that first impression I got from Japan on my first trip, I fell in love with Tokyo, so here I am. (I used to live in Shinjuku East, about 5km to Tokyo Dome, perfect distance for a run or to go there cycling anytime.)
What’s in Tokyo Dome city? First thing that comes to mind is Tokyo Dome. World’s largest roofed Baseball Stadium and home of the Yomiuri Giants.

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Tokyo Dome, home of Yomiuri Giants

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Koishikawa Korakuen Garden

Located right next to Tokyo Dome City,  Koishikawa korakuen Gardent is one of two surviving Edo period clan gardens in modern Tokyo, and one of the oldest in Tokyo.


The construction was started in 1629 by Tokugawa Yorifusa, and completed by his successor Tokugawa Mitsukuni.

 

Mitsukuni named this garden “Kōraku-en” (Kōraku means “enjoying afterwards”) after a Chinese teaching of “a governor should worry before people and enjoy after people”. 



Kōrakuen was appointed as a special place of scenic beauty and a special historic site based on the cultural properties protection law of Japan. (source: Wikipedia)