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Tokyo Game Show

Tokyo Game Show

Thu, 01 Sep 2016 13:42

Having been lucky to receive free tickets through a game designer friend, I went along to my first ever game show experience, the Tokyo Game Show 2016 (東京ゲームショウ2016), held from the 15th to the 18th of September in Chiba prefecture at the Makuhari ... [more]

Sento or the bath house experience.

Sento or the bath house experience.

Fri, 02 Sep 2016 13:42

After inconveniently forgetting my umbrella at the worst time possible, I walked the streets of Meguro about as wet as a drowned rat. Clothes sticking to me, hair dripping, I decided that now might be a good time to try out a Japanese bathhouse ot... [more]

Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal

Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal

Sat, 03 Sep 2016 13:42

Located across the street from the South exit of Shinjuku Station, the newly opened Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal (新宿高速バスターミナル) or Busta Shinjuku (バスタ新宿)in Japanese, made its big debut in April 2016. When it comes to statistics, the numbers ... [more]

Sim Cards in Japan

Sim Cards in Japan

Sun, 04 Sep 2016 13:42

Whether you need to make calls or only require data, Japan has a number of options for travellers when it comes to getting a sim card. If you’re looking to make phone calls only, then it’s best to rent a phone in Japan as Japanese law prohibit... [more]

Omoide Yokocho

Omoide Yokocho

Mon, 05 Sep 2016 13:42

Omoide Yokocho (思い出 横丁), literally translated as Memory Lane but also known under its catchier and funnier nickname Piss Alley is a network of narrow alleys located at the West exit of Shinjuku Station. Activity on the lane starts in the afternoon... [more]

Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

Tue, 06 Sep 2016 13:42

Of the many natural and beautiful parks in Japan, Shinjuku Gyoen (新宿御苑) is located conveniently in central Tokyo and is well known for its stylistic blend of gardens. Originally built on the private space of a feudal lord in 1906 as an imperial ga... [more]

Art Aquarium 2016 Eco Edo Nihonbashi

Art Aquarium 2016 Eco Edo Nihonbashi

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 13:42

This mid-September I was invited by a good friend of mine to an exhibition she had heard about and was excited to see. I agreed to go as the event’s name - Art Aquarium 2016 (アートアクアリウム 2016) Eco Edo Nihonbashi (Eco Edo 日本橋) - suggested both tradit... [more]

Stroll through Meguro or the three places you may visit here.

Stroll through Meguro or the three places you may visit here.

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 13:42

In the residential area of Meguro away from the busy traffic and train lines, is the little shopping street of Meguro known as Meguro Fudoson Shotengai (目黒不動商店街) ‘Meguro Shopping Street’. It gets its name from being located right in front of the M... [more]

Gohyaku Rakanji Temple

Gohyaku Rakanji Temple

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 13:42

Constructed in 1648, the Gohyaku Rakanji Temple (五百羅漢寺) is a historical landmark well known for its housing of buddhist statues. The 305 wooden buddhist monk statues known as ‘Rakan-sans’ that are kept here is what brings people to this tucked awa... [more]

The guardian of Shinjuku.

The guardian of Shinjuku.

Sat, 10 Sep 2016 13:42

As I was walking around the colorful and lively Shinjuku, I looked up and my eyes suddenly stopped on a familiar face. There I was, staring at the universally recognized Japanese icon, king of all monsters, the one and only Mr. Godzilla (ゴジラ). Dis... [more]

In the land of furry friends

In the land of furry friends

Sun, 11 Sep 2016 13:42

One of the first things I wanted to experience once in Japan was a visit to one of the popular Cat Cafes or as they call it in Japan, Neko Cafe (猫カフェ) a cafe with the comfort and joy of the kittens’ company. I chose Calico, a 2 story Cat Cafe that... [more]

Karaoke in Japan - the original way to party or just spend a good time.

Karaoke in Japan - the original way to party or just spend a good time.

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 13:42

Japan, the creator of Karaoke (カラオケ), the best entertainment on earth (in my opinion) is jam-packed with Karaoke bars everywhere, as you would expect. Western countries that have only just caught on to the Karaoke wagon can not possibly match the ... [more]

Kawaii Monster Café

Kawaii Monster Café

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 13:42

Imagine an eccentric and cheerful utopian place, where you can enjoy a cartoon-like atmosphere with dancing Harajuku girls and try different colorful poison. Oh, and did I mention that all the action takes place in the belly of a monster ? Yes, Mr... [more]

JAPAN is AWESOME - NARA

JAPAN is AWESOME - NARA

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 13:42

Only music and Nara ! Beautiful film. [more]

JAPAN is AWESOME - NIKKO

JAPAN is AWESOME - NIKKO

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 13:42

Beautiful film about Nikko under the music. [more]

Meguro Gajoen - Hotel or Palace

Meguro Gajoen - Hotel or Palace

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 13:42

Meguro Gajoen (目黒雅叙園) is a famous Japanese traditional luxury hotel and function centre located in Tokyo just 5 minutes walking distance from Meguro Station. Everything from the architecture, interior design, restaurants to the gardens in the buil... [more]

Meguro Parasitological Museum

Meguro Parasitological Museum

Sat, 17 Sep 2016 13:42

The Meguro Parasitological Museum (目黒寄生虫館) is the only one of its kind in the world. Not often for the first choice of attraction in Tokyo, it is however an interesting place to learn about the natural world and its many abnormalities. Not for the... [more]

Tokyo Station Gallery

Tokyo Station Gallery

Sun, 18 Sep 2016 13:42

Tokyo Station Gallery (東京ステーションギャラリー) was established in 1988 and represents one of the many entertainment opportunities Tokyo Station has to offer to its visitors. Conveniently located at the north entrance from the Marunouchi side of Tokyo Stati... [more]

Meguro Fudoson Temple

Meguro Fudoson Temple

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 13:42

The largest temple in Meguro is the Meguro Fudoson (目黒不動尊) or it is also called Ryusenji Temple (龍泉寺), which was built in 808 AD. Many visitors have captured the temple looking its most spectacular during spring with the cherry blossom trees surro... [more]

Bon Odori Festival

Bon Odori Festival

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 13:42

It was a grey and rainy day when Bon Odori (盆踊り) festival took place. This festival is one of Japan’s most important summer traditions, with a history of more than 500 years and is held in honor of the ancestors’ spirits. Bon Odori takes place... [more]