If you only had a limited amount of time in Tokyo to see the sights, I would recommend Akihabara, Harajuku, Asakusa and Shibuya - you could actually squeeze all thes... (more)
Exactly 2 years ago to this day on 2011 March 11th, a magnitude 9 earthquake struck the east coast of Japan at 14:46. It was the most powerful earthquake to have ever... (more)
A few months after the earthquake, I went to the city most affected by the disaster - Ishinomaki. There, I covered the relief efforts of the volunteer group called Pe... (more)
I've always made a point of trying to update the A Week in Tokyo category but what with having to manage the business and being very hands on with work, its difficul... (more)
Some news sources report that this years snowfall in Tokyo has been the heaviest in 7 years - some report that its been the heaviest ever.
We've been living here in... (more)
At the beginning of the year, it is the tradition in Japan that family and business partners send each other greeting cards known as Nengajo [年賀状].
Today, Mirai and... (more)
It was that time of year again where folks who have just become 20 hit the streets to celebrate - and they do so in traditional style wearing kimono or hakama - but ... (more)
Its that time again to take a look at the latest and greatest trends in the holy land - Akihabara. But I'm a wee bit late posting this as these were taken before Chr... (more)
Akihabara's Kanda Myojin Shrine [神田明神] has been getting quite popular these days partly due to its Ita-Ema [痛絵馬] - ema with cute moe illustrations. Ema [絵馬] are smal... (more)
Happy new year folks! What are you doing over the new year? Having fun is important but while you have a wee bit of time off, I strongly recommend that you spend a b... (more)
In today's Japan in the Winter series, we take a gander around the Asakusa area - mainly the Nakamise street lined with traditional food and souvenirs.
Its the festive season again - which means that the streets of Tokyo are lined with a load of illuminations made up of a zillion LED's.
While Christmas in Japan l... (more)
Folks may be wondering why the Japanese eat Chicken during Christmas from seeing it in anime, Jdrama or actually visiting here. This photo taken yesterday on Xmas eve... (more)
Please forgive me for the lack of updates ><
While I'd love to share more of Japan with you on a more regular basis, there is something bigger that I really want t... (more)
Japan in the Winter series is back again this year and today we take a lookie at the Odaiba area in Tokyo. Places visited include Odaiba Deck, Aqua City, Diver City,... (more)
Shibuya - a hub in Tokyo where the following lines branch out of the main station - Yamanote Line, Saikyō Line, Shōnan-Shinjuku Line, Tōyoko Line, Tōkyū Den-en-toshi ... (more)
Its that time of the month again - time to check out the latest n greatest in the holy land in this week's instalment of Akihabara Shops. Compared to last time howev... (more)
Its been a while since we had a Places to visit in Japan post. Today we visit a Shinto Shrine called Nikko Toshogu [日光東照宮].
Built in 1617, Nikko Toshogu is dedicate... (more)
This photo taken yesterday at Narita Airport when arriving back to Tokyo from Singapore. Its as if our Mirai-chan is welcoming us back to Japan - which is exactly wh... (more)
The world's largest robot trade show - the International Robot Exhibition 2013 - was held at Tokyo Big Sight recently and today we take a lookie at the many types of... (more)