Tis nearing the end of the cherry blossom (Sakura) season in Japan right now and here are a collection of this years bloom. Today we take a lookie around Nakameguro,... (more)
Tokyo Skytree is a 634m high broadcasting/restaurant/observation tower that opened back in May 2012 - it was constructed to replace the Tokyo Tower that lacked the h... (more)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Don Quijote [ドン・キホーテ] (known in Japan as just "Donki") is a chain of stores in Japan which sell pretty much anything and everything - the following photos of their A... (more)
Founded in the 7th century, Ikaho Onsen [伊香保温泉] (Ikaho Hot Springs) is one of Japan's most popular hot spring resort areas located in the Gunma Prefecture [群馬県].
If you like melons then the appropriately named MelonBooks will have something to suit your tastes.
Today we take a lookie at the doujin bookshop MelonBooks which... (more)
While Tokyo got the 1/1 scale Gundam, Kobe got the 1/1 scale Tetsujin which I managed to recently visit on a business trip to Kobe this Summer.
Constructed in 200... (more)
Its that time of the month again - Akihabara Shops 11 ^^
Places visited includes Akihabara Radio Center, Yodobashi, Kotobukiya, Sofmap, Akibao, Yurindo, Otona no De... (more)
The Japanese Alps consist of the Northern, Central and Southern Alps. We spent a couple of days in the Nagano Prefecture visiting the Senjojiki Cirque at the Japanes... (more)
While the temperatures have cooled down a bit, its still rather hot n muggy back here in Tokyo ;-;
Today we take a look at Shibuya - home to the worlds most busie... (more)
Last year we started seasonal photowalks around Tokyo to show you what it looks like in the Summer and Winter - this should give you a better idea of what to wear an... (more)
Would you happen to be in that "I-want-to-be-in-japan-and-visit-akihabara-and-buy-a-waifu" mood?
If so I got just the thing for you - the latest installment of Akih... (more)