Tagged: tokyo

Tokyo + Kamakura by Tan Hong Jiun

I surfed into another interested Japan related video that I found on Vimeo. This time time by Tan Hong Jiun who hails from Singapore and says he “Likes to take the road less traveled.” He made this video below over 10 days in February as he walked around...

More

One Love Jamaica Festival 2012 Information

It is that time of year again when Yoyogi Park in Tokyo wakes up from its winter slumber and rings in the spring and summer with various festivals celebrating different cultures. Not surprisingly I always like to highlight the coolest festival of them all –...

More

Tokyo on Foot – Book Review

I have reviewed some great Japan related books over the years but “Tokyo on Foot” may be my favourite Tokyo related book ever. I like this book so much because it is very unique, showcases they artistic skill of the author and offers a genuine...

More

Gundam Theme Park coming to Tokyo – Gundam Front

Gundam fans in Japan and worldwide really do love their giant robots. Multiple showings of the Life-sized Gundam and a permanent Gundam cafe in Akihabara is not enough so the next logical step is to have a mini theme park! No, that is not a...

More

A Two Hour Trek Through Meiji Shrine

Tokyo is a massive city with skyscrapers that touch the sky and a frantic buzz that goes on 24 hours a day all day everyday. Meiji Shrine is a huge temple, complex, forest and Shinto shrine in the heart of Tokyo that offers an escape...

More

Awesome Urban Japan Photos by Flickr member “hidesax”

The photographer in me goes crazy whenever I see awesome photos by talented photographers. Flickr is a fertile “looking ground” packed with millions of awesome photos that I sometimes find myself lost in for hours on end. Combine the photographer in me with the Japan...

More

Yoshinoya Fast Food – Cheap Beef Bowls for all

Yoshinoya is a well known Japanese fast food chain that has it’s root in Japan from as far back as 1899. Yoshinoya is famous for it’s Gyudon or Beef Bowls which are prepared quickly with a variety of side dishes and toppings at very affordable...

More

Gundam Cafe – A shrine for fans of the Gundam Franchise

Being the rabid Gundam fan I am I was disappointed that I was unable to see the Life-sized RX-78 Gundam in Tokyo or in Shizouka. My last chance to see it was when it returned disassembled in the name of charity but I unfortunately missed out on...

More