Club Sega Akihabara – Multi-Floor Gaming Arcade

Not surprisingly I spent a lot of time in Akihabara during my trip to Japan and one of the attractions that stood out was Club Sega, a multi-floor video game arcade and entertainment lounge. It features different games and attractions on each floor such as fighting games, crane machines, simulators and lots and lots of mecha themed games. It is … Continue reading Club Sega Akihabara – Multi-Floor Gaming Arcade

Tokyo Game Show 2011 – Highlights, Booth Babes, Cosplay and Showfloor

Yet another stop during my visit to Japan is Tokyo Game Show 2011. I attended on the final day and got buried in a sea of lights, gaming, cosplay, crowds, cosplayers and booth babes. I managed to stay lucid enough at different times to grab some video and photos of what I was seeing and … Continue reading Tokyo Game Show 2011 – Highlights, Booth Babes, Cosplay and Showfloor

100 Places to See or Things to do when I Visit Japan

Unbelievably, I can now say that my trip to Japan is less than 20 days away. Since beginning the countdown I though time would have slowed down but instead it has been he opposite and now Sept 4th is closing in fast! I have been "trying" to pin down something that resembles an itinerary for the last few days but who would … Continue reading 100 Places to See or Things to do when I Visit Japan

Disassembled Life-Size Gundam Statue Returning to Tokyo for Charity

More than two years after making it's debut the life-size Gundam is returning to Tokyo, well at least pieces of it are. It wowed crowds as they flocked it when it was revealed in Shiokaze Park in Odaiba and got a beam saber upgrade for it's Shizuoka debut but now it will be displayed in parts in Odaiba to … Continue reading Disassembled Life-Size Gundam Statue Returning to Tokyo for Charity

8.9 Magnitude Earthquake hits north-east Japan

A massive 8.9 magnitude earthquake hit just off the coast of Sendai in North-East Japan earlier today at about 2:46pm Japan time. The powerful temour was recorded by the US Geological Survey and is the 6th most powerful earthquake ever recorded anywhere in the world. The earthquake was unbelievably powerful but the bulk of the damage and … Continue reading 8.9 Magnitude Earthquake hits north-east Japan

Tohoku Shinkansen Links Tokyo with Aomori

Aomori Prefecture is at the northern tip of HonshÅ«, Japan's main island and is now home to two brand new train stations and fully connected to the country's high speed rail network. The Tohoku Shinkansen Line has expanded to Shin-Aomori Station which now connects it to Japan's capital Tokyo along 713.7-kilometers of track. The trip from … Continue reading Tohoku Shinkansen Links Tokyo with Aomori