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Tokyo Tower

Tokyo Tower 東京タワー


Tokyo Tower on a cloudy day

The orange and white facade of this Tokyo landmark was built during the post-war era of the 1950s and has long served as a broadcasting station for TV signals. However, with the construction of the newer and taller Tokyo Sky Tree, Tokyo Tower has given up most of its broadcasting to the Sky Tree and now mainly serves as a … Read the rest


Asakusa 浅草


Sensoji’s Kaminarimon(Thunder Gate).

Asakusa is an area in Tokyo which is famous for its traditional and lively “Edo” atmosphere. One of the area’s most famous attractions is the Asakusa Kannon Temple (Sensoji) which Asakusa itself is centered upon.

Other attractions include the Asakusa Shrine, Edo Shitamachi Traditional Crafts Museum, and Kappabashi Kitchenware Town or Kappabashi Dougugai, a district known for its wholesale of all kinds of kitchenware. … Read the rest

Ameya Yokocho (Ameyoko)

Ameya Yokocho アメヤ横丁


Ameyoko at night. Beware, most shops close by around 7.

Ameya Yokocho is an area filled with exotic stores and markets that stretches southward from Ueno to the Okachimachi area. The area runs alongside the JR Yamanote Line and can be easily accessed from Okachimachi Station or Ueno Station. During the year’s end, the alley bustles with people seeking food for New Year’s.

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Tokyo Big Sight

Tokyo Big Sight 東京ビッグサイト


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Tokyo Big Sight or Kokusai Tenjijo(国際展示場, International Exhibition Center) is a large convention venue in the Ariake area of Tokyo and is host to many events such as the Tokyo Motor Show and Comic Market(Comiket). The “conference tower” is iconic of the center and looks like a structure with four pyramids facing down. However, most of the exhibition takes place in the West … Read the rest


Tokyo 東京


Tokyo is the capital of Japan and one of the largest metropolises in the world with over 8 million people living at its heart. You can get a taste of the city’s hustle and bustle at Shibuya’s famous “Scramble Crossing”, yet you can also enjoy serenity and peace in places like Shinjuku Gyoen or the imperial palace.

Trains and buses virtually web the city, making easy access … Read the rest

The Ultimate Guide to Akihabara

Akihabara 秋葉原

Akihabara’s Main Street during Hokosha Tengoku(Pedestrian’s Heaven)


Akihabara. The large building on the left is the main store of Sofmap.

Akihabara, or “Akiba” as it is commonly known, is a district famous for its many shops selling all kinds of electronics. Recently, there has been an increase in shops associated with manga and anime, and subsequently, the area has turned into the holy ground for otaku … Read the rest


Roppongi 六本木

The famous Roppongi crossing covered by the Shutoko or Shuto Kosokudoro(Metropolitan Expressway). Yes, it is covered by the expressway just like Nihonbashi.


Roppongi is a famous nightlife district with many nightclubs and restaurants. The area is especially popular with those who want to enjoy the nightlife.

The name “Roppongi” literally means, “Six Trees”. There are two theories as to where the name came from. The first … Read the rest


Eating 食

Eating in Tokyo

When it comes to eating in Tokyo, there’s hardly anything you can’t eat.

Ramen – An exquisite mix of Chinese & Japanese Cuisine.


Beer and Happoshu – There are “fake” beers and real beers in the shelves of stores in Tokyo.

Green Tea – There’s more to green tea than you think!

Matcha – Matcha is made from the finest green teas.

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