Tupang Gala Blog

Asakusa (浅草), Tokyo, Japan, Kaminarimon, Senso-ji, Hozomon, Tupanggala 0

Shopping and Sightseeing at Asakusa District

The district of Asakusa is one of the places to spend for those who want a more traditional Japanese atmosphere in Tokyo. The district is located in what is collectively known as Shitamachi, meaning “low city”, referring to the low...

Tokyo Skytree, Tokyo, Japan 1

Tokyo Skytree: Japan’s Tallest Structure

One of the most famous tourist attractions of any city is their tallest structures. In Tokyo, its tallest structure is the Tokyo Sky Tree (東京スカイツリー), towering at 630 meters above ground. It is also the second tallest structure in the...

NHK Headquarters in Shibuya, Tokyo (NHK Studio Park, Tokyo, Japan) 0

Meet Domo-kun at NHK Studio Park

The Japanese Broadcasting Corporation, known as Nippon Hōsō Kyōkai (NHK, 日本放送協会), is the national public broadcaster of Japan. It has been in existence since 1924, with regular television broadcasts beginning in 1953. We have a couple of friends working in...

(Odaiba, Tokyo) 0

Wandering Around Odaiba Waterfront

Odaiba (お台場) is known as one of the popular places for shopping, dining and entertainment in Tokyo. Whether tourist or local, both are very fond of this artificial island found at Tokyo Bay because of the many attractions and date...

Cats! Cats! Cats! Caaaaats!(Gotokuji Temple, Tokyo) 0

Gotokuji Temple and the Legend of the Beckoning Cat

I know you’re very familiar with the beckoning lucky cat that greets customers in stores in Divisoria, Binondo or in any Filipino-Chinese-owned stores. These cat figures are considered to be lucky as it is believed to be encouraging customers and...

The statue is based from one of the most popular Gundam model - the Mobile Suit Gundam RG/1/1 RX-78-2 (Odaiba, Tokyo) 8

Ginormous Gundam at Odaiba

Whether you’re a fan or not, I’m sure you are familiar with the Gundam (ガンダム) anime series, or maybe their toy merchandises. And in the country where it was born, a life-size model was built in the Tokyo district of...

Akihabara (秋葉原) 4

Akihabara: Otaku’s Paradise

You might have watched the Yowamushi Pedal anime where the lead character Onoda Sakimichi is so addicted to anime that he frequently visits Akihabara to buy anime stuff. Akihabara is well known in Japan and overseas for being the center...

Osu Kannon Temple (Nagoya, Japan) 4

Hodgepodge of Fashion and Culture at Osu District

A visit to Nagoya will never be complete without visiting the Osu District. If Tokyo has the Akihabara and Osaka has the Denden Town, Osu serves as their counterparts in Nagoya. OSU SHOPPING DISTRICT Osu Shopping District is a popular shopping...