Tagged: Abroad

Hiroshima, Japan 1

Hiroshima: Top 10 Things To Do

It is said that the first settlers of what was now Hiroshima came during the 6th or 7th centuries. In 1589, it started to prosper under the feudal lord Mori Terumoto, who foresaw the castle’s construction and gave the city...

Hiroshima Peace Memorial 原爆ドーム Genbaku Dōmu, Hiroshima, Japan 3

Hiroshima: Atomic Bomb Dome, A Haunting Monument

Being a part of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, this is the preserved ruins of the building in the aftermath of the Atomic bombings of August 6, 1945. This building, formerly known as the Hiroshima Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall, was...

Marina Bay Sands SkyPark 9

Singapore: Marina Bay Sands Skypark

Gone are the days where having a picture with the Merlion statue was enough to mark your stay in Singapore. Today, you’ve missed Singapore if you haven’t seen it from the Marina Bay Sands SkyPark Observation Deck. One would be...

Edo Castle (江戸城 Edo-jō) Tokyo, Japan, History, Japanese 1

Tokyo: Edo Castle AKA Tokyo Castle (江戸城)

A visit to a Japanese city is not complete without visiting its landmark castle. A visit to these Shogunate-era structures are among the favorite activities of the flock. And to our excitement, we learned that the Japanese capital, Tokyo, has...

NHK Headquarters in Shibuya, Tokyo (NHK Studio Park, Tokyo, Japan) 1

Tokyo: 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...

The statue is based from one of the most popular Gundam model - the Mobile Suit Gundam RG/1/1 RX-78-2 (Odaiba, Tokyo) 16

Tokyo: 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...

Shibuya Intersection, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan 8

Tokyo: Shibuya Scramble

Watching the street with pedestrians passing through is no fun, unless it’s the famous Shibuya Crossing. Shibuya is a ward or division of Tokyo, but also pertains to the popular entertainment and shopping place around the Shibuya Station. Shopping malls...

Hakone Ropeway, Hakone, Japan 0

Hakone: The Hakone Ropeway Ride

The Hakone Ropeway (箱根ロ-プウエイ) is part of the Hakone Round Course, a popular way to visit Hakone. It connects Sounzan Station (at the terminus of the Hakone Tozan Cablecar) with Togendai Station (at the shore of Lake Ashinoko) and stops...