Tagged: Japan

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...

Tokyo Skytree, Tokyo, Japan 1

Tokyo: Towering Tokyo Skytree

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...

Zojoji Temple, Tokyo Tower, Minato, Japan 0

Tokyo: Zojoji Temple and Tokyo Tower

In the Minato ward of Tokyo are two sites worth visiting: the Zojoji Temple and the Tokyo Tower. These two sites, respectively representing the traditional and a more modern side of Japan, are located adjacent to each other, so you...

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...

(Odaiba, Tokyo) 0

Tokyo: 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...

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...

Akihabara (秋葉原) 4

Tokyo: 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...

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...

Owakudani, Hakone, Japan 0

Hakone: Ōwakudani’s Black Eggs

Ōwakudani (大涌谷 lit. “Great Boiling Valley”) is a volcanic valley with active sulphur vents and hot springs in Hakone, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. It was created around 3000 years ago, as a result of the explosion of the Hakone volcano. It...