After my short and yet productive time spent working in East Timor, I headed back to Tokyo for a week long stopover and to settle few things at the same time prior flying out again for another trip. My limited time prevented me from venturing outside the boundary of the city, so apart from circling […]Read more "A Monochrome View of Tokyo inside the Tokyo Sky Tree, Japan"
Would you believe if I tell you that the below photo was taken in the heart of a mega-city called Tokyo? Here is the story. Whenever I go to Tokyo via Shonan Shinjuku line and the train passed by at the Kawasaki area portion of the route, I can’t help but be amazed on how […]Read more "A Piece of Nature in the Heart of the City, Tama River, Tokyo-Kanagawa, Japan"
Selected as one of the best place to live in Tokyo, the district of Den-en-chofu is not your typical Japanese neighborhood. In summary, it is a neighborhood of trees sprawled across the main street with many detached homes styled in neo-classical Japanese, Swiss and Edwardian architecture, making it home to some prominent and famous personality […]Read more "Tokyo Neighborhood: The Suburb Garden of Den-en-chofu"
After my travel in Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route, instead of heading back home, I stayed at the city of Matsumoto overnight and planned to take the bus back to Shinjuku the following day. One particular agenda why anyone will choose to stop over at Matsumoto City is quite straightforward, that is to see and enter […]Read more "“National Treasure” Castle of Matsumoto, Nagano, Japan"
I’ve blog about the street art, now to complete the Daikanyama tour, we must face the inevitable and take a stroll along the upscale side of Daikanyama. The term “upscale” is a terrifying word for me, honestly as much as possible I tried to avoid or spend less time on such places knowing that I […]Read more "Tokyo Neighborhood: The “Upscale” Side of Daikanyama"
Located at central Tokyo, often associated with foreign embassies and upscale shops and next stop prior Shibuya station, the true treasure of Daikanyama can be found at the many wall arts and graffiti. What better way to define Tokyo apart from the fame scramble intersection but by street art, bikes and trains, which all can […]Read more "Tokyo Neighborhood: Street Art of Daikanyama"
It was the longest train ride I had as far as I can remember. A 3-hours train ride to be exact, but then again, a day trip out of the city is what weekends should be. Residing in Yokohama, I should have push thru with my plan to take the Tokyo-Wan Ferry via Kurihama Port […]Read more "Saw Tooth Mountain and Giant Buddhas of Nokogiriyama, Minami Boso, Chiba, Japan"
Overwhelmed by the poshness of Ginza, the business like ambiance of Marunouchi or looking for a drink after a stroll at Hibiya Park? Yurakucho is just the perfect location. Sandwich between the above-mentioned popular places, Yurakucho marked by the station itself is as Japanese as you can get right in the middle of Chiyoda neighborhood. […]Read more "Tokyo Neighborhood: Izakaya Under the Train Tracks at Yurakucho"
Despite my lack of Nihongo speaking and reading abilities, one thing that makes my travel across Japan quite manageable is the vast network of trains and the website called Hyperdia. I mentioned on my previous blog post that in order to experience India one must experience its railway system, I guess same analogy perfectly fit […]Read more "The Railway Museum, Saitama City, Japan"
Ochanomizu is another neighborhood at the vast kingdom of Tokyo that is worth exploring and the most popular spot if you ask me is nonetheless the Hijiribashi bridge. Don’t be surprise to find many people standing at the bridge area, seriously and patiently waiting for something to happen. Upon closer look, you will notice that […]Read more "Tokyo Neighborhood: Train “Spotting” at Ochanomizu"