Haunted in Tokyo : The Third Daiba Gardens

Ghosts? Haunted locations in Tokyo, Yep if you are interested in visiting a haunted place in Tokyo, according to the local internet forums the Third Daiba Gardens at Odaiba is the place to visit! See the night time video taken on an iPhone 4 by an enthusiast looking for a rendezvous with the ghosts in

Early Spring in Tokyo? Mukojima Hyakkaen Gardens is the place to visit

Freezing in Tokyo’s winter and longing for the spring? Well, the Sakura season may still be a few weeks away in March, but nature has already started to feel the change and the Plum blossoms are starting to make their presence felt. Yes, In Tokyo and already!!! The first signs of the spring in Tokyo begin with

11 Night views of the Tokyo Tower : Shining in the shadow of the Skytree

The popular JPOP group SMAP song “Sekai ni hitotsu dake no hana” starts with something which means In life you do not need to be number one, but a ‘special’ only one with your own unique differentiation Indeed so.. the Tokyo Tower has been the soul and the sole tower for the Tokyo City until

Kachidoki : Why does the Kachidoki Bridge not open??

Have you heard about a bridge, built on a river within the city, opens for ships to pass through and the traffic comes to a stop on both sides of the bridge for the same. NO we are not talking about the Tower Bridge in London, but the Kachidoki Bridge in Tokyo!!! Unfortunately the bridge no

Get your Tokyo Station 100th anniversary SUICA!!

UPDATE SEPTEMBER 23 : WE FINALLY RECEIVED OUR SUICA CARDS VIA MAIL. A SEVEN MONTH WAIT! UPDATE FEBRUARY 17, 2015 : Over 4.99 million orders for SUICA cards, will take over a year for delivery in phases!!! UPDATE : Jan 30, 2015 : we have booked our two SUICA cards. Order can be maximum 3 cards

Discover India in Japan : Saraswati idol at JR Koenji Azuma Dori

Financial transactions are one to one. 100 yen money for 100 yen worth of goods and services. Exchange (give and take) 100 dollars with your friend and both of you have 100 dollars. Exchange an idea with your friend and both of you have two ideas. Knowledge doubles. In the Hindu mythology is a term called “Saraswati-dan” , loosely

Tokyo in snow : Nishi Kasai, Seishin cho goes white and silent

February 14, 2014. The local weather in Tokyo had reported snowfall through the night and we were prepared for the next morning to be a rough one with snow accumulated on the neighborhood streets. What we were not prepared however was the amount of snowfall and the overall impact it would have on the city.

Tokyo in Snow : Tokyo Station goes silent and white

This (below) is what the Tokyo Station looks like on a normal evening as seen from the Maru Biru 7th  observation floor. The Tokyo Station, in 2014, completed 100 years from the time it was built in the last century and the design has been restored to its original beauty.It snows not more than 2-3 times

Tokyo in Snow : Asakusa goes silent and white

Snowfall in Tokyo is rare, although in the past few years, when it does snow it creates a white blanket lasting weel for a couple of days to clear. The white blanket of snow in the metropolis makes for pretty pictures, but grinds the traffic to a halt even with 5 cm of pileup. Unique

Tokyo in Snow : Ginza goes silent and white

Snowfall in Tokyo is rare and it usually does not happen more than once a year. The city grinds to a halt even with a few centimeters of accumulated snow. The rare event makes for a unique view of the city’s popular tourist spots and the popular shopping district of Ginza is relatively deserted and

KILOMETER ZERO : Nihonbashi (Japan-Bridge) in Tokyo

On the way back from a day trip to Mount Fuji, the expressway sign says another 15 km to Tokyo. We did some research on the internet to know how these distances are measured and what is the base location for these signs. We found out that the location of Kilometer Zero for JAPAN was Nihonbashi

Discover India in Japan : Indian Judge enshrined at Yasukuni Shrine Dr. Radha Binod Pal

Yasukuni Shrine is a Shinto shrine in Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan. It was founded by Emperor Meiji and commemorates anyone who had died in service of the Empire of Japan. The Honden shrine commemorates anyone who died on behalf of the empire, including not only soldiers, relief workers, factory workers, and other citizens, but also those

Experience Tokyo – FREE Panoramic view of Edogawa Ward from Tower Hall Funabori

Central Tokyo has many attractions which offer panoramic views of the city, but the ones located in suburbs are the hidden gems and Tower Hall Funabori is one of them. Located in the eastern ward of Edogawa Tower Hall Funabori is our favourite spot to watch the Disney fireworks from a height of 115 meters

Awesome ONE PIECE “itasha” at Nissan Gallery in Yokohama!

First on with defining what an Itasha is. Itasha, a Japanese word refers to otaku-fied cars decorated by fans with decals of mostly anime and video game characters. The Japanese automotive industry is one of the most prominent and largest industries in the world, and events like Tokyo Motor Show attracts not only locals, but many