Hachiko : Odate City makes a relocation pitch post 2020 Olympics

Odate City is the place where Hachiko was born before Professor Ueno bought him and took him to Tokyo his home. Japan’s favorite pet dog, Hachiko, waited every day at Shibuya Station in Tokyo for his master to come home on the train — for more than nine years after his master’s death. A memorial to the dog’s loyalty stands

WALLPAPER : Tokyo Skytree wallpaper collection (iPhone 6/6s Plus)

Tokyo Skytree 12 wallpapers optimised for the 5.5 inch iPhone 6/6s PLUS series. Touch the image on your smartphone browser, the image will open in a new tab. Download and then set as wallpaper. Adjust as you feel fit. Related Posts:Snow blanket in Tokyo – Image collectionFuchiko on a cup : Valentine’s Day collectionUeno Park

Cup no Fuchiko : Cuteness on the edge of the cup

Japan makes some seriously cute stuff. I have collected small figures on bottle caps of beverages, costly PVC models of Haruhi, but was oblivious to the cute phenomenon of Fuchiko. In my recent business visit to London, my colleague from Paris asked me if I knew of Fuchiko. Her question stumped me and I replied “no”

Mahatma Gandhi Statue at Suginami Ward Library

I have lived all my childhood in Bombay (now Mumbai) and went to the city of Pune for four years in 1992 in my days at an undergraduate college @University of Pune. For any Indian, October 2nd is the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi a national holiday in the 1990’s and I was surprised to know that my college

Hatsumode at Asakusa Sensoji Temple

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2016 In Japan, the first visit to the shrine in the new year is called Hatsumode, and it attracts quite some crowds every year, and I think it is a great way to start a new year in Japanese-style. Fireworks are the standard celebrations in many cities in the world, but in Japan

Tokyo Station – Eerie silence at 12:00 a.m. on January 1, 2016

New Year’s Eve is a time for parties and fireworks in many countries, and I have enjoyed the festivities in so many cities with fireworks and a usual “Happy New Year” wishes to anyone and everyone on the street. In Japan and specifically in Tokyo, it is a somber time when people return to their

Happy new year 2016

We wish all our readers, contributors, fans a happy new year 2016. Experience Tokyo is blessed to have your support and we will keep bringing you the best of Tokyo to all of you. The new year is the year of the monkey as per the Chinese Zodiac calendar. The Manneken Pis statue at the

50 Years of LOVE IN TOKYO : 1966-2016 photo story

Let me recollect the FIRST word in Japanese language that I have learnt in my life…. Well, I clearly remember that I was around 10-12 years old and the Doordarshan channel was playing the 1966 hit, bollywood movie LOVE IN TOKYO. The song SAYONARA SAYONARA introduced the first word for me, “Sayonara” which is the Japanese word

Asakusa Sensoji – Snowfall of 2014 and three days later

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 Skytree Town Solamachi Illumination

Tokyo Skytree illumination has transformed the Oshiage area in these past four years. Every year they come up with beautiful illuminations, with a projection mapping show which has started last year. A wonderful new illumination spot addition to the shitamachi (downtown) area of Tokyo.Christmas lights are set all around the Skytree with the fourth floor decks of the Solamachi Mall

Tokyo Station Christmas Illumination

Its that time of the year. The city glows with lights all around and my favourite is the the Marunouchi area around the Tokyo Station. The Tokyo Station since its renovation in 2013 gets a Christmas illumination makeover for 4 days 24-27 December. The weekends get a lot crowded so I visited yesterday on a