Free NEW Manga at Naruto Art Exhibition in Tokyo and Osaka

No more NARUTO, a coworker told me a month back after the Shonen Jump ended the 72 volume run of the popular Ninja character in November of 2014. The anime series is still ongoing and in our visit to the Roppongi Hills last week, we collected this pamphlet of NARUTO art exhibition being organized in

Roppongi Hills : Enjoy Authentic Hyderabad Chicken Biryani in Tokyo

There are so many Indian restaurants in Tokyo run by Pakistani’s, Nepali’s and Indian’s and most have the staple menu of NAN and CURRY, with some restaurants also selling the locally popular saffron rice. to know who has got authentic items takes an Indian and I have been visiting many restaurants in the city and have

Chidorigafuchi Cherry blossoms and the beautiful night time illumination

The Cherry Blossom season is a month away towards the end of March (This year its predicted between March 25, 2015 and March 31 2015 for the blossoms) and its time to mark our calendar for this year’s Hana-mi (flower-viewing) events in the metropolis. Personal favorite : The Chidorigafuchi Cherry blossoms at Kudanshita, nearby the

Autumn : Marunouchi and Tokyo Station in Maidenhair yellow colors

Autumn in the Tokyo Metropolis is a mix of the architecture and nature. The Marunouchi area (area surrounding the Tokyo Station) has many trees of Ginkgo Biloba or Maidenhair which change colors in the autumn (usually mid November to first week of December). Marunouchi district is located between the Tokyo Station and the Imperial Garden

Kameido Tenjin Shrine : Plum blossoms in February

Kameido Tenjin Shrine, also known as Shitamachi-no Tenjin-sama (Tenjin shrine of downtown Tokyo) is famous for the Kameido Ume Matsuri, plum blossoms in the month of February and March as the city takes turn for the spring season. There are around 200 plum trees, as the diety enshrined here Sugawara no Michizane is enshrined, is

Kanda Myojin Shrine and the anime/manga “Love Live!” version of good luck charms

In Japan, people traditionally go to a shrine or a temple and write their wish (or thanks if a wish came true) on a wooden tablet–called “ema” (Japanese: 絵馬), good luck charm –that has a picture of a horse (or sometimes another animal) on the back, and then hang the tablet at the temple or

Gallery Hibiya : Japanese journalist killed by ISIS, Kenji Goto’s artwork on display

As common citizen of 21st century, the various social events in the global village deeply affect each one of us. Not all are brave enough to go make a change like Kenji Goto who thought to make a difference in Syria by his efforts to aid people living in conflict zones. These are the people who

Discover India in Japan : Kobe Jain Temple in Kitano-cho

We are taking a break from Tokyo and introducing you some Indian footprints in a southern city of Japan, KOBE. As per the textbook definition of what I learned back in India, Tirthankar, in Jainism is  a sage of the highest order, whose wisdom bridges the material world with the spiritual world. There are supposedly

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