Skate @Tokyo : Tokyo Dome Roller Skate Arena

Are you a roller skate fan in Tokyo? Want to enjoy inline or roller skates for relatively cheap, but don’t want to buy skates just for a couple of hours? Head to the Tokyo Dome Roller Skate Arena in Korakuen. Tokyo Dome Roller Skate Arena is one of the largest indoor roller-skate rinks in Tokyo.  Short

Cherry Blossoms and beautiful Mejiro birds at the Shinjuku Gyoen

Kawazu zakura (河津桜) is the early variety of the cherry blossoms characterized by the deep pink colored flowers. They bloom at roughly the same time of the Plum blossoms two to three weeks earlier than the regular Cherry blossom season. Last year in the second week of March, I went to Shinjuku Gyoen to see the

Too many Hachiko figures grrrrrr….

So the Yamanote Line figures have gone on sale and I decided to pick up two. WHY TWO? There are five different figures on sale and since one does not know which capsule has what, buying two increases the odds of getting a Hachiko figure. I want to place one Hachiko figure on my office

Tokyo Tower Parking Center : Stairs to the tower….

The enthusiast in me is never satisfied. I have tons of snaps of the Tokyo Tower taken over years, but I always long for more unique angles and experiences. Some times I discover new angles or spots by researching online, or by physically going around the spot. Then there are times when you are just LUCKY. I got

Depiction of Indian gods in Japanese games : Artistic liberties?

The Bollywood movie ‘Satyam Shivam Sundaram’ by the legendary Raj Kapoor has a song  “Yashomati maiyya se bole nandalala, radha kyun gori, mein kyun kala? (Krishna asking his mother why he is dark while Radha is fair). Krishna is referenced as a dark (or black?) personality while there are many instances where we see Krishna

Wonderful Airbnb experience in Japan : 8 benefits of Airbnb

Apple coined the catchphrase “THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT” and truly so. I have been using the taxi hailing app Uber in Paris, London, all cities in US for over two years and the experience still amazes me. I seriously miss Uber in Japan, but, we at least have Airbnb, the alternative to hotels and reasonable

Multiple Entry Business Visa for Indians to be extended for 10 year duration

Some “Acche Din” or “good days” for Indians planning to visit Japan on business. Nikkei reports that Japanese Prime Minister Abe in his visit with India’s Prime Minister Modi and also the Vietnam premier made some important decisions which will bring convenience on visa matters for people visiting Japan. The Foreign Minister of Japan Mr. Fumio Kishida announced in

PM Abe wants to speed up the removal of overhead power lines for 2020 Olympics

As I go around with a camera in hand around Tokyo there are so many locations where overhead power lines ruin a good angle and view. Consider the snap below, a blue sky with the Skytree popping out with the unnecessary noise of the electricity cables. PHOTOSHOP PLEASE…..Leaving aside the visual aesthetics, there are pros and cons with

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

Hachiko, Tokyo Station – LuckyDrop figures to go on sale on Feb 12, 2016

Kaiyodo has announced some interesting figures to be launched on February 12, 2016 which you can buy from capsule dispensing machines at various stations on the JR lines in Tokyo. The 6 figures to go on sale as part of the “Souvenir of walking around JR Yamanote Line” campaign by the JR East (山手線さんぽフィギュアみやげ) are as

10 Cherry Blossom wallpapers for your iPhone/Android smartphones (Sakura)

FOR THE CHERRY BLOSSOM SEASON, decorate your smartphone with experiencetokyo.net SAKURA themed wallpapers optimised for the iPhone 6/6s PLUS and 5.5 inch Android smartphone 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:Pepsi SAKURA : Tastes

2016 Cherry Blossom Forecast : Tokyo MARCH 22-26 START!

STATUS : CONFIRMED THRU VISITS BY EXPERIENCETOKYO ROPPONGI HILLS : MARCH 28 – FULL BLOOM KUDANSHITA CHIDORIGAFUCHI MARCH 30 – STILL 50% RIKUGIEN GARDENS MARCH 30 – FULL BLOOM UENO PARK MARCH 30 – STILL 50% Its been a warm winter in 2016. There have been spells of cold days, but nothing close to the regular

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