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

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

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

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

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

Winter Fireworks at Rainbow Bridge 2015 schedule

Fireworks in cold winter season? Firework events in Japan are usually held in the summer season but there are a few events held in the past couple of years which advertise winter fireworks. One is the big festival in Saitama Chichibu area and the other is the Rainbow Bridge Fireworks. The Tokyo Rinkai Holdings company

Hachiko Christmas : Santa Claus, Illumination and a lot of crowd

Hachiko, the famous pet dog of Japan is having some warm time in Shibuya. Yeah its that time of the year, Christmas time and Hachiko is enjoying the annual illumination!!!!The lights are all around the Hachiko Square. Statues of Santa Claus climbing the tress surrounding Hachiko are attracting the crowds to take snaps with the

Free Observation Deck : Carrot Tower at Sangenjaya

Visitors to Tokyo spend good money to visit observation decks like the Tokyo City Vie win Roppongi Hills, the Tokyo Skytree or Tokyo Tower. There are many free access observatories in Tokyo and quite popular too. A relatively less well known is the Carrot Tower in Sangenjaya. I discovered it in 2004 when I had visited a

Rikugien Gardens Autumn lightup and colourful trees

So which is the popular garden for tourists in Tokyo? Apparently Rikugien is very popular as are others like Hamarikyu Gardens. Its a quite old garden built around 1700. The Japanese characters 六義園 in a word to word literal translation means “six poems garden”. The garden attracts huge crowds in autumn and spring season when the garden has

Autumn Colors at the Naritasan Shinshō-ji Temple

Tourists and new comers to Japan head out to Kyoto when we mention the word “Autumn”. I did too, but then I started discovering beautiful spots around Tokyo like Nikko, Okutama area etc. In 2003, I remember, I was told by a friend that the Narita Temple near the international airport also was a beautiful

Benzaiten Temple at Shinobazu Pond in Ueno Park

Benzaiten (弁才天, 弁財天) is a Japanese Buddhist goddess, who originated from the Hindu goddess Saraswati. The Shinobzu Pond at Ueno Park has a temple of Saraswati. Floating on the water of the pond, it is a Buddhist temple dedicated to Saraswati the goddess of the arts, knowledge and wisdom. Japanese of todays generation, pray to her