The wedding of Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako was a momentous occasion that captivated the hearts of the Japanese people and garnered international attention. As the Rolls-Royce Corniche made its way through the streets of Tokyo, adorned with delicate floral arrangements and ribbons, it symbolized the blending of tradition and modernity. The Chrysanthemum motif, a national symbol of Japan, graced the car, adding a touch of regal elegance and cultural significance to the procession. The royal wedding became a celebration of love and royalty, embodying the essence of Japanese tradition and the promising dawn of a new era for the imperial family.
Operating for well over 100 years, Tokyo Station is one of the two railway stations designated as an Important Cultural Asset in Japan. It underwent extensive renovation work until 2014, when the original design was restored. The station has seen enough history through all these years, survived earthquakes, two world wars and witness to two assassinations of Japanese
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
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
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
The tallest building in Japan presently is not in Tokyo, but in Osaka. Abenobashi Terminal Building Skyscraper (Abeno Harukas) at 300 meters nearly matches the Tokyo Tower at 333 meters. The Mitsubishi Jisho construction company is all set to best that record by a whole 90 meters at 390 meters and build a skyscraper near the
What do Sumo Wrestlers eat? How long is the Mawashi (belt) the wrestlers wear and how heavy is it? If you are in Tokyo this month until August 29, hop over to the KITTE Marunouchi building (also knows as JP Tower) at Tokyo Station for the answers. The facility is holding an experience event in
In 2010, Harvard Business School published a case study “The Dabbawala (Tiffin courier service) System: On-Time Delivery, Every Time” an essential service for the office goers in the city of Mumbai, my hometown in India. Consistency, punctuality and less than one mistake in 6 million deliveries it is a marvel… Japanese service industry is also
Brown color Yamanote Train?? YEP that is what the JR has put out this year to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the Tokyo Station. The train ir decorated beautifully on the exterior with brown color sticker wrappings with the message depicting the 100 year anniversary. The train doors have the 1914 to 2014 written
Experiencing bullet train or the Shinkansen is one of the top ask of visitors to Japan. Enthusiasts go a step further and also try to find spots from where they can watch the high speed bullet lifeline of Japan with a history which goes all the way to the first Olympics event held in Tokyo.
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
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
The 100 year anniversary of the Tokyo Station saw the exterior on the Marunouchi end of the Tokyo Station being restored to its original beauty. In October 2012, the renovation process was completed and the station was made open to the general public again. With the Summer Olympics of 2020, the underground area and its pedestrian