The famed discount retailer, Don Quixote is creating controversy with the construction of a half-pipe roller coaster on top of the roof of its store. It is amazing how quickly it was constructed and only now has become noticed by the media and general public. The local retail industry is calling for an end to […]
Archive | October, 2005
The parade is on this Sunday, October 30th starting from noon at Hibiya Park, Ginza. It is a great chance to see mikoshi traditional dance and music.
I have started working on an Azabu Juban area guide. It is one of my favorite areas in Tokyo and will hopefully get time to add more information on the many bar and restaurant options available in the area in the coming months.
The 18th Tokyo International Film Festival opened yesterday. For movie schedules check out this site, available in Japanes in English: Tokyo International Film Festival Official Site
I headed out to Chiba yesterday to check out the opening of this years Motor Show. It wasn’t as crowded as I expected. It runs until November 6th.
The 39th Tokyo Motor Show opens this Friday (from Saturday for the general public). Admission is 1200 yen for adults, or 1000 yen if you buy it in advance. I plan to go this Saturday or Sunday and will post pictures of the event.
There was an earthquake in Tokyo, Sunday which measured 5.1 on the Richter scale. I was walking around at the time and didn’t feel it at all.
I headed over to Yoyogi Park today for the Sri Lanka festival. It is not as big as the Thai festival that was held earlier in the year but there was still some good curries and samosa to eat. Last night I went to a friends party at Obi Lounge in Shibuya. I added a […]
If you are looking for something different for a place to have dinner, you might like to try a dinner cruise around Tokyo Bay. I went on the Royal Wing a few years ago and had a Chinese meal. The food was fairly average, but the views and “novelty” factor were definitely worth it. http://www.royalwing.co.jp/
Flea markets have became popular in Japan after the bubble economy burst in the late 80’s. You can find a schedule for flea markets in Tokyo here: www.recycler.org