A Reuters article asks is Tokyo really that expensive compared to other cities such as London and New York. I have kind of had this impression for a while. Japan has seen years of depreciation and there are always some good bargains around if you go looking for them. The surveys which the English press […]
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Denboin-dori, in Asakusa has been remodelled to look like a traditional Edo-period street. The recreated street gives another reason to visit the popular tourist site. Read more here.
Find out how you can get a free hair cut in Tokyo by reading our latest artice from our Tokyo Essentials reporters: That’s A Pretty Nice Haircut
Read more: Mandarin Oriental Hotel opens in Tokyo
The international premiere of the new movie “Sayuri” was just held in Tokyo. The movie is based on the best selling book, “Memoirs Of A Geisha”. Read more here: Tokyo holds premiere of Geisha film I am looking forward to seeing the movie soon.
I went to this restaurant last night in Azabu Juban. It is a very popular place. We managed to get a table on the terrace. The curry, Chinese brocolli and rotti were are all great. Bento have a review of the place here
I got a nice picture of her at around the 15 km mark – she is wearing the sun glasses.
The Tokyo Women’s marathon is being held today. Naoko Takahashi, the gold medalist at the 2000 Sydney Olympics will be running. Course Map
In conjunction with the release of Frank Miller’s new movie Sin City, a Sin City theme bar has been opened in Aoyama. It has a mixed menu with pasta dishes available for around 1,300 yen. It is open until December this year. For further details: http://www.ageha.com/sincity/
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 […]