Tag: Japan Things To Do

From Harajuku’s Cat Street to Shibuya

From Harajuku’s Cat Street to Shibuya

From Harajuku (part 1, part 2), we walked through Cat Street to Shibuya. It was a long and tiring walk! But after we reached the end of Cat Street, it just didn’t make sense for us to walk back the street to take the train. It…

Takeshita Dori and Shopping | Harajuku Tokyo (Part 2)

Takeshita Dori and Shopping | Harajuku Tokyo (Part 2)

Harajuku Tokyo (原宿) lies between Shinjuku and Shibuya on the Yamanote Line. If you’re all excited about the shopping in Harajuku, you’re at the right place! Other than joining the young crowd at Takeshita Dori and the mature one in Omotesando Hills, there are many other options for you: Cat Street, LaForet, Tokyu Plaza, and…

Meiji Jingu, Yoyogi Park and Ota Museum | Harajuku Tokyo (Part 1)

Meiji Jingu, Yoyogi Park and Ota Museum | Harajuku Tokyo (Part 1)

Harajuku Tokyo (原宿) lies between Shinjuku and Shibuya on the Yamanote Line. At Harajuku, you get to witness Japan’s teenage scene and eccentric fashion at Takeshita Dori (Takeshita Street). And you get to shop at stylish Omotesando Hills or the nearby hipster district, Cat Street. There’s more shopping at LaForet…

Walking Around Glitzy Ginza, Japan

Walking Around Glitzy Ginza, Japan

Ginza (銀座) is Tokyo’s famous upmarket shopping, dining and entertainment district on one of Japan’s most expensive real estate. In this district, you will be surrounded with high-end boutiques, department stores, art galleries, restaurants, night clubs and cafes. Ginza used to be the site for silver coin mint from…

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office, Tokyo Skytree or Tokyo Tower?

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office, Tokyo Skytree or Tokyo Tower?

There are many places in Tokyo where you can admire the incredible panoramic views of the city. People usually head to Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office, Tokyo Skytree or Tokyo Tower. Otherwise, you can go to other sites which include Roppongi Hills, Tokyo World Trade Center, Bunkyo Civic Center and…

Visiting Tsukiji Fish Market | Ginza, Tokyo

Visiting Tsukiji Fish Market | Ginza, Tokyo

Is Tsukiji Fish Market moving? If not, what are the hours? Any good sushi here? Find out more. :) About Tsukiji Fish Market Tsukiji Market (築地市場) is a wholesale market for fish, fruits and vegetables in Tokyo. This market is the largest of its kind…

Doraemon Museum (Fujiko F. Fujio), Tokyo

Doraemon Museum (Fujiko F. Fujio), Tokyo

Doraemon has been around for decades and still remains popular till this date. So the museum appeals to both children and adults who grew up with the series. I am one of those who grew up watching Doraemon cartoon series! And I love it~ What better way to reminisce…

One Day Guide: Things to do in Otaru (Japan, Hokkaido)

One Day Guide: Things to do in Otaru (Japan, Hokkaido)

Otaru (小樽) is a port town steeped in rich history and home to many beautiful architecture along the picturesque canal and the busy Sakaimachi street. These rows of stone buildings were mainly former warehouses and office buildings of shipping and trade companies. They were left behind from the…

Kitaichi Glass Otaru (Hokkaido, Japan)

Kitaichi Glass Otaru (Hokkaido, Japan)

Other than the desserts and music boxes, you can also find beautiful glassware in Otaru. Kitaichi Glass (“Kitaichi”) with a century-long history is the most famous and oldest place in Otaru to discover this glassy treasure. Kitaichi is the pioneer of Otaru glass when it began in 1901 with the manufacturing…

Otaru Music Box Museum (Hokkaido, Japan)

Otaru Music Box Museum (Hokkaido, Japan)

Other than the desserts and exquisite glassware, you can also find beautiful music boxes in Otaru. Otaru Music Box Museum is a must go place if you ever visit Otaru. Also, under the same umbrella of Orgel Doh Group, there are a few other places related to music box.…