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People often associate Japan with advanced technology that has been shaping the world. From gadgets and appliances found at home to infrastructures and robots, just to name a few, Japanese companies continue to create and develop sophisticated and high-technological innovations in the hope that these creations would be of...

Are you a fan of the ukiyo-e superstar, Katsushika Hokusai (葛飾北斎)? He is a world-renowned Japanese artist of the Edo period. A museum known as the Sumida Hokusai Museum (すみだ北斎美術館) has recently opened in November 2016, which is a dedication to his artworks and masterpieces. It has been designed...

A must-visit tourist site in Tokyo (東京) is SKY CIRCUS Sunshine60 Observatory – an observation deck located in Sunshine City in Ikebukuro (池袋) – which is a traveler’s delight. If you have ever experienced any views from other observation decks maybe in Tokyo or around the world, let me...

Tokyo Dome is known for staging several varieties of events all throughout the year. However, it is not only a place for international sporting events but also a destination for many attractions where children and adults can enjoy. The general entertainment and amusement park facility within Tokyo Dome City...

An architectural model is an important part of an architect's planning stage because it is the physical representation of a structure. Instead of just looking at a blueprint or a sketch, an architectural model provides a 3D perspective to an architectural design. This way, the architect can communicate his...

Want to make a memorable experience on your visit to Japan? Immersing yourself in another culture is a wonderful step to gain an arsenal of new skills and knowledge that you can bring home. In the process, you'll learn to respect and value foreign culture and tradition. Most importantly,...

Myoujin no Yu, located in Oyata in East Tokyo, has a real traditional feel with wood omnipresent throughout the building. So if you are looking for a place in the city where you can have some rest and relaxation, this onsen might be perfect for you. myoujin-no-yu.com/ myoujin-no-yu.com/ Myoujin no Yu has...

The popular manga series One Piece by Oda Eiichiro is undeniably one of the most famous and well-loved ongoing franchise by fans not only in Japan but also worldwide. For those who are not familiar with One Piece, it follows the adventures of Luffy and his pirate pals in...

Established in 1964, Yomiuriland is a long-running Japanese amusement park located on the hillside of Tokyo. The park is operated by Yomiuri group, the respective owner of Yomiuri Giants and Yomiuri Shimbun. While constantly overshadowed by the juggernaut that is Tokyo Disney Resort, Yomiuriland still maintains its fair share...

Kyoto-born contemporary author Haruki Murakami is one of Japan’s most well-known novelists. His books blend both Japanese sensibilities with heavy influences using his fellow writers as muses specifically Kurt Vonnegut, Jack Kerouac and Franz Kafka. Despite the Western impact on his writing, he is beloved by audiences in Japan...

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