Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Rokuya Great Buddha

Nishitama, Okutama : A Trip Into Tokyo’s Untapped Forests

Forests in Tokyo? Impossible – you might think, but it’s very possible. Two hours west of Shinjuku, lies the Nishitama area, part of greater Tokyo. Now, to many Tokyo residents, Nishitama is nothing special...

The Shopping Culture of Tokyoites

Curious Edo People and Trendy Tokyoites Shopping culture has been evolving, absorbing other cultural elements and remixing them into today's shopping landscape. It isn't just the businesses at the forefront of this innovation, but also...

DESIGN FESTA GALLERY – Art Let Loose

Free admission, free expression, free spirit– Design Festa Gallery is all about freedom and has been giving space to artists for 20 years. In their 71 different exhibition spaces they invite all artists, regardless...
book of tokyo

Art and Architecture-Spotting Tours by WAttention

ART & ARCHITECTURE-SPOTTING ITINERARIES BY WATTENTION Ginza/Mita/Shinagawa Area ALL THE FACES OF ELEGANCE The Ginza area was the heart of Japan's modernity in the early 20th century and it has stayed the home of stellar architecture to...
shinjuku station maap

Shinjuku as a Transportation Hub

Shinjuku Station is a massive maze, even for people living in Tokyo. The station has as many as 36 platforms, some 200 exits and numerous hallways. According to the Guinness Records, Shinjuku Station is...
Shinjuku’s main street circa 1935

Legendary Establishments as Landmarks of Shinjuku

Keeping Pace with Time Bearing Witness to the Changes of Shinjuku  Where it all began for Shinjuku? The busiest junction of Shinjuku-sanchome was known in the past as “Shinjuku Oiwake”. During the Edo period (1603-1868), this is...
Robot Restaurant Tokyo

The Dazzling Disarray of the Robot Restaurant

Offering a wholly unique, bombastic spectacle of a show you’re unlikely to find anywhere else Whenever I meet people on vacation in Japan and ask them their plans, one thing invariably comes up: Robot Restaurant. Though...
Shinjuku panorama

SHINJUKU – A City of Rebirth

The Humble Origins of Shinjuku Tokyo’s Shinjuku is like no other place in the world, although many like to compare it to Las Vegas. On the surface, it’s easy to see why some people would...
omotesando

Another 3hr trip – Harajuku & Omotesando

Harajuku & Omotesando  原宿・表参道 Tokyo is a city that not only combines tradition and modernity but also boasts a multicultural heritage. For those looking to get a taste of “kawaii” culture, look no further than...

Another 3hr trip – Shibuya

Shibuya is a well-known bustling entertainment district in Tokyo. For first time visitors, the seemingly chaotic pedestrian scramble in front of the station can be quite daunting. But for locals who are used to...