Tanabata – Star Festival

Probably you see a lot of these in Japan now. These are for Tanabata – the Star Festival. It’s based on a Chinese story. One couple is separated by Milky Way and they are allowed to meet only once a year on July 7th. We observe the day as star …

Metor and Subway day pass

It’s usually not a good idea to buy a day pass in Tokyo unless you make a very organized itinerary. Each train and subway company sells their own day pass and they are about 700JPY. If you can stay in one company all day, maybe a day pass is worth …

SIM card

Buying a SIM without a contract is not common in Japan. There were prepaid cell phones before but they were used criminal …

Time limited offer

Now JTB, the biggest tour company in Japan is testing double decker tour in Tokyo. You can get a free ticket here. …

Some more Free Wifi in Tokyo

NTT East Free Wifi Card At the Narita Airport you can get NTT free Wifi card. Seems only available at Terminal 2 …

SUICA and PASMO

Trains and subways are useful when you travel in Tokyo. But you may feel awkward to buy ticket each time. First you …

Free Wi-Fi in Tokyo

It’s hard to find good Wi-Fi access in Japan. Why? Please read this. http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nc20120418aa.html Simple answer is we don’t need it and …

#1: Cupnoodles Museum

I will start making a list of interesting places around Tokyo which I have never been to. Then, I will update the …

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Annular Solar Eclipse

Annular Solar Eclipse was observed in many places Japan in this morning. It reached the peak around 7:30am in Tokyo. I woke …

Ramen-Shinatatsu

I spent whole this week in Shinagawa. I stayed in the Shinagawa Prince Hotel and there was a nice ramen restaurant area …