After I got back from Hamamatsu, I stopped at Tokyo station to have dinner at Ramen Street, which is located on the basement floor in the retail complex 1st Avenue.
There are 8 ramen shops located in this ramen-dedicated part of
I told you about the retro arcade games at 1-Chome Playland in a previous blog post, but inside Decks, the same shopping mall in which Playland is located, there’s also an indoor amusement park called Joypolis. I’ve never considered visiting
*Geek post warning*
Have you seen the movie Wreck-It Ralph? Do you remember in the beginning of the movie, when Ralph is the only one not invited to the party (they even invited Pac-Man!)? It broke my heart…
I’ll not go further
I spent most of my second day in Tokyo at Oedo Onsen Monogatari, which is a tourist-friendly onsen, not too far from central Tokyo. Before shower facilities became common features in ordinary homes, people would go to the communal baths,
After our brunch at Denny’s, Rieko’s husband took Saki home and Rieko and I went to see Tokyo Skytree. International visitors have the opportunity to purchase fast-line tickets (and bring their Japanese friends) so that’s what we did.
I don’t think
It's easy to get the impression that Tokyo is full of weird and crazy themed bars and restaurants, and yes, it’s also the case, but they can be hard to find, if you don’t know where to look.
I’ve wanted to
As promised, here’s a blog post with some more info about my capsule stay at Tokyo Kiba Hotel. I’ve always wanted to stay at a capsule hotel, but every time I’ve been close to making a booking, I’ve changed my
The Japanese cuisine is diverse, and some of the stuff requires more than just ordinary curiosity to explore. How about the deadly poisonous fish fugu? Or natto, which is fermented soybeans, which smell like cheese? Kobe beef is one of the