Tagged: tokyo

Ikebukuro Natural Disaster Hall

You will learn everything about earthquakes and fires in the National Disaster Hall in Ikebukuro. They have an earthquake simulator in which you will sit around a table with a few other visitors. I joined the Magnitude 7.0 simulator and it was really, really scary. They teach you to sit down...

Ebisu – Yebisu Garden Place

Yebisu Garden Place is filled with stylish restaurants and shops. It’s built on the former site of a beer brewery where the famous Yebisu Beer brand has been brewed since 1890. The biggest attraction is the Yebisu Beer factory tour, where you can also sample beer for only 500 yen!...

Harajuku – Takeshita Dori

Harajuku is the place to be if you’re looking for Fashion! Especially Takeshita Dori is filled with cute clothing and accessories stores. Takeshita Dori offers various styles of clothes so whatever you’re looking for you can’t go wrong here. There are also fancy cake shops, small restaurants, cafes and a...

Shibuya – 109 building, Themed Restaurants, Fashion and Anime

Shibuya is the place to be for fashion, stunning night views, restaurants, Game Centers and.. interesting people! There is always something going on in Shibuya, which makes it a great place for photography. The 109 building is filled to the brim with all kinds of different shops with their own...

Shibuya – Halloween

Shibuya is the city of youth and fashion. During Halloween Shibuya is even more lively than usual. Lots of students and young adults get dressed up in all kind of Halloween costumes and will merrily walk around Shibuya. This is not an official event or parade, but they dress up...

Shibuya Hikari Shopping Center

Shibuya Hikari is a 183 meters tall luxurious Shopping Center which recently opened in 2012. It’s right in front of Shibuya Station, making it easy to visit. The Hikari building offers many shops for especially focused on women, like fashion, accessories and “Zakka” (home decoration) shops. There are also many...

Hatanodai on a Snowy day

Most of my time in Japan I stayed in Hatanodai (旗の台), a convenient, little city close to Shinagawa and Shibuya. Snow is pretty rare in the Tokyo Area, but I was lucky to be part of one of the most terrible snow storms in 13 years :D (2013). In 2014...

Hatanodai – A Rainy Afternoon

Hatanodai is the place I spent most of my time living in the Tokyo Area. It’s a small but convenient city close to Shinagawa and Shibuya. Hatanodai has many charming, local shops and Shrines. It’s a really nice place to live as it’s lively during day time but very quiet...

Hatanodai – Abandoned Houses

Abandoned places in Japan never cease to amaze me. While I was living in Hatanodai I stumbled across my own local abandoned building. The reason why there are so many of these in Japan is because demolishing a house is actually quite expensive. People who inherit these houses often do...

Hatanodai – Spring and Summer Events

Hatanodai (旗の台) is the neighborhood I spent most of my time in while staying in Tokyo and is a cute, convenient, little city close to Shinagawa and Shibuya. During spring the street of the Share House I stayed at turned pink and rained pretty, pink blossom for days. When you...