Monthly Archives for October 2013
Once upon a time, a visit to Tsukiji was strictly for travelers, freshly arrived in Japan, whose jet lag caused them to get up at 4 a.m., hours before anything else was open. Then the rest of the world discovered … Continue reading
One of Japan’s most-visited zoos, Asahiyama Zoo was also the setting for the popular 2009 film “Penguins Flying in the Sky”. Needless to say, this cemented the Antarctic birds as one of the zoo’s star attractions, along with its polar … Continue reading
Miraikan in Odaiba alternatively called the Future Museum and the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, the Miraikan houses displays on aerospace engineering, genetics, and is also the sometimes-residence of Honda’s robotic ambassador Asimo.
At just 40 stories tall, the Umeda Sky Building might not seem like anything to get excited over, especially in a country where skyscrapers are a dime a dozen. What makes it special, though, is the final approach to its … Continue reading
The town of Hakone, famous for its hot springs, is located high in the mountains of Kanagawa Prefecture, Tokyo’s neighbor to the south. While there are numerous routes into the heart of Hakone, the most picturesque is the rail switchbacks … Continue reading