Monthly Archives: Oct 2017

Tokyo Shibuya Hotel EN – a Funky Boutique Hotel

Shibuya Hotel EN

Are you a fan of modern side of Tokyo and Japan? If so, why not stay at “SHIBUYA HOTEL EN”? This hotel is located in the midst of Tokyo, Shibuya near Tokyu Department store and looks very funky and special!! This hotel is very unique as a modern side and a traditional side of Japan coexist and both are blended perfectly having Manga and Ukiyoe decorated on the walls. Each room looks also super stylish and has excellent modern facilities. EN means a circle but also has many more meanings to it. You should be able to find a lot of different EN’s at this hotel. from the official webiste:- […]

The DORAEMON Exhibition Tokyo 2017

domaemon 2017

Doraemon must be one of the most popular cat in Japan. He is a robot traveled from our future. Doraemon and his special gadgets from his “4th dimensional pocket” have saved Nobi Nobita and company and have always made us feel “if Doraemon is here with me…” every time we face a difficulty! Every Japanese child has grown up with Doraemon since ’70s but Doraemon is missed after we grow up. A number of famous modern artists therefore gathered for an act to “Create Your Own Original Doraemon” and will hold a unique exhibition at Roppongi Hills this autumn. From the official site: Organized under this concept, 28 artists and […]

Do you miss Takoyaki? You can make it at home!

delish kitchen

Takoyaki is one of unique and popular Japanese savory snacks. It does not look possible to cook at home especially outside of Japan without proper tools. Fear not! You can! Our recommending Japanese recipe site, DELISH KITCHEN will tell you how to make one easily! Takoyaki is a flour based snack in the shape of balls containing pieces of octopus, red pickled ginger, Agedama, which is a kind of couton, eggs and served with brown sauce. It tastes similar to Okonomiyaki. Both Takoyaki and Okonomiyaki came from Kansai such as Osaka. Takoyaki is traditionally served at a stall during a festival. However, due to its popularity, Takoyaki has become available […]

Where to stay in Japan more than a year. Why not rent a Social Apartment?

social apartment

There seem to be a lot of different long term accommodations to choose from in Japan these days. If you are looking for something unique and different and wishing to make friends or socialize with other tenants at the same time, a new style of apartment, “Social Apartment” may be the answer. The rooms are rather small with private bath/toilet and a compact kitchen but they look modern and sophisticated. The rent may not be super cheap but reasonable and conveniently located. Some are in the mid-centre, some attached with a laundry and a fashionable cafe, but all has a community lounge to socialize with others. If you need to […]

Hokusai – Ukiyo-e artist Special Exhibition at ABENO HARUKAS Art Museum

Hokusai Katsushika

One of the most popular Ukiyo-e airtists, HOKUSAI KATSUSHIKA is best known with “The Great Wave of kanagawa”. A special exhibition is held at the tallest building of Japan, ABENO HARUKAS, Osaka from October 6 to November 19 2017. Hokusai was an Ukiyo-e artist of rare talent who influenced Van Gough and Monet. The “Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji” will be used for the new passport, and Hokusai is becoming a symbol of Japan. The exhibition will focus on his original drawings from the last 30 years of his life, after reaching the age of 60, and investigate the world he sought and depicted until he was 90. (Abeno Harukas […]