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Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Ticket Prices

Gymnastics

The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games announced the ticket prices for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. All the ticket applications outside of Japan will be able to order through the National Olympic Committee of your own country or authorised ticket reseller. A list of these organisations in each country will be published by spring 2019 on the Tokyo 2020 official website. Ticket prices and the application process will vary from country to country, although the structure will be broadly in line with that for tickets purchased in Japan. Source: Tokyo 2020 Olympics Official site Ticket Prices of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 Ceremony Price List Opening Ceremony […]

Ticket Prices of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games announced

Japan

On August 24 2018,The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games announced the ticket prices for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. Source: Tokyo 2020 Olympics Official site Ticket Prices of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games Ceremony Price Range Opening Ceremony JPY8,000 ~ 150,000 Closing Ceremony JPY8,000 ~ 90,000 Sports Price Range Archery JPY1,800~2,400 Athletics (Track & Field) JPY2,000~6,500 Athletics (Marathon) JPY2,000~3,200 Badminton JPY1,600~3,200 Boccia JPY1,200~3,200 Canoe JPY1,200~2,000 Cycling (Track) JPY2,000~3,200 Cycling (Road) JPY1,400~2,000 Equestrian JPY1,400~2,000 Football 5-a-side JPY1,800~5,000 Goalball JPY900~2,800 Judo JPY2,000~5,000 Powerlifting JPY1,400~2,000 Rowing JPY900~2,400 Shooting JPY1,800~2,400 Sitting Volleyball JPY1,400~3,600 Swimming JPY2,000~7,000 Table Tennis JPY1,400~2,800 Taekwondo JPY900~2,000 Triathlon JPY1,400~3,000 Wheelchair Basketball JPY2,400~7,000 Wheelchair Fencing JPY900~2,400 Wheelchair Rugby JPY2,400~4,000 […]

Free WiFi available on Shinkansen?? Yes, soon will be!

Shinkansen

JR (Japan Railway Companies) has decided to invest in providing free WiFi on all the bullet trains (Shinkansen) by the end of 2019 due to strong demand by international visitors. Free WiFi will be available on all the trains of Akita Shinkansen by the end of May 2019, Hokuriku Shinkansen by the end of September in 2019 and Tokaido, Sanyo, Kyushu and Yamagata Shinkansen will be ready by the end of 2019. Hokkaido, Tohoku and Joetsu Shinkansen will also increase this service gradually (no schedule is provided so far though). Currently, free WiFi service on Shinkansen is only available on some limited trains but it will be soon available on […]

A Block Memo turns into a famous architecture!

omoshiroi

Isn’t it amazing if a block memo that we use day to day will transform into something valuable at the end of its intended use? OMOSHIROI BLOCK is not just a very expensive blank paper cube but it will turn into an art as you use and you may want to keep the remaining in your display cabinet. A Japanese design company, TRIAD Inc. based in Osaka, created this unique stationery. OMOSHIROI BLOCK swiftly became famous and popular via twitter. From the famous historical buildings to a classic camera, these 3D die cut models are so real and detailed.These memo blocks are so popular that they get sold out as […]

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:- […]

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 […]

KINKOKAKU – a secret hideout Ryokan in TOKYO

Japanese Ryokan

Do you prefer to stay in a Western style hotel or in a very unique place that you can never experience other than Japan? please give a thought for staying at a “Ryokan”, a Japanese classic and traditional style accommodation. You can in fact stay at a Ryokan even in a big city like Tokyo. Our recommendation is KINKOKAKU, in Akiruno-Shi. What is special about this place is that all their rooms are detached individual rooms like small houses. They have 5 different rooms/houses accommodating minimum 2 people maximum 8 people in one room. 3 of these rooms are location in front of River Akikawa. You would not believe this […]

How to Makeup using Japanese cosmetics

How to makeup like Japanese girls

Every woman has her own special technique for makeup. But Japanese girls’ techniques are very special and well worth trying. We would like to recommend KALOS for your reference. KALOS provides a number of demonstrations in movies featuring makeup methods, fashion, hairstyling, etc. All the beauty techniques you may find useful might be there! In this movie, a girl is introducing Japanese cosmetic brand, Chifure. Chifure is known by offering high quality cosmetics at a very reasonable price. You can shop them with Omotenashi Japan! Useful links: KALOS Instagram KALOS Facebook

Japanese Soba Noodles TSUTA

Japanese ramen shop Tsuta

Japanese Soba Noodles 蔦 (TSUTA) is the first Ramen shop/restaurant starred by Michelin Guide (2016). The most popular Ramen is Shoyu Ramen (Soy sauce based soup Ramen). 80% of their regular customers order this dish. Opening hours: 11:30-16:00 (Average waiting time is 60-120 minutes) Closed: Tuesday, Wednesday  *Tuesday: Miso Ramen only Website: //ameblo.jp/yuki-onishi/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jsn.tsuta Due to the overwhelming popularity since awarded by Michelin, they might have to move to a new location during the year of 2016.