Rokurinsha, the underground Tokyo’s labyrinth Ramen Street

Located underneath’s Tokyo Station, you will find “Rokurinsha” – where one of the best Ramen that you can find underground’s Tokyo’s labyrinth Ramen Street. Usually there’s a long line, and the number that you see on the ground provides an estimate on how long it would take for you to get served. Once you’re near the entrance, an attendant will […]

Haneda International Airport T1 Observation Deck

Aside from NAIA and Narita, Haneda were the only major airports that I’ve been so far. And I am not going to lie to you; I love airplanes, and I just find it really amazing how these things could fly. This observation deck is definitely the closest encounter that so far, I’ve ever experienced watching them take off and land. […]

Tokyo Skytree, a Guinness recorded landmark

A visit to this Guinness recorded landmark can be exhausting especially on a very busy weekend because this is one of the spots, here in Japan, that are really flooded by tourists. If you want to avoid waiting dreadfully in long lines, you could always opt to purchase a “Fast Skytree Ticket” which only cost JPY780 on top of the […]

Venetian Glass Museum; 45K pieces of earing-size crystals

If you brought a private vehicle, be sure to leave everything except your money and your camera. Most places are so delicate and you don’t want any of your bags, or jackets getting caught up in one of the displays, and end up shopping for broken pieces of crystals. It’s okay to leave your jackets too, and just freeze a […]

Komagatake Ropeway; easy 1327m climb above sea level

Experience a great view of one of Japan’s majestic mountains through Hakone Komagatake Ropeway that also provides tourist and locals an easy access through its cable cars. According to the write up, this is the 2nd highest mountain after Mt. Kamiyama, and its summit is said to be a festival ground for the gods. Mt Komagatake is 1327m above sea […]

A Naked Japanese Experience at Hakonemori Okada

Hakonenomori Okada is located at 250-0312 Kanagawa, Hakone, Yumotochaya 191. It is one of the many hotels in Japan that offers hot-spring baths, where they feature one that is open-air and overlooking a forested hill. We were lucky enough to book our accommodation through booking.com at a very competitive rate. We occupied a large room with 2 single beds with […]

Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Natural History

This was a jaw dropping and triple “wow experience” museum for me! I’ve never seen such beauty on these stuffed creatures. Since I don’t have a point of comparison, I could be exaggerating my feelings since this is my first time to be in such a breathtaking conservatory museum of Natural History. Just at the lobby, you will find a […]

Odawara Castle; resembles that of a Disney movie, Mulan

As of our visit last November of 2015, the castle was undergoing restoration. It was wrapped with scaffolding and what appeared to be a huge mosquito “net” for everyone’s safety. So let just put my imagination to work; the castle’s façade is a huge, heavy staircase made of stone which resembles that of a Disney movie, Mulan when Mulan was […]

Time Travel at Kawagoe Ichibangai Shopping Street

Immerse yourself back in time and experience the old Japan, just like in the Edo period. If you’re riding one of the tour buses, just tell the driver to drop you at the “old town”. Here you will find old structures, such as storehouses, temples, offices and etc.… that were very well preserved. You can also find a lot of […]

Tokyo Disneyland, where “Magic Happens”

Since it was a weekend, do expect to queue in most rides, that usually last about 30 minutes and could even go over an hour. But now worries, while waiting in line, you can always ask one of your buddies to secure a “FASTPASS” for your next attraction. The FASTPASS FastPass is a ticket that gives you priority access/line to […]