The One about Kitanomaru National Garden

During the month of March and April, Kitanomura Park is one of the pleasant areas to visit. Located in Chiyoda, Tokyo and north of the Tokyo Imperial Palace, part of the allure of this park is that Nippon Budokan (where many concerts and events take place) and the Science Museum and the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo is right nearby. Long ago, the park was used as a medicinal […]

The One about Yodabashi Camera in Akihabara

In 1960, Fujisawa Shashin Shokai was created and founded in the former town and ward of Yodobashi. As the store changed its named to Yodobashi Camera Co., Ltd. in 1974.  The first store would open in Shinjku Nishiguchi and 1/3 of all SLR cameras were sold at the Yodobashi camera store. As the company would open their online store in 1998, the company’s mega store would open in Akihabara in […]

The One about Sumida Park

If you are heading east from the temples of Asakusa, toward Tokyo Skytree, before the Sumida River is a park known as Sumida Park (Sumida Koen). Just five minutes from Asakusa station at 1 Mukoujima Sumida-ku, Tokyo, Sumida Park is extremely popular in March and April for the cherry blossoms. With over 1000 Sakura trees planted along the riverside, Sumida park was once a private park of a Shogun family. […]

The One about Tokyo Solamachi

With the opening of Tokyo Skytree in 2012, the commercial shopping center Tokyo Solamachi created to provide shopping for people visiting the area. With over 300 shops, Tokyo Skytree, an aquarium, planetarium, museum and restaurants and shopping galore, it is no doubt a major tourist destination. For more information on Tokyo Skytree, please visit my blog post. Tokyo Solamachi opens at 10:00 a.m. and closes at 8:00 p.m.  (restaurants on […]

The One about Uniqlo

Uniqlo has no doubt become one of the popular unisex clothing shops globally. Back in 1949, In Ube, Yamaguchi, a mens clothing shop operated by Ogori Shoji has been operating in the area. In 1984, the company wanted to create a unisex casual wear store in Fukuro-Machi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima under the name “Unique Clothing Warehouse” and the brand “uni-clo” was born. But as the company expanded, in 1988, a staff […]

The One about ASBee in Shibuya, Tokyo

In America, we are used to seeing shoe stores such as Foot Locker, Famous Footwear, Finish Line, etc. In Japan, possibly one of the most popular shoe stores to find throughout Japan, especially in Tokyo, in the mega trendy special ward of Shibuya, and that is the ASBee Shibuya Center District Store (Udagawacho 23-8, Shibuya-ku ,Tokyo ,Japan). The store features many shoes limited to ASBee, and while they sell their […]

The One about the Tommie Copper Light Weight Compression Ankle Socks

As a runner, I believe in compression sleeves and compression socks. Tommie Copper may have had a difficult situation last December with the FTC ruling due to their advertising practices of compression technology, but one shouldn’t count out compression socks or sleeves. If anything, you’ll need to try it out for yourself and see if they work for you. Because there are those who believe in that compression sleeves and […]