Dennis A. Amith

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The One about Shamrock by Abbot’s Choice in Roppongi

Located in the Minato Ward in Roppongi is one of the noteworthy pubs in the area. Shamrock by Abbot’s Choice is known for carrying numerous draught beers, hundreds of varieties of whisky and bottled beer. Best place to find during your stroll to or from Roppongi Hills.  If you happen to visit the place during happy hour (3 p.m. – 7 p.m.)., you’re really in for a treat.  Food and alcohol is priced affordably and […]

The One about Buying a Pachinko Machine

Pachinko machines have been part of Japanese entertainment since it was first built in the 1920’s. With the first parlor built in Nagoya back in 1948, by the 1980’s, mechanical pachinko machines became popular as the technology improved by showcasing flashing lights, levers and more. Today’s modern pachinko machines have improved dramatically within the last decade as video machines show longer videos, feature more gameplay and also giving people a chance to win more prizes. […]

The One about Ultraman World M78

In Japan, tokusatsu shows (any Japanese live-action film or TV drama which features special effects) and merchandise are popular. And for Ultraman fans, the Ultraman World M78 stores attract fans from all over the world. I went to the Ultraman World M78 store at Tokyo Solamachi (the shopping complex right next to Tokyo Sky Tree) and the shop is an official Tsuburaya Productions shop featuring merch from various Ultraman series. And these stores were quite […]

The One about Nippori Station

A station that many people use to transfer from one station to another is Nippori Station in Arakawa Ward. The station opened back on April 1, 1905 and the Keisei Station portion was opened in December 1931. Nippori Station is right next to Yanaka, an area which I have blogged about with many temples, shrines and a huge cemetery.  It is also a major hub for those coming from or going to Narita Airport via […]

The One about the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum at Ueno Park

In 1926, the first public music in Japan opened.  Known as the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum and it is the go to museum for masterpieces from abroad and contemporary art are introduced. It’s current location is not the original museum, as the Tokyo Prefectural Museum at Ueno Park was too cramped.  So, an architect named Kunio Maekawa designed a new museum in Ueno Park.  And restoration to the building began in 2010 and the building […]