Dennis A. Amith

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The One about Kita City Asakuyama Museum

Located at Asakuyama Park in Kita Ward is the Kita City Asakuyama Museum. Established in 1998, the museum is one of the three museums located at the park.  The second floor being the entrance, reception room and auditorium, the third floor is the learning room, snack room, while the first floor is the exhibition room that showcases the history of Arakawa. The museum opens at 10:00 a.m. through 5:00 pm. (tickets for the exhibition room […]

The One about the Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame Part 1

Located at Tokyo Dome City, next to Tokyo Dome, is the Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame. Opened back in 1959, 20-years later after the establishment of the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, the Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame is no doubt a wonderful and must-see place for baseball fans. The museum opens at 10:00 a.m. and closes at 6:00 from March to September and at 5:00 p.m. from October through February […]

Travel Guide: The One about Tax-Free Shops in Japan

In Japan, especially in Tokyo, in major foreigner-friendly shopping areas such as Akihabara, there are logos showcasing “Japan Tax-Free Shop”. It’s important to for people traveling Japan to know that shops will NOT give you tax-free if you don’t ask for it.  Afterall, how would they know if you are a foreign traveler versus a person who lives in Japan?  The rule is all temporary visitors (less than six months stay in Japan) such as […]

The One about Kotobukiya in Akihabara, Part 2

I wrote about Kotobukiya back in October 2016 and I realized, that I really didn’t feature many photos.  So, for those who want the history of the company can click here. With that out of the way, I just want to say what I love about this shop. For one, if you are a video game or anime fan, the store offers so many things to purchase as souvenirs that Animate and other shops don’t […]

The One about SKY CIRCUS Sunshine60 Observatory in Ikebukuro (for Photography or Video)

In Tokyo, there are numerous observatories that really give people or photographers and videographers a great look of the city skyline. While the World Trade Center tops my list for best observatory for photographers and videographers, primarily because it gives you a look of all surrounding areas, their is seating and most importantly, the lights are dimmed.  One location I wanted to try is SKY CIRCUS Sunshine60 Observatory in Ikebukuro. As far as indoor amusement […]