The One about Visiting Kabushiki Gaisha Shueisha

If you are visiting the Chiyoda ward and are in Jimbocho, if you are a fan of Japanese comic books (manga) and animation (anime), you will definitely want to visit Shueisha Inc. (Kabushiki Gaisha Shueisha). Founded back in 1925, Shueisha is the entertainment-related publishing division of Japanese publisher Shogakukan and then later made into a separate, independent company. Shueisha is best known for publishing “Weekly Shonen Jump”, “Weekly Young Jump”, […]

The One about Taking Photos very late in Tokyo Pt. 1

While crime does happen in Japan, it’s not like the United States (specifically major metropolitan areas) where you have to worry of someone attacking you in the wee hours of the morning, while walking. Quite often, Tokyo is lively late at night but with the trains coming to a close late at night, many people try to get home before midnight.  Those who walk try to find a cab, those […]

The One about Sakura Hotel & Hostel (in Jimbocho)

With Japan coming down on Airbnb, I get asked the question of what hotel to stay in Tokyo, but also saving the most money and a room that’s not too small with good privacy. There are many places to stay throughout Tokyo but the cheapest would be Sakura Hotel and Hostel. There are four locations: Ikebukuro (which several of my friends have stayed at and enjoy), Hatagaya (close to Shinjuku […]

The One about Book Town – Jimbocho (Tokyo)

Every morning in Jimbocho (a neighborhood of Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan), you will see many of the used-book stores put their books out for sale. The location is where the prestigious Tokyo Book Binding Club and Literature Preservation Society is located, also the location of Shonen Jump’s Shueisha, as well as five major universities (Nihon, Senshu, Meiji, Hosei and Juntendo). While Jinbocho (or Jimbocho) is named after samurai, Jinbo Nagaharu in […]