Random Impressions Part 7 – Kintaikyo

First seen on Sumikai… The Kintaikyo Bridge, Symbol of Iwakuni in the Yamaguchi prefecture, spans the Nishiki river and is unique in its construction. The five-arch bridge was built in 1673 by Kikkawa Hiroyoshi, the third lord of the Kikkawa Family who had their residence in Iwakuni during the Edo era. The Kintaikyo connects the town…

A Cheapo’s Guide to Akihabara

I’m sure most of you interested in Japan, especially those who plan to or have visited, know Tokyo Cheapo‘s Blog and have rummaged through their website. Japan is known as one of the most expensive countries, with Tokyo being one of the most expensive towns, and it can be daunting to think about all the…

Shimokitazawa (A Very Trendy Area)

Reblogging because I always wanted to write about Shimokitazawa because I’m so curious how it compared to Harajuku or Shibuya but unfortunately I haven’t been there yet. So also for me as future reference because I want to visit some of the shops mentioned (^_^)

Random Impressions Part 5

First seen on sumikai.com When I visited Japan for the first time ever I decided to start in the south and then head up north with some stops in between before letting my stay end in Tokyo. I bought the Japan Rail Pass and went from Narita Airport straight to Tokyo Station and took the…

Ao no dokutsu illuminations

Ao no dokutsu Illuminations in Nakameguro

First seen on sumikai.com When the days get longer Illuminations start popping up around the country, creating a magical atmosphere in the darkness of the night. Inspired by the Blue Grotto (=ao no dokutsu) on the coast of the island of capri a one kilometer stretch alongside the Meguro has been decorated with blue lights. The…

Random Impressions Part 2

Here is part two of the random picture posts from Japan, today featuring a more than colorful train and a visit at Tsukada Nojo (塚田農場) Universal Studios Japan Train Tsukada Nojo (塚田農場) Adress: B1, 2-8-13, Sonezaki, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka, 530-0057  (〒530-0057 大阪府大阪市北区曽根崎2-8-13 B1)