Plans For New Shibuya Skyscraper Unveiled
renderings of the new Shibuya Station Building slated to open in 2019

The face of Tokyo continues to change. This week Tokyu Corp. unveiled plans for what a new skyscraper steps from Shibuya st...

posted by  RamenRyan | 1 year, 6 months ago | 2 comments


Twitter Archives and the Sendai Quake

The more I used Twitter to understand and check on the safety of friends, the more I realized there was — dare I say — a moral obligation on the part of Twitter to provide easier access to this arc...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 year, 6 months ago | 0 comments


The Books Behind Your Favorite Studio Ghibli Films

While there can be no doubt that Studio Ghibli draws strongly on Japanese material, such as the folk tales of the tanuki in Pom Poko or Shinto gods in Spirited Away, Ghibli is by no means culturall...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 year, 6 months ago | 1 comment


A Guide to the Regional Ramen of Japan

A bowl of ramen consists of four basic elements: the broth, the tare, the noodles, and the toppings. The broth is generally a mix of pork, chicken, seafood, and vegetables, with each shop crafting ...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 year, 6 months ago | 3 comments


FYG Guides - Climbing Mt. Fuji (Fujisan)

Backpack 25-35 Liters simple backpack which can stuff everything below is recommended. Hip-belt provide support and reduce stress on your shoulder. Rain Jacket, Pants & Rain gaiters [Rentals Av...

posted by  Yubi | 1 year, 6 months ago | 1 comment


Ping Cars Road Trip 2014 Canceled

The artist Osamu Kokufu, who had been planning to take part in the 2014 Econo Move eco car race with Ping Cars, has died in an accident at the Aomori Contemporary Art Centre, where his exhibition h...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 year, 6 months ago | 0 comments


Area Sightseeing Guide | Odakyu Electric Railway

There are plenty of attractions on offer along the Odakyu Lines, including one of Japan's most famous trend-setting hot spots, Shinjuku, or there's Hakone where you can simply enjoy the hot springs...

posted by  Yubi | 1 year, 6 months ago | 0 comments


High-tech Nippon Clever mask a hit amid MERS outbreak

High-tech facial masks produced by a Japanese firm have been selling like gangbusters since the outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome in South Korea in May, and its already intensified produ...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 year, 6 months ago | 0 comments


Taking an overnight bus in Japan

Night buses are a very cheap way of travel around Japan.

I will be the first to admit that my initial experience on an overnight bus was probably not under the most ideal circumstances. I had beco...

posted by  Yubi | 1 year, 6 months ago | 2 comments


Beautiful installation at the Venice Biennale by Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota
The Key in the Hand (2015) by Chiharu Shiota. | All photos by Sunhi Mang

Last year the Japanese visual artist Chiharu Shiota used the attention she was getting from an exhibition in Washington ...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 year, 6 months ago | 1 comment

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