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Tokyo’s quaint tiny drinking dens
Travel, Cities, Japan

Tokyo’s quaint tiny drinking dens

The bar looms at the entrance of Golden Gai, Tokyo’s famed drinking quarter. The streets around it look deserted as I wander among the small lanes. It promises to be an interesting evening. Tokyo is famous for its modernity and high sky high buildings. And Shinjuku-ku in Tokyo is legendary […]

Meow from the Cat Cafe
Travel, Japan

Meow from the Cat Cafe

The small cat shaped toy sits on the mantle. The toy’s real life counterparts mill on the floor below, cheerfully stopping by fawning patrons. Flashbulbs go off, as the cute cats pose for photographs. Shinjuku-ku, is a bustling ward of Tokyo. Home to the busiest railway station in the world, […]

The White Herons of Asakusa
Travel, Japan

The White Herons of Asakusa

The subway station of Asakusa has this lovely mosaic of a white heron parading through the streets of Asakusa. I ventured into Asakusa to see if I could spot these dancing white herons during the annual Culture Day parade. I am in Asakusa, a part of what is now old […]

Jimbocho
Travel, Japan

The Charming Book Town of Tokyo

This week we take a walk down through an unusual side street of Tokyo – a charming book town right in the heart of Central Tokyo !!!  Books and me, we are old friends. I’ve spent many a weekend rummaging through the second hand books on sale on the pavements near […]

05 Travel Apps hand picked for Japan
Travel Tips, Japan

05 Travel Apps hand picked for Japan

Take a look at this collection of Travel Apps to make your trip to Japan absolutely hassle free. While planning for my Japan trip, I came across a number of handy apps that you can use for planning your own trip to Japan. The apps are also very useful when […]

Trekster goes to Japan !!!
Travel, Japan

Trekster goes to Japan !!!

In November, I am off for a short 2-week trip to Japan, the land of the rising sun. Hopefully, I’ll be back with many more tales to tell… Japan has been on my list of places to visit for quite some time now. For me, the mix of culture and modernity […]