Tag: Tokyo

One Night in a Capsule Hotel
Cities, Japan

One Night in a Capsule Hotel

Take a look at the zany world of capsule hotels, as I try one in Tokyo. I was walking down the dark and dim lit corridors of my hotel. The calm and almost soporific atmosphere covered the floor like a warm blanket on a cold winter’s night, as I passed rows and […]

Of Fishes and Fish Markets …
Travel, Japan

Of Fishes and Fish Markets …

The market was practically empty by the time I reached there. The shutters were downing and the shop owners tallying up the morning’s sale.  It was my second day in Tokyo and the jet lag was finally getting to me. I had originally planned to wake up at about 07:00 […]

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 […]