The Need For Speed?

Being a commuter in Australia has its quirks. Mainly punctuality and reliability issues with trains in some states. Our interstate trains feel slightly faster than the local trains, however, the overall experience and interior is inferior to those you may experience in other countries. Since this blog is about Japan, this post is about the…

While You’re Here…

More than likely, if you are planning a trip to Tokyo, the name Tsukiji Fish Market would have been mentioned as one of the ‘to-do’s. Also you may have heard about the planned move (which had some delays due to various reasons), the temp closure of the market some years back (rumoured to be a…

Hiding in the corner is…

… Winter! It is almost here [Post #2] and tourists from around the world will be flooding into the alpine resorts of Japan for their renowned powder snow and amazing onsens (hot springs). Back in Aussieland, people would drive many hours to get to a decent snow resort, whereas, Japan’s amazing public transport will get…

The Sky’s the Limit

The tallest tower in world and the 2nd tallest free-standing structure in the world to date. At 634m, the Tokyo Skytree is a magnificent structure from afar and up close. It looks fantastic during the day and at night. The structure is also earthquake resistant, with high-tech seismic proofing mechanisms, which claimed by the designers, could absorb…