Thursday, 18 September 2014

Tokyo Game Show



The Tokyo Game Show is an annual convention where publishers and developers around the world show off the hottest video games. The show is held over fours days (18-21 Sept) but the first two days are business days for invited members of the industry and media, while the third and fourth day are open for the general public. 

The trade show is attended by many big names in the video game business including Sony, Microsoft, Konami, Sega, etc. Each company sets up a booth to show off their products, with the larger companies setting up extravagant booths with stages, huge movie screens, live shows, playable demos, trailers and celebrity appearances. For those looking to discover new games by lesser known developers, independent game developers also have an area where they can showcase their games of all platforms.

Venue: Makuhari Messe
The Tokyo Game Show is held in  Makuhari Messe, a 5-10 minute walk from JR Kaihin-Makuhari Station. From Tokyo Station, Kaihin-Makuhari Station can be reached by rapid (30 minutes) or local train (40 minutes) along the JR Keiyo Line (550 yen).

Ticket: Advance ticket 1,000 yen/day, On-the-day ticket 1,200 yen/day

Time: 2014/9/20 (Sat) to 9/21(Sun)


PARK YOGA AND STRETCH at TOKYO MID TOWN


Hola ;-)

It’s sure getting chilly day by day.

Great season for being outside.

 
KONAMI SPORT CLUB organize free Yoga and stretch classes at TOKYO Midtown in Roppongi.

I joined a yoga class few days ago and it was so relaxing and I really liked doing it outside at night ;-)
If you are not doing anything I highly recommend.

 EVENT DETAILS

Time: weekdays from 19:30~   weekend and national holiday from 10:00~

Class is about one hour

Place: GREEN PARK in MID TOWN (ROPPONGI)

From BUREAU GINZA take Hibiya line from HIGASHI GINZA station to ROPPONGI station.

Cost: Free

Capacity: 500 people (fist come first served basis)

What to bring: yoga matt or towel and water


Possible classes cancellation due to weather .

 

Schedule

18th Sep stretch 19:30~

22nd Sep Yoga 19:30~

23rd Sep Stretch 10:00~

24th Sep Yoga 19:30~

25th Sep Stretch 19:30~

27th Sep Stretch 10:00~

28th Sep Stretch 10:00~

29th Sep Yoga 19:30~

30th Sep Yoga 19:30~

1st Oct Yoga 19:30~

2nd Oct Stretch 19:30~

 

Have an awesome time !

Thursday, 11 September 2014

NB Club



Sometimes, do you feel tempted to go abroad?

There is ‘‘little New York’’ in Ginza!

It’s NB club ! : )

Foreign musician performs live 4 times every day. (Sunday is close)

You can enjoy many kinds of music, Soul, R&B, Jazz, Pops, and Oldies.


 
 
Not only live performance but also dinner is fantastic.
Experienced cook serves fusion dish of Italian, French, Japanese, and Chinese.
All of the staff are foreigners, ( cource they can speak Japanese) so you can enjoy sense of being in other country.


If there is somebody whose birthday is soon, I recommend you to hold a party there ; )

You can arrange the musicians to sing a birthday song and arrange the staff to serve birthday cake!!

It must be fantastic night ; )




          Cheers
 


NB CLUB

Tel: 03-3571-7636

Adress: 東京都中央区銀座8丁目5 Tokyo Chuo-ku Ginza 8-5-6

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Crawling ;-)


Hello everyone ;)

One more day to go for the weekend can’t wait !!

If you like drinking and meeting new people

How about join the Pub Crawl in Tokyo ;-)

You may discover your favorite Bar as they normally take you to 3or4 bars.

They do it almost every weekend in Shibuya or Roppongi ;-)

If you are interested in check the site below.

http://www.tokyopubcrawl.com/


 

Speaking of Pub Crawl there is an interesting event in Ginza which seems like very similar to Pub crawl but it is only held one a year.

‘GL one day festival in Ginza’

6th September 2014 OPEN20:00

You buy a list band for 2,000yen and hopping bars and restaurants. There will be more than 90 artists perform in the bars and restaurants ;D
 

Sounds fun !!

More details check the web http://www.gl840.com/

 

Don’t get too wasted
Cherrs xx.

 

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Japanese local dish



Hello : )

It has gradually moved into the autumn season recently.

 

Then, I would like to introduce a restaurant of Japanese snowy region in Ginza! (Is it too early??)

The restaurant name is NAMAHAGE-GINZA.

It’s famous for KIRITANPO(mashed rice put on a stick) with Japanese hot pot.
 

 


We Japanese really like to eat hot pot dinner with family or friends ; )

KIRITANPO is a country dish of Akita prefecture, north of Japan.

And restaurant name, NAMAHAGE is the folklore demons of Akita. (villagers dress up as them on New Year's Eve and frighten children)
 
 

Surprisingly, sometimes NAMAHAGE appears in this restaurant!!

You can feel Akita’s warm atmosphere with the rustic interior decoration in this restaurant.



Chech it out ; )


 

Adress: Tokyo Chuo-ku Ginza8-5-6, 9F(東京都中央区銀座8-5-6 中島商事ビル9F)

 


Thursday, 21 August 2014

FUJISAN


Hello ;-)

Today I give you some information about Mt Fuji which I have been asked by few guests lately.
 
 
 
As you know, Mt Fuji is the highest mountain in Japan (3,776m/12,385ft)
Official climbing season is July and August.

There are lots of people climbing during this time, therefore top of the mountain can be so crowded like down town in Tokyo.
Still worth climbing once in your life time though ;D

There are 4 main climbing trails, most common rout called ‘ YOSHIDA GUCHI ‘ (吉田口)Which is start from north side of Mt Fuji.

 You can take bus up to 5th station (五合目) most people starts from there !
There is direct bus to 5th station from Shinjuku station.
You can check the further more details on web site below.
https://www.highwaybus.com/rs-web01-prd-rel/gp/foreign/frgSelectLine?lang=en

 
Make sure to bring warm clothe and rain coat with u ;)
Web site below is very informative  
http://www.city.fujiyoshida.yamanashi.jp/div/english/html/climb.html

 

Have a nice one.

 


Bye for now !

 

 

 

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Summer event in Asakusa


Hi, everyone : )

 

Asakusa is known to as traditional town with the Sosenji-temple.(

浅草寺)

But the surprising event will be held in Asakusa.

It’s Asakusa Samba Carnival, which is the largest samba parade and contest in Japan !

It was held 32 times since 1981.

Each samba team sets their own theme and story, and it’s expressed by dancers who wearing gorgeous costume and decorated float.

This event attracts over half-million visitors every year!      

Be sure to arrive early and reserve a spot, so you can enjoy the dynamic dance up close.

 

 

Schedule

2014.8.23

Start/end time : 13:00–18:00

 

Access

By train : Short walk from Tokyo Metro Tawaramachi Station / Asakusa Station, Toei Asakusa Line Asakusa Station, Tobu Line Asakusa Station


 

Thursday, 7 August 2014

SUMMER FUN.


Hello everyone ;-)

It has been lovely outside mmm maybe bit too much?

 
Anyway there is a big fire works festival coming up this Sunday called
The Tokyo bay fire works 東京湾大華火祭.
We actually already have mentioned about it so if you are interested in
Check out our previous blog.

 

If you are looking for place to swim and sun bathing.
‘Swimming pool GRAND BLUE ‘ is the one I could recommend.
It is an outside pool with stunning view of ODAIBA include the rainbow bridge.
Just open from 12th July to 31st August.

It is in a hotel called Grand Pacific Le DAIBA which is just located 15 minutes from the central Tokyo. They open it for public as well.

 
 


Sometimes better to avoid crazy busy beaches and just chill out by pool side ;-)

Below is website in English where you can find more information.
http://www.grandpacific.jp/eng/

 

Have an awesome day.

 

Cheers !!

Saturday, 2 August 2014

Fireworks in summertime!



Hello everyone!

It is summer and almost way too hot to be outside during the day, but the in the evenings it may even be pleasant to be outside. One good thing that comes with summer in Japan is the fireworks and the festivalities that comes with them. August offers a wide arrange of fireworks all over Japan and here is a couple of the firework events that take place during August in Tokyo.

We recommend Edogawa fireworks on the 2nd of August, which include 14,000 fireworks in 1 hour and 15 min, even though the first 1000 shots plan to go of the first 5 seconds. We also recommend Tokyo-Wan Dai-Hanabi-Sai on the 10th of August, walking distance from our serviced apartments at B-SITE Hamamatsu-cho (Hamamatsu-cho station). 

Just remember that it gets very crowded and that it is still rather hot outside so it may not be a walk in the park. It is also recommended to be there several hours before to find a spot from where you have a good view. Using the subways after these kind of event is a challenge and it is highly recommended to have a Suica card or buy the train ticket in advance. 

Tokyo

Edogawa Fireworks Festival (#39)
DateAugust 2nd, Saturday, 2014
Time19:15 - 20:30
Number of Fireworks14,000 (1,000 shots in first 5 seconds!)
Nearby StationKoiwa Station on JR Line
Keisei-Edogawa Station on Keisei Line
Shinozaki Station on Toei Shinjuku Line

Itabashi Fireworks Festival (#55)
DateAugust 2nd, Saturday, 2014
Time19:00 - 20:30
Number of Fireworks11,000
Nearby StationNishidai Station on Toei Mita Line

Tokyo-Wan Dai-Hanabi-Sai (Tokyo Bay Fireworks Festival #26)
DateAugust 10th, Sunday, 2014
Time19:00 - 20:20
Number of Fireworks12,000
Nearby StationJR Hamamatsucho Station on JR Line
Toyosu Station on Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line
Kachidoki Station on Toei Oedo Line

Jingu Gaien Fireworks Festival
DateAugust 16th, Saturday, 2014
Time19:30 - 20:30
Number of Fireworks10,000
Nearby StationGaienmae Station on Tokyo Metro Ginza Line
Shinanomachi Station on JR Line

Yokohama

Last, but maybe even the best of them all, is the Yokohama fireworks which takes place on Tuesday the 5th of August. This is highly recommend due to three reasons. 1. It is by walking distance from B-SITE Yokohama and not too far from our new building in Yokohama Kannai. 2. It is rather easy to get a good view of the fireworks. 3. A stunning 15,000 shots are fired. 

For more information:
http://www.yokohamajapan.com/things-to-do/events/29th-kanagawa-shimbun-fireworks-festival-2014/

We wish you all a pleasant summer!


Thursday, 31 July 2014

Art Aquarium



I would like to introduce ‘Art aquarium’ in shinbashi which exhibits only goldfish.

Gold fish is one of the summer feature in Japan.

Children enjoy goldfish scooping at the summer festival.
 

This Art aquarium exhibits many kinds of goldfish with graceful Japanese art.

You can enjoy Japanese art and original atmosphere.

 

But it changes into Museum lounge after 7:00PM! You can buy alcoholic beverages and walk around the exhibit.
Perhaps surprisingly, DJ live-party is held every SaturdayJ
Sometime, Poll dance show is held too!
 
Art Aquarium
From 11th July to 23rd September
Place: COREDO Muromachi - Nihonbashi Mitsui hall (COREDO室町-日本橋三井ホール)
Time: 11:00AM – 11:30PM
 
If you want to join the events, check it out the website and schedule!