One day, while I was in Japan, a Japanese friend of mine invited me to join their Shotokan Karate class in one of the Secondary schools in Tokyo! I did accept the invitation as I have some experience in Shotokan Karate before when I was a student in the United States. Anyway, I didn’t have my Karate uniform with me “Karate gi” so I wore a sweat pant and a white T-shirt instead!! More
26 Aug 2012 Leave a Comment
14 Aug 2012 Leave a Comment
I made a stop at Akihabara ( Akihabara Electric Town). It’s a major city in TOKYO for electronics, video games, manga and anime. This time I didn’t stay long at Akihabara as I was mainly focusing on visiting places that I’ve never seen before in Tokyo. More
05 Jul 2012 4 Comments
Shibuya is one of the major metropolitan cities in Tokyo. Two major things, if I do, I feel like I’m really in TOKYO. Seeing TOKYO TOWER and being in Shibuya! I’m not a big fan of Shibuya stores though and I rarely do shopping there but the surrounding buildings, the big screens, the neons, the crowd, the traffic lights, the pedestrians and Shibuya Station all makes me feel TOKYO! More
06 May 2012 Leave a Comment
Finally, it’s my “Part II” post about my latest trip to Japan!
Here I’m talking about Tokyo Sky Tree Tower “東京スカイツリ”! In my earlier entries I’ve already posted something about Tokyo Sky Tree Tower and about its establishment & the overall construction, but this time it’s different! I’ve experienced seeing Tokyo Sky Tree Tower in real! YES I DID!! It’s off the Sumida river. More
11 Feb 2012 Leave a Comment
in Japan Tags: Awaji-shima, 神戸, 静岡, Japan, Kobe, Nagoya, Osaka, Shin-Yokohama, Shizuoka, Tokyo, كوبيه, ناغويا, يوكوهاما, Yokohama, 名古屋, 大阪, 日本, 東京, 横浜市, 淡路島, اليابان, اوساكا, جزيرة آواجي, شيزوكا, طوكيو
I’ve stayed in Japan for 17 days visiting some of the major cities in Honshu (Tokyo, Shizuoka, Yokohama, Nagoya, Osaka, Kobe and Awaji Island). It was my first time visiting Nagoya, Kobe and Awaji Island. Shinkansen was really helpful in making me reaching these cities conveniently. More
22 Jan 2012 3 Comments
This is my first entry being posted from Japan! Not a first visit though. I’m in TOKYO now, my plan is to discover Japan beyond what’s mentioned on travel guidebooks/websites. More
29 Mar 2011 2 Comments
“The Seto-Ohashi Bridge, is a series of double deck bridges connecting Okayama and Kagawa prefectures in Japan across a series of five small islands in the Seto Inland Sea. Built over the period 1978–1988, it is one of the three routes of the Honshū-Shikoku Bridge Project connecting Honshū and Shikoku islands. At 13.1 km long, it ranks as the world’s longest two-tiered bridge system.
Crossing the bridge takes about 20 minutes by car or train. The ferry crossing before the bridge was built took about an hour. The non-discounted toll from Kojima, Kurashiki (Okayama Prefecture on the Honshū side) to Sakaide (Kagawa Prefecture on the Shikoku side) is ¥3,500, and vice-versa.” (Wikipedia)
Japan has many good bridges like the Rainbow Bridge in Odaiba in Tokyo and the Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge connecting Kobe to Awaki Island, besides many other famous bridges around Japan. More
18 Jul 2010 2 Comments
” Ikebukuro (池袋), the largest city located in Toshima ward, is a commercial and entertainment district of Tokyo, Japan. Toshima ward offices, Ikebukuro station, and several shops, restaurants, and enormous department stores are located within city limits.
At the center of Ikebukuro is the train and subway station, a huge urban gathering shared by the JR East lines, the Seibu Ikebukuro Line and the Tōbu Tōjō Line. It is one of the main commuter hubs in the western Yamanote area of Tokyo. Ikebukuro Station is the second busiest station in Japan, second only to Shinjuku Station.Around the station are the Seibu and Tōbu department stores. Seibu, written with the characters for “West” and “Musashi (province)” 西武, is on the east end of the station and Tōbu, written with the characters for “East” and “Musashi” 東武, is on the west end. More
27 Oct 2009 2 Comments
” The Sumida River (隅田川, Sumida-gawa) is a river which flows through Tokyo, Japan. It branches from the Arakawa River at Iwabuchi and flows into Tokyo Bay. Its tributaries include the Kanda and Shakujii rivers. What is now known as the “Sumida River” was previously the path of the Arakawa, however towards the end of the Meiji era work was carried out to divert the main flow of the Arakawa to prevent flooding. More
10 Aug 2009 Leave a Comment
in Anime, Manga, Video Games Tags: キャプテン翼, Captain Majed, Captain Tsubasa, Kuwait, Mazen, MEGA-CD, Saudi Arabia, SEGA, SEGA MEGA-CD, Shonen Jump, Shueisha, Tokyo, Tsubasa Oozora, Yoichi Takahashi, 大空 翼, الكابتن ماجد
“Captain Tsubasa is a popular Japanese manga, anime and video game series, originally created by Yoichi Takahashi in 1981. The series mainly revovles around the sport of Football.
The story focuses on the adventures of a Japanese youth fotball team and its captain Tsubasa Oozora, whose name literally translates to (Big Sky Wings). More