Archive for the ‘About Japan’ Category

Venus Fort in Odaiba

Venus Fort is a shopping mall in Odaiba just beside the Toyota showroom. The interior design of this mall is very nice. It uses European design. It make feel like I am in Europe for holiday. Inside the mall, there is a very nice fountain and nicely crafted. It is a upmarket shopping mall. The goods sold here is very expensive and most of it selling at least in 5 figures (in japanese yen). Click on the picture to view the photos.

Venus Fort in Odaiba
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Ferris Wheel in Odaiba

The world’s largest ferris wheel is here in Odaiba with the height of 115 metre above the ground. It costs 900 yen to sit for a 16 minutes ride to see the view of Tokyo from 115 metre above the ground. At night you see beautiful lighting effect on the ferris wheel which will change colour every few seconds. Enjoy the photos by clicking the link below.

Ferris Wheel in Odaiba

Odaiba

Odaiba is a popular tourist attraction in Tokyo City. I went there last Saturday to check out the place. It is a very interesting place with few attractions you should not be missed. In previous posting, I got mentioned about the original Statue of Liberty in Odaiba. I went to see it in close-up view. It is the original Statue of Liberty made in France long time ago and the New York’s Statue of Liberty was built based on this original statue here in Odaiba.

Odaiba is located on a man-made land or reclaimed land in Tokyo Bay. Some big organization like Shell and NHK are located here. There’s also an indoor theme park called JoyRide Sega in Aqua City Mall. From the Aqua City Mall, you have a vey nice view of Rainbow Bridge which connect Odaiba with the mainland. In coming postings, I will write about attractions in Odaiba. For now enjoy some pictures of the some beautiful view in Odaiba.

Odaiba

Rainy Days….

It has been raining these few days here in Tokyo. The rain here sometimes can last for one whole day from early morning to late night. To stay in Japan, you must always know the weather condition everyday before you step out from your house. In Japan you going to do a lot of walking either to work or travel around. So if on that day it’s going to rain, it’s better to have a umbrella with you. I every night check the weather forecast using the Yahoo Widget before I go to sleep. The weather here is cold now due to the rain and temperature can drop until 14 celcius at night…. I almost freeze to death hahaha….

Miss Universe 2007, Riyo Mori of Japan

Last night Miss Universe 2007 pageant was held in Mexico City. There are 77 contestants for this event. Out of these 77 beautiful ladies, Riyo Mori of Japan won the title of Miss Universe 2007. She was born in 24 December 1986 in Shizuoka, Japan. Hmmm.. 4 years younger than me. Can consider to make her as my girl friend… haha just joking. She is the second Japanese to won this title in 48 years. 

Riyo Mori 1  Riyo Mori 2 

Riyo Mori 3 Riyo Mori 4

Shibuya, The Fashion City

Last Sunday, I went to Shibuya with my friend to take a look how is the fashion in Shibuya a.k.a. Fashion City. Shibuya was packed with people and mainly ladies who came down here to hunt for cloths. The popular landmark in Shibuya is the Shibuya 109 building. In this building, you can find all sort of ladies fashion like accessories, shoe and cloths. I went inside the building and all I can see is ladies shopping for cloths. Here you can find a lot of beautiful ladies.

For guys, you can go to Shibuya 109-2 building to find guys fashion. You have to go up to 5th and 6th floor to find guys fashion shop.

How to go to Shibuya: Take the JR Yamanote Line in Tokyo. As long as you able to take this line, you can reach Shibuya because this Yamanote Line circle around Tokyo City. So you won’t get lost.

Shibuya

Pedestrian Come First….

When I first arrived here, I was suprised on how Japanese drives behave when on the road. If there are pedestrian trying or wanted to cross a road (using zebra crossing with no traffic light available), cars have to give way to pedestrian to cross first. It is a good practice to give way to the elders or the young ones to cross first. Now I feel safe crossing the road here compare to Malaysia where I have to look left and right many times before I can cross a road. I wish Malaysia also can practice this practice to make the roads safer to pedestrian.