[ Tokyo ] Jiyuugaoka – The Exotic Neighbourhood


A bit out of the way on a Tokyo tourist map is a small design-theme neighbourhood called the “hills of freedom”. From Shibuya (the end of a metro line), you’ll need to take a train 東急東橫線 to get there. At this place, you won’t find… Continue reading


[ Tokyo ] Kumamon in Ginza

If there’s a popular mascot of the year award, Kumamon would probably get it. Originally designed to help promote the goods and tourism of Kumamoto Prefecture after the Kyushu Shinkansen line opened, the Kumamoto bear has become a popular..

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[ Tokyo ] The Asakusa O-mikuji


[ 繼 2011 年的那淺草寺的一支籤 ] The Fortune Paper of 2011

We went to Tokyo for countdown at the end of 2010. The next morning (2011.01.01), we went to the Asakusa Temple and got a O-mikuji (おみくじ). That was the year I finaly decided to go do my masters in London. I got a good fortune o-mikuji saying that it was a good year for me to get married, go travel. Work would go well, I would get a “rare treasure” & the person I’m waiting for will come”. At that time.. (continue in English here)

2011 年的到數,全家去了東京。2011.01.01的早上我們去了淺草寺&求了一支籤。那年的籤是大吉,說到那年是結婚的好年,適合旅行,工作不錯 & 我等待的人會來; 我會有個少見的寶藏。2011 年我去了英國修碩士,也是我遇到…

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[ Tokyo ] Kyobashi & Tokyo Kitte


From the Former Postmaster Office.Have not been to Tokyo just for travel for a long time. Was in Tokyo this time for a friend’s wedding. Haven’t really travelled for leisure on my own for some time (mainly for work). Was super excited. After I dropped my luggage at the hotel, I went out to take in some fresh air. It was colder in Tokyo than in Taipei. Just the right temperature to keep heads cool. Headed towards the Kitte near the Tokyo Station. Wasn’t…

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[ Osaka ] Kishiwada Danjiri Festival

The craziest and one of the most dangerous festivals in Japan

“Abunai” means “dangerous” in Japanese and this word is associated with this famous long-standing tradition at Kishiwada in Osaka. During this festival (around 3 to 4 days), the “floats” are taken out from their usual storage place in shrines and are paraded around the city by manpower. Traditionally, this was for a celebration of good harvest. What adds the excitement to this is three-hundred-some-years…

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