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Have you ever seen that much snow in Tokyo ?

Have you ever seen that much snow in Tokyo ?

Today, Monday, January 14, 2013, little snowstorm on Tokyo! The meteorological agency announces that more than 40 centimeters of snow are expected to fall between 10am this morning and tonight 18h. Quite a lot so ! Especially when you hear people from Tokyo said that it has been years that they have not seen so much snow fall upon the capital! Result: you can see people starting to clear around the streets, Japanese with umbrellas, trying to protect themselves from the snow. Concerning public transportation, trains are apparently slowlier than normal, but not big problems of this side, caution is mostly recommended pedestrian, yes, the sidewalk is very slippery indeed… [...] »

Miraikan : The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation

Miraikan : The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation

As a computer science student and specialize in Artificial Intelligence, I wanted to visit Miraikan Museum where one of there permanent exhibition is about A.I. and robot. So on a sunday morning, I went to Odaiba island using the JR train. I paid the Museum fees which was 600 yens (adult price), if you are a student you have a discount but only if you have the international student card, so don’t forget it ! There is also some free locker where you can put your coat and bag, just ask the staff where they are (they speak english for some of them). On the permanent exhibition “Create Your Future”,… [...] »

Arty Farty, a gay club in Shinjuku !

Arty Farty, a gay club in Shinjuku !

After a few days in Japan, one of the question you will ask yourself is, what will I do this weekend ? Because of course sightseeing is nice, but you can’t just live on sight seeing ! Going out and experiencing Tokyo’s nightlife is also very important ! So after trying to find a few information I discovered that clubs can be very expensive here in Japan, like 30€ for most. I then discovered Arty Farty club. I know that I’m from a small city so thay may explain that, but still I found this club very convenient (on the top of being fun of course). First, the lockers are… [...] »

The unavoidable food of winter : Nabe !

The unavoidable food of winter : Nabe !

During Winter in Japan, there is an essential dish for all our Japanese friends: the Nabe ! What is Nabe? The word “Nabe” refers to the pot in which water is heated to add broth and a multitude of different ingredients: vegetables, meat, fish, tofu … and this dish is also called Nabe ! This meal is quite easy to achieve but if you do not have the time or patience, I suggest you go to the restaurant Nabezou. This is a chain that offers buffets of Nabe but also Sukiyaki, Shabu-Shabu … (Dishes that are based on the same concept) for a price of 1980 yen or about 20 euros… [...] »

Alexis !

Alexis !

At the beginning of December 2012, a writer of Tokyo Incognito was killed in a car accident. We would like to pay tribute to this magnificent person who was before any a friend. Alexis was a person full of charm and cheerfulness, always the smile on the lips. A lot of people appreciated Alexis for his way of seeing things the life. He was 23 years, and had made the journeys in Australia, in United States of America, in Japan. He liked a life, I wonder if he has already regretted something in his life but in any case I has no memory to have seen him really complaining once…. [...] »

Tokyu Hands , Japanese departement store !

Tokyu Hands , Japanese departement store !

Tokyu Hands (東急ハンズ Tōkyū Hanzu in Japanese), is a department store only for Japan! Tokyu Hands is first store opened in Shibuya in 1976.The logo with 2 hands signification is “you can crafts a lot of item with your Hands”, so Tokyo Hands slogan is “Do It Yourself”. In 2000, an overseas branch of Tokyu Hands, named Hands Tailung (台隆手創館) opened in Taipei, Taiwan. Ikebukuro Tokyo Hands contains a cat cafe called Nekobukuro, or “Cat’s House”. Some 20 cats roam free in this area but the price of admission 1000 yens for 1 hour! Tokyu Hands focuses on hobby, home improvement and lifestyle products. At the Shibuya flagship store, products… [...] »

Russian Networking Party With “Japan-Russian Students Association” Sunday, December 23, 2012

Russian Networking Party With “Japan-Russian Students Association” Sunday, December 23, 2012

Russian Networking Party! This is the 4th Russian networking party held in SPEAKEASY. We organize the party with “Japan-Russian University Student Association” for this time. Please come over to Otsuka and feel the passion of young people who are responsible with the future of Russia- Japan Relationship! There is a performance of a Russian instrument named BALALAIKA. Sunday, December 23, 2012 Start:19:00~ http://speakeasy-tokyo.com/

Rent an apartment in Japan

Rent an apartment in Japan

In most countries, renting an apartment is never an easy task but in Japan, it is a long journey.It is already difficult for Japanese so think about it for a foreigner,so many of us live in guesthouses but after a few months or years, if you know you have to live in Japan for a while, you sometimes want to have your own place. Here are a few rules to know before trying to rent your apartment in Japan. To rent an apartment in Japan, it takes about 6 months rent because there are many specifics which will quickly raise your budget. For this price, the apartment is not even… [...] »

Public transports in Tokyo, what ? where ? how ?

Public transports in Tokyo, what ? where ? how ?

It’s been a few months now I’ve been writing about thousands of places to visit throughout Tokyo, but like me, you know Tokyo is a huge megalopolis, and for sure you won’t just walk to these spots, unless you’re a highly trained backpacker. The problem is I guess I forgot to write about one of the main things you need in Tokyo, something you don’t even remember here as it’s in your wallet most of the time, something you (according to me) have to get soon as you land at the airport, the Suica card (other cards such as Pasmo are also available, but are more limited than the Suica,… [...] »

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