Friday, May 28, 2010

Japan Restaurant Guide

You can see many restaurants in Japan from this WEB site. You can enjoy every kind of food of the world in Japan. These restaurants may be original of Japan.
  • Izakaya (Restaurants provides food with drinks)
  • Yakitori (spit roasted chicken with salt and pepper or soy sauce based sauce)
  • Sushi  (Sushi is too major...)
  • Okonomiyaki/Monja (Japanese pancake with vegetables and meat)
  • Sukiyaki / Shabu Shabu (Boil Sliced beef and vegetable and have them with original sauce)
  • Nabe (Boil and cook the vegetable and meat, seafood, the hot pot and have them with sauce)
There are many delicious foods in Japan. Enjoy your gourmet life in Japan!

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iPad Released in Japan Today!

1,200people wait in the line to buy iPad at the Apple store in Ginza, Tokyo. Some people in the waiting line of apple store Ginza start waiting from 26th Wednesday night! iPad was sold at apple store and softbank(mobile carrier company) shop today from 8am morning.
iPad attract a lot of attention, however the book contents in Japanese are few as of this moment.
Hope to read many manga and magazines in iPad some day with reasonable price!
Japanese TV news of iPad release in Japan

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Hotel in Japan

There are few Japanese hotel which has their own WEB site in English, and also Japanese travel agency don't have their WEB site in English, therefore gathering information for travel may be difficult comparing to other Asian countries.

The following WEB site can make a reservation in English.

Ikyu Hotel Reservation WEB
Ikyu is known as the WEB site of reserving fancy, sophisticated hotels and restaurants. English WEB site has less contents comparing to the Japanese WEB site, however you can see some fine hotels from the WEB site.
Knt!Japan traveler online
Knt! is one of the major travel agency in Japan. This WEB site has many contents as hotel, tour, bus tour, airport limousine information.
I haven't heard about, it is not well known for Japanese people, however the interface of the WEB site is clear and seems to be easy to get each information.

I hope all the hotels has their own WEB site in various languages, so that travelers to Japan can enjoy not only the major sightseeing area but the treasured place in Japan like here... 

Villabu Resort in Miyakojima, Okinawa, Japan
Go south about 3hours from Tokyo by airplane, and 15min from Miyakojima airport, staying cozy private villa with private pool and beach just relaxing. I feel like going right now!!!
Fujiya Ginzan Hotel, Ginzan Onsen, Yamagata, Japan
Ginzan is known as a hot spring spot in Tohoku area(North part) and the Okami(like landlady in Japanese)of Fujiya Ginzan Hotel is Ms.Jeanie, therefore the web site is basically in English and service can be done in English. The architect of Fujiya is Mr.Kengo Kuma, one of the major architect in Japan.

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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Summer Rock Festival in Japan

Summer Sonic 2010 and Fuji Rock Festival  are 2 major summer rock festival in Japan.
Summer Sonic 2010(7th Aug to 8th Aug, 2days in Makuhari,Chiba and Osaka)
Fuji Rock Festival 2010(30th July to 1st Aug, 3days in Naeba Niigata Prefecture)
Artist Line up and Ticket information can be seen from the link in English.
Other music festival in Tokyo.
BIG BEACH FESTIVAL  BIG BEACH FESTIVAL is official beach party of worldwide dance music DJ Fat boy slim who organizes the Big Beach Boutique in UK. This festival starts from last year.
  • Makuhari, Chiba on 5th June(sat) 
  • gate open 10am, festival starts from 11am to 8:30pm
  • Venue is Makuhari Messe in Chiba prefecture.Makuhari Messe access map.
  • Ticket:10500yen (about $110) buy at Ticket info 
This year the line up of DJ are; 
  • The Chemical Brothers(UK)
  • Sasha(UK)
  • Groove Armada(UK)
  • Thomas Gandey(UK)
  • The 2 Bears(UK)
  • Shinichi Osawa(Japan)
  • Jaymo&Andy George(UK)
  • Dimitri Nakov(UK)
  • Tania Vulcano(Spain)
  • David Squillace(Italy)
  • Zombie Disco Squad(UK)
  • Dancing Pigeons(Germany)
  • Dexpistols(Japan)
  • 80Kidz(Japan)
  • Jommy(Japan)
Time Table
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AKB48 "Majijo Teppen Bluce" PV

AKB48 PV of "Majijo Teppen Bluce". This song is replayed 132,559times at you tube as of 26th May, 2010. Song phrase of "Majijo Teppen Bluce" is similar with "One Night Carnival" of Kishidan.

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Mobile CM with Kimura Kaera

Mobile phone Docomo CM with "Maki Horikita" and "Kaera Kimura". In the CM pink style "Kaera Kimura" is set as private mobile phone of  "Maki Horikita". 
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Restaurant in Tokyo Great Blog introducing Tokyo's Food&Restaurant in English!
This linked Blog is introducing great restaurant in Japan, especially in Tokyo Japan.
From daily casual lunch restaurant to fancy restaurant, you can see many types of foods and restaurants in the Blog. It shows the "gourmet city Tokyo".
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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Uniqlo Lucky Line Campaign

Uniqlo Lucky Line Campaign is a campaign which can apply using twitter.
To apply the campaign everyone have to enter their twitter account, people who do not have twitter account have to create twitter account.
  1. Apply the campaign by entering twitter account and password
  2. Write in the tweet which will be shown at own twitter time line
  3. Automatically, your waiting No. and campaign link will be sent to your twitter
  4. Campaign present is Orginal T-shirts for 260 people and 1000yen(about $10) coupon for one in 26 applicants.
  5. People who won the present will receive direct message of twitter from Uniqlo.
This is a major campaign using twitter totally and it is applied from many twitter user. By using twitter, Uniqlo can advertise their campaign easily and widely, and directly to consumer. Twitter is just getting major in Japan recently, this campaign is something reflects the trend. Icon picture is the image of person waiting in the line. This icon can download after the application and get the waiting No. Other picture is the image how do the campaign can be seen in the Twitter(japanlovesu). Funny and new type of campaign.japanlovesu Blog

Manga: Golgo13

Manga is Japanese name of the comics and cartoons.
Golgo 13 is the manga of Author Takao Saito. Super sniper Mr.Duke Togo who called Golgo 13 completes difficult deal with his cool-headed and Byzantine method.
Golgo 13 vol.1 start serializing in the magazine, [Big Comic] in 1968 and it is still serializing as of May 2010. Serialized stories are gathered to manga books and the latest volume is 156. Golgo 13 is released as animation and movie, too.
Golgo 13 is a character widely-known across all generations in Japan.

Golgo 13 manga translated in English.

If you live in Japan, you can purchase from
Contact me at if you live outside Japan and want these manga books.japanlovesu Blog

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Rikugien, Japanese Garden Park in Tokyo

 There are some Japanese gardens in Tokyo. Rikugien is one of the Japnaese garden locates in Komagome, Tokyo.
  • Access JR/Tokyo Metro Namboku Line, Komagome Station (7 minutes on foot)Toei Mita Line, Sengoku Station (10 minutes on foot)Access Map
  • Location 6-16-3 Hon-komagome, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0021
  • Inquiry Rikugien Garden Office Tel: 03-3941-2222
  • Admission 300yen (about $3)
  • 1year ticket just only for Rikugien 1200yen(about $12)
  • 1year ticket for 9Japanese historical gardens in Tokyo 4000yen(about$40)
  • There are dicount admission for kids and over 65years old
All Link websites are in English 9 Japanese Gardens in Tokyo
  1. Hama-rikyu Garden
  2. Kyu-shiba-rikyu Garden
  3. Koishikawa Korakuen Garden
  4. Rikugien Garden
  5. Mukojima Hyakkaen
  6. Kiyosumi Garden
  7. Kyu-Furukawa Garden
  8. Kyu-Iwasaki tei Garden
  9. Tonogayato Garden
Rikugien wikipedia Tokyo Travel Rikugien Park Tokyo Metropolitan Park Association Rikugienc Rikugien is about 500m from Komagome station. japanlovesu Blog

Entrance gate of Rikugien.

Rikugien is Japanese historical garden.

Shinsentei in the following picture is a Tea room inside of the garden. This place is open for everybody, but the reservation is necessary. Room Charge of Shinsentei is about 1200yen(about$12)from 4800yen(about$48) for half day (3hour)with room type difference. Reservation office:TEL+81-3-3941-2222 FAX+81-3944-5008

Tea Room cafe in front of the pond.

Introduction can be seen in English.