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Although auction sites like eBay and Yahoo Japan are becoming increasingly fertile hunting grounds for treasures from the video game past, there is nothing that beats walking into a retro video game shop. Going over …

Kenroku-en (兼六園) is one of the Three Great Gardens of Japan. It is located in Kanazawa, in Ishikawa prefecture on the west-side of Honshū.

The origin of the garden goes back as far as the …

Kenroku-en (兼六園) is one of the Three Great Gardens of Japan. It is located in Kanazawa, in Ishikawa prefecture on the west-side of Honshū.

The origin of the garden goes back as far as the …

Last September I traveled the famous Tateyama-Kurobe Alpine route, in Toyama prefecture.

It’s a great trip, especially if you like trains and funiculars and rope-ways, great views and a little bit of hiking. It can …

Last September I traveled the famous Tateyama-Kurobe Alpine route, in Toyama prefecture.

It’s a great trip, especially if you like trains and funiculars and rope-ways, great views and a little bit of hiking. It can …

Reasons I love Japan #7: people of all ages playing games in the public space.

Dragon Quest IX was one of the biggest games last year in Japan, with many events where people could download …

Reasons I love Japan #7: people of all ages playing games in the public space.

Dragon Quest IX was one of the biggest games last year in Japan, with many events where people could download …

Spotted in the streets of Omotesando. At first glance it looked like a very well preserved vintage VW bus. Turned out to be more of an homage to this classic car. Best ice cream van …

With the World Expo 2010 just started in Shanghai, I uploaded some pictures of the Expo I visited 5 year ago in Aichi, just outside Nagoya.

It was the second World Expo to be hosted …

Spotted in the streets of Omotesando. At first glance it looked like a very well preserved vintage VW bus. Turned out to be more of an homage to this classic car. Best ice cream van …

With the World Expo 2010 just started in Shanghai, I uploaded some pictures of the Expo I visited 5 year ago in Aichi, just outside Nagoya.

It was the second World Expo to be hosted …

Reasons I love Japan #6: the movies of Hayao Miyazaki and the Ghibli Museum

I don’t think the great movie writer and director Hayao Miyazaki needs a lot of introduction for the audience of this …

Reasons I love Japan #6: the movies of Hayao Miyazaki and the Ghibli Museum

I don’t think the great movie writer and director Hayao Miyazaki needs a lot of introduction for the audience of this …

Reasons I love Japan #5: vending machines

Don’t you just love it that the vending machine for child tickets is pint size!

15 vending machines in a row. Selling photo film, Pocky sticks, ice cream, …

Reasons I love Japan #4: vintage toy stores, where all the great toys of the world seem to congregate.