Tag Archive | tokyo

springtime & hanami

Spring is just the best time in Tokyo! Blue sky, warm temperatures and everything is blooming. First the plum trees and now the cherry blossoms. I’m getting in really good mood by just walking a round and seeing all this fluffy white and pink trees. That is why also this year I would like to share some Tokyo springtime impressions with you all…. Hope you also catch some spring fever 🙂

omotesando: more than shopping

One of my favourite places in Tokyo is (still) Omotesando. Reason for that is NOT the long shopping mile with all the fancy big labels, but the small side roads. For example the narrow alley from Shibuya to Harajuku, or as well on opposite side. Here you will find second hand stores, small labels, Cafés and Bars to sit outside. Easy to spend a day! Every time I go there, I find a new place and add a new star on my Map 🙂

Especially since January the outdoor event / beer garden area re-opened! This year it’s called commune246 and its a collection of small bars, trailers, a stage and several snack bars. To avoid frosty fingers you can sit beneath the heater during wintertime or enjoy the Tokyo heat during summer time while drinking all sort of cocktails or beers! And if you live here in Tokyo you know how rare it is to have such outdoor places. In this year you can even have a sleep over in a caravan, if you had too many drinks 🙂
Further Tips for those who do not won’t to stick to the standard Omotesando course:

drunken business men #2

Eventuell erinnert ihr euch noch an einen etwas älteren Post zu den betrunkenen Anzugträgern in der Tokyo Metro? Hier ist Teil 2!

Remember my post about drunken business men at the Metro stations in Tokyo? Here is part #2! And and al least Thursday, Friday and Saturday night it’s quite common to experience this kind of scene! Luckily the train conductors seem to be really trained…

tokyo tip: ochanomizu

If you stay in Japan for longer than a holiday, you might get into the situation of searching something specific but not finding it in this huge city! Here is one tip for those, who are looking for:

a) All kind of Guitars & Violins
b) Snowboards, Skis and clothes as well as Bikes

Ochanomizu (so called Tee-water-street), close to Akihabara, might be your solution! Not far from the station you find a street where you can ONLY buy guitars!
Going further you end up on Yasukuni Dori, where one wintersports-shop is followed by the next! Floor by floor stuffed with skis, snowboard and everything else you need to survive the winter.
Be sure you have time when going there….

the ting tings

Yesterday The Ting Tings played live in Tokyo! When calculating backwards I recognized I’m getting old: I listen to their music now for roughly 9 years… Still their old songs are the best!! They played everything from shut up and let me go to clap your hands. Really good concert, just a little bit too short!

a little bit of craziness

Again some lazy posting weeks…
But a lot happened! Sascha and me visited Comiket, went to Kistune night with digitalism, had a firework in front of our window and most important:
got a lot of visitors in the last 2 months!! which means a lot of sightseeing in Tokyo, karaoke, maid cafe, purikia and one first-time-event: the Roboter Restaurant (ロボットレストラン).

For those who did not visit the place yet. Go there with some friends you can laugh a lot with, have some beer and enjoy the totally crazy, laser, robot, neon coloured, overloaded spectacle.
Thanks Magda & Kai, for convincing us to go there and thanks as well to Eike, Marcel, Vonne & Dely for a great time. Was fun to have you here 🙂

1,5 years in Japan

Over 1,5 years in Japan! Time for another video. Some scenes are already from last year, so I hope you don’t mind o.O!
I just recognized, I don’t show Tokyo any more…. So next video should be more about Tokyo I guess 🙂

Tokyo, Shibuya // Okinawa, Ishigaki // Nikko, MTB // Niseko, Skiing // Shimoda, MTB // Mt Yufu, Hiking // Kyushu, Waterfall