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Tokyo Outlet Mall

Venus Fort, located at Odaiba, Tokyo, has just opened what is said to be the first outlet mall in Tokyo. A lot of people may know about the outlet malls at Gotenba and other places. I have been to a few, but always wondered why you had…

Tokyo Gift Show

I went to the Tokyo Gift Show on Friday and took a look at a few exhibits. It seemed like a lot of companies were licensing characters such as Rilakkuma, Hello Kitty, Doraemon, Pokemon and then producing unique gift products to put in…

Gundam Wedding Ceremony

I just got back from the special wedding event that was held at the base of the 1/1 Gundam RX at Odaiba on August 25, 2009. The couple was chosen out of over 500 entries by T&G wedding planners. Both Bride and Groom have been…

Gundam Wedding

The Gundam project at Odaiba is now set for a wedding. The Wedding Planning company, T&G (Take & Give) have a special wedding ceremony planned for one lucky couple on Tuesday 25th August (8:45pm). The couple were picked from 548…

Rilakkuma Odaiba

Looks like Gundam is not the only character that is making it big in Odaiba. Here are some great Rilakkuma goods from Aqua City, Odaiba. I have been talking with netprice Japan about finding a way to easily ship products that…

Gundam 00 Complete Best

The Gundam 00 Complete Best limited edition DVD went on sale on July 8th, 2009. I spotted this truck driving through Shibuya advertising ガンダム00. The Gundam name is said to come from the 2 English words of "gun" and "freedom" to…

Gundam, Odaiba

The 1/1 scale model of the RX78 Gundam robot at Odaiba (お台場) has created a large amount of attention. Japanese and international travelers in their thousands have found their way to Shiokaze Park in Odaiba to view the Gundam which lights up…

Odaiba Gundam on Flickr

Yesterday, flickr featured the 1/1 Gundam statue at Odaiba on its daily blog. They have an English and Chinese version of the blog. My photos of Gundam were featured in the Chinese version. You can see more of my flickr Gundam…

Big Sight Exhibition

I went out today to help out with some friends at an exhibition at the Tokyo Big Sight convention center in Odaiba. It was great to see so much activity in the area, with all halls full of exhibitors and participants. There were…

Fuji TV vending machine

This vending machine is located at the Kokusai Tenjijo Station at Odaiba, which is the nearby station for Fuji TV. They have a panel of TV screens set up at the station that shows various adverts, including the Fuji TV ads.…

Odaiba Ume and Sakura Map

Nice touch of Spring here as the Ume blossom at Odaiba. Tokyo is set to have its first Sakura blossoming around the 22/23 of this month. Here is a really useful map that shows you the expected dates for the whole country. You need to…

Tokyo Rainbow Bridge Walk

On Sunday March 1st the Rainbow Bridge connecting Shibaura and Odaiba will be closed to allow the general public to walk across the bridge in a walk festival. The event is said to be in aid of: building excitement for the sports…