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Hama-san

A friend shared these 2 photos with me from their outing to Hamamatsu-cho (浜松町). Hamamatsu-cho Station on the Yamanote Line is undergoing redevelopment at the moment. A number of new buildings have sprung up on the North exit. You can…

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My Pikachu Car

Click on this link for Amazon Japan. When my boys were growing up, they always liked a full basket of different mini cars to dip into. They were kept amused for hours making pretend highways and using the sofa as a mountain track. In…

Giveaway Contest Results

We have a number of winners for the recent K-ON, Rilakkuma giveaway contest. It has taken me a while to go through the list and figure out who won each of the prizes. The giveaway contest was in 2 parts. The main prize was for…

Pokemon Yamanote Train

Each year at summer, Nintendo and JR hold a stamp rally for the kids. The stamp rally requires the children to collect rubber stamp imprints for each section of the Pokemon card which they can collect at most JR stations in Tokyo.…

Shinkansen Cleaning

The trains in Japan always look clean, particularly the Shinkansen. At Tokyo station, the cleaners quickly board the incoming trains, perform a quick clean and have the train ready to go again. The cleaners have special rooms and…

Pokemon Shinkansen

The Pokemon decorated Shinkansen series was started last year during the summer holiday season and became a popular success with families. I went down to Tokyo station to have a look at the trains. I was able to get into the station…

Making Photo Books in Japan

There are a lot of services on the web for making photo books, although many of them cost more to ship from the US back to Japan than the actual making of the book. I thought it might be useful to have a look at a book making service in…