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Akita Shinkansen

From my recent trip to Yokote in Akita ken, I took some photos of the Akita Shinkansen leaving from Tokyo Station and arriving in at Yokote. The change over time at Oomagari was only 5 minutes and I boarded the train just as the door shut…

meiji chocosk

Saw this great form of advertising at Tokyo Station for meiji chocolate. The whole kiosk is wrapped up in meiji milk chocolate brand with the back of the kiosk explaining some of the history of meiji chocolate back from 1926.…

Rilakkuma 2010

Forgot to post this on Monday. When I was at the Rilakkuma store I spotted this New Year decoration featuring the three main characters. Looks like the are ready for the New Year of the Tiger, 2010. The staff at the Rilakkuma…

Tokyo Station Kimono

There are some great shops at Tokyo Station. I showed you some photos from a few of the stores on Character Street before. There are also plenty of souvenir stores, food stores and recently I found this kimono rental store. If you…

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…

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…

Rilakkuma Bento

There were a lot of character goods on display in Kyoto and Rilakkuma didn't miss out. From a Rilakkuma bento lunch to eat on the train to the goods in store, he was definitely showing off his popularity. The bento was a nice touch with…

Visit to Rilakkuma Store

I went to the Rilakkuma store at Tokyo Station a week ago and finally have got around to posting the photos from the visit. I went on a weekend and the store was packed with people, male, female and all age groups. It looks like Rilakkuma…

Sakura Tea with Rilakkuma

Just came back from a 2 day trip to Sendai and brought back some Sakura tea with me. The Sakura leaves looked good in the cup and didn't get in the way of me enjoying the Sakura taste. The tea actually tastes good but the drinking…