Category: Tokyo Lifestyle

Ganguro fashion in Tokyo
By: Date: July 29, 2011 Categories: Ikebukuro,Shibuya,Tokyo Lifestyle Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Ganguro fashion is a type of alternative clothing that became very popular among young Japanese women around the year 2000 and still current. The Tokyo districts Shibuya and Ikebukuro are the center of ganguro fashion. The ganguro fashion are a combination of a very dark tan with dyed blond hair, orange, silver or gray. Black ink is used as eye liner…

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The world’s steepest roller coaster at Takabisha, Tokyo
By: Date: July 22, 2011 Categories: News,Tokyo Lifestyle Tags: , , , , ,

The world’s steepest roller coaster, the latest addition to the Takabisha Fuji Q Highland Amusement Park, opened to the public for the first time the 16th July 2011 and coinciding with it, being recognised by Guinness World Records as the Steepest roller coaster made from steel.   The Japanese roller coaster accelerates to 100 km/h, has a 43m drop…

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Love Hotels: where to have sex and find any comfort in Tokyo
By: Date: April 12, 2011 Categories: Guide,Tokyo Lifestyle,Travel Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Love Hotels (also know as fashion hotels) are hotels that offer double rooms for short periods of time : you can find them usually near the stations or at certain strategic points in the most popular districts. In a love hotel, the privacy is complete : there are several discreet entrances and at reception you can…

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Harajuku, a fashion center in Shibuya
By: Date: April 5, 2011 Categories: Guide,Shibuya,Tokyo Lifestyle Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Harajuku, just north of Shibuya, is the number one fashion center of young Japanese, where on a normal Sunday you can find a lot of faddish, fun and crazy varieties of dress styles. Stores offering street fashion items for young people can be found in Harajuku while stylish cafes are located in Omotesando. In Aoyama,…

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Yakuza : Japanese crime organization and the tradition of tattooing
By: Date: January 16, 2011 Categories: Japanese Lifestyle,Lifestyle,Tatoo,Tokyo Lifestyle Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

The origin of the Yakuza is a pretty controversial topic :  some believe that members of the Japanese mafia derived from kabuki-mono, the seventeenth-century samurai serving the Shogun that during the Tokugawa era (one of the most peaceful periods in the history of Japan), became ronin, coalescing in communities devoted to management of gambling and other…

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