Tag: Tokyo

The rise of the new king of sumo Hakuho
By: Date: January 30, 2011 Categories: News,Sport,Sumo Tags: , , , , ,

The Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho has become the third person in history to win six consecutive world titles, winning a few days ago the last sumo tournament, the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament, held at the Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo. As the only yokozuna currently in office, this is the eighteenth overall title of the sample…

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Check the view of Mount Fuji from Tokyo
By: Date: January 17, 2011 Categories: News Tags: , ,

The cold and the wind in recent days in Tokyo, the capital of Japan, has allowed to sweep away the smog and once the clouds have gone away, in the background reappeared Mount Fuji. Under normal conditions and especially during the hottest periods, it is virtually impossible to see the mountain from the capital. It is then…

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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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Tokyo Tower, a city symbol
By: Date: January 3, 2011 Categories: Guide,Roppongi Tags: , , , , , ,

Tokyo Tower is a communications and observation tower located in Shiba Park in Tokyo. With 332.5 metres (1091 ft), it is the second tallest artificial structure in Japan. The structure is an Eiffel Tower-inspired lattice tower that is painted white and international orange to comply with air safety regulations. From Roppongi you can see in the distance this…

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Asakusa
By: Date: December 20, 2010 Categories: Asakusa,Guide Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Asakusa has long been considered the heart of old Shitamach : this Tokyo district is a compact and interesting place to explore on foot and it is very famous because there are many temples, as well as various festivals. Its main attraction is Sensō-ji, a Buddhist temple dedicated to the Bodhisattva Kannonand it is also know as Asakusa Kannon-Do. In the…

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