Japanese train spotters take their hobby very seriously (ever seen the contest where people do vocal impressions of all the different train types?) Actually, all of Japan takes railways seriously, which is why we have awesome trains like the Shinkansen and why the Ministry of Land Transport is the official organiser of this event.
Timed to coincide with National Railway Day, There will be booths from the main rail companies and Thomas the Tank Engine – perennial favourite of pre-school children everywhere – will be there too.
CEATEC is a giant consumer electronics show that takes place in October each year. It’s the Japan equivalent of mega trade shows like CES in the US and IFA in Europe. Although Japanese electronics companies are no longer the innovators […]
As the name suggests, this little market is all about reducing waste and wastefulness—the perfect antidote to Tokyo’s shop-till-you-drop culture. It’s a good place to pick up snazzy secondhand clothes for cheap-cheap, as well as DVDs, CDs (remember those?), books […]
Running for over 40 years, the Edogawa Fireworks Festival is one of the more senior fireworks festivals in Tokyo. The venue, on the banks of the Edo River, is a 25-minute walk from JR Koiwa Station and a 15-minute walk […]
Taking place either in Nakano or Ikebukuro, this small flea market is punted at the ladies, though, in our experience, can be a good time for all genders. Check it out for previously-loved clothing, crafts, antiques and all sorts of […]