Kurobe dam – Kuruyon

Kurobe dam was built at the end of the 1950’s and many people died (over 150) in the making, it is the tallest dam in Japan. This was made to face the rapid growth of needs in the industrial expanding Japan at the time. It remains a hot spot for visits for japanese families. It […]

Hanshin Earthquake Museum

on 17 January 1995, Kobe was hit by a mega earthquake that set the city on fire and destroyed most of the infrastructures, it has been the largest disaster until the 2011 tsunami in Tohoku. A museum opened a bit outside of the city to regroup souvenirs, it is excellent, very complete, plenty of videos […]

Takashimaya

The big department stores in Japan are a legend and worth a visit when coming to Japan, their architecture is interesting, the displays and brands are amazing, it is topnotch, high end, total luxury, exceptional service, fantastic food courts on the basements AND, for Takashimaya, legendary elevator employees actioning equally legendary elevators The building was […]

Yanaka once more

Here I am for another tour in Yanaka – This time, I chose a Sunday morning, it was very good timing, peaceful, not too many tourists, the Yanaka Ginza street was not yet packed. This is an easy stroll through multiple temples and shrines, wooden houses, low buildings, cemeteries, really nice atmosphere, I recommend.