Category Archive: Japan

Japanese Formula One Grand Prix (Part Two – Saturday Final Practice and Qualifying)

Following a wet day yesterday, we had our fingers crossed that Saturday would bring better weather. The Japanese Grand Prix is a great event to attend if you are in Japan, even for the non-sporting fan.

Things to do in Japan: Japanese Formula One Grand Prix (Friday Practice)

The Japanese Grand Prix is held at the Suzuka International Racing Circuit. Over three days the best racers in the world battle it out on track in challenging conditions.

Places to go in Japan: Takayama (Just My Travel Notes)

Takayama in Japan’s Gifu Prefecture. Set in the mountains it retains a magical piece of history with preserved streets and buildings dating from the Edo Period.

Places to go in Japan: Kanazawa (Just My Travel Notes)

During the Edo Period, Kanazawa served as the seat of the second most powerful feudal clan, the Maeda Clan. Today, Kanazawa remains an important city in its region and serves as the capital of Ishikawa Prefecture.

Day Trips from Tokyo: Yokohama (Just My Travel Notes)

Located just 25 minutes train ride from Tokyo, Yokohama is one of Japan’s largest cities. The area was a key sea trading port in Japan.

Places to go in Tokyo: Asakusa (Just My Travel Notes)

Asakusa is an interesting blend of traditional and modern Tokyo. Lovely old temples and shrines, amazing food and also vibrant new age sights.

Things to see in Tokyo: Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building (Just My Travel Notes)

Standing over 240m tall the two towers of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building provide an amazing observation deck which is open to the public for FREE.

Tokyo Vending Machine Dinner – Chikara Meshi

Beef Bowl at Tokyo’s Chikari Meshi. The food here is amazing, you order from a machine at the entrance and then they prepare you meal. Give it a go.

Just My Travel Notes: Things to do in Tokyo (Akihabara)

Tokyo’s Electronic Town – Akihabara – is an amazing experience. So many stores selling an eclectic range of products.

Just My Travel Notes: Things to do in Tokyo: Harajuku

Located just a short train journey from Shinjuku is the area of Harajuku. Right next door to the serene and peaceful Meiji Shrine is the centre of Japan’s teenage culture and fashion.