Articles Tagged ‘Tokyo’

Postcard Perfect: Spider Sculpture, Tokyo

Postcard Perfect: Spider Sculpture, Tokyo March 5, 2012 | Postcard Perfect | Read More
The amazing spider sculpture shown above is the work of artist Louise Bourgeois, and is one of the largest sculptures ever made. Over 30ft high and 33ft wide, a version of the spider named ‘Maman’ can be found in different locations throughout the world, including this one at the Mori Art...

Postcard Perfect: Rainbow Bridge, Tokyo

Postcard Perfect: Rainbow Bridge, Tokyo August 11, 2011 | Postcard Perfect | Read More
Crossing Tokyo Bay and connecting the man-made island of Odaiba to Shibaura Pier is the Rainbow Bridge. Completed in the early ’90s, the Rainbow Bridge was constructed to allow people to visit the newly enlarged Odaiba island. (Although the island was created in the 1880s for defense purposes,...

Japanese Robot Shows Ultra Marathons Not Just For Humans

Japanese Robot Shows Ultra Marathons Not Just For Humans October 4, 2010 | Japan, Offbeat, Tokyo, Travel News | Read More
To promote Panasonic’s Evolta batteries, a tiny robot has started walking from Tokyo to Kyoto– a journey of about 300 miles (500 km) that is expected to take about 49 days to complete. The Evolta robot is only 7 inches tall and weighs just 2.2 pounds, but it already has a place in the Guinness...

9 Ridiculously Creepy Medical Museums Open to the Public

9 Ridiculously Creepy Medical Museums Open to the Public September 8, 2010 | Featured | Read More
The gruesome appeal of medical museums is twofold. While dissected cadavers, preserved parasites, and diseased organs fulfill the sick fascination for human oddity in all of us, the fact that it is a “museum” makes visiting them a commendable act of self-education. A real win-win! This dichotomy...

Get Around in Style – Great Metro Maps of the World

Get Around in Style – Great Metro Maps of the World August 5, 2010 | Around the World, Featured | Read More
Although it’ll definitely mark you as a tourist, there’s something about physically opening up a map that makes you feel like an explorer. A new city, drawn in easy-to-understand lines and colors, spreads out in front of you; it’s all there, if you care to find it. Nothing evokes this...

Tagged: Epic Murals, Graffiti, and Street Art Around the World

Tagged: Epic Murals, Graffiti, and Street Art Around the World July 10, 2010 | Featured | Read More
Stroll through the streets of most large cities and you’re bound to stumble upon a wall, alleyway, or fence covered in graffiti or some sort of street art. To some, this type of artistic expression is just vandalism. However, to others it’s a way to discover the pulse and attitude of a city...

Speak Easy: Secret Bars and High-Proof Hideaways

Speak Easy: Secret Bars and High-Proof Hideaways June 11, 2010 | Featured, Offbeat | Read More
They don’t want you to know they’re there. They don’t want you to find them. If you do, there’s a good chance you’re going to need to have a password, knock a requisite number of times, prove your acquaintance with somebody, or hop on one foot. Once inside, however, you’ll be rewarded with...

Robots, Eggs, and a Pineapple: 11 Modern Buildings in Asia

Robots, Eggs, and a Pineapple: 11 Modern Buildings in Asia May 15, 2010 | Featured | Read More
It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s a…performing arts center? Between the high-tech architectural wonders of the 21st century and the post-modern gems of decades past, Asia has more than its fair share of spectacular modern design. Innovative structures that combine the best of art...

Crying Babies, Sumo Wrestlers, and Buddhist Monks

Crying Babies, Sumo Wrestlers, and Buddhist Monks May 5, 2010 | Offbeat, Tokyo | Read More
If you’re a parent looking to promote the health of your infant or toddler, you might want to make some travel arrangements for next Spring to visit Tokyo and the ‘Nakizumo Festival,’ which happens annually at the Sensoji Temple in Asakusa. The Sensoji Temple is the oldest Buddhist temple in Japan,...

Being a Stowaway Still a Dangerous Business

Being a Stowaway Still a Dangerous Business May 2, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
This past February, on International Delta Flight 59 from New York to Tokyo, AP reported that flight mechanics uncovered the frozen corpse of the man nestled deep in the landing gear of a Boeing 777. The circumstances surrounding his death has since gone unreported, but investigator’s speculations...