Akihabra September 17th 2014 In Akihabara, you can find the smallest electronic parts like LEDs to consumer goods made with LEDs to Pachinko parlours and Maid Cafes. For me, staying in Nihonbashi, it was a simple 10 minute walk to the Akihabara area. I found the area to be dominated by video game and Pachinko playing, so much so that I would liken it to Las Vegas for the younger generation. The few stores I stepped inside had ... read more
Asia » Japan » Tokyo » Akihabara In 1603, a Tokugawa shogunate (military dictatorship) ushered in a long period of isolation from foreign influence in order to secure its power. For 250 years this policy enabled Japan to enjoy stability and a flowering of its indigenous culture. Fol... ... read more
Welcome to my travel blog. Thus far, I have shared a few of my recent trips, some highlights below :
1) Japan, Sep 2014. With the allure of a very foreign culture to me, non-English speaking, Hiroshima, Tokyo, Shinkansen (bullet trains), Tsukiji fish market, and Sumo wrestling, it was time for a two week break from life and traveled to Japan for the second half of September. Wow, what an amazing place, just loved every minute I spent there exploring.
2) On assignment in Berkeley, CA (Sep 2008 - Apr 2009). I explored the San Francisco Bay area in some detail during the weekends I was there ... full info