The new Pokémon Monorail between Tokyo and Haneda

To celebrate its 55th anniversary, Tokyo Monorail will launch a special edition Pokémon Monorail which will connect Haneda Airport with Tokyo. The highly anticipated new train will feature stunning designs from the global franchise including pictures of Pikachu and other loved characters.

Each car of the new train will have a different Pokémon theme based on the different types of characters. The first car will feature Pikachu, Pokémon’s most famous character, the second car will be based around water and ice-type Pokémon, and the third car will display grass-types and other types of characters.

Continue reading “%s”

Fuji Excursion: New direct train from Shinjuku to Mount Fuji

Mount Fuji is a breathtaking destination which is right at the top of many visitors’ bucket lists. It offers sensational views which have inspired Japanese art for centuries but, at over 3,500 meters above sea level, it has not been the easiest place to get to!

The great news is that the launch of the new Fuji Excursion train has made it much easier. It connects Shinjuku Station (Tokyo) directly to Mount Fuji which saves travelers a great deal of time as well as the hassle of making multiple changes.

Continue reading “%s”

Exploring Tokyo’s Tsukiji Outer Market

The streets are narrow and full of people. Cardboard produce boxes line the aisles, overflowing with tall leeks, sturdy root vegetables, brightly colored citrus fruits, and more. The boxes are stacked to chest height to allow easy access to the items they contain. Nearby, chefs prepare sushi and other mouth-watering delicacies at small outdoor food stalls.

This is Tsukiji Jogai Shijo, the Outer Market of Tsukiji.

Continue reading “%s”

Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics Guide

In 1964, Tokyo became the first ever Asian city to host the Olympic Games and it was a triumph which propelled Japan into the modern era. Fifty-six years later, the city will once again host the games. Sports fans across the globe are already expecting the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics to be one of the most spectacular sporting events the world has ever seen.

Continue reading “%s”

Robot Restaurant: Tokyo’s most surreal experience

Japan is known for always being at the forefront of technology. The metropolis of Tokyo is a buzzing hive of innovation, often referred to as the “neon city”. One of Tokyo’s most popular attractions takes this status to the next level.

Dancing girls. Robots. Dinosaurs. Monsters. Ninjas. Disney-style princesses. Superheroes. Lasers, drinks, and loud music. You name it, and the dinner show at the Robot Restaurant has got it.

Continue reading “%s”