Nakano Broadway : Not Your Typical Shopping Mall

I made a quick visit to Nakano Broadway recently because I heard a lot about it. A “smaller Akihabara”, a place “where all subcultures coexist”… I really didn’t know what to expect and really wanted to check it out. Right out of Nakano station, there’s a covered shopping arcade. You just have to walk straight in … More Nakano Broadway : Not Your Typical Shopping Mall

Hakozaki Junction : The Place You Won’t Find In Your Guidebook

I guess it must depend where you’re from… but for me, back home we have never ending fiasco with highway construction issues, and viaducts that keep falling apart. Therefore, seeing the Hakozaki junction was truly impressive to me. I couldn’t count how many roads are meeting at that place, but the sight of all these … More Hakozaki Junction : The Place You Won’t Find In Your Guidebook

A Weekend in Sado Island, Niigata – Part I

I had the chance to visit Sado Island, located about 45 kilometers away from Niigata city. I visited many attractions there, and I think the island would be a great place to visit…. in summer. In cold January, the wind from the sea was freezing and many attractions were closed, unfortunately. Boarding the ferry from … More A Weekend in Sado Island, Niigata – Part I