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Gundam Statue & Gundam Front Tokyo

The Gundam Statue and Gundam Front Tokyo are very popular attractions in Odaiba. The 1/1 scale of the humanoid-shaped vehicle standing tall in front of Diver City shopping center is exhilarating to watch any time of day.

The Secret Spots of Setouchi

Not to far from Hiroshima City there are several towns rich in tradition and niche culture that offer a more local experience. Make sure to add Saijo, Onomichi, and Kurashiki to your list of places to visit in Japan.

The Kimono Forest Of Arashiyama

Kimono Forest is a collection of gorgeous cylinder-shaped pillars which lined the lane way to Randen tram station on Kyoto’s Keifuku Arashiyama line, has been installed as part of the renovation in 2013. It is called a "forest" since the pillars are clustered like a forest and the kimono is displayed on each of the pillars. The Kimono Forest consists of pieces of textile displays dyed in the traditional Kyo-yuzen style. Each of the 2 meter high pillars are covered with acrylic fiber. There are about 600 of them all installed all over the station grounds. The Kyo-yuzen textile used for this exhibition was created by Kamedatomi, a long standing textile factory whose history dates back to Taisho period. These days they also produce aloha shirts with bright kimono inspired patterns.