Tag: Tokyo

  • 100,000 LED Fireflies light up the Tokyo river

    100,000 LED Fireflies light up the Tokyo river

    Since the past year, on the 25th of May residents of the Japanese capital celebrate ‘Tokyo Firefly’. Where the participants bring tiny orbs of LED lights with each of them containing a solar panel and a rechargeable battery. the Orbs are called Wishing stars and they are left to gently float in the Sumida River.…

  • Star Tours re-opens at Tokyo Disneyland, Star Wars fans celebrate

    Star Tours re-opens at Tokyo Disneyland, Star Wars fans celebrate

    On the 7th of May, Star Tours opened its doors to visitors at the Tokyo Disneyland resort, a ride which gives the users a 3D experience of Star Wars with one of 50 possible story combinations. Apart from serpentine queues to the ride visitors were greeted with 200 Disneyland members dresses as Star Wars characters…

  • JAL paints its Boeing 777 with Disney characters

    JAL paints its Boeing 777 with Disney characters

    Japan Airlines has been the official sponsor of the Tokyo Disneyland resort ever since it opened its door to the public on April 15th, 1983. This month marks the 30th anniversary of the resort and as a part of the celebration JAL has painted the fuselage of one of its Boeing 777-200 (registration JA8985) with…

  • Tokyo to play home to world’s first indoor theme park dedicated to manga and anime!

    Tokyo to play home to world’s first indoor theme park dedicated to manga and anime!

    We love manga and a recent announcement by the Bandai Namco Group has left us on the edge of our seats! Soon, Tokyo’s Ikebukuro district will play home to the world’s first indoor theme park dedicated to the Weekly Shonen Jump comic magazine. Spread over an area of 6,168-square-meters, the park will open on the…

  • Here’s how Tokyo changed into one giant nightclub

    Here’s how Tokyo changed into one giant nightclub

    Japanese Mobile Carrier AU’s new commercial, pimping FULL CONTROL/Xmas has given our nocturnal senses the tingle at the dire end of the weekend. Showing off its 4G LTE capabilities, the commercial hints at how the technology is 10x the speed of 3G networks. The campaign is labelled as “Making surprise the standard” and targets the…

  • Japan’s first Cuddle cafe lets you sleep with a stranger

    Japan’s first Cuddle cafe lets you sleep with a stranger

    Soineya which means sleeping together shop opened its doors for customers in Akihabara, Tokyo’s electronics district, hub of otaku culture and birthplace of other whacky establishments like maid cafés. Membership costs ¥3,000 (US$39), 20 mins of sleep will cost ¥3,000 while a full night, 10 hours of sleep will cost ¥50,000 ($ 650). Apart from…

  • Sharp and Gundam Front Tokyo collaborate to make Halo robot vacuums

    Sharp and Gundam Front Tokyo collaborate to make Halo robot vacuums

    Gundam Front Tokyo in collaboration with Sharp is releasing the Halo robot vacuum cleaners based on the Sharp Cocorobo vacuum. Halo is a robot character that appears in various Gundam anime and video games that has now become a mascot for Sunrise anime studio and Gundam franchise.

  • City of Tokyo recreated with Lego Bricks in Legoland Tokyo

    City of Tokyo recreated with Lego Bricks in Legoland Tokyo

    We all love our Legos and those magnificent creations made out of these kids’ building blocks. We’ve seen some of the finest, largest and most detailed Lego creations in our time, but our appetite for more is never satisfied. Therefore, when we first saw the Legoland Tokyo we were sure about featuring it here for…

  • Panasonic unveils shampoo robot; plans for commercialization underway

    Soon, those talkative folk at beauty salons who think it appropriate to dig into your private lives while they shampoo you could turn obsolete. Panasonic has crafted the perfect robot to give your hair a better shampooing treatment than the usual and is currently testing the same at Tokyo. Called the Head Care Robot, this…

  • Sony shows the future of power sockets

    Sony shows the future of power sockets

    Here is something interesting from the troubled Japanese electronics manufacturer. Electric power sockets and plugs which can control the power usage based on the user, device or source. The company showed several demonstrations of its technology Tuesday in Tokyo, including “smart sockets” that only dish out electricity to approved users or devices, and a home…