Japan: Tokyo Game Show 2009 Booth Babe

Posted by Bruce Lee | Posted in Events, Japan, Tokyo Game Show, Travel | Posted on 04-10-2009

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Last 2 week I did a preview post on Tokyo Game Show 2009 which was held 2 weeks ago in Tokyo, Japan. I got no time to process my photos after come back from Japan. At last I managed to take some time in the weekend to process photos on Tokyo Game Show. Beside showcasing latest games and upcoming games in the Tokyo Game Show, there’s also a lot of Japanese booth babes all over the event floor. Here is the photos of the booth babes.

Japan: Ghibli Museum in Mitaka

Posted by Bruce Lee | Posted in Japan, Travel | Posted on 26-09-2009

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Yesterday morning I went to Ghibli Museum at the outskirt of Tokyo, Mitaka. Ghibli Museum famous for Totoro, Laputa, Spirited Away and many other nice animation movie. The ticket for Ghibli Museum need to buy in advance in Lawson convenience store at least one day before your desired visit date. Lawson is easy to find and here is the instructions on how to buy the tickets. I bought mine 1 month ahead with the help of my friend over in Japan. The ticket bought from Lawson will be exchanged for a very special ticket in the museum which is a small part of a film from any of the Ghibli animation movie (see the photos below). It is very nice souvenir.

The interior of the museum is very nice and beautiful. Too bad they don’t allow any photo taking inside the building. You only can take photos outside the building. The museum showcase a lot of original drawing of the creator Hayao Miyazaki. You can see how he draw one scene step by step. They also showcase some tools to make a still subject become animated. It is very fascinating to see it. I highly recommend this place for tourist. It is a very unique museum to visit.

Outside the building, got the Laputa replica that you can take photos. They also have a cafe for you to have a small refreshment and enjoy the scenery around the museum. Now here is the photos taken in the Ghibli Museum.

Ghibli Museum signboard at bus stop outside Mitaka JR station

Ghibli Museum signboard at bus stop outside Mitaka JR station

Ghibli Museum Bus

Ghibli Museum Bus

700m to Ghibli Museum. If you walk to the museum, you can see this signboard.

700m to Ghibli Museum. If you walk to the museum, you can see this signboard.

500m to Ghibli Museum

500m to Ghibli Museum

At the entrance of Ghibli Museum

At the entrance of Ghibli Museum

Ghibli badge logo

Ghibli badge logo

Decoration outside the building.

Decoration outside the building.

Stairway to Laputa

Stairway to Laputa

Laputa Replica

Laputa guardian robot Replica

Laputa

Laputa guardian robot

Back of Laputa

Back of Laputa guardian robot

Laputa Hand

Laputa guardian robot Hand

Laputa Control Unit. I'm controlling the Laputa hahaha..

Laputa Control Unit. I'm controlling the Laputa hahaha..

Chair

Chair

Museum Exterior

Museum Exterior

Museum Exterior

Museum Exterior

Museum Exterior

Museum Exterior

Ghibli Museum Cafe

Ghibli Museum Cafe

Museum Exterior

Museum Exterior

Museum Exterior

Museum Exterior

Water Pump

Water Pump

Floor plate...

Floor plate...

Cute Cat Water Tap

Cute Cat Water Tap

Museum Exterior. Can see the Laputa robot head there.

Museum Exterior. Can see the Laputa robot head there.

Totoro Ticket Counter

Totoro Ticket Counter

Film Ticket.. A very nice souvenir

Film Ticket.. A very nice souvenir

My loot from the museum.

My loots from the museum.

Japan: Tokyo Game Show 2009

Posted by Bruce Lee | Posted in Events, Japan, Tokyo Game Show, Travel | Posted on 25-09-2009

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Yesterday was the first day of Tokyo Game Show 2009 in Makuhari Messe. It was a business day. Not so many people as open day which will be on 26 and 27 September. Big IPs showcase upcoming games like Final Fantasy XIII, GT 5, Assassin’s Creed II, Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker, and many more. I will write more about upcoming games in coming posts. Here is some of the photos I took there. More photos will come soon on TGS babe.

Tokyo Game Show 2009

Tokyo Game Show 2009

Sony Booth

Sony Booth

Xbox Booth

Xbox Booth

Assassins Creed II

Assassins Creed II

Maid

Maid

Xbox Booth Babe

Xbox Booth Babe

Sega Booth Babe

Sega Booth Babe

Robot replica near the entrace to TGS2009

Robot replica near the entrace to TGS2009

Japan: Pray at Asakusa temple…

Posted by Bruce Lee | Posted in Japan, Travel | Posted on 24-09-2009

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This morning I walked for about 20 minutes from my hotel to Asakusa to visit the famous temple there. This is my second time there. Foldable roof is installed along the walk way into the temple. When I went there last time on 2007, there is no such roof and it was very hot to walk there. Now it is way better with the roof act as shade to tourist. Along the way into the temple, there are a lot of shops selling souvenirs and foods. It is a good place to buy souvenir. I got no time to edit all the pictures as I have to rest early for tomorrow plan. Here is some photos I managed to process. More will come soon.

Big lantern at the entrance

Big lantern at the entrance

Shops a long way to the temple

Shops a long way to the temple

Souvenirs

Souvenirs

Red pillars..

Red pillars..

Very beautiful building

Very beautiful building

The 2 things at the side look like shoe

The 2 things at the side look like shoe

Pagoda

Pagoda

Beautiful drawings..

Beautiful drawings..

Tokyo: Mickey welcomed me to Tokyo Disneyland…

Posted by Bruce Lee | Posted in Japan, Travel | Posted on 24-09-2009

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Yesterday was a very tiring day for me.. I went to Tokyo Disneyland, a dream land for everyone. I just about 45 minutes of train ride from my hotel. When I reach there, the entrance was totally packed with people. It is a very fun place … I actually don’t have much time now to write much about it but I will come back with more after I got back to Malaysia. So now I will post few photos for preview.

Tokyo Disneyland

Tokyo Disneyland

Mickey Castle

Mickey Castle

The entrance of Disneyland packed with people before its opening

The entrance of Disneyland packed with people before its opening

Minnie Mouse Apple Bar... So yummy

Minnie Mouse Apple Bar... So yummy

Mickey Castle from a different angle

Mickey Castle from a different angle

Mickey made from glass...

Mickey made from glass...

Be-Villains Parade

Be-Villains Parade

Dream Light Parade... the best parade in Disneyland

Dream Light Parade... the best parade in Disneyland

Tokyo: First day in Ueno

Posted by Bruce Lee | Posted in Japan, Travel | Posted on 22-09-2009

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I just touched down at Narita Airport at 7pm local time after a long 7 hours flight from Malaysia. I go straight to Ueno where my hotel is situated. After put my luggage, I went out to hunt for food and have a view of Ueno. I went to eat pork rice near the Ueno JR Station.

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I enjoying the Pork Rice

I enjoying the Pork Rice

Pork Rice Interior

Pork Rice Interior

After had my dinner, I go walk around Ueno for around. I just simply walk here and there. Suddenly I came to a place where a lot of Yakuza standing outside. It scare the shit out of me and I quickly go away from there. They tried to talk to me but the problem was I don’t understand what they saying. When I speak in English, they quickly ignored me. Here is some photos I took in Ueno.

The shop where I ate my Pork Rice

The shop where I ate my Pork Rice

I took Skyline from Narita to Ueno

I took Skyline from Narita to Ueno

0101 Shopping Mall in Ueno (similar Isetan)

0101 Shopping Mall in Ueno (similar Isetan)

The place where I saw a lot of Yakuza

The place where I saw a lot of "those people" standing outside.

Street in Ueno

Street in Ueno

Street in Ueno

Street in Ueno

Well as you can see here, most shops are closed. Shops in Japan close as early as 8pm. By the time I reached there, those shops already closed.

Venus Fort in Odaiba

Posted by Bruce Lee | Posted in Japan, Travel | Posted on 12-08-2007

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Venus Fort is a shopping mall in Odaiba just beside the Toyota showroom. The interior design of this mall is very nice. It uses European design. It make feel like I am in Europe for holiday. Inside the mall, there is a very nice fountain and nicely crafted. It is a upmarket shopping mall. The goods sold here is very expensive and most of it selling at least in 5 figures (in japanese yen). Click on the picture to view the photos.

Venus Fort in Odaiba

Sensoji Temple in Asakusa

Posted by Bruce Lee | Posted in Japan, Travel | Posted on 06-06-2007

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Last Sunday I went to Sensoji Temple in Asakusa. It is a tourist spot where all tourist come to Tokyo sure will go to this temple. The temple is very big and there are a lot of shops along the road to the main temple where you can buy souvenirs and food. The temple is very beautiful and well maintained. There is a 5 storeys Pagoda beside the main shrine. Before you want to pray in the main shrine, you need to clean your hand and mouth first. There is a water fountain in front of the main shrine for you clean your hand and mouth.

To get to this temple, you just take the Tokyo Metro subway – Ginza Line and it will take you to Asakusa right in front of the temple entrance. Enjoy some photos I took there.

Asakusa

Toyota City Showcase in Odaiba

Posted by Bruce Lee | Posted in Cars, Japan, Travel | Posted on 05-06-2007

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Last Saturday I went to Toyota City Showcase in Odaiba to see Toyota cars for Japan market. They have wide range of cars from luxury car like Majesta to K-car like Vitz. They also have a section for F1 car development and GT. The best part of the showcase is the Mega Theatre. It is a theatre with a big screen plus Motion Master effect. I watched a GT car racing simulation last Saturday and it was fantastic. The motion effect is damn real. You can feel the motion of changing gears and braking plus cornering.

In Toyota City Showcase, you can test drive any Toyota car you want around the building with a small amount of fee (If not mistaken is 300 yen). But you must have a valid driving license and for foreigner must have a International Driving License. They also offer consultation for those who want to buy new car. Now enjoy the photos I took in Toyota City Showcase.

Toyota City Showcase

Ferris Wheel in Odaiba

Posted by Bruce Lee | Posted in Japan, Travel | Posted on 03-06-2007

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The world’s largest ferris wheel is here in Odaiba with the height of 115 metre above the ground. It costs 900 yen to sit for a 16 minutes ride to see the view of Tokyo from 115 metre above the ground. At night you see beautiful lighting effect on the ferris wheel which will change colour every few seconds. Enjoy the photos by clicking the link below.

Ferris Wheel in Odaiba