Archive for September, 2007

Edo Tenka Festival in Hibiya Park

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007

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Chiyoda Ward will hold its annual “Edo Tenka Matsuri” again this year. The festival, which was held during the Edo Period, was revived in 2003 in celebration of the 400th anniversary of the founding of Edo (Tokyo).

The event will be held in Hibiya Park this weekend (Sept. 29-30). There will be performances, food stalls and a flea market.

Here is a layout of the park for this event. Tenka Matsuri

Sorry, it’s only in Japanese. Here is a general layout in English of the park Hibiya Park

The main areas, World Bazaar Yokocho and Edo Festival Stage will be above No.4 (No. Flower Bed). Belgian crepes and beer will be sold at No. 3 on the map. They will also be selling Stella Artois on No. 1 Flower Bed (No. 4 on the map). If the weather is nice, it should be a nice for the family. There is underground parking available, but not sure if there will be space available.

Website →

Laos Festival 2007

Sunday, September 23rd, 2007

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First ever Laos Festival will be held on September 23-24 in Yoyogi Park Event Area. The event is a part of the series to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the founding of ASEAN in Japan and will promote Lao culture and tradition in Japan.

As expected, the event will feature Lao food, music, dance, products and a flea market. Proceeds will go to funding being raised by the Tokyo Kokusai Gakuen High School to build a school in a rural area in Laos.

Map→Yoyogi Park Event Area

NET NITE @ STEREO: Theme: Open Source

Saturday, September 22nd, 2007

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Net Nite will feature OPEN SOURCE, which will explore how this new movement is changing business opportunities on the web.

Christof will be the speaker. Christof is Founder, CEO and President of db4objects, creator of the leading open source object database db4o, native to Java and .NET. Christof brings 15 years of experience in software business, sales and marketing to his role as Chief Executive Officer of db4objects. Prior to db4objects, Christof was founder and Chief Executive Officer at APSIS Software, a position he held from the founding of APSIS in 1993 until its merger with conject in 2002.

Christof serves as President of ODBMS.ORG e.V., a non-profit association to provide free resources on object database technology for education and research, and is an active member in the OMG’s Object Database Technology Working Group (OBDT WG) to provide the 4th generation object database standard. He is also a frequent speaker on industry events on open source business and his thoughts have been featured in many publications.

And there will be chances for members to show and discuss their current projects.


Purpose: This monthly event brings together all kinds of professionals involved with internet and mobile communication, helping to create new types of collaboration and business opportunities. Each Net Nite invites presentations and discussions on timely themes of wide usefulness, and provides a unique opportunity for people from different worlds, such as engineers, content providers, designers and marketers, to share inspiring examples of their work, enjoy socializing, and together make new ideas become reality.

For: Designers, marketers, hardware makers, software developers, hosting companies, content providers, agencies, services, media…

When: <Fourth Wed> (9/26, 10/24) (\1000 entry) 18:00:
DJ/Mixing, 19:00: Biz Nite Session, 20:30: Lounge DJ party … and free champagne for ladies)

Map→Roppongi FLOWER

SIN DEN’s New Location

Friday, September 21st, 2007

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SIN DEN, one of the most popular hair salons in Tokyo, has recently moved. The salon is well-known in the expat community and among the Japanese in the Aoyama area. What is special about the move is their funky new building. Click on the photos to check it out.

The new location is a bit hard to find, so we made an area map that covers the Gaeimmae, Harajuku, Omote-sando and Meiji-jingumae Stations. We have also created two other maps. One from Gaiemmae and Omote-sando Stations and the other from Harajuku and Meiji-jingumae Stations. SIN DEN’s New Location

And here is their new website→SIN DEN

Oktoberfest in Hibiya Park!

Tuesday, September 18th, 2007

 Oktoberfest in Hibiya Park!

It’s the time of the year for all you beer lovers! Asahi Beer will hold its Oktoberfest in Hibiya Park this Wednesday (19th) to Friday (21st). Above is the main fountain where the event will be held. Here is a map → Hibiya Park

And here is the festival’s official page →


GEOX Family Sale!

Tuesday, September 18th, 2007

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There will be a family sale at GEOX headquarters October 26-28. GEOX is famous for shoes that breathe, which helps to keep the moisture out and keep your feet dry. For more details→GEOX

Come early because things get sold out quickly! Here’s the map→GEOX Japan

ARK (Animal Refuge Kansai and Tokyo アニマルレフュージ関西・東京)

Friday, September 14th, 2007

ARK (Animal Refuge Kansai and Tokyo) is having a big party to raise money for abandoned and abused pets in Japan at Fujimamas. ARK is dedicated to rescuing and rehoming abandoned animals.

ARK(Animal Refuge Kansai and Tokyo)が虐待されているペットの為の募金パーティーを開きます。

Cost→5000 yen per person for buffet and 1 drink. 1500 yen donated directly to the shelter
RSVP required. Details→

English Website→


Friday, September 14th, 2007


Hearts Grow
原宿表参道欅合唱団 「音傳」 / 原宿少年少女合唱団


Over 1400 locations mapped in Roppongi・Azabu

Thursday, September 13th, 2007

We have diligently walked down every little street around Roppongi and Azabu, and have mapped them out. In fact, we have uploaded over 1,400 maps on the site Take a look! Roppongi-Azabu Portal

Nishi-Azabu was differently a challenge! What we have learned is that there are a lot of hidden gems out there. Many of the locations almost impossible to explain. We will feature some of them in the near future.

A place not mapped out in this area? Tell us at Please tell us the name and any other details you have, such as telephone number, address, etc.

Bars & Pubs in Roppongi-Azabu

Sunday, September 9th, 2007

Looking for a bar or pub in the Roppongi-Azabu area? We have nearly a complete list of them with the maps in English and Japanese. So if you want to meet up with friends for drinks, to watch that game in a bar or if you get separated, access on PC and/or phone and type in the name of the location. Try it and let us know if there is another location in the area you want mapped!

Here is a list of the locations. Roppongi-Azabu Bars & Pubs