8 Useful Tips for Exploring Shinjuku!

8 Useful Tips for Exploring Shinjuku!

Shinjuku is one of the most densely populated areas of Tokyo, offering an essential panoramic snapshot of Japanese urban society for all travelers to explore. My 8 tips are more landmarks on a broad arc that I’ll describe, so please print off a Google street map of the area to refer to. [Continue Reading…]

8 Useful Tips to Enjoy Asakusa in Tokyo!

8 Useful Tips to Enjoy Asakusa in Tokyo!

Pick up any Tokyo guide book and you’ll find Asakusa features prominently as a must-see location, and with very good reason, for it’s been at the heart of Tokyo history and culture since the Edo period. If your hotel isn’t actually in the Asakusa area, the easiest route is[Continue Reading…]

7 Useful Tips NOT to Be Lost at Shinjuku Station!

7 Useful Tips NOT to Be Lost at Shinjuku Station!

Tokyo’s Shinjuku Station, with hundreds of exits, dozens of platforms, and 3.6 million passengers going every which way daily, has been ranked as the world’s busiest station. No wonder foreign visitors get so easily lost or disoriented, because even we Japanese who regularly use the station can find it confusing. However,[Continue Reading…]

7 Recommended Ways to Enjoy Shibuya Crossing!

7 Recommended Ways to Enjoy Shibuya Crossing!

Shibuya Crossing has become one of the most iconic Tokyo locations, and immortalized in many films and TV series. At peak times, as many as 3,000 people may criss-cross the intersection in one go, so it’s no wonder the sight is often described as a sea of people, something to be seen to be believed.[Continue Reading…]

7 Useful Tips to Enjoy Tokyo Skytree Like Japanese!

7 Useful Tips to Enjoy Tokyo Skytree Like Japanese!

The 634m high Tokyo Skytree has become the city’s top tourist attraction since it opened in 2012, and is the world’s tallest free-standing broadcast tower. But it’s not just the amazing architectural accomplishment that makes Skytree so popular, but that it towers above a sprawling entertainment area known as Skytree Town. [Continue Reading…]

8 Useful Tips to Enjoy Ueno Zoo in Tokyo!

8 Useful Tips to Enjoy Ueno Zoo in Tokyo!

Founded in 1882, Ueno Zoological Gardens is Japan’s oldest zoo and home to around 3,000 animals of 400 different species, giving visitors an idea of the rich diversity of animal life on the planet, as well being an enjoyable place for day trips. In fact, compared to other zoos I’ve visited around the world, Ueno Zoo is amazing value at [Continue Reading…]