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…]

7 Recommended Ways to Enjoy Rainbow Bridge in Tokyo!

7 Recommended Ways to Enjoy Rainbow Bridge in Tokyo!

Tokyo’s 798 metres long Rainbow Bridge was completed in 1993 and spans northern Tokyo Bay between the Shibaura Pier area and the man-made island of Odaiba. But as an icon of modern Tokyo, it is much more than a convenient way to cross from A to B, offering sight-seers, day trippers, photographers and [Continue Reading…]

7 Recommended Ways to Enjoy Tokyo Dome!

7 Recommended Ways to Enjoy Tokyo Dome!

Tokyo Dome is a baseball stadium and home of the Yomiuri Giants, though many other sporting events are held there, as well as music concerts. Dubbed “The Big Egg” due to it’s distinctive air-supported roof construction, it was opened in 1988, and is part of a much larger entertainments complex known as Tokyo Dome City. [Continue Reading…]

8 Recommended Cheap but Great Bars in Tokyo!

8 Recommended Cheap but Great Bars in Tokyo

The perception of Tokyo bars as expensive is less true these days. As belts are tightened and recession bites, people have less money for entertainments, so many low price drinking options have sprung up. Nomihodai (happy hour) has long been a part of Tokyo bar culture, while the senbero[Continue Reading…]

8 Recommended Cheap but Great Restaurants in Tokyo!

8 Recommended Cheap but Great Restaurants in Tokyo

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Visitors may lament how expensive Tokyo restaurants are, but this is most often due to misconceptions about, or unfamiliarity with Japanese dining culture. You have to look to the spirit of adventure that brought you to Tokyo in the first place and seek out the chain stores, [Continue Reading…]

8 Differences Between 2 Tokyo Airports Narita vs Haneda!

8 Differences Between 2 Tokyo Airports Narita vs Haneda

Seasoned travelers will already know that there are two Tokyo airports: Narita and Haneda. As a regular business traveler to other Asian destinations, I have occasion to use both airports. As you might expect, I have my personal favorite for departures and arrivals, but [Continue Reading…]