Tokyo travel guide
Tokyo the world’s most populous metroplis, where everything comes togheter. After my internship, I could say it’s my second home for sure. The japanese spirit is so warm, efficient, organized, super clean, ultra modern and imbued with a sense of tradition. This place is where you can come over and over again. Where you won’t get bored at all!
Where to stay in Tokyo
During my stay in Tokyo, the first weeks I lived in an airbnb, after that I heading to my hostfamily. Recommended if you studying in another country. Use a host family, you will learn a lot more about culture, food, living …
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Things to do in Tokyo
Japan’s greatest entertaiment district where tall buildings are lined up next to each other along with plenty of new hotspots.
Tokyo Metropolitan Goverment
Free observatories inside the Shinjuku’s Tokyo Metropolian Goverment.
You can even see the Mount Fuji if you’re lucky!
Shinjuku Golden Gai
Small eating and drinking establishment along its narrow streets.
Shinjuku Omoide Yokocho
Narrow alley near Shinjuku Station ( West Exit ) , more than 50 small restaurants. Most restaurants have only a open kitchen counter with a few seats.
Try some Okonomiyaki
Okonomiyaki is a Japanese pancake dish. The Japanese word for “fried/grilled”. The pancakes are prepared on an iron plate, also know as teppanyaki.
Enjoy some Karaoke in Shinjuku
Shibuya – Harajuku – Omotesando
One of my favorite area of Tokyo.
Bright lights, major entertainment, dinning and shopping districts. Omotesando can you compared to the Champs Elysee in Paris. Wide street, with a lined boulevard. Harajuku well know as the Japanese street fashion district.
Experience some kawaii culture in Japan.
Kawaii means in Japanese ‘cute’.
One of the largest national parks in Tokyo. A great place to hang out with friends, have a picnick.
Shibuya crossing, the busiest intersection crossing over in the world where thousand of people pass every day.
Omotesando – Aoyama Street
Walk trough the Flagship stores of major fashion brands street.
Grab some souveniras at Mega Don Quijote
Spend an evening at the game arcade
Oayama Flower Market Tea House
Bio Ojiyan Café
A remote area outside the city center. You can compare them very well with Harajuku. A trendy neigborhood with great shops. In terms of architecture, she is more “organic” than organized, so a bit of everything. In the trendy vintage shops you can give a lot of money.
Here still remains an old townscape and atmosphere lined with old established shops that let you feel the mood of the Edo era.
The oldest temple in Tokyo. It’s famous for main Kaminariom Gater where a giant lantern hangs. Both sides of the 250m street from the Kamanariomon Gate to the Hozomon Gate are lined with about 90 stores dating from the Edo era.
Try an Omikuji Paper Fortune at Sensoji Temple
Discover Nishi Sando and Hoppy Dori Shopping Street
Try Taiyaki at Hoppy Dori Street. It’s a fish shapes cake filled with red beans.
Sumida – Ryogoku
New hot spots in townscape filled with an old downtown atmosphere. This area is now gathering attention from all over the world.
Tokyo Sky tree
The tallest freestanding broadcasting tower in the world boasting 634m in height. A view of the entire Kanto region including Mount Fuji on sunny days.
Where grand tournaments of sumo, an ancient Japanese martial art, are held.
Tokyo Metropolitan Edo Museum
Travel back in time at the tokyo metropolitan Edo Museum.
Sumida Hokusai Museum
Come and see ‘Under the wave off Kanagawa’ a famous Japanese artwork.
Traditional gardens and Edo architecture, modern art and fancy coffee shops.
This Edo neigborhood has undergone a modern creative renaissance in recent years.
Museum of Contemporary Art
The gallery is housed in an old storehouse coverd in vines. It’s located in the same street of the Museum of Contemporary Art.
An area rich in nature and dotted with museums and historics structures.
Take a stroll throug Yanesen
Yanka & Nezu
Walk true the retro shopping street of Yanka, a lantern lined street with small shops.
founded by Yayoi Kusama. It opend in 2017 with the aim of spreading and promoting
Kusama’s art, exhibiting her works.
Akhibara – Ochanomizu
An area lined with shops offering electrical equipment and an area that retains its rustic atmosphere perfect for shopping and taking a stroll.
Pop into the anime shops
Buy something out an vendingmachine
Ginza’s main street becomes in the weekend and national holidays a fraffic-free window shopping area
Tsukij Fish Market
World-famous and largest fish market over the world. Enjoy fresh sushi in the morning. Tsjukiji Fish Market closed october 2018 and reopen as Toyosu Fish Market. I couldn’t take any photos here. Photography was just not allowed, this may have to do with the fact that fishing is one of the most important economic activities in Japan.
Roppongi – Akasaka
A town of entertainment and huge commercial facilities with attractions such as theaters and art galleries.
Roppongi is especially popular because of its vibrant nightlife.
The National Art Center
Japan’s only national art museum that doesn’t have a permanent collection.
Mori Art Museum
Huge entertainment districts that offers a nice view over Tokyo Bay.
Walk over the Rainbow Brige
The most iconic bridge, arches over Tokyo bay, linking Odaiba with the rest of Tokyo.
TeamLab Borderless is an unprecedented digital art museum on Odaiba, created by the self-styled ‘ultra-technlologists’
Enjoy of 60 interactive artworks.
The first posting station on the former Tokaido road.
Nakamerguo – Daikanyama – Ebisu
Centered around the Meguro River and within walking distance of the trendy districts of Daikanyama and Ebisu, Nakameguro holds its own in the sophistication stakes. The area is home to a range of cool cafes and restaurants, hip interior and accessory shops.
Grab a coffee at Onibus at Nakameguro
My favorite bookstore designed by Klein Dytham Architecture.
The facade of this bookstore is comprises with hundreds of T-shapes.