Secret Tokyo: Asakusa’s Hidden Amusement Park, Hanayashiki

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Asakusa is one of the most popular tourist spots in Tokyo, especially for foreigners. If you have been to Japan, you probably visited Asakusa, right? The typical visit to Asakusa focuses on a very small area: Sensoji Temple, from Kaminarimon gate through Nakamise Street. This is the golden course for tourists. However, this area is really just a small part … Read More

You’ll Love Tokyo’s Coffee Culture

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This may surprise you, but Tokyo has some of the best coffee shops in the world. In fact, there are even some US shops that have locations here. I’m not talking about Starbucks (although there are plenty of them) but smaller cafes that you’d never expect. Blue Bottle, from the West coast and Gorilla Coffee from Brooklyn, NYC both have … Read More

The Sweet Confusion Of Your First Time In Tokyo

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Note: Hi.Josh here. I want to offer some perspective from my first time in Tokyo. At the time, I was a solo traveler setting foot in Asia for the first time. Tokyo was a great place to start… My first time in Tokyo it felt like I entered the future. The buildings were new and futuristic. The metro system was … Read More