Kamakura: The Perfect Day Trip From Tokyo

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Last Updated February 10th, 2019Tokyo is a sprawling metropolis that will overwhelm your senses and redefine what you think about cities. That said, you’re probably going to want to get away for a little while and Kamakura may be the ideal choice. The typical thing to do is get a rail pass and take the “golden route” through Kyoto and … Read More

5 Tokyo Ramen Joints That Will Blow Your Mind

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Last Updated July 13th, 2018If you think Tokyo ramen is just a slightly better version of packaged instant noodles for broke college students then prepare to have your mind blown. Or maybe you already know how great Japanese ramen is, but don’t know where to get it in Tokyo. In that case, we’ll get you off to a good start … Read More

Master The Tokyo Metro: Ultimate Guide For Travelers

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Last Updated October 26th, 2018While most cities are either small and dense or big and sprawled out, Tokyo is both. Instead of having one central business district there are multiple, densely populated areas surrounded by quiet residential areas. This makes the extensive Tokyo metro system even more incredible. You can venture most anywhere in the city by rail. But, it’s … Read More

Secret Tokyo: Asakusa’s Hidden Amusement Park, Hanayashiki

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Last Updated May 8th, 2018Asakusa 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 … Read More

You’ll Love Tokyo’s Coffee Culture

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Last Updated May 8th, 2018This 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 … Read More