Tokyo Travel Tips
Tokyo, Japan's capital city, is a place where the urgent rhythms of consumer culture collide with the quieter moments that linger from older traditions. It is hectic madness leavened by the most Zen-like calm; a wonderful and worldly culture where tradition constantly mixes with the modern.
From visiting ancient shrines to the latest in shopping, watching Sumo wrestling to learning calligraphy, the range of things to do in Tokyo is breathtaking. Help make sense of the range of activities with our top tips for Tokyo trips.
Geisha are one of the most misunderstood pieces of the Japanese cultural puzzle. These traditional Japanese entertainers are trained as hostesses with skills in various Japanese arts, particularly ...
If the idea of eating sushi turns your head, or if you’re the guy who's hunting down the McDonalds in Tuscany, then perhaps you're also the guy not too keen on the idea of Japanese cuisine. If so ...
Ginza Shopping District With its neon lights, towering department stores, and nightclubs, the Ginza Shopping District is a chic, cosmopolitan adventure. You can catch a live Kabuki show, check ...
West meets East. East meets West. For many of us, the notions we have of the East and the Orient are mere stereotyped snapshots gleaned from childhood history classes, Hollywood movies, and maybe ...
Japanese bullet trains, known locally as Shinkansen, are among the fastest in the world and routinely reach speeds of close to 200mph (320 km/h), easily linking major cities throughout Japan with ...
While the vast metropolis of Tokyo dazzles the visitor with modern marvels and only occasionally displays hints of its past, Kyoto – once the imperial capital of Japan – is far more forthcoming with ...
Tokyo. You have no idea until you go. This ancient Eastern city throbs with lights, culture, and movement so sure to both invigorate and bedazzle you the moment you step off the plane, that there ...
You may have been to a karaoke bar in your home country, but karaoke in Japan is completely different from in the West. Instead of subjecting an entire bar full of strangers to your singing skills, ...
Eating out in Tokyo is affordable if you follow a few basic budget tips and if you know where to look for your next meal. The great thing about Japanese
cuisine is that cheap does not ...
Written by Emma, Australia, October 2011
Are you tempted by the idea of staying in a ryokan but are unsure of what to expect? Tokyo
offers an array of accommodation options, from capsule hotels to temple
lodgings. Here’s our guide to ...
Written by Emma, Australia, March 2012
A traditional tea ceremony is a relaxing, meditative and uniquely Japanese experience. If you are thinking of attending a tea ceremony in Tokyo , it is helpful to understand some of the history ...
Written by Emma, Australia, February 2012
Timing is everything if you want to experience Japanese cherry trees in
full-bloom. The graceful, pink blossoms only flower for a short time and
normally fall to the ground about a week after ...
Written by Emma, Australia, June 2012
If you think the idea of riding a bike in Tokyo
is a little, well, insane, then we have to tell you that you couldn’t
be more wrong. Biking is in fact an ideal way to get around Tokyo! ...
Written by Emma, Australia, December 2012
has a reputation as being an expensive city but the reality is you can
have a really great time and see the majority of the city’s major
attractions without spending too much. Let us show ...
All movie lovers will be familiar with Sofia Coppola’s movie ‘Lost in Translation.’ Set in Tokyo ,
the film’s main characters, played by Bill Murray and Scarlett
Johansson, strike up a ...
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