Tokyo as a city offers some great food, e.g. in form of sushi and yakiniku barbecues, great onsens (Japanese natural hot spring baths), and some great parks especially during the cherry blossom season. Also, if you have more time to spend, you can easily take a day trip to either Mt Fuji or if visibility... Continue Reading →
Kabukicho is Tokyo's version of ared lights district and home to some famous (and a bit weird) places like the Robot Restaurant. It is full of blinking lights and sounds.
Samurai Museum is small but for me atleast something unique I hadn't seen before so was truly interesting. You typically explore the place with a guide and they told a lot of the history of Samurai, and you also get to see a Samurai performance.
We also wanted to learn about Japanese cooking and hired a private chef to teach and cook with us booked via Prime Chef. The menu included many new food items varying from sushi style salads to omelettes, seasonal vegetables and special kind of tempura.
One definite item on our TODO list was visiting a Japanese Onsen. Most of these natural baths are actually gender separated, so ti took a bit of effort to find one suitable for couples, but we found one in Nerima Toshimaen Niwa no yu .The visit was just perfect with coom area for men and women... Continue Reading →
We had been hoping to see plenty of cherry blossoms on our trip, but unfortunately due to couple of weeks of really cold weather only the very first trees were actually blossoming. Regardless we still wanted to visit the no.1 place for viewing, the Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden which already had long lines of people... Continue Reading →
I was originally thinking about going to mount Fuji, but given the high risk of not seeing anything there on a cloudy day and the long distance, I opted for some hiking and views at Mount Takao with a convenient train ride away from Shibuya.Mount Takoa is both a nice place for hiking, but many... Continue Reading →
Ebisu is just 1 train stop away from Shibuya and has beer museum to offer for beer lovers. This was not however the reason I was there: I was there to have lunch with a view at Jojoen Ebisu Garden, a korean BBQ restaurant.
Tokyo has surprisingly many large parks in the center and Yoyogi Park is on of them. I started wondering through it from the north and there were surprisingly few people there until I arrived closer to the Meiji Shrine, which unfortunately was under renovation so could not fully enjoy it.Before the Meiji Shrine, I also... Continue Reading →
Shibuya and Shinjuku are the modern centers of Tokyo with all the shops and restaurants you could imagine, and of course a lot of people - many go to Shibuya just for that: look how pedestrian cross the roads in all direction when lights turn green.Shinjuku and Shibuya are also the transport hubs of Tokyo,... Continue Reading →
We stayed at a house via Airbnb at a residential area 2 metro stops from Shibuya which was a super convenient location for getting around Tokyo. What surprised me about Tokyo was that even in the city center, the houses are not tall and you feel like you're not in a big city. But all... Continue Reading →