Going around Tokyo

Recommended places to visit for foreign residents in Tokyo

Tokyo, the capital of Japan, a city full of skyscrapers, nature, and steeped in history. The first time you come to Tokyo you may visit Tokyo Tower, Sky Tree, and the Imperial Palace. While that may make for an event-filled weekend on your first visit to Japan, this barely scratches the surface of things to do in Tokyo. Tokyo has many things to offer for people of all ages and you'll find that being bored in Tokyo is a difficult task. 

Below are guides with recommended places to visit during your stay in Japan. The guides include Art and Science museums, places for families with children, old shopping streets, Japanese gardens, destinations to visit during the summer, and more.

Places for Children in Tokyo - Amusement Parks, Zoo, Aquariums, Cafes, etc.

If your apartment or house is in Tokyo and you're looking for places of interest to take your children, then you will find lots of great options.  Given that it's the biggest metropolitan area in Japan, Tokyo is dotted with lots of great parks, amusement parks, zoos, and other kid-friendly places fo…

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Tokyo River Cruises: An Expat's Guide to Exploring Your New City

The first image that may come to mind when you think of Tokyo might be one full of tall gray buildings–a concrete jungle, if you will–but in fact Tokyo is full of many waterways that provide the perfect backdrop for the numerous cruising experiences that are offered. From the old-fashioned yakatabun…

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Roppongi Nightlife: Best Live Music & Art in Tokyo’s Trendy District

Tokyo’s trendy Roppongi district is known as a place of residential towers and office blocks in the daytime, and a popular destination with foreigners out for bars and restaurants in the evening. But there’s more to it than just bright lights and business. It’s also a premiere destination for live m…

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Sushi in Akasaka: Don’t Miss Some of Tokyo’s Hidden Gems

Akasaka is one of the greatest business hubs in downtown Tokyo. With many salarymen and women out late for work, an excellent gourmet scene has sprouted, making Akasaka one of the most underrated places to live and dine in downtown Tokyo. Why is Akasaka a Great Place to Eat? Years of internation…

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Japanese Gardens in Tokyo – Nihon Teien

For those looking for a moment of Zen or looking for some peace and quiet amid the hustle and bustle of daily life in Tokyo, you may be surprised to learn that Tokyo is home to more than a few traditional Japanese gardens (Nihon Teien)? Depending on the style of garden, you may find a small Karesans…

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Shibuya Station: Trendy Hub of Tokyo's Bustling Metropolis

Shibuya Station has to be one of the most well-known stations amongst tourists for its two main landmarks - the Hachiko statue, and the Shibuya “scramble crossing” that has appeared in countless movies and commercials over the years. The station first opened in 1885 as a stop on the Shinagawa Line,…

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Traditional Japanese Food in Shibuya: Old-School Eats in Young Tokyo

Shibuya is well-known as a hotbed of wild nightlife, but people rarely think about it as having any connection with old, traditional Tokyo. In fact, Shibuya’s central location and former palatial history has earned the neighborhood a legacy of culinary activity for Tokyo’s best and brightest for al…

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Top 10 Places to Shop in Shibuya for Every Need

Shibuya is Tokyo’s premiere spot for shopaholics, and we’ve come up with 10 great places to get all your shopping done, no matter what you’re looking for.

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Hiking Around Tokyo: 6 Great Spots for Peak Outdoor Fun

When most people think of good places to hike near Japan's capital city, the uber-famous Mount Fuji usually comes to mind. While certainly of peak interest, this mighty mountain may actually be too challenging for some. But did you know that there are actually a lot of spots great for hiking around…

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8 Best Museums in Tokyo: Art, Science, Swords and Beyond

If you are a fan of museums - be it for art, science or nature - or are keen to get to know more about Japanese culture, Tokyo is the right place to be. Japan's capital has a plethora of excellent museums (and of course - ladies especially take note - museum cafes). Whether you crave a day of intell…

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