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.

What Makes Hiroo a Great Neighborhood for Tokyo Expats?

Hiroo has maintained its place as one of Tokyo’s most upscale neighborhoods for many years. Home to several of the capital’s embassies, Hiroo is a place where Japan’s international communities have carved out a comfortable expat-friendly lifestyle. The neighborhood offers a wide variety of Western…

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Arisugawa Park (Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park) in Hiroo

Arisugawa Park is appreciated by many foreign expats and locals alike as an oasis in central Tokyo. During the Edo era, this area was part of the residence of a local samurai. In 1896, this area became designated as part of the Imperial Families’ land. In 1934, it was turned into a public park and…

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Azabujuban Shopping Area

History of Azabujuban Azabujuban Shopping Street has prospered as a temple town of the Zenpukuji Temple since the Edo Era for over 300 years. The area also prospered as an important crossing point for traffic centered along the Furukawa River, and was home to horse fairs and riding grounds. Many da…

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All about Tokyo Midtown – Shop, Eat, and get Cultured

If you live in the Roppongi area, you are no doubt familiar with the Roppongi Hills development. If so, you’re also no doubt familiar with Tokyo Midtown, which sits in Akasaka, not far from Roppongi Hills along Gaien Higashi Doori. It is built on 10 hectares of land that previously served as the fo…

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A Brief Guide to Roppongi

Your Ultimate Expat Guide To Roppongi Roppongi, which means “six trees” in English, is located in the Minato Ward of Tokyo. It is known as the most popular enclave for expats living in Japan. With such a big portion of Tokyo’s expat population residing in Roppongi, you can expect much of the area t…

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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…

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Roppongi Station

Whether you live in a luxury expat apartment within a shiny high-rise tower or in a tiny 1k apartment over a mom & pop bar with the sounds of Roppongi Junior High School floating in through your window, those living in the Roppongi Area will pass through  on their way to work. For those new to…

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Roppongi Art Triangle - Art Museum Collective

You may or may not be aware but the Roppongi neighborhood is home to a thriving arts community, and at its center is what is collectively known as the Roppongi Art Triangle. While there are other art displays around Roppongi, the three corners of the Triangle, “the National Art Center, Tokyo”, the…

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What to Do in Roppongi Hills: A Day in the Hills

Located between Azabu-Juban and Akasaka, Roppongi is an aristocratic neighborhood that has been revitalized into a popular area with Tokyo’s famous Roppongi Hills complex at its heart. Keep reading to find out what the cultural center has to offer in art, entertainment, food, and more! What Is Ropp…

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

In the ever-bustling city of Tokyo, there’s no end of options for a family day out — from educational exhibits to amusement parks and outdoor fun. Whether you’re planning on a quick afternoon activity or a full day trip, you will find a wide variety of family-friendly experiences for you to enjoy w…

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