Tokyo

Ultimate Tokyo, Japan City Guide

Our Tokyo, Japan travel guide offers info & tips, things to do, transportation info, where to eat, best hotels, avoiding crowds, itineraries for the city, and more. Whether you’re visiting this year or planning for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics, we’ve got you covered! (Last updated January 2, 2019.) Tokyo can be an intimidating place […]

Our Favorite Ramen in Tokyo, Japan

There’s no shortage of ‘Best Ramen in Tokyo, Japan’ lists on the internet. We thought we’d take a different approach in sharing our favorites. Instead of focusing solely on highly-acclaimed, Michelin-starred places far from tourist areas or easy to find chains, we thought we’d do both. Our rationale for this is pretty simple: meal time […]

Japan Itineraries for Kyoto, Tokyo, and Beyond

Our Japan itineraries provide 1-day plans for every area of Kyoto, plus 2-day ‘best of’ Tokyo step-by-step itinerary, and strategy for walking tours of Nara & Miyajima Island. These touring plans offer guides and tips for which temples to visit, where to eat, transportation, and the most efficient order of seeing the highlights of each […]

Tsukiji Fish Market Moving to Toyosu: What to Know for Fall 2018 & Beyond

Tsukiji is a large wholesale fish market in Japan that is one of the top things to do in Tokyo. It’s soon to be partially replaced by Toyosu Market, where wholesale activity and the world famous tuna auctions will occur. In this post, we’ll offer info about the changes, and whether you should plan a […]

Saitama, Japan Railway Museum: Tokyo Half-Day Trip

Railway Museum in Saitama showcases the history of railways in Japan, with train cars you can go inside, interactive simulators, and exhibits detailing the evolution of railway technology. In this post, we’ll take a photo tour of the Railway Museum, and offer thoughts on whether it’s worth the commute to visit as a half-day trip […]

Edo-Tokyo Museum Review: Journey into Japan’s History

The Edo-Tokyo Museum offers an interactive walk-through of Japan’s history via exhibits that present a hands-on timeline of the city from the Edo Period through modern times. In this post, we’ll review the Edo-Tokyo Museum, offer tips for visiting, and share photos from the museum. Simply put, the Edo-Tokyo Museum is one of my favorite […]

Robot Restaurant Review & Discount Ticket Info

Robot Restaurant is a show in Tokyo, Japan’s Shinjuku nightlife district, and features dancers, special effects, monsters, and more. In this review, we’ll assess whether the Robot Restaurant is worth the money, how to buy discount Robot Restaurant tickets, what you should expect, and also share a ton of photos from our experiences. (Last updated […]

Shinjuku Samurai Museum: Tokyo Highlight or Gimmick?

The Samurai Museum is located in Shinjuku, Tokyo, with exhibits featuring swords & armor, and a sword battle experience. In this review, we’ll cover whether it’s worth the money and time. Most importantly, we’ll offer feedback as to whether this attraction in Tokyo’s notorious Kabukicho district is actually a bona-fide museum, or just a tourist trap. […]

Grutto Pass: Save Big Money on Tokyo Museums

During our summer trip to Japan, we encountered record heat and humidity that made going outside nearly unbearable. Wanting to escape this oppressively hot weather, we purchased the Tokyo Museum Grutto Pass and focused our energy on museums. In this post, we’ll share thoughts on the Grutto Pass, whether it’s worth the money, and to whom […]

Sanrio Puroland Info, Tips & Strategy

Beyond reading that it’s Tokyo, Japan’s Hello Kitty theme park, I couldn’t find a lot of info about Sanrio Puroland before our visit. In this post, we seek to rectify the dearth of info and planning tips, covering whether it’s worth your time, how to save money on tickets, and other tips for avoiding lines […]