Kim Dao | KimDao

Kim's Tips

"If you can't visit a hot spring place outside of Tokyo, this place is perfect as it is located within Tokyo. It is located in Odaiba and is easily accessible by the monorail. You receive a wristband when you arrive and you use that wristband for purchases within the area. You can purchase food, drinks or services such as spa treatments. You are also given a yukata when you arrive which you wear inside the area. It really feels like you are in a Japanese festival! They have an outdoor foot bath which you can enjoy with friends!"

2017-06-26 03:54:11 - Oedo Onsen Monogatari

"This place lights up at night time and is really beautiful. There is a really nice shopping mall as well as a car show room. You can also ride the ferris wheel - recommended to ride at night time for a great view!"

2017-06-25 12:14:48 - Palette Town

"Very convenient temple to get to just outside the station. It is a beautiful temple however it is very busy on weekends so go on weekdays to avoid the crowd. Also don't forget to get your fortune read (omikuji!) They have translations in English too"

2017-06-12 14:22:32 - Senso-ji Temple

"Very cute store that is reasonably priced. Their clothes are more "mori girl" fashion. They sell cute pieces you can wear everyday!"

2017-06-10 03:06:16 - Wonder Rocket (Harajuku)

"Very big drugstore which a huge selection of Japanese makeup and skincare goods. They also have imported goods from the US if you are in need!"

2017-06-10 03:03:41 - Ainz & Tulpe (Harajuku Quest)

"This place is a must visit as you can get the same view from Tokyo Tower or the Sky Tree for free! It is located in Shinjuku (about a 10 minute walk from Shinjuku station). At busy times there is a little bit of a line but it goes by quickly. Depending on what tower you go in, they have different souvenir stores. "

2017-06-10 03:03:28 - Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building

"Located just outside the Shinjuku East exit, Studio Alta is a small department store that has a lot of Japanese clothing brands. It is also a popular meeting place!"

2017-06-08 02:47:14 - Studio Alta

"Lots of great food here! It's located just outside Shinjuku station. Some of the store are just standing food stores for a quick meal, and some of them are really small stores where you can sit down quickly for a bite to eat. The atmosphere makes you feel like you have stepped back a hundred years. There is a wide variety of different foods here!"

2017-06-08 02:45:00 - Omoide Yokocho

"This place has many small and quiet bars where you can go with a group of friends (or alone to meet new people!) A lot of the bars do have a seating fee so make sure you look out for that first. "

2017-06-08 02:42:55 - Shinjuku Golden Gai

"I went here a few years ago. The view is absolutely beautiful if you can get a window seat so be sure to book in advance. We went here for dinner so it was fine dining, but worth it for the experience. "

2017-06-07 06:27:12 - New York Bar (Park Hyatt Hotel)

"This is a lovely park, very big and a lot of beautiful photo spots. It costs 200yen to enter the park but is a must visit, especially during the cherry blossom and autumn seasons!"

2017-06-07 03:26:35 - Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

"One of my favourite hot pot chains! It is foreigner friendly with English menus. It is an all you can eat and prices depend on what kind of meats you want. "

2017-06-06 05:03:00 - Nabezo (Shinjuku Sanchome)

"The cafe is absolutely beautiful. Dinner is quite expensive however lunch was actually really affordable !"

2017-06-06 05:00:49 - Alice in Wonderland Cafe

"Great place for shopping with lots of Japanese brands. The top 2 floors are restaurant floors with great food at affordable prices. "

2017-06-05 15:58:50 -

"The Shibuya DonQuijote has moved across the road and is now massive. You can buy all sorts of things here from food, makeup, homeware, clothes to branded items. It is a must check out if you go to Japan. If you also want odd kit kat flavours you can get them here too."

2017-06-03 01:30:52 - Don Quijote (Shibuya)

"Small game center but at the very top floor they have a lot of purikura machines (sticker machines) for you to enjoy!"

2017-06-02 06:33:26 - Taito station game world Shinjuku

"Really beautiful to come here at night time, usually they have illuminations. They have various cafes here such as Starbucks and Krispy Kreme where you can sit in a quiet atmosphere away from the busy area of Shinjuku."

2017-06-01 19:11:38 - Shinjuku Southern Terrace

"This street is usually very crowded, however they have many different shops and restaurants here. Take your time to explore the small streets to discover new restaurants and stores! You will find stores like Forever21, Zara, Bershka here. If you go right down the end you will find a Daiso and an Animate. If you are looking for souvenirs check out Tokyu Hands or Loft!"

2017-06-01 19:05:00 - Shibuya Center-gai (Center Street)

"The perfect place to go if you are after Japanese brands. They have the latest fashion trends here! It's a must go during the sale seasons as you can get a lot of clothes for really affordable prices. The original prices for most store aren't cheap however as almost all the stores here are Japanese brand stores."

2017-06-01 19:04:05 - Shibuya 109

"This starbucks is great to go to if you want a nice view of the Shibuya crossing. It does get very crowded however and it is difficult to get the window seat at busy hours. "

2017-06-01 19:02:27 - Starbucks (Shibuya Crossing)

"One of the biggest Daiso stores in Japan! This one has 4 floors full of stuff! Daiso is a 100yen store in Japan, everything is just 100 yen (approximately $1) unless marked otherwise. You will be surprised at what you can get here for such an affordable price! You can get travel items, beauty items, kitchen, bathroom, laundry, stationary, decor, pet goods and so much more!"

2017-06-01 19:00:18 - Daiso Harajuku

"Very big park that is very peaceful and great to spend time at. It is very popular during cherry blossom season in spring and in summer."

2017-06-01 08:19:22 - Yoyogi Park

"It's a very crowded place and is a popular meeting spot for people. This statue is in honour of the dog Hachiko who waited many years at Shibuya station for the owner to come back after he passed away. It does get crowded and at times there is a line to take a photo with the statue, but it is definitely worth it!"

2017-06-01 07:27:16 - Hachiko Gate

"A must go if you visit Tokyo! There are lots of shopping down this street, most of the stuff is very affordable. Also don't forget to try out the Harajuku crepes! It is extremely busy on weekends so I recommend you to avoid them if you can."

2017-05-31 09:43:40 - Takeshita Street

"This place is a must visit if you are searching for character collaborations with makeup! Its' Demo regularly collaborates with Disney, Pokemon, Sailor Moon and many other popular characters. They regularly come out with new makeup lines so it is great for a collector! "

2017-05-31 08:41:52 - Its'demo (Shibuya Center Gai Street)

"Very cute and feminine clothing! They have now moved to the 6th floor in Shibuya109"

2017-05-31 08:39:43 - Liz Lisa (Shibuya 109)

"This place serves delicious vegan meals, however it is not cheap. At night time you also have to order a drink with your meal. The portions are a bit small so one dish may not be enough for 1 person. "

2017-05-31 08:38:18 - Pure Cafe

"Very popular sushi restaurant so it is recommended you avoid the lunch and dinner rush hours. During busy hours you will have to wait in line. The sushi is very reasonably priced and everything is ordered on a screen in front of you. They have an English option so you'll be fine even if you can't read Japanese. Your orders will come out in front of you which you just pick up, push a button and the trays go away. They don't have just sushi, they have a variety of foods including french fries, fried chicken, udon, ramen etc. Very fun to try out!"

2017-05-31 08:34:43 - Uobei (Shibuya Dogenzaka)

"Omotesando is great for all your highend shopping. On the main streets you will find most of the high end stores (Chanel, Dior, Gucci etc). At night time it is beautifully lit up. If you go into the smaller streets you will find vintage stores that sell secondhand designer bags for decent prices!"

2017-05-31 08:32:54 - Omotesando

"This place has lovely architecture, great for photos. It has a lot of high end shops inside this department store as well. At the very top floor there is a Starbucks with an outdoor area where you can get a nice view of Harajuku!"

2017-05-31 08:30:14 - Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku

"If you are looking for reasonable priced homeware or decoration items, Flying Tiger Copenhagen is great! The store is layed out in a way where you have to walk through the whole store before you get to the counter."

2017-05-31 08:28:21 - Flying Tiger Copenhagen

"Lots of used clothing in this store for reasonable prices. If you are lucky you might be able to come across some high end branded stuff for cheap! It is located just across the road from Takeshita dori (the opposite side away from Harajuku station)"

2017-05-31 08:27:50 - Kinji Harajuku

"Spinns has great clothing for reasonable prices. You are also able to buy some secondhand clothes at some of their stores. They regularly have collaborations with popular characters!"

2017-05-31 08:26:09 - Spinns

"The crossing is always very crowded and is a great shot if you can take it from above. There are a few coffee shops like Starbucks where you can get a nice view. If you come in the morning before 10am it is quite empty so it might be easier to take photos then!"

2017-05-31 08:24:18 - Shibuya Crossing

"This capsule hotel is amazing. It is a female only capsule hotel and is very comfortable to stay in. The rooms are very cute and they also give you more amenities than most hotels. It is in a quiet area and is in the heart of Akihabara!"

2017-05-29 12:36:16 - Akihabara BAY HOTEL

"This place is amazing for those who want to try out gachapons! They have hundreds of different machines and update them regularly. If you are also into rements and figurines, you are also able to buy some here too. All the machines use coins so make sure you bring some cash along (you can exchange notes for coins here). "

2017-05-29 12:34:47 -

"One of the bigger DonQuijote stores, they have multiple floors for shopping and also have a game center as well as the AKB48 Cafe inside. Make sure you show your passport for tax free at the tax free counter to save 8%"

2017-05-29 12:32:49 - Don Quijote (Akihabara)

"For all the latest anime goods, this is the place to go! For previous animes it's a bit hard to find merchandise for however as they change their stock very often. "

2017-05-29 12:30:21 -

"This place is great for your nostalgia! You are able to buy things from Gameboys to Super Nintendos as well as lots of older games for decent prices! Make sure you go to the very top floor to play some of the vintage arcade games too!"

2017-05-29 12:26:15 - Akihabara Super potato

"This place is absolutely amazing and is a must go place! I recommend going either very early in the morning or in the late afternoon (around 4-5pm) as there will be less people. You will be more likely to be able to take photos with no -one else in the shot. The higher up the mountain you go, the less people also (though it is quite a hike so make sure you wear comfortable shoes!)"

2017-05-29 12:23:13 - Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine (Kyoto)

"I would recommend buying one of the express passes if you plan to go to to USJ, especially if you want to spend time in the Harry Potter area earlier on in the day. You will be able to choose what time you would like to enter the Harry Potter as well as when you want to go on the rides. If you don't have an express pass you'll have to get a ticket before you enter the Harry Potter area and if it gets too busy, tickets will run out and you won't be able to enter the area at all. "

2017-05-21 04:26:25 - Universal Studios Japan / USJ