The Pulse of Japan
Japan’s capital is a non-stop, buzzing 24-hour megapolis and a must for first-timers and repeat aficionados on the hunt for the city’s best and lesser-known perks and quirks.
A fusion of next-generation modernity grounded in traditional heritage is the real lure of this enigmatic city, which promises to entertain and enthrall all. While the iconic Scramble Crossing in Shibuya is a testament to the city’s exacting, engineered chaos and nearby Omote-sando and Harajuku shopping meccas lead all, Yoyogi Park, just a stone’s throw away, is a tranquil, urban-based antidote. The kaleidoscopic blaze of nighttime neon constantly dazzles and promises unrivaled nocturnal thrills, but numerous hidden gems of archaic serenity are always on hand to provide respite from Tokyo’s pulsating hullabaloo. And then, of course, there’s Akihabara — feel free to explore your inner “otaku,” although it might cost you. Get it?
Great all year round
Population of 9.3m
Sekaido Art Shop (Shinjuku)
Sekaido is a popular local art supply shop also offering Japanese stationery, with a small gallery on the top level.
T.Y. Harbor Brewery
T.Y. Harbor is an American-style restaurant and micro-brewery located along the waterfront at Tennoz Isle.
Shinjuku City Hotel N.U.T.S Tokyo
Shinjuku City Hotel N.U.T.S Tokyo is just a 2-minute walk from Shinjuku Gyoenmae Subway Station. It offers cosy accommodation with free broadband internet access and a spacious en suite bathroom. Rooms at the N.U.T.S.
1/3rd Residence Serviced Apartments Nihonbashi
A 7-minute walk from Ningyocho Subway Station, 1/3rd Residence Nihonbashi offers apartment-style accommodations with free Wi-Fi. Guests can relax with a cup of complimentary tea. Kodenmacho Subway Station is a 5-minute walk away.
Sakura Hotel Hatagaya
Conveniently located a 2-minute walk from Hatagaya Train Station, Sakura Hotel Hatagaya offers simple accommodation with friendly English-speaking staff and free Wi-Fi. It is just a 3-minute train ride away from the popular Shinju
Hotel Villa Fontaine Tokyo-Hamamatsucho
Situated an 8-minute walk from JR Hamamatsucho Station, Hotel Villa Fontaine Tokyo-Hamamatsucho offers simple guest rooms, and it offers free WiFi in the public area. Haneda Airport is just a 20-minute monorail ride from the stati
Tachikawa Regent Hotel
Only a 3-minute walk from JR Tachikawa Train Station, Tachikawa Regent Hotel offers free Wi-Fi/wired internet in all rooms and a free light breakfast. The limousine bus stop to Narita International Airport is located a 1-minute wa
Concieria Shiba Koen
Just a 2-minute walk from the A4 Exit of Onarimon Subway Station (Mita Line) and 750 metres from the modern Shiodome area, Conceria Shiba Koen offers modern studio apartments with a kitchen, a balcony, a washer/dryer, free wired i
Holiday View Inn
Featuring free WiFi and a sun terrace, Holiday View Inn offers accommodation in Tokyo. There is a shared lounge at the property. Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden is 2 km from Holiday View Inn, while Meiji Jingu Shrine is 2.8 km fr
A glimpse of Japan's festivals - all in the one spot!
There are many brilliant reasons to pay Japan a visit - the amazing festival culture here being one of them. What do you do though if a particular festival you want to check out isn't on at the time of year you're visiting? Or maybe you can't get to every regi
Trip to Tokyo – A First Timer’s Plans and Expectations – Day 8
Hello there, fellow traveller! Only two more days to go. This is the time to revisit those spots where you left with unfinished business. A bit of backtracking, so to speak. For us it’s another freaking shopping day. Since I wanted to buy some cute Japanese ou
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at Harajuku!
Harajuku needs very little introduction; it's one of the most visited districts in Tokyo, and offers up a wide variety of fashion and food. In this article, we'll be focusing more on the food. Of course, these are all food places I've tried myself and enjoyed,