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?
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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.
APA Hotel Keisei Ueno Ekimae
Located right in front of Ikenohata Exit of Keisei Ueno Station, APA Hotel Keisei Ueno Ekimae offers air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi access. Ueno Station on the JR, Shinkansen, Hibiya and Ginza lines is just a 3-minute walk f
Tokyu Stay Yoga
Right across from Yoga Station on the Tokyu Den-en-toshi Line, Tokyu Stay Yoga is a 15-minute train ride from Shibuya and offers fully equipped accommodations with a kitchenette for comfortable long period stays.
the b Roppongi
Offering cosy rooms in the lively Roppongi area, the b roppongi is just a 1-minute walk from Roppongi Subway Station. A restaurant and massage service are featured. Free Wi-Fi is provided throughout the property.
the b Akasaka
Only a 5-minute walk from Akasaka Subway Station, the b akasaka features simple, stylish accommodation with a flat-screen TV and free broadband internet.
Toyoko Inn Tokyo Haneda Kuko No.1
Featuring chargeable massages, a launderette and rooms with free Wi-Fi, Toyoko Inn Haneda Kuko No.1 is right in front of Otorii Station. It offers free-use lobby computers. Rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, a fridge and a
MyCUBE by MYSTAYS Asakusa Kuramae
Open from June 2016, MyCUBE by MYSTAYS Asakusa Kuramae is conveniently located a 2-minute walk from Kuramae Station on the Toei Asakusa and Oedo lines. It offers compact yet functional units with a USB port and a shared lounge.
The Gate Hotel Asakusa Kaminarimon by Hulic
Opened in 2012 with modern and stylish designs, The Gate Hotel is conveniently located in the historic neighbourhood. It is within a 2-minute walk from Asakusa Subway Station and iconic Kaminari-mon Gate.
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
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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,