Things to do in Tokyo, Japan

2019.10.18 NEW
What to Expect When Seeing a Doctor in Tokyo: A Tadaima Japan Roundtable Discussion
When talking to people who are thinking about moving to Japan, I’m often asked about the country’s healthcare system. A trip to a clinic or hospital i
2019.10.18 NEW
Nonobu Izakaya in Koenji - Enjoy Seafood Direct from the Fish Market
After accompanying Tsuchida-san on one of his daily early morning shopping trips to the Toyosu Fish Market  - see Anthony’s
2019.10.15 NEW
A Guide to Daikoku PA: Heaven on Earth for Fans of Japanese Car Culture
I’ve been a stalwart fan of Japanese sports cars since I was a teenager. So naturally, one of the first things I did upon arriving in Tokyo in 2009 wa
2019.10.09
Watch the Tadaima Japan Shinjuku Ryokan on BS Fuji TV on October 15th!
The Tadaima Japan Shinjuku Ryokan will be featured in a two-parts documentary broadcasted on Japanese TV.
2019.09.17
Thés du Japon: Let a Sommelier Help You Choose Your Japanese Tea
I first met Florent Wengue 12 years ago through a mutual friend. He had moved to Tokyo from France a few years before, and was working as a French tea
2019.09.06
Escaping to the Edge of Tokyo on the Tamako Cycling Road
Living on the west side of Tokyo is affordable and convenient, especially if you live near Shinjuku. However, I often lament the lack of cycling infra
2019.08.27
Flying a Drone in Tokyo - Is It OK?
So you have a drone, or you are thinking of buying one, and you are wondering where you can fly it in Tokyo, or other places in Japan, without getting
2019.08.16
teamLab Planets: Immerse Yourself in Digital Art
After the international success of teamLab Borderless, it didn’t take long for the teamLab group to create a follow-up exhibition, teamLab Planets. At
2019.08.09
JR East Japan Station Work: Your Office on the Go
Although Japan's population continues to decline, the same cannot be said about Tokyo. Despite the government's best efforts, the nation's economy is
2019.08.06
Nihonshu Genka Sakagura: Serving Sake at Cost Price Around Tokyo
If you feel unsure what sake to choose when eating out, or if you aren’t comfortable spending a lot of money on an unfamiliar drink, the sake restaura
2019.08.02
The Best Places to Live, Work, and Play in Tokyo: A Tadaima Japan Roundtable Discussion
Tokyo is massive. The megacity, which doubles as a prefecture, includes endless urban cityscapes, tropical islands hundreds of kilometers off the coas
2019.07.29
The Toyosu Fish Market: A Behind-the-Scenes Experience with Restaurateur Nobutaka Tsuchida
In the fall of 2018, the world-famous Tsukiji Inner Market shut down permanently, and all of its primary activity was relocated to a brand-new facilit
2019.07.26
‘Becoming Like the Sky’: an Encounter with a Street Monk in Ginza
In Tokyo, Buddhist priests chanting sutras in the streets, with their traditional robes and straw hats, have become an exotic sight not only to foreig
2019.07.16
The Burger Shop: Try Abe & Trump’s Cheeseburger
If you are looking for a new place for lunch, and craving an American-style burger, how about trying the very special burger they created for Presiden
2019.06.25
The Natsume Soseki Memorial Museum: Celebrating the Life of Japan's Most Influential Modern Novelist
Natsume Soseki is a name that is immediately familiar to anyone who has endeavored to study Japanese. Born in 1867 in what we now know as Shinjuku, To