Things to do in Tokyo, Japan

2019.08.16 NEW
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
2019.06.14
Three Tokyo Ramen Restaurants Featured in Michelin Guides
If you are interested in Michelin restaurants and the Japanese dish of ramen, you’ve no doubt heard of Tsuta and Konjiki Hototogisu both places have b
2019.06.14
Travel through Time at the Minato City Local History Museum
Tokyo is a city of cities, officially divided up into 23 wards. Each ward has its own unique character and history, however Minato Ward (also known as
2019.06.10
The Joys and Challenges of Japanese Traditional Painting: an Interview with Allan West
You may have seen his elegant kimono-clad figure on television, in newspapers, or in your Tokyo guidebook. After almost 40 years of career in Japan, A
2019.06.07
Okaka Shabu Shabu in Shinjuku: the Taste is All About the “Dashi”
If you’ve had shabu shabu in Japan before and are interested in trying a sophisticated take on this dish, Okaka might be the right place for you. Enjo
2019.05.31
Toyota Mega Web: A Celebration of All Things Automotive
This year marks the 20th anniversary of Mega Web, a free theme park in Tokyo dedicated to all things Toyota. Mega Web is more fascinating than ever be
2019.05.24
Through the Ages: The Greenhouse of Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
If you are planning an extended trip to Tokyo, chances are that at least one of your days will be rained out. Don’t let that stop you from emerging fr
2019.05.17
Does teamLab Borderless Deserve a Spot on Your Tokyo Travel Itinerary?
With countless articles and videos covering the world-famous teamLab Borderless digital art museum, I was hesitant to add yet another write-up to the