Things to do in Tokyo, Japan

2020.03.16
Experience a bit of Ishikawa Prefecture in Tokyo
At the end of 2019, my colleague and friend Chigaya invited me to visit the city of Kanazawa and the peninsula of Noto, in Ishikawa Prefecture. I had
2020.03.16
Shibuya Scramble Square: Tokyo’s Newest Rooftop Observation Deck
Location, location, location. It should come as no surprise that this classic real estate adage also applies to skyscraper rooftop observation decks.
2020.02.21
5 Experiences within Walking Distance of the New National (Olympic) Stadium
The 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games will be here before we know it, and if you’re lucky enough to have tickets for this historic event, chances are you’ll be
2020.01.30
Abura Soba, or Ramen Without Soup, at Menchintei in Shinjuku
It’s not ramen, it’s not dipping noodles, it’s Tokyo’s famous abura soba! This Tokyo creation substitutes the thick rich ramen broth with a dash of vi
2019.12.16
Join us for a Green Tea Party on December 24th!
What about participating to a green tea activity on December 24th?
2019.12.09
Rikugien: Experiencing History and Tradition under the Autumn Leaves
Rikugien is one of nine Tokyo Metropolitan Cultural Heritage Gardens and one of the most popular spots in the city to enjoy Japan’s famed autumn color
2019.12.06
Not just Another Museum: a Visit to the Hokusai Museum in Ryogoku
Despite this title, I really like going to museums. Even if my knowledge is limited, I like looking at art and I also like visiting history museums as
2019.11.22
Old Shimbashi Station: The Birthplace of Japan Railways
Ever since western traders brought model locomotives to Japan at the beginning of the Meiji Restoration, the country has enjoyed an insatiable love af
2019.11.05
Event Review: How the Tokyo Motor Show Reinvented Itself for 2019
The Tokyo Motor Show 2019 was a desperately needed shot in the arm for Japan's premier automotive industry event, and this particular iteration is the
2019.10.31
How to Find the Right Doctor for You in Tokyo: A Tadaima Japan Roundtable Discussion
In this third article in our health care roundtable series, my colleagues and I share more specific details about our individual experiences with the
2019.10.25
Seigetsu Izakaya In Kagurazaka - Sample Sake From Each Prefecture
I am always on the lookout for new places to enjoy Japanese sake in Tokyo. In August, I wrote about Genka Sakagura offering sake at cost price. This t
2019.10.18
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
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
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.