Things to do in Tokyo, Japan

2018.11.14
Strapped for Time and Money in Shinjuku? Try These 3 Chain Restaurants
Contrary to popular belief, for all of the top-tier dining experiences Tokyo has to offer, the city is also a heaven for those who wish to dine on a b
2018.11.05
From Shinjuku to Tokyo Tower: Enjoy a Scenic Run Filled with History
With its maze-like streets and skyscrapers as far as the eye can see, navigating Tokyo can be intimidating. However, if you take some time to explore
2018.10.26
Experience the Teahouses of Shinjuku Gyoen
Although Shinjuku Gyoen is most revered for its beautiful gardens and scenic vistas, exploring the forest paths of this massive, tranquil greenspace w
2018.10.22
Become a Believer in Virtual Reality at VR Zone Shinjuku
Be it as a hobby, occupation, or even academic research, video games have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. I've seen many fads co
2018.10.11
Yotsuya Mensho Suzy House [UPDATE] Shinjuku Tsukemen
A few months ago I wrote about Yotsuya Mensho Suzy House, a very unusual tsukemen, or dipping noodle, store in Shinjuku, that serves slices of lemon w
2018.10.04
Chanko Nabe Shinzan 心山 in Shinjuku - Eat like a sumo wrestler!
"I'm so hungry, I want to eat till I'm bursting! At the same time, it must taste great and not break the bank" I explained to my friend Shigenobu-san,
2018.10.03
Autumn Adventures: The Fall Colors of Lake Okutama
You may be familiar with Mt. Takao, the closest and easiest hike near Tokyo. If you've experienced all that Mt. Takao has to offer, it's time to go de
2018.09.28
One day in Tokyo’s secret gourmet town
“If you spent the whole day in Arakicho, Tokyo’s secret gourmet town, where would you eat breakfast, lunch and dinner?” my Tadaima Japan colleague Mis
2018.09.26
How to See Godzilla in Shinjuku and Live to Tell About It
Some of my earliest memories involve family trips to the local Fedco in the early 1980s. As a child, it’s an understatement to say that I wasn't very
2018.09.10
Autumn in Shinjuku: 3 Amazing Spots for Viewing Fall Colors
As one of Tokyo's major business hubs, Shinjuku admittedly isn't the first location that comes to mind when seeking out places to soak in the splendid
2018.09.07
Beer, etc...Belgian Beers and More in Arakicho, Shinjuku
“If you don’t like beer, try Belgian beer” is something I often find myself saying. The main reason is that among the hundreds of different kinds of B
2018.09.03
The Samurai Museum: An Exclusive Shinjuku Experience Nearly 700 Years in the Making
What are the first things that come to mind when you think of Japan? Chances are that “samurai” was one of the first words that popped into your head.
2018.08.30
The Secrets of the Tatami and Making them for 6 Generations
Meet Mr. Tsunekawa, a tatami craftsman in a small, 160 years old workshop in Tokyo.
2018.08.27
Explore Japan’s Living History in the East Gardens of the Imperial Palace
With a giant moat, ancient, towering stone walls, and police officers and security guards around every corner, the Imperial Palace grounds, can be a l
2018.08.23
Soba House Konjiki Hototogisu (new location 2018) - a Michelin Restaurant near Shinjuku Gyoen Park
[UPDATE] Konjiki Hototogisu is now a one-star restaurant in the 2019 edition of the MICHELIN Guide Tokyo What is the number one ranked ramen restau