Things to do in Tokyo, Japan

2018.08.18
4 Must-See Festivals in and around Shinjuku
In Japan, summer is synonymous with festivals, and Tokyo is no exception. From shrine celebrations to massive fireworks displays, not even scorching t
2018.08.14
Hanazono Jinja: Find Peace and Prosperity at Shinjuku’s Largest Shrine
One of my favorite pastimes is discovering temples and shrines tucked away within the dense urban landscape of Tokyo. Sometimes the only hints you’ll
2018.08.14
3 great bars for watching sport events in Arakicho, Shinjuku
A team of Tadaima Japan writers, namely Anthony and myself, have combed the bars of Arakicho in the heart of Shinjuku city, in search of the best plac
2018.08.08
Let’s Explore Arakicho: Empty Fields Turned into a Temple District in the Heart of Tokyo.
The Teramachi district, in the heart of Tokyo, consists of many temples, and the famous Suga Shrine featured in the “Your Name” movie. In this walking
2018.08.06
The 17th Annual Shinjuku Eisa Festival: Experience the Spirit of Okinawa in Shinjuku
Every year, on the last Saturday of July, the streets of Shinjuku are transformed by the sights, sounds, and spirit of Okinawa. The Shinjuku Eisa Fest
2018.07.31
From Tocho to Arakicho: A One-Day Shinjuku Itinerary
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building (Tocho, for short) is one of Tokyo’s most iconic landmarks and tourist attractions. It’s famous for its fre
2018.07.30
Enjoy Ramen and “Chazuke” in One Meal at Tai Shio Soba Toka
So after I finish the noodles I have to pour the leftover soup on top of the rice, is that correct?” The staff behind the counter confirmed that it is
2018.07.23
3 Free Ways to Get a Bird's-Eye View of Shinjuku and Beyond
Even as a long-term Tokyo resident, gazing across the endless metropolis from a perch high above the ground never gets old. When it comes to partaking
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2018.07.20
4 things to do in Tokyo this week (July 23- July 30)
Are you a morning person or a night owl? Here are a few activities to enjoy at your favorite time of the day.
2018.07.19
Explore Shinjuku Chuo Park and Its Secret History
This year marks the 50th anniversary of Shinjuku Chuo (Central) Park, a lush greenspace surrounded by the office towers and luxury apartment high-rise
2018.07.19
Toriro - the all-you-can-eat karaage place in Arakicho, Shinjuku
“There is a karaage all-you-can-eat lunch spot nearby!?!” Anthony exclaimed disbelievingly after he heard about a new place I had discovered in Arakic
2018.07.18
Meet Chie, the Wandering Singer and Mangaka of Arakicho, Shinjuku
Chie is a 'Nagashi' artist: she wanders the streets of Arakicho and plays her traditional instrument in the local bars to entertain the customers. She
2018.07.10
3 Shinjuku Museums to Visit on a Rainy Day
Be it a brief squall or a torrential downpour, bouts of rain are a fact of life when traveling in Tokyo. Therefore, it's best to have backup plans in
2018.07.05
Sushi Yachiyo: A sushi restaurant with more than 100 years of history
While sushi may be wherever you look in Tokyo, it makes sense to seek out quality at a great price….such a combination can be found at Sushi dokoro Ya
2018.07.04
The Akasaka Palace: Tokyo’s Hidden National Treasure
During my early years in Japan, I realized that cycling was an excellent way to explore Tokyo and get a feel for how its patchwork of wards connect wi