Things to do in Tokyo, Japan

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
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