ATTRACTIONS & THINGS TO DO IN TOKYO, JAPAN. SEE MY FUN TRAVEL ADVENTURES IN TOKYO, JAPAN!
Whether visiting, working, or living and working in Japan, these links are meant to provide essential information that will hopefully make your experience all the more safe, fun and comfortable. Safe & happy travels!
Spring Airlines is a Chinese budget airline that serves domestic routes across China, as well as to some international countries and regions, including South Korea and Japan. They usually offer the cheapest prices pertaining to any route they service; with that in mind, there are a few downsides pertaining to baggage guidelines, seating room space, and the lack of complimentary drinks and foods.
Yes, as of the time this article was written, Americans with a valid US passport traveling to Japan for the purposes of short-term tourism or business can enter Japan without a visa for up to 90 days.
A trip to Tokyo is not complete without an overnight stay at a capsule hotel. If you’re like most people, chances are that you’ve never heard of this peculiar type of accommodation; here’s what you need to know:
Whether visiting, moving to, or already living in Japan, it’s important to stay up to date with any and every resource tool that can help you have the most comfortable transition, or stay, in the country. Everything from knowing about the best tourism and expat websites, visa info, finding apartments, and getting around, to currency exchange rates, scams, and popular social media apps, is all relative. With that in mind, I’ve compiled a list of travel tips for expats visiting, moving to, and living in the ”land of the rising sun”.
Tokyo's Coolest Temples: Why You Need To Pay a Visit to Senso-ji Temple & Kaminarimon “Thunger Gate” in Asakusa
Tokyo is brimming with cultural and historical landmarks, and though I wasn’t able to explore most of the city’s popular ancient attractions that I wanted to see during my 4-day adventure, I did manage to pay a visit to the astounding Senso-ji Temple.
While on Day 2 of my 4-Day adventure in Tokyo, Japan, much to my surprise, I just so happened to stumble on the 2014 American Festival taking place on Odaiba Island. Having lived in Southeast Asia for the past 2 years, I was excited about meeting other American expats, snacking on some mouthwatering American barbecue, and kicking back to some jamming live entertainment.
Tokyo's Shibuya Intersection: How I Explored The Busiest Intersection in the World! | Tokyo Travel Adventures
Shibuya, in Tokyo, is a mecca for its shopping, dining, entertainment, youth culture, and bustling nightlife. Before heading to Tokyo I made sure to research the top destinations for young tourists staying in the city and Shibuya definitely turned out to be the most popular choice.
Tokyo Skytree Tower is the world’s tallest tower. Standing at 634 meters high, the tower not only provides television and radio broadcast coverage, but also offers a restaurant and observation deck where visitors can catch a picturesque 360 degree view of Tokyo, and can even get a glimpse of Mount Fuji in the distance if the weather permits. As one of Japan’s top destinations for locals and tourist alike, be prepared to wait in a long line for tickets, but once at the top, you’ll now that it was all worth it.
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building's Observation Deck Is The Best Free Attraction & Thing To Do in Tokyo!
Outside of Tokyo Skytree, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building was the absolute best place I visited to catch a breathtaking bird’s eye view of the most populous metropolis in the world.
I’m a huge fan of exploring sophisticated and technologically advanced man-made structures all around the world. I love looking up at towering skyscrapers, for instance, and paying visit to their sky-high observation decks. Additionally, I also enjoy marveling at bridges and their various designs across the globe.
Baseball has been a highly popular sport played and watched across Japan ever since their first baseball team, the Shimbashi Athletic Club, was created in 1878.
One of my biggest regrets of traveling across Tokyo was not spending enough time enjoying all the mouthwatering food and wildly entertaining leisure activities that Tokyo Dome City had to offer.
Home to a multitude of well-known martial arts that include Karate, Judo, Jujutsu, Ninjutsu, Kendo, Shoot Wrestling, and Aikido, it’s no wonder why MMA fighting is so hugely popular across Japan.
Sumo wrestling is the national sport of Japan. Today, professional sumo tournaments and exhibitions are showcased annually and organized by the Japan Sumo Organization.
My trip to Tokyo’s Harajuku District included exploring plenty of shops, boutiques, cafes, restaurants, and popular international chain stores that sold everything from Hello Kitty products, souvenirs, and anime character toys to Japanese antiques and luxurious merchandise.
The viewing of cherry blossoms is widely popular in Japan, so much that it has become a special, annual activity across the country. It usually starts during January in Okinawa, towards the end of March or beginning of April in Tokyo and Kyoto, and in May for Hokkaido.
With Tokyo's Shinjuku Station being the busiest subway station in the world, it’s no wonder that I was surrounded by a surplus of skyscrapers, schools, cultural centers, restaurants, entertainment venues, nightlife establishments, tourist attractions, and vast shopping areas at every turn
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