Tokyo Skytree

A Guide to Experiencing the Tallest Tower in Japan, Tokyo Skytree!

Would you like to see the urban landscape of Tokyo from a bird’s-eye view? Would you like to experience one of Japan’s many impressive artificial landmarks? Don’t miss Tokyo Skytree, located in Sumida-ku (墨田区) in Tokyo. Tokyo Skytree jp.fotolia.com/ Skytree is the “tallest free-standing broadcast tower in the world as of 2011” as per their…

Top 30 Things to Do in Tokyo, Japan’s Glamorous Capital!

Tokyo is the capital of Japan and one of the most glamorous cities in Asia. With its low crime rate, countless bars and restaurants, and numerous cultural and historical sites, it’s no wonder that it sees millions of tourists every year. The Tokyo 2020 Olympics are coming and an even larger number of tourists is…

10 Fantastic Spots for a Photographer on Tokyo’s Sumida River

The Sumida River (Sumidagawa 隅田川), one of Tokyo’s classic waterways, is a photographer’s dream. With waterside terraces, appealing atmosphere, and breathtaking views, it’s a definite “must” on any tourist’s list. Yet sadly, many fail to take advantage of this fun, free opportunity. Originating in Chichibu (秩父), Saitama (埼玉), the Sumidagawa breaks off from the Arakawa…

All About Japan’s First Sunrise of the Year and 5 Good Places to View It

Did you know that there are a variety of activities in Japan that you can participate in to mark the momentous occasion of the new year coming in? Other than letting your hair down during countdown parties or reflecting on the past year and making New Year’s resolutions, why not welcome the year the Japanese…

Catch ‘Em Pokémon Plushies and More at These Pokémon Centers in Tokyo!

Many fans of Japan and the Japanese culture, be it new or old, are familiar with the ’90s game of Pokémon (ポケモン) – traveling around a 2D world collecting Pocket Monsters (ポケットモンスター). Even though we may have grown up, as we have seen from the recent release of Pokémon GO, loving the Pokémon franchise has…

Check Out Hanayashiki Park in Asakusa − Japan’s Oldest Amusement Park!

Why yes, not only is there an amusement park in Asakusa, but one so close to Senso-ji Temple! The Hanayashiki Park was initially conceived as a flower garden themed park in 1853 near the end of the Edo period, but it is now best known for being Japan’s oldest amusement park in Tokyo. Not bad…

3 Fantastic Hot Spots to Soak in the Finest Views of Tokyo Even on a Budget!

Seeing anything from the top has the tendency to put certain aspects of life into perspective. Seeing Tokyo from the top is an experience that is difficult to describe until you have experienced it for yourself! Check out which of these 3 viewing hot spots provide the best views of Tokyo! Roppongi Hills Mori Tower…

Enjoy Summer in Traditional Japanese Style at Sumida Aquarium’s Special Event!

With the summer coming closer, many establishments all over the country are now bringing out their own set of preparations for the upcoming season. One particular establishment that is often visited by tourists in Tokyo has also prepared their own share of excitement for summer! While the season may come with the heat, Edo Kingyo…
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