The best hang-out for craft-beer-loving Tokyoits this summer is the newly opened Yanaka Beer Hall. Housed in three old Japanese building, filled with both great history and a modern vibe.
Yes, you should definitely head over to the old entertainment and geisha district of Kagurazaka in Northern Tokyo, grab a counter seat at buzzing Kyoto-native Giro Giro, and enjoy this colorful modern twist on Japanese kaiseki cuisine.
One of my top go-to-spots in Tokyo, both to sit around and work at during the day, grab an organic vegetarian meal for lunch or for exploring different craft beers during the evening. Commune246 is awesome, and it’s at the top of Omotesando for a limited time only. What are you waiting for? 246 –
Hanami [lit. to view flowers] is the happiest time a year in Japan. Around the last week of March and first week of April the season usually reaches Tokyo, and thousands upon thousands of cherry blossom turn into light pink cotton candy that puts a magical glare over the capital. People head for the parks […]
Ueno Park is one of the most popular places in Tokyo to watch the sakura – cherry blossom trees – as the bloom. The park turns into a gigantic festivals – with food stands, rice lanterns and groups of people picnicking away under the blooming sky.
My favorite place in Tokyo to enjoy the sakura season is in Naka-Meguro, where a walk along the Meguro river is nothing short of a fairytale. Of course, the walk can also be paired with pink bubbly that is served along the road, as well as sweet mochi snacks.
This morning we went up at 5 am to catch the first train to Tokyo. Around 6 am, right after meeting my friend Satoko, we arrived at the famous Tsukiji Fish Market, the biggest fish and seafood market in the world. Carefully we made our way through the many alleys inside the market, being careful […]
February is the time for Japanese plum (ume) blossoms in Tokyo. Not as famous as the cherry blossom (sakura) that bloms in the end av March / beginning of April but even so the flowers have played an important role in Japanese culture through history. In February various ume blossom festivals are held through out […]
Okay, so the good thing about Tokyo is that the public transportation system is fantastic. You can get anywhere, and all the metro and train maps can be found in English at every station. Also, the people here are so orderly, always waiting politely in line, never making hardly any noise at all on the […]
After days of snow, gray skies and wet streets, the sun has finally started showing itself again. And even better, the city is starting to bloom! If Tokyo gives us flowers in the middle of February already, I have high hopes for this spring!
A walk across Shibuya Crossing – one of the most famous sites in Tokyo, and certainly one of the most famous intersections in the world. Shoppers, locals, tourists, business men and students crossing from all sides of street, stopping all traffic. TIME calls it one of the top 10 things to do in Tokyo!