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August Holiday in Tokyo

Hey there, Is there anyone that can give me soem travel tip and ideas what the main tourist attractions is in Toky in August, me and my friend will be in Tokyo for one week and there is...more


Best advice I ever got was to learn a few phrases of where I am--especially which suggest that I do not understand, but am trying to learn--take out my pocket dictionary to show that I...more

Amazing food in Tokyo

As a native New Yorker, I was surprised and impressed by the consistently good quality of the food at most any restaurant in Tokyo. I found myself in an upscale mall one day with...more

Maximize your time

While most Americans eat dinner around 6pm or 7pm, hold out with a snack and get by at least til 8pm. Most retail stores city-wide close at 8pm and the only thing left open are bars...more

Mt. Fuji & Hakone Tour

There is a wonderful day tour that has been going on for years. It takes you from wherever you are staying in Tokyo to Mt. Fuji via the Bullet Train. After you arrive at the bus-stop...more

soup for breakfast

Do brave one of the small soup shops for a miso noodle soup breakfast. If you don't speak Japanese, just look at what other people are eating and point to what you want. As you...more

Kaiseki - go in spring or fall

If you go to a traditional ryotei (where you can get kaiseki in private tea houses) avoid winter or the height of summer. Kaiseki is an expensive meal, but the presentation and...more

inexpensive fresh meals

this is nothing new 2 frequent travelers 2 japan, but this country has best convenience store food. yes! food. real food. if u can find a natural lawson even better. this chain has...more

Eating in

This is really a general tip but I discovered it in Japan because I would always forage for breakfast rolls or the like and bring it back to our hotel room. Most rooms come with two...more

Eat it all!

And no, I don't mean eat everything in sight. What I mean is try everything, and this doesn't just apply to food. My motto throughout our trip to Japan was "I came...more

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