Dessert meets theme park in Jiyugaoka Sweets Forest, a veritable wonderland of confectionary treats
After seven years in the retail industry, Yasushi Watanabe decided to leave the corporate world behind and become a private Viator Tokyo tour guide. The guide license application is tough in Japan, but the hard work was worth it. Now Yasushi leads visitors from around the world through his favorite spots in Tokyo, making new friends and learning about his customers’ cultures along the way. He offers full and half day cycling and walking tours, as well as Manga and Anime workshops.
As a Buddhist nation, you might not expect Christmas in Tokyo to be an exciting time of year. While the Christian components and stories of the Western holiday are absent, but Tokyo embraces the commercial aspects
In addition to being cheaper and crowd-free, winter in Tokyo can be downright enjoyable. Tokyo remains dry and mostly snow-free throughout the winter months, making it possible to get outdoors and explore the city without much more than a winter jacket
When a city has as much ancient history as Tokyo, Japan does, there are bound to be a few ghosts roaming the streets. From beheaded rebel samurais to wronged citizens, stories abound of grudge-bearing souls.
Around the end of October, the young, hip neighborhoods of Harajuku, Shibuya, and Ikebukuro glow and spook passers-by with intricate black and orange lights, decorations, and costumes that put bunny ears and cat whiskers to shame
In recent weeks, Tokyo won its bid to host the 2020 summer Olympic Games, beating out Istanbul, Turkey and Madrid, Spain. The cosmopolitan capital of Japan pitched itself as a “safe pair of hands” to the International Olympic Committee, a phrase at least in part responsible for its win
One of the things that makes Tokyo such a special and coveted destination for travelers is just how unique and off-beat it can be. From bizarre, cutting-edge fashion trends to eating every fish in the sea to museums dedicated to parasites, Tokyo is proud to be different, and fans of the city wouldn’t have it any other way