Category: Things To Do

Top 10 Romantic Things to Do in Tokyo

February 6, 2014

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Imperial Palace, Nijubashi Bridge

See Tokyo’s glittering carpet spread out before you as you sip cocktails at the Park Hyatt’s famed New York Bar.

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Best Time for Cherry Blossoms in Tokyo, Kyoto and Nara

February 5, 2014

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Cherry Blossom in Ueno Park. Photo courtesy of Kabacchi via Flickr.

Timing is everything if you want to experience Japanese cherry trees in full-bloom. The graceful, pink blossoms only flower for a short time and normally fall to the ground about a week after fully opening. As such, cherry blossoms symbolize the transience, beauty and frailty of human life as well as the arrival of spring. You can expect to see large crowds celebrating the season by picnicking and making merry with colleagues and friends under the blossoming trees. Here’s our list of the top spots during the best time for cherry blossoms in Tokyo, Kyoto and Nara.

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New VIP Tour to Mt Fuji

January 31, 2014

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On a new VIP tour to Mt Fuji, visitors receive exclusive access to some of the most interesting places on and around the mountain.

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Shimokitazawa – Tokyo’s Hippest Neighborhood

January 30, 2014

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Shimokitazawa's narrow streets and second-hand stores attract the young and trendy in Tokyo via Danny Choo on Flickr

Nicknamed “Shimokita” for its proximity to Shimo-Kitazawa Station, Shimokataza might just be Tokyo’s hippest neighborhood

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Tokyo Cherry Blossoms

January 25, 2014

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Each spring, Tokyo gets adorned in pink as the city’s cherry trees begin to bloom. Locals and tourists flock to the parks and green spaces to participate in the Japanese pastime of hanami, or cherry blossom viewing. Typically, the blossoms peak during mid-April, with hanami possible anytime from late March through the end of April.

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Sake Tasting in Tokyo

January 9, 2014

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Pouring sake via adactio on Flickr

Winter is the best time for sake tasting in Tokyo

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New Year’s Eve in Tokyo

December 12, 2013

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New Year's Eve in Tokyo

New Year’s Eve in Tokyo is celebrated a little differently than in say, London or New York City. Instead of a mass gathering in the Tokyo equivalent of Times Square or Trafalgar Square, you’ll find a mass gathering of a different kind at Tokyo’s Meiji Shrine.

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Jiyugaoka Sweets Forest

December 5, 2013

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Enjoying a crepe at Jiyugaoka Sweets Forest in Tokyo via bnhsu on Flickr

Dessert meets theme park in Jiyugaoka Sweets Forest, a veritable wonderland of confectionary treats

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Tokyo: A Local’s Perspective

November 26, 2013

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Tokyo Cityscape

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.

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Christmas in Tokyo

November 13, 2013

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Christmas lightshow in Tokyo Midtown, photo via tooooool on flickr

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

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