Tagged: tokyo

Shinjuku Gyoen

Shinjuku Gyoen (新宿御苑) is beautiful all year round, especially during the Sakura period. The park is one of Tokyo’s most popular Hanami (Sakura viewing) spots, but is large enough to reserve a nice spot for yourself to pick-nick under the Sakura trees. The park also has a beautiful greenhouse with...

Kamata – Miffy Station

You can find this cute Miffy store in Kamata station. Must visit if you’re a Miffy fan. Beside traditional Dutch Miffy products, you’ll find special Japanese Miffy versions and products as well. They sell plushies, home accessories, stationary and more. The store is daily opened. Official Miffy website (in Dutch,...

Vintage neighborhood Shimokitazawa

Shimokitazawa (下北沢) is a unique neighborhood and a great place if you’re looking for Retro, Vintage, Zakka, record shops or if you want to visit theaters and live houses. Shimokitazawa is a small town close to Shibuya and Shinjuku and is filled with unique, charming shops selling new and second...

Asakusa at Night – Sensoji Temple

Asakusa is a great place to visit. The Sensoji Temple is beautiful, lots of traditional shops and restaurants. Even when the shops are closed it’s fun to walk around, because the street lanterns and the temple will be lit up which creates an amazing atmosphere. There are also restaurants which stay...

Asakusa – Lantern Festival – Touroue

This Lantern Festival “Asakusa Touroue” makes Asakusa even more stunning than usual! The Sensoji Temple area is covered with hand-painted lanterns. Some are funny, some are cute and some are just amazingly pretty. This festival usually takes place from mid till the end of September. From Asakusa station it’s just...

Kanda – Snowman Fair

The Kanda Snowman Fair takes place around January every year. 80 tons of snow are being trucked over from the Gunma Prefecture, to be used in the Snowman contest. You’ll find many diffrent creations, from cute characters like Rilakkuma and Totoro to funny looking penguins. During the fair you can...

Akihabara – Cosplay Shops and Cosplayers

Especially during the weekend, you’ll find all kind of events going on and in Japan they love to dress up for the occasion! Now that Harajuku bridge is no longer the place to see cosplayers, Akihabara is the place to be. The Maids don’t usually want to have their photo...

Odaiba – Daiba 1-chome Shotengai

If you’re in Odaiba and a fan of Retro stuff be sure to check out Daiba 1-chome Shotengai (台場一丁目商店街). Daiba 1-chome is a charming, retro Shopping Arcade themed for the Showa era (1925-1989). You’ll find Retro sweets, Toys, Arcade Games and more! This shopping arcade has a completely different feeling...

Odaiba, Gundam, Fuji TV and Rainbow Bridge

There is so much to see and do in Odaiba, you can easily spend several days while shopping, visiting museums, Fuji TV, the giant Gundam, the cinema, Sega Joypolis, Gundam Cafe and more. The Rainbow Bridge is one of Odaiba’s iconic sights and is especially beautiful in the evening, when...