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Odaiba – Oedo Onsen Monogatari (Hot Spring)

During your busy trip in Japan, you might want to take some time to relax and recharge. In this Onsen (hot spring) theme park you’ll find many different baths, 2 sauna’s, a beautiful garden with a huge foot bath filled with various stones to massage your feet (some really hurt...

Akihabara at night

Akihabara looks even more beautiful at night, because of all the Neon lights. Most of the shops will be closed around 20:00 – 21:00, but you can still continue the fun in one of the many Game Centers, Maid Cafe’s, restaurants and Karaoke Centers. Some shops that are open until...

Hibiya Park – Obon Matsuri

This Obon Matsuri in Hibiya Park is one of my favorite summer festivals in Tokyo! Not too crowded, plenty of space to relax on the grass, great atmosphere, dancing and live performances of Taiko drumming, Enka and more. Of course there is also lots of food. During this festival everyone...

Edogawa – Fireworks Matsuri

The Edogawa Fireworks Matsuri is one of the best Fireworks festivals around Tokyo. Beautiful location, many food stalls and of course amazing fireworks! Be sure to come early to get a comfy spot (might be useful to bring a leisure sheet, as you have to sit on the grass) to...

Shinjuku Eisa Matsuri

If you’re in Tokyo in July, the Shinjuku Eisa Matsuri is a must see! Eisa is a form of dance originating from Okinawa and usually performed to mark the end of the Obon period. At the Shinjuku Eisa Matsuri you’ll see many different performances of dancing, Taiko drumming and more,...

Ikebukuro – Toyota Showroom

Sadly the Toyota Showroom in Ikebukuro was closed December 2014 after 23 years of operation. Besides the huge amount of Toyota cars they also had awesome car simulation games, a free cinema, lots of games for the kids and a cute car cleaning ritual of the Toyota Car Clean Team....

Ueno – Tokyo National Museum – Heiseikan

If you love art and historical things, you should definitely visit Tokyo National Museum (東京国立博物館) which is Japan’s oldest and biggest museum. You can find four different galleries in the Tokyo National Museum, each housed in different buildings; The Main Gallery (Honkan), Eastern Antiquities Gallery (Toyokan), the Heiseikan Gallery and...

Ueno – Chuo Dori Matsuri – Summer Festival

As you might know summer festivals are a big thing in Japan and in Tokyo, Ueno Chuo Dori Matsuri one of the bigger ones. These photos were taken during the parade. This grand parade goes on all day. Great way to spend your day with many different types of (traditional...

Ueno Park

Ueno Park (上野公園) is located close to Ueno Station and is a huge, public park. You’ll never get bored of this park as it’s filled with museums, temples, a zoo and more. Ueno Park is great to visit all year round. You can rent Swan Boats, enjoy nature and on...

Busy Shinjuku

Shinjuku (新宿) is one of the busiest of the 23 city wards of Tokyo. It’s a large entertainment, shopping and business area. Huge department stores, shopping malls and electronic shops can be found on all sides of the Station. Northeast of the station you can find Kabukicho, which is Japan’s...