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3 Must-Try Traditional Japanese Sweets in Tokyo

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Traditional Japanese sweets, or wagashi, make great snacks and souvenirs and are often enjoyed with green tea. The 3 delights presented there will take you on a culinary adventure all over Tokyo's shitamachi-older quarters of the city areas reminiscent of times gone by. Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a long time resident of Tokyo, there’s something on this list for you. Check out our article on Japanese sweets for a primer before you go!

7 Brand-New and Renewed Spots in Tokyo - Spring 2018 Edition!

Shibuya Department Stores

Right now, Tokyo is preparing itself for the Olympic Games in 2020 and thus undergoes some serious construction rush! Both locals and visitors can look forward to brand-new commercial complexes, and more. Especially noteworthy is the area of Shibuya Station, which will be home to various new and fancy hotels! 2018 offers a fabulous foretaste of shiny new Tokyo! We have chosen 7 noteworthy spots all around the city that have just been opened or entirely renewed!

Cozy and Fun: Experience Casual Tokyo at a “Pub Under the Rails”

Ginza Izakaya

When talking about Japanese culture, we think of a lot of things: samurai, geisha, tea, sushi... but no one ever seems to mention izakaya, traditional Japanese pubs. They boast a unique and fun atmosphere, are wonderfully casual, and tickle your taste buds with all sorts of delicacies. Lately, they’ve become a must-see recommendation in guidebooks and travel blogs. There are various types of izakaya all around Japan and today, we want to introduce one unique kind of Japanese pub to you: the one under the train tracks.

Exploring Tokyo: 3 Must-Visit Spots around Tokyo Station

Tokyo Station

Tokyo Station is a large hub connecting the Japanese capital to all corners of Japan’s main island – and beyond. While a lot of people mainly visit the area for the massive station, it has a lot of shops, restaurants, and sightseeing spots to offer that are sure to enrich your trip! Whether you’re waiting for a bullet train or feel like exploring beyond the premises of Tokyo Station, we’ve selected three diverse must-visit spots when you’re in the area!

Where to Stay in Tokyo? A Guide to All Areas and Their Accommodations


Tokyo is a massive city, with innumerable shopping, sightseeing, and gourmet hot spots to explore. Touring every nook and cranny of the metropolis is impossible, especially if you only stay for a limited amount of time. Choosing your accommodation – your sightseeing headquarters, so to say – is key. Because deciding where to stay is so vital to your trip, we’ll break down Tokyo’s main areas and their accommodations, as well as look at the areas’ major sights and general atmospheres. With that, you’re sure to find just the right place for you!

[MOVIE] A Japanese Drum Experience at TAIKO-LAB

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Have you always wanted to learn a traditional Japanese instrument? How about one that makes you exercise in the process? If the deep sound and rhythms of the traditional Japanese taiko drums have always spoken to you, why not try your hand at taiko drumming with a dynamic class? As I learned at TAIKO-LAB in Aoyama, taiko is more than just making sound; it’s about feeling the rhythm through your entire being!

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  • Asakusa
  • Ginza
  • Harajuku
  • Ikebukuro
  • Roppongi
  • Shibuya
  • Shinjuku
  • Tokyo Station
  • Tsukiji
  • Ueno

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