Largest Manga Shops in Tokyo

Largest Manga Shops in Tokyo

Nowadays manga, the 100% Japanese 'comic book' is very popular all around the world. Not only kids, but adults enjoy the animated adventures of given characters as well. The topic of a manga can be action, adventure, sports, romance, comedy, drama, sci-fi, suspense, horror, business and almost everything you can imagine. Tokyo, the capital of the Land of the Rising Sun has hundreds of manga shops; which are also called otaku shops. If you happen to be in Tokyo and you are a fan of these c... [ read more ]

Best Cosplay Cafés in Tokyo

Best Cosplay Cafés in Tokyo

If you are a fan of anime and manga, then you surely know what a cosplay café is. But if you are not familiar with the term 'otaku', this article may be useful for you. Cosplay cafés and restaurants are places where the staff is dressed in cosplays (costumes which represent certain anime characters). These are usually maid and butler cafés (meido and shitsuji kafe), the waiters and waitresses are dressed in elegant maid and butler costumes. You may be surprised, but even males can be dres... [ read more ]

Best Geisha Districts in Tokyo

Best Geisha Districts in Tokyo

Although Kyoto is known as the city of Hanamachi, Tokyo also has its own geisha districts. These are namely Shinbashi, Asakusa, Yoshicho, Kagurazaka, Hachioji and Mukojima. They are called collectively the 'Tokyo Roku Hanamachi'. The teahouses where geisha entertain the visitors have very strict rules, and one of these is that only Japanese people can participate on a Geisha event. It is very difficult and almost impossible for tourists to participate on such an evening, but if you know t... [ read more ]

Most Crowded Areas in Tokyo

Most Crowded Areas in Tokyo

At the end of the 19th century Tokyo became the most important representation of a Western-style city in East-Asia. Though the city had preserved several traditional buildings, the urbanization and modernization caused serious changes in Tokyo's infrastructure. The best representation of a modern district in Tokyo is Ginza, which is nowadays compared to the 5th Avenoue of New York. Since the early 1900s, Ginza had been a very significant part of the city, even though it is not the center... [ read more ]

Most Popular Kabuki Theaters in Tokyo

Most Popular Kabuki Theaters in Tokyo

Though Kabuki Theaters are vital parts of Japanese art and culture, they are not as acknowledged as the other symbols of the country, such as sushi, geisha or sake. Kabuki theater is a typically Japanese art form. It presents performances which are well-combined with dance and excellent costumes and make-ups. This avantgarde art provides a show where only male actors are performing. Kabuki, or the amazing Japanese dance-drama show was born at the beginning of the 17th century and it is st... [ read more ]

Top 4 Reasons to Visit Tokyo

Top 4 Reasons to Visit Tokyo

Tokyo is one of the most popular tourist destinations all around the world. More than 500 million people visit this huge city, including foreigner and Japanese tourists too. Tourism is a major industry in the capital of Japan. The most important sights of the city are all related to culture, but besides this, entertainments districts, different stores, museums, Japanese gardens, parks and downtowns attract visitors as well. If you still don't know why you have to visit Tokyo, let me sugg... [ read more ]

Top 3 Amusement Parks in Tokyo

Top 3 Amusement Parks in Tokyo

Nowadays amusement parks are very popular all around the world. Not only children, but adults enjoy these parks as well. Amusement parks differ from theme parks, they do not have specific and intricate themes; they are characterized by rides such as merry-go-rounds, roller coasters and ferris wheels. Japan has more than a thousand amusement parks and many of them are located in the capital. Presently, Tokyo has 16 amusement parks, though not all of the are functioning at these days. If yo... [ read more ]

Best Cinemas in the Capital

Best Cinemas in the Capital

Tokyo is definitely a very interesting city: a combination of modern and traditional Japanese aspects. The capital is also an important cultural center, with many museums, theaters, traditional inns and  cinemas. The majority of Tokyo's cinemas are located in the central area of the city and in shopping centers. Toho is the dominant cinema chain in the city: its 11 theaters play English movies as well.  In Japan, non-English movies are not dubbed, they only have subtitles in Japanese. T... [ read more ]

Best Amusement Arcades in Tokyo

Best Amusement Arcades in Tokyo

Arcades are entertaining machines which are operated with coins. These are usually placed in public places, like in a bar, plaza or restaurant. Amusement arcades are places where arcade video game fans can play their favorite games. Arcade games were popular in the 1970-90's, but nowadays they are still famous, especially in some Asian countries, just like Japan. There are dozens of arcade places in Japan, but the most popular ones are located in Tokyo. If you are in Tokyo and you have s... [ read more ]

Top Michelin Three-star Restaurants in Tokyo

Top Michelin Three-star Restaurants in Tokyo

Tokyo is a very big and crowded city. Due to its large population, Tokyo has approximately 100.000 restaurants. Besides the traditional Japanese restaurants Chinese, French, Italian and Indian restaurants are also available in the city. Usually French and 'Japanese haute couture' (Kaiseki Ryori) restaurants are the most expensive ones. Thus, 11 of Tokyo's restaurants are ranked as Michelin three-star restaurants (probably the highest ranking restaurants all around the world). Compared to... [ read more ]