The most famous tourist attractions in Tokyo

The most famous tourist attractions in Tokyo

Tokyo is one of the largest metropolises in the world, a sprawling urban jungle that comprises sevel cities. One could live in Tokyo for a lifetime and still find parts of the city that they have never seen before, and as a tourist there are no two sights in Tokyo that you'll have to see twice if you don't want to. There is so much to see and to do in this gigantic city that it's easy to find yourself at a loss when it comes to sightseeing - where to go first? While there are more sights in ... [ read more ]

The best places for cherry blossom viewing in Japan

The best places for cherry blossom viewing in Japan

In the same vein that people in New England like to watch the brilliant fall foliage in their state, in Japan watching the pink explosion of the blooming cherry trees in Spring is something that few people would miss. Hanami (literally flower viewing in Japanese) is the tradition of admiring the beauty of sakura (Japanese cherry trees) or plum trees that bloom for a few short weeks in May. Hanami doesn't merely mean taking a walk in the park and throwing a look every now and then in the dire... [ read more ]

A guide to Tokyo’s most interesting neighbourhoods

A guide to Tokyo’s most interesting neighbourhoods

With over 12 million inhabitants, Tokyo has more people than some entire countries, and visiting it is anything but monotonous. This huge city has some surprises in stock for you at every corner - high technology that seems like something from the distant future, intermingled with glimpses of old Japan. The Japanese capital is one of the most colorful, busy and bewildering places in the country, and it's virtually impossible to see every nook and corner of it (not even the inhabitants know it pe... [ read more ]