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  • Asia,  Guides,  Japan,  Tokyo

    Travel Plan: How to See Rockabilly Dancers in Tokyo

    Despite Japan’s notoriously buttoned-up culture, Tokyo is known for its eccentric characters. From cosplaying teens to anime-addicted adults, there are plenty of quirky sub-cultures to indulge in. Of them all, only one draws a dedicated weekly crowd along the streets of Tokyo, the rockabilly dancers. The young innovative district of Harajuku plays host to this wonderfully unique spectacle that has become an institution, and one that attracts visitors from the world over. So in that case, let me show you everything you need to know about the rockabilly dancers of Tokyo. This article may contain affiliate links which I may receive compensation for at no extra cost to you dear…

  • Asia,  Guides,  Japan,  Tokyo

    A Guide to Tokyo’s Yokocho and Tiny Bars

    Japan is known for making the absolute most out of the limited amount of space available. Whether it’s their tiny houses and apartments or compact cars, the Japanese have a general lack of claustrophobia. Down-sizing is so ingrained in the cities that the tiny treatment has also extended to its bars! Tokyo has the highest concentration of bars in the world, most of which are hidden down dark alleyways known as yokocho. Along these dimly lit streets are stacks of miniature watering holes and eateries that service a handful of customers at a time. For many, these establishments highlight a more authentic taste of Tokyo and provide a deeper sense…

  • Asia,  Guides,  Japan,  Tokyo

    The 7 Best Places to See Tokyo’s Shibuya Crossing

    Ingrained in our minds through movies, documentaries and countless Instagram shots alike, the Shibuya Crossing is the iconic image of Tokyo! The 4-way intersection is the epitome of the city’s perfect harmony of fastidious organisation and total chaos as it cuts through one of Tokyo’s most hectic shopping districts. As the lights turn red, a swarm of 3,000 bodies mob the streets under the flashing of enticing advertisements and choruses of indistinguishable noises! The question isn’t whether or not you want to visit, but rather where’s the best place to see it from? As you’ve come all this way, you’ll want the perfect vantage point to observe the madness in…

  • Asia,  Guides,  Itinerary,  Japan,  Tokyo

    The Ultimate Travel Itinerary: Tokyo in 4 Days

    New York, London, Tokyo. The city is regarded so highly for a reason. The cultural trend setting capital of Japan is the centre of art, entertainment and fashion in this corner of the world. It’s a city that prides itself on its incredible diversity for both its own cultures and of those abroad. Tokyo achieves a perfect harmony between it’s rich history and the ever changing future. Considered to be one of the greatest most mind-bending cities on Earth, it’s on the top of many people’s must-see lists. The sheer size of the city can be daunting to challenge, but no worries, here’s the ultimate Tokyo itinerary to make the…

  • Asia,  Japan,  Tokyo,  Top Lists

    The 20 Best Highlights To See In Tokyo

    Tokyo; to see it is to believe it. A city regarded by many as one of the greatest cities in the world, it’s one that holds a worldwide reputation! Tokyo is filled from one end to the other with some monumental treats. From unique entertainment, immense history, limitless green spaces and cultural centres, Tokyo has something for every traveller. So in that case, here are some of the very best highlights to see in Tokyo. This article may contain affiliate links which I may be compensated for at no extra cost to you dear readers! Shibuya Crossing Probably the most iconic image to see in Tokyo, the Shibuya Crossing is…

  • Asia,  Guides,  Japan,  Tokyo

    The Ultimate Travel Guide: Tokyo

    Welcome to the biggest and most chaotic city in the world. A centre of art, culture and fashion. A city which prides itself on its wide diversity of both its own cultures and of those from around the globe. Achieving a perfect harmony between the rich past and the ever-changing future. Tokyo is a city known throughout the world and at the very top of many people’s travel lists. The sheer enormity of the megalithic city can be daunting to try to fathom. This article aims to help you with everything you need to know before arriving at one of the greatest cities in the world. This article may contain…

  • Blog,  Japan,  Tokyo

    Tokyo (Part 2)

    [visual-link-preview encoded=”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″] We pick up the story after a few days of sushi, gambling and temples. Now to continue where we left off… Business is Booming A new day, and time to focus on another area on the vast map of Tokyo. I returned to where I had been the first day to explore the temple which I left behind. This was Senso-ji, the biggest of them all. The adjoining Nakamise Market led in an arrow straight line to the enormous gates of the temple. Further into the courtyard thick clouds of incense smoke were cast into the air from devotees prayers. The smoke which rises from the mountains of…

  • Asia,  Blog,  Japan,  Tokyo

    Tokyo (Part 1)

    After bidding a farewell to the nation I have called home for over 2 years, it was time to begin my adventure with a fresh new country; Japan. A country I’ve been dreaming of visiting ever since I was a teenager, another world of spirituality, utter chaos and beautiful harmony. Where better to start my adventure than the biggest and arguably the greatest city of them all, the centre of culture, fashion and the alternative in this region of the world; Tokyo.   Arrival On such an enormous journey its important to start on the right foot, where as I decided to stumble into my new adventure face first. From…