Ryokan in Tokyo: The Best Tokyo Ryokan with Private Onsen & Without

Looking for the best ryokan Tokyo can offer? Staying at a Tokyo ryokan hotel can be one of the most interesting experiences you have in Japan. Kyoto ryokan may be the most famous, but some of the best ryokan in Tokyo are just as appealing. Not only that, but the Tokyo ryokan hotel experience can […]

Tokyo for Kids! Things to Do in Tokyo with Kids – Tokyo Travel Blog

Tokyo travel blog: what are the best things to do in Tokyo with kids? If visiting Japan with kids isn’t on your bucket list, it should be. I lived in Tokyo for 13 years. My kids were born there, and we return regularly (now in Osaka). And I can tell you that there are more […]

How, Why & Where to Buy Tokyo Robot Restaurant Tickets 2019

Wondering what to expect if you buy Tokyo Robot Restaurant tickets? Well, there are mechanical dinosaurs. There are chrome-plated saxophonists. Don’t forget the video-game phantasms, golden-snail lounge chairs, kaleidoscopic lighting, bikini-clad drummers, and oh, yeah…robots. The Tokyo Robot Restaurant is one of the craziest things to do in Tokyo, and we’re here to tell you […]

What to Do in Yokohama – Things to Do at Yokohama Bay Area

Not enough people are looking for what to do in Yokohama. Lots of people visit Tokyo without realizing that there are so many fun things to do at Yokohama Bay and nearby! Here you’ll find both well-known Yokohama attractions and more. We highly recommend making a day trip to Yokohama from Tokyo or even staying […]

Where to Buy a Japan Rail Pass: Our Easy Guide to Buying a JR Pass

Looking for where to buy a Japan Rail Pass? You probably have lots of questions. For example, what’s today’s JR Rail Pass price? Can you buy a JR Pass in Japan or do you need to buy JR Passes online ahead of time? Should you even buy a Japan Rail Pass at all? Is a […]

Mummies, Mermaids & Monsters at the National Museum of Ethnology in Osaka

Winged horses. Blood-sucking fiends. Mysterious movements in the water, or footsteps in the forest during a full moon. No matter what culture you come from, there are stories about the unexplained, and about the creatures that live beyond what we know is real. At Japan’s National Museum of Ethnology in Osaka, you can learn about […]

What to Eat in Japan – The Best Food in Japan for Kids & Picky Eaters

What’s the best food in Japan? Wondering what to eat in Japan? For people like me, the answer to these questions is EVERYTHING. However, not everyone is willing (or able) to try whatever’s on offer. Some kids and picky eaters have particular tastes or digestive issues. Some people have allergies or other dietary restrictions that […]

Fairy Tale Day Trip – Hans Christian Andersen Park Funabashi Japan

HC Andersen Park Funabashi — it may not be the first place you’d think to look for fairy tales come to life, but Hans Christian Andersen Park east of Tokyo is a fantastic day out for families in Japan.  Hans Christian Andersen Park Funabashi Japan As part of my bi-monthly column for the Japan Times […]

Things to do in Ryogoku with Kids that aren’t Sumo or Ryogoku Kokugikan

Out of all the fun things to do in Ryogoku with kids, watching the sumo together at the Ryogoku Kokugikan has to be our top recommendation. But are there other things to do in Ryogoku beyond the Ryogoku Kokugikan and Sumo? You bet. This old-school East Tokyo neighborhood has plenty more to offer if you […]

Tokyo Day Trips: Our Top 10 Day Trips from Tokyo & More

Day trips from Tokyo to Mount Fuji. Tokyo day trips by bullet train. Or how about the best day trips from Tokyo in winter, spring and other seasons? These are some of the questions our readers ask when making their Tokyo travel plans. You asked, so here goes. Read on to learn about our top […]

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