Kichijoji is almost always full of new and exciting places and experiences and this month is no exception. You can still find a bunch of new places to check out. Try some…

If you’ve got a license to ride, follow the old Koshu Kaido (Route 20) out of Tokyo. Blast through Kanagawa, Yamanashi and Nagano prefectures with the wind in your face, embracing the…

As the summer comes to a close, the Tokyo Station area looks to continue its event-packed year with a slew of new fall offerings. An exclusive afternoon tea set, a new restaurant-cum-furniture…

The Olympics has finished and the state of emergency is still with us, yet this hasn’t dampened Ikebukuro’s spirit. There are some great dining options and places to see in the region despite…

As the humidity rises, so does the desire for refreshing snacks, stimulating air-conditioned exhibitions and convenient transfers. Well, Shibuya delivers. Not only has the Tokyu Food Show reopened, but fans of the…

While the torrent of canceled festivals has been disappointing, there is some hope in Nakano and Koenji this summer for a taste of culture. The city offers many ways to cool down…

Bakurocho is a little-known name within the lineup of Tokyo neighborhoods, even for long-term residents. Tucked in where the Sumida and Kanda rivers conjoin in the downtown region toward the city’s eastern edge, the…

Better known for popular evening entertainment venues such as Ageha, Studio Coast and 1st Ring, Shin-Kiba has more going for it during the daytime than you might know. In contrast to an image…

An assemblage of all things hip and all things Shimokita, the Reload shopping area recently opened on the wonderful new development of the former Odakyu Line tracks. It’s by far the most exciting…

Ikebukuro and its surrounding neighborhoods are often overlooked for some of Tokyo’s more popular hubs — yes, I’m looking at you Shibuya and Shinjuku. In spite of this, Ikebukuro is home to…

In Roppongi this July you’ll find a mixture of stay-at-home experiences, new openings and re-openings as well as small-scale events. From a comic book art exhibition in Roppongi Hills to an exploration…

While we may not be attending Ebisu’s Bon Odori Festival (yet to be confirmed), there are still other things to get excited about. The Tokyo Toilet project that gave us the transparent toilets near Yoyogi…