Once the coolest neighborhood in town, Daikanyama has weathered stiff competition in recent years with many newcomers vying for its crown. But a mix of old favorites and new developments still make…

Designed by renowned architect Tatsuno Kingo and completed in 1914, Tokyo Station was designed as a grand entryway into the imperial capital. The iconic building maintains that role today, with more than 3,000…

Head to the banks of the Tama River and discover why this neighborhood’s blend of modernity and natural beauty has seen it rise high on Tokyo’s livability index. Sensual Serenity Stepping out…

Roppongi is a name recognized the world over. Like London’s Soho or New York’s Meatpacking district, Roppongi has, since the ‘50s, been synonymous with entertainment and the party scene. In the ‘70s…

Shinjuku is at the center of everything. It encapsulates every visitor’s dream of the Japanese capital through its exhilarating insanity, bright lights, sleaze and crazy, inexhaustible entertainment options. It has the biggest…

Whether you’re into history and culture, sports and theme park rides, or flower spotting, Korakuen makes for an entertaining date spot. Sensual Serenity Perfect for a romantic or rejuvenating stroll, Koishikawa Korakuen…

Amid high-rise buildings and asphyxiating crowds of Tokyo visitors can still find relatively unknown neighborhoods that remain frozen in time. One such neighborhood is Shibamata located away from the bustling city center…

Despite the neighborhood’s affluence, there’s plenty of down-to-earth charm to be found here. A melting pot of international residents, in part due to the large number of embassies in the vicinity, and…

This fall Shibuya unveils three new skyscrapers, each one creating modern, interactive experiences like nowhere else in the world. Shibuya Scramble Square opened on November 1. Shibuya Parco reopened on November 22. Now Tokyu…

Long associated with a laid-back bohemian vibe, the suburb of Shimokitazawa (often referred to simply as “Shimokita”) is only a few train stops from Shibuya and Shinjuku. With Tokai University’s Yoyogi Campus…

Discover a more intimate side to Shinjuku, away from all the glitzy skyscrapers, in this long-standing drinking quarter. Sandwiched between the serene, historical Hanazono Shrine and the winding, leafy Shinjuku Esplanade Park …

Zero in on an area transformed in recent years from dreary business district to revitalized cultural hub that is littered with plaques, monuments and stylings highlighting its illustrious history. Bridge Over Troubled…