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…

One of Tokyo’s oldest neighborhoods, “Sancha” is overflowing with food, fun and friendliness. To begin your Sancha daytrip, make sure you arrive the right way by taking the short, eco-friendly Setagaya Tram Line.…

The go-to neighborhood for all things Korean has seen another surge in popularity recently, but there is more to discover than just K-Pop and corn dogs. Street Eats A key ingredient of…

Literally and figuratively rich, Aoyama is brimming with things to see and do whether you’ve got the cash to splash or not. Fancy Pants (and Cars) Flowing on from the north end…

The quiet suburb of Yoyogi-Uehara – a stone’s throw from Yoyogi Park – may not look like much on the surface but drop down a few gears and meander around for some…

If you truly want to experience Tokyo, or need to squeeze in some last-minute souvenir shopping before continuing your travels, consider spending a few hours in the city’s shotengai. Essentially meaning “shopping…

Split down the middle by shinkansen tracks, Oji has two distinct flavors – one side full of tranquil Edo-era historical beauty, the other a more rough-and-ready shitamachi (old town) district to explore.…

Don’t let the colder weather put you off – aside from its outdoor attractions, Ueno is full of top-notch indoor cultural and entertainment options too. The Park Start off with a stroll…

Tokyo’s notorious nightlife district, once synonymous with drunk GIs and expat excess, still offers plenty of after-dark action at its numerous pubs, clubs, hostess bars and other entertainment spots. However, the huge…

In Japan, pampering your furry companions can range from fancy pet salons and pet hotels, to fanciful clothing, to a wide range of chew toys. However, there aren’t many public places dogs…

Crane your necks upwards and wander through the glass, concrete and steel heart of Tokyo’s financial world. Marunouchi is not all about money and modernity, however, offering some truly pleasant and tranquil…

Want to learn more about Harajuku, Japan’s capital of kawaii? Check out these three new walking tours, in which English-speaking guides give you the inside scoop. There are three walks to choose from.…