Akihabara

Specialities Shopping - Akihabara isn’t called Electric Town for no reason. As soon as you step off the train, you’re bombarded with adverts for all the latest gaming...

Omotesando Shotengai

Specialities Shopping - Not to be confused with Tokyo’s upscale shopping district, Omotesando Shotengai on Miyajima is a souvenir and gourmet snack route stretching 350 meter...

Tobu Zoo

Specialities Theme Parks - Dubbed a Hybrid Leisure Land, Tobu Zoo in Saitama is a zoo and rollercoaster and water park all rolled into one. Make your way to the zoo on the we...

Otome Road

Specialities Shopping - Interested in the 2D side of Japan? Head to Otome Road in Ikebukuro, which has anime and manga goods, voice actor CDs, doujinshi (self-published works...

Kappabashi Street

Specialities Shopping - Know those plastic food samples outside pretty much every Japanese restaurant? They were probably bought in Kappabashi: Taito ward’s home of plastic f...

Odaiba

Specialities Shopping - Odaiba is a magical wonderland of entertainment, situated on a man-made island in Tokyo Bay. Not only does this location afford an unbeatable view of....

Ooedo Onsen Monogatari

Specialities Theme Parks - The concept of community bathing doesn’t really fly in most countries nowadays and it has to be said: You’re missing out big time. The Ooedo-Onsen ...

Ginza

Specialities Shopping - Paris has the Champs Elysées, London has Oxford Street and Tokyo has Ginza. After all, fancy is as fancy does and if you’re really fancy,...

Harajuku Cat Street

Specialities Shopping - Hoping to find streets overflowing with cats or cat merchandise? You’ll be sorely disappointed. But if you’re looking for a trendy neighborhood full o...

Tempozan Harbor Village

Specialities Shopping, Theme Parks - The Osaka Bay Area is a collection of of man-made islands and peninsulas that were built to accommodate Osaka’s rapidly growing urban area. Tempozan H...

HEP Five

Specialities Shopping - Umeda, Osaka’s northern city center, can get overwhelming, with its veritable labyrinth of malls, train stations, and eateries that intersect and over...

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