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Hop On the Sky Bus and Explore Tokyo From Up Above!

Tokyo Station Adventure Activities

Tokyo is huge and if you explored the city entirely on foot, you’d likely ruin your feet in the process. A much more comfortable and unique way to sightsee your way through all major landmarks is to hop on a sightseeing bus! Especially fun is the two-story Sky Bus offers routes along Tokyo’s prime sights while providing an audio guide in English, Chinese, and Korean. From the open deck on the second floor, you’ll have an excellent view of the surroundings! Today, we’ll take a closer look at Sky Bus’ “Tokyo Tower & Rainbow Bridge Course,” taking you through Tsukiji and over said Rainbow Bridge. There are many sights on the route, so let’s check them out!

Best Ramen in Tokyo: Tokyo’s 14 Must-Try Ramen Restaurants For 2020

Shibuya Ramen

Ramen, Japan’s iconic noodle soup dish, doesn’t only enjoy massive popularity in its home country but all around the world. Eating authentic Japanese ramen is a highlight for a lot of tourists, but the sheer abundance of shops and noodle soup varieties can make this endeavor harder than it seems. To help you make your ramen dreams come true, we’ve picked up four of 2019’s best ramen shops in Tokyo for a deep look. Plus we've packed in 10 additional of the best Japanese ramen noodle shops you'll want to try on your visit. Happy slurping!

Purikura: Change Yourself Up with Photo Booth Fun!

Arcades

You simply cannot take a trip to Japan without trying one of the mega-popular sticker photo booths known as purikura! For just a few hundred yen and a few minutes, you can take home a souvenir that is as fun to make as it is to share. Purikura isn’t just about the final photos, but about the experience and fun of posing and decoration. This is not your average photo booth! LIVE JAPAN took a visit to the purikura area of the Taito Station game center in Shinjuku to try purikura for ourselves and to take you through the process step by step!

From Tourist to Foodie Explorer: 15 Important Phrases to Know Before Going to Eating Out in Japan

Japanese cuisine

Knowing the language in a restaurant can really make or break your meal! In this article, we’d like to introduce to you some simple but extremely useful phrases to make sure you aren’t too lost in translation at restaurants in Japan. It’s important to note that not everyone will say these exact sentences, but being able to pick out key words will make understanding and speaking much easier!

Love in Modern Japan: Changing Faces of Japanese Love Hotels

Ikebukuro Other Accommodations

Originally love hotels were discreet getaways for young couples looking for some privacy and intimacy. However, over the decades and changing times, has come changing attitudes which have made love hotels an accepted and even celebrated place for couples, friends and groups of friends to partake. We talked to people of various ages and backgrounds about their experiences and impressions of love hotels.

What's Christmas Like in Japan? 6 Unique Ways Japanese Celebrate the Holidays!

Winter

Each December, Christmas is celebrated by people in countries all over the world, and Japan is no exception! Many of the Christmas customs seen in western countries can also be found in Japan, but often reimagined in a different way than you may expect. There are also some new traditions that have been created by the Japanese, making Christmas in Japan a unique celebration of its own accord!

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