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Top 20 Things to Do in Tokyo: Recommended Bucket List Experiences & More!

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No trip to Japan would be complete without enjoying some of these fun things to do in Tokyo! More than just a political and financial hub, Tokyo is home to various aspects of culture, and its attraction lies in the mountain of choices available. From ancient structures with long and illustrious histories, to modern art and pop culture right under your fingertips, there’s too many to count. Also, Tokyo is where various foods from all throughout the country are gathered. As such, be it sushi or ramen, you can taste the best cuisine that Japan has to offer the world in one place. In this article, we’ve selected 20 of the best things to do in Tokyo that you absolutely have to experience at least once when you’re in town.

The Curiously Unusual World of Japanese Pizza

Akihabara Pizza

Just about everyone knows that the birthplace of pizza is Italy. However, where can you find the most unique pizzas in the world? For many people, the answer is Japan! It may come as a surprise, but Japan is home to some of the most interesting pizzas you can find. Pizza shops in the country regularly feature what outsiders would probably consider to be some very unusual toppings. Like many other western food imports, Japan certainly puts its own unique spin on pizza, creating pies that are curiously delicious!

[MOVIE] Navigating Virtual Airspace with Skyart JAPAN

Shinagawa Adventure Activities

Have you always wanted to fly through the skies while controlling a jet? You now have the chance to make your dream a reality! Skyart JAPAN offers hyper-realistic flight simulation for everyone from beginners to professional pilots. Take a closer look at SkyArt’s state of the art headquarters located in Shinagawa, Tokyo and see how I fared in the cockpit for my very own private lesson!

Hugely Popular with Foreign Tourists in Tokyo! Check Out These 9 Popular Japanese Souvenirs for Summer 2018

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People want to experience something Japanese when they come to Japan. Especially its food culture is one that is uniquely different from that of other countries, and here you can experience the real thing. For the best souvenir experience for foreign visitors, we have carefully selected nine shops that have proven to be especially popular with foreign visitors shopping at ecute shops. These are facilities found in JR stations in and around Tokyo of which there are eight. The name “ecute” is a combination of word eki, Japanese for “station” and “cute”. The following is a list of this summer seasonal goods that have been big sellouts for souvenirs. They are all limited items sold only in Japan. If you are coming to Japan or already here, don’t miss a chance to check these items out.

'Is This Some Kind of Rally?!' 5 Things About Tokyo City that Shock People from the Countryside!

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Tokyo, the famous international metropolis. It’s the center of Japan, home to the headquarters of innumerable global corporations, a place of bustling business and economics. Landmarks such as Tokyo Skytree and Shibuya Crossing never seem to sleep, the traditional neighborhood of Asakusa and its Senso-ji Temple are always bustling with tourists, old downtowns such as Yanesen transmit nostalgic charms, and the high-end shopping district of Ginza attracts people from far and wide. Tokyo is a treasure trove of sights and experiences for people from around the world, birthplace of thousands of trends, and the beating heart of Japanese politics and economics. On the other hand, few people of this giant city know that 47% of the Tokyo’s inhabitants are from entirely different prefectures, excluding the neighboring prefectures of Saitama and Kanagawa. Four to five of 10 people living in Tokyo are from rural areas, and a lot of them have moved to the city for college or to find a job. Just like international tourists who come to Tokyo for the first time, those Japanese countrysiders also have their own experiences of culture shocks and surprises! This time, we look at the five most common things of Tokyo that stun people from the Japanese countryside!

Complete Hotel Japanese Phrase List: 25 Phrases to Make Your Hotel/Ryokan Experience Easier!

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A key part of any trip to Japan, one which can’t be avoided, is the accommodation. Hotel Japanese is so vital to your havinga fulfilling trip. The vast majority of visitors book hotels, hostels, etc. well in advance of their trip. However, when choosing a place to stay a big concern is whether or not the hotel staff understands languages other than Japanese. In particular, small hotels and ones out in the countryside are not likely to have multilingual staff. In fact though, this is no reason not to book a hotel; all you need is just a few Japanese hotel phrases and your trip will be an absolute breeze! So, let’s have a look at some essential phrases, from checking in on the first day, to checking out when you leave.

Choice Spots

  • Akihabara
  • Asakusa
  • Ginza
  • Harajuku
  • Ikebukuro
  • Roppongi
  • Shibuya
  • Shinjuku
  • Tokyo Station
  • Tsukiji
  • Ueno

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