Asakusa (あさくさ/浅草) is the main tourist zone in Tokyo. While this may put some travelers off, it is still a must see for any visit to Japan. Asakusa features Tokyo’s most famous temple, atmospheric old-fashioned streets and plenty of attractions for all types of travelers. All are an easy walk from each other. Budget travelContinue reading “Asakusa”
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Ueno (うえの/上野) features one of the biggest parks in Tokyo and is one of the main ‘cities’ within the megalopolis that is Tokyo. There many museums in the park, and the area is full of brightly lit streets and stores. Budget travel tips Asakusa is a nice city walk from Ueno, via Kappabashi. We recommendContinue reading “Ueno”
Yokohama (よこはま/横浜) is the second largest city in Japan and only 30 minutes from Tokyo. The city has a rich history of foreign culture and trade, and is really worth a day trip from Tokyo. Top tips It’s possible to spend most of your time just walking around, as it’s such an interesting city. GetContinue reading “Yokohama”
Shinjuku Gyoen Garden
Usually a must see for any visitor to Tokyo, Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden is a large but pretty park right next to Shinjuku station. But people on a budget looking for a more traditionally Japanesy park may want to consider Korakoen park, Kiyosumi park or Rikugen park. Budget travel tips Walk to the park fromContinue reading “Shinjuku Gyoen Garden”
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