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Where To Stay In Tokyo

No other city offers quite as many bewildering options for accommodation as Tokyo, from traditional Japanese Inns, business hotels and sleeping pods to western style luxury hotels. With its more than 37 million inhabitants and dozens of city centers, finding the best place to stay in world’s largest city isn’t always easy. Here we reveal our favorite Tokyo areas and hotels.

Last updated Mar 23, 2021 41 Comments

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What To Do In Tokyo – A 5 Day Tokyo Itinerary

by Espen Egeland| Last updated May 28, 2021

Tokyo has it all – excellent museums, grand temples, atmospheric shrines and lovely zen gardens. It is a city filled with Japanese history and tradition, but also modern, futuristic neo sci-fi streetscapes that make you feel like you’re a part of the Bladerunner movie. Here is our ultimate 5 day Tokyo itinerary with all the highlights of what to do in Tokyo.

Why Is Tokyo Crazy About Pancakes?!

by Maria Wulff Hauglann| Last updated Jan 31, 2020

While in Tokyo we did something I never though we would ever do; we queued for over an hour just for a plate of pancakes!! Yep, PANCAKES! 🙂 I know it sounds stupid, but the Tokyoites are crazy for pancakes and there are long queues outside the most popular pancake places every day. But how does a stack of pancakes get people to queue for hours outside in the burning hot sun during summer and freezing cold wind and rain during winter?!

The Amazing And True Story Of Hachiko The Dog

by Maria Wulff Hauglann| Last updated May 4, 2021

Have you ever heard of Hachiko? No? Neither had I until a few months ago, but if you ever go to Japan then odds are you will hear about him.

Hachiko is a national hero to the Japanese! A dog so famous there have been several movies made about him.
So why is Hachiko so famous you may wonder? Well I am happy you asked, because here I will give you the amazing, real and very sad story about Hachiko.

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Eat Like A Japanese – 11 Dishes You Must Try When Going To Japan

by Maria Wulff Hauglann| Last updated May 29, 2021

It is official, Japan is one of the best culinary countries in the world! In December 2013 Washoku, the traditional cuisine of Japan, was recognized as an Intangible Cultural Heritage asset by UNESCO. Tokyo is thereby the unofficial culinary capital of the world, beating all other cities in terms of number of Michelin star restaurants (currently 14 with top star rating).

When we started planning our trip to Japan, my first though when it came to food was sushi, but Japanese food is so much more than sushi! Japanese cuisine is one of the world`s most diverse, with fresh vegetables, all sorts of meats and sea food, both raw, cooked and grilled. Enjoying this country`s delicious cuisine is a big reason for visiting Japan!