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Tokyo City Guide

Welcome to our Tokyo City Guide. Japan is one of those countries that captivates many a visitor like no other. Many of us are familiar with food like sushi and ramen, and Japanese cultural exports like manga and anime, yet when you first set foot in the country as a visitor, there’s nothing that can quite prepare you for what lies ahead.Tokyo is ultra modern – bright neon and LED lights, constant noise, and a host of other elements make one feel as though they’ve stepped into the future. However, the city is also full of quiet spaces, and is steeped in tradition and respect.There are so many aspects to this contradiction of a city, and no matter how many times you visit, you barely scrape the surface.

BE A LOCAL

Wouldn’t it be nice to know a local in every city you visited? A person who knows all the best places to eat and drink in town, the city’s hidden gems, and those off the beaten path things to do? Well that’s what we’re here for. We’ve done all the hard work for you, to help you dive right into exploring the world’s best cities like a local.

EAT

Yakitori Horse Market, Kanda

TOKYO | Yakitori Horse Market (Marukashi Kanda) is one of those chance discoveries that remind us why we love dining in Japan so much....

GALALI, Shibuya

TOKYO | Located down a small alleyway in Omotesando is GALALI, one of the more modern looking izakayas that we've visited. The two storey...

Kirishima Jidori, Minamiaoyama

TOKYO | Kirishima Jidori is a restaurant with a focus on regional chicken dishes from Kirishima. We visited on day after noticing that it seemed...

Isomaru Suisan, Akihabara

TOKYO | Isomaru Suisan is a popular Izakaya chain with over 30 branches in Tokyo, and a few more elsewhere in Japan. It has...

Torimero (Gaienmae Stadium Street Store), Kitaaoyama

TOKYO | Torimero (Gaienmae Stadium Street Store), or to use its full name, 199 yen draft beer&yakitori gastropub third generation Torimero is a chain...

DRINK

Hitachino Brewing Lab, Kanda

TOKYO | Hitachino Brewing Lab Kanda is one of the best places in Tokyo to try beer from Japan's Ibaraki's Kiuchi Brewery. Kiuchi have...

Baird Taproom, Takadanobaba

TOKYO | Baird Taproom (Takadanobaba) is one of several bars that Baird have across Japan. Their third in Tokyo when it opened, the Takadanobaba...

Beer Ma Kanda, Kanda

TOKYO | Beer Ma Kanda is a craft beer bar from the people behind the original Beer Ma in Kitasenju. It's a three level...

Craft Beer Market, Kichijoji

TOKYO | Craft Beer Market (Kichijoji) is one of several Craft Beer Market branches across Tokyo, and a great place to try an assortment...

Titans Craft Beer Taproom & Bottle Shop, Minamiotsuka

TOKYO | Titans Craft Beer Taproom & Bottle Shop is a collaboration between beer importers Albert Kuwano Bakonyvari of AQ Bevolution and Todd Stevens...

DO

Meiji Jingu, Shibuya

TOKYO | Meiji Jingu (Meiji Shrine) honours the deified spirits of Emperor Meiji and his wife Empress Shoken, who played a significant role in...

Ōta Memorial Museum Of Art, Shibuya

TOKYO | Ōta Memorial Museum of Art is a museum in Shibuya that showcases Ukiyo-e from Ōta Seizo V's collection. Each month, 70 pieces...

Sensō-ji, Asakusa

TOKYO | Sensō-ji is a Buddhist temple, and the oldest temple in Tokyo. It was founded in 645 AD, and stood until World War...

Edo-Tokyo Museum, Sumida

TOKYO | Edo-Tokyo Museum is the place to visit if you have an interest in exploring the history of Tokyo as a city. Set...

Ghibli Museum, Shimorenjaku

TOKYO | The Ghibli Museum is a museum dedicated to the work of the Japanese animation studio Studio Ghibli. Walking through the tall green...

SHOP

UTRECHT, Omotesandō

TOKYO | UTRECHT is a small independent bookstore in the backstreets of Jingumae, Shibuya that focuses on zines, art, design and fashion titles. Owned...

Takashimaya, Shinjuku

TOKYO | Takashimaya, like Mitsukoshi, is a Japanese department store chain steeped in history. It was founded in Kyoto in 1831 and was a...

BIC CAMERA (Shinjuku Station East Store), Shinjuku

TOKYO | BIC CAMERA is a store that everyone should know about before visiting Japan. It's a large, popular consumer electronics chain with a difference....

Pierre Hermé Paris, Aoyama

TOKYO | Pierre Hermé Paris is one of our favourite spots for macarons in Paris, and thankfully Tokyo has a few of Pierre Hermé's wonderful...

Mitsukoshi, Ginza

TOKYO | Mitsukoshi is more than just a department store, it's an institution. Japan's oldest surviving department store was founded in 1673 as a door-to-door...

CITY GUIDES

Want to travel like a local? Our city guides are designed to give you the inside word on where to eat, drink, shop, and explore in some of the world’s most vibrant cities.

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