Tokyo, Japan

If you think NYC is the city that never sleeps, just wait till you see Tokyo. You’ll literally never run out of things to do in this quirky city!


  • Buy a Japan Rail Pass a couple months in advance if you plan to train to different cities.
  • Take the subway! Tokyo is massive and using the subway is the easiest way around the city.
  • Get cash at 7-Elevens. The ATM’s there were the only ones that worked with my card.
  • Give your seat up on the train. Respect for the elderly is everything in Japan. They even have a public holiday celebrated annually to honor elderly citizens.
  • Tip! Your server would most likely chase you out of the restaurant to give you your money back.
  • Go to animal cafes. These spots are hardly more than petting zoos for animals that would otherwise not receive any attention.


I stayed in an AirBnb in Shibuya. Airbnb’s are a lot cheaper than hotels in the city, just be aware that Tokyo apartments are tiny. After all, 38 million people live here.

I recommend finding something in Shibuya or Shinjuku neighborhoods.

APA Hotel
Shibuya Hotel En
The Millennials Shibuya



Opened in 645AD, Senso-ji is Tokyo’s oldest temple. And it is BEAUTIFUL.


Tsukiji Fish Market:

Street markets with some of the best Japanese grub you can find. Go early as the market is only open 9am-2pm.

Wander through Harajuku:

Harajuku is a trendy neighborhood full of cutting-edge fashion and street art. Walk down Takeshita street and check out the quirky vintage clothing stores.

Shibuya Crossing:

Famous for being the busiest crossing in the world. An iconic landmark in Tokyo you can’t miss!

Karaoke Kan:

Rent a room with your friends for 2 hours in a private karaoke room. You can’t go to Tokyo without going to Karaoke Kan!

Golden Gai:

Super small and hella fun karaoke bar. There are a ton of karaoke bars in this area, Golden Gai is only of the only ones that doesn’t charge cover.

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Disney Tokyo:

Tokyo Skytree:


From the Narita express airport, take the JR Nartia Express train for 3000 Yen or use your Japan Rail Pass. There are departures every 30 minutes.


Kinka Sushi Bar Izakaya:

Sushi that melts in your mouth it’s so good.

Genki Sushi:

Fun and inexpensive sushi track! Go early as lines tend to get very long

Ichiran Ramen:

One of the most famous ramen spots in Japan! Perfect for introverts as you never see the servers!

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Gong Cha Boba:

Because you just can’t go to Asia without getting some boba.


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