How to Get to the Imperial Palace Tokyo By Train Using the JR Pass

The Imperial Palace is the current residence of Japan’s emperor. Although traditionally designed, most of the palace seen today is the modern version - completed in 1968. This current palace stands in place of Edo-jo, the Tokugawa shogunate’s castle. The Imperial Palace is one of the premier attractions to see in Tokyo. Ironically, the [...]

By | 2018-07-05T21:32:40+00:00 February 26th, 2018|0 Comments

How to Get from Tokyo to Kyoto

It’s a fact that hundreds of flights land in Tokyo every day. This is not surprising as the city is not only the transport hub but the capital of Japan. Aside from being the landing city, there are many reasons why any tourist should explore Tokyo. The Japanese capital has a great mixture of [...]

By | 2018-07-06T22:02:25+00:00 August 24th, 2016|0 Comments

Explore Akihabara – Tokyo’s Amazing Anime District!

Akihabara is one of those Tokyo neighbourhoods that I didn’t want to miss seeing. Japan has captured the admiration and ardour of many people around the world due to its thriving comic and animation industries. Which geek has not heard of “Manga” the Japanese version of comic books, or the fearsome Son Goku of [...]

By | 2018-07-06T22:33:16+00:00 March 11th, 2016|1 Comment

Experiencing Tokyo’s Shibuya Crossing

You would not think that a pedestrian crossing could possibly draw so much attention, but in Tokyo, one crossing has become a major tourist attraction. The pedestrian crossing in the Shibuya District of the city is one scene you don’t want to miss if you happen to visit the Japanese capital. It is often [...]

By | 2018-07-06T22:42:22+00:00 January 26th, 2016|3 Comments

Sample Itinerary for Dazzling Tokyo

Tokyo - the famous urban capital of Japan seems like a bit of a paradox. Despite its modern infrastructure, this city exudes an old soul. Buildings in Tokyo are not as high and clustered as the skyscrapers that you see in Hong Kong and Singapore.  But to make up for the height of its [...]

By | 2018-07-06T13:33:59+00:00 April 1st, 2015|0 Comments