In this piece, I shine a light on a neighborhood which is rarely mentioned in tourist guidebooks–Asakusabashi, located conveniently only one stop from electronics and otaku mecca, Akihabara, on the JR Sobu line with a subway stop on the Toei Asakusa Line as well for easy access to the Asakusa/Sensoji area and Tokyo Sky Tree.
If you’re a foodie, Nakano is the perfect place to explore, get some great shots for Instagram, and fill your stomach full of the best Tokyo has to offer!
If you want to see the mountainside and enjoy spectacular nature, special hot spring waters, as well as finest Japanese craft, Yamanaka Onsen is the right place to go. In this article, I want to give you some ideas of what you can do in this beautiful mountainside town and how to spend a nice day there.
There are several paths into the concrete jungle, so take one and enter into a new reality. The narrow walkways have intersections where you can branch off into a new part of the alleyways.
Horie. This area combines boutique fashion of areas and intimate coffee shops without the bustle of areas such as Umeda and nearby Shinsaibashi. This area is also home to bicycle stores, furniture shops and second hand clothing stores.
Harajuku, located in the heart of the shopping district of Shibuya, is known internationally for its extravagant outfits, and its great shopping. Since it has become an epicenter for young Japanese people and international travellers, many eateries have also started to sell different types of food on the streets of Harajuku. While you are shopping and looking at the interesting clothes and souvenirs you can also find some great sweets to eat while you stroll.
What can you do on a rainy afternoon in Kyoto? The city of course is featuring wonderful museums, a testimony of its central role in Japanese history, culture and art, which you don’t want to miss. But if you really want to dig into the atmosphere of a neighborhood of Kyoto, never mind the rain.