The Godzilla head in Shinjuku is a well-known attraction in Shinjuku, and many tourists view it from the street below. But did you know you can actually view it up close? We’ll cover how to do it in this post. Continue reading “Visit The Godzilla Head in Shinjuku Up Close!”
Getting Japanese Yen At Narita Airport
So you’ve touched down in Japan at Narita Airport.
よこそう! (yokosou) Welcome!
Now it’s time to get cashed up, because not everywhere accepts card payments in Japan! Continue reading “Getting Japanese Yen At Narita Airport”
Ginza 300 Bar – A Cheap Way To Drink in Tokyo
Looking for a way to have a cheap night out, but still get your fill of drinks and/or food?
In Ginza, one of Tokyo’s central upmarket suburbs, there is a bar called “300 Bar“. There’s no cover charge, and every drink and food item is just 300 Yen (plus tax). Continue reading “Ginza 300 Bar – A Cheap Way To Drink in Tokyo”
Rakugo and Art in Ueno – Japanese Comedy and the Tokyo National Museum
Today we headed out to Ueno to watch a Rakugo performance being held at the Tokyo National Museum. Rakugo is a comedic style of Japanese storytelling performed in a kneeling position on stage using only a fan and hand towel as props.
We were lucky enough to come across an English speaking performance and as a bonus, it was also free (including entry to the National Museum which is normally 620 Yen per person).
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Our day around Jimbocho
We slept in until about 10:00am after being out late drinking at the Ginza 300 bar the previous night.
I was trying to recover over a giant bowl of cereal when I received a message from a HelloTalk friend saying that he was in Tokyo and wanted to meet up. He decided we should go to Jimbocho (Jinbōchō) to look at some books and outdoors shops as I mentioned that we’ve been looking for winter gloves to buy for our potential Mt. Fuji climb. Continue reading “Our day around Jimbocho”