10 things to do in Tokyo in 96 hours

10 things to do in Tokyo in 96 hours

My first visit to Tokyo was in the summer. I was flying Singapore Air from New Delhi to Los Angeles and decided to stopover in Japan for a few days. Even though I was in Tokyo for 96 hours only, with the help of a tour guide, I was able to see some of the most important...

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Visiting Harajuku in Tokyo : Omotesando, Takeshita Dori, Ura-Harajuku & Cat Street

Visiting Harajuku in Tokyo : Omotesando, Takeshita Dori, Ura-Harajuku & Cat Street

Harajuku is the area around Tokyo's Harajuku Station between Shinjuku and Shibuya. It is one of the main fashion districts of Tokyo. It comprises of Takeshita Dori, Omotesando, Harajuku and Cat StreetTakeshita Dori with its fashion shops and seconds stores...

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Senso-ji & Nakamise Dori (shopping street) in Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan

Senso-ji & Nakamise Dori (shopping street) in Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan

Sensō-ji is an ancient Buddhist temple located in Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan. It is Tokyo's oldest temple, and also one of the most significant. After a delicious chanko nabe lunch at the Chanko Tomoegata Restaurant in Ryogoku, my guide and I headed to the Senso-ji temple.

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Chanko Nabe (sumo food) at Chanko Tomoegata Restaurant in Ryogoku, Tokyo, Japan

Chanko Nabe (sumo food) at Chanko Tomoegata Restaurant in Ryogoku, Tokyo, Japan

Ryogoku in Tokyo, Japan, is home to the Kokugikan sumo stadium and a historic center of Japanese wrestling. Nearby Ryogoku, Edo Noren is a dining street resembling an Edo-period village, where restaurants serve chanko nabe, the traditional protein-rich stew...

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Visiting an Izakaya (skewer restaurant) between Shimbashi and Yurakucho in Tokyo

Visiting an Izakaya (skewer restaurant) between Shimbashi and Yurakucho in Tokyo

After visiting the Zozo-ji Temple in Daimon and walking through the International Shopping Arcade in Shimbashi, my friend took me to an Izakaya - a type of an informal Japanese gastropub, located between Shimbashi and Yurakucho. It was only when...

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Things to do in Tokyo, Japan: International Arcade, Shimbashi

Things to do in Tokyo, Japan: International Arcade, Shimbashi

The International Arcade in Shimbashi is an enclosed market with a variety of shops selling everything from souvenirs to used kimonos and electronic items. The shops are open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (6 p.m. on Sundays), and some offer tax-free shopping...

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Things to do in Tokyo, Japan: Zozo-ji Temple, Daimon & Tokyo Tower

Things to do in Tokyo, Japan: Zozo-ji Temple, Daimon & Tokyo Tower

After stopping at the Bunkyo Civic Center and the LaQua Entertainment Park, my friend who was my guide for the day, took me to the Zozo-ji temple in Diamon. I had a desire to see the Tokyo Tower and even though I had seen it from the shuttle bus as...

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Things to do in Tokyo, Japan: LaQua Entertainment Park, Korakuen

Things to do in Tokyo, Japan: LaQua Entertainment Park, Korakuen

Also known as Tokyo Dome City Attractions, LaQua Entertainment Park is an amusement park located adjacent to the Tokyo Dome, a large baseball stadium. One of the unique attractions of the park is the 260-foot tall coaster named Thunder Dolphin from Intamin...

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My first Airbnb stay in Tokyo, Japan: a luxury home in Shibuya

My first Airbnb stay in Tokyo, Japan: a luxury home in Shibuya

Although I cannot mention my host's name or give the exact address of the luxury Airbnb where I stayed during my visit to Tokyo, I am very tempted to share with my readers my first Airbnb experience along with some of my pictures. Flying directly from India, I arrived at the Airbnb home...

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