Tokyo

Officially the capital of Japan, Tokyo needs no introduction. Put simply, this megalopolis is a never ending source of adventure.

Sep 9, 2021

Scaling Mt. Kumotori

Scaling Mt. Kumotori

Found in the far west of Tokyo, Mt. Kumotori is the tallest peak in the prefecture. It's also the home of Kamado family in Kimetsu-no-Yaiba.

Jul 15, 2021

Backyard Tourism Vol. 11

Backyard Tourism Vol. 11

Found west of Shinjuku, Koenji is Tokyo's top retro neighborhood. From vintage clothing to old school eateries, Koenji has much on offer.

Jun 26, 2021

Fantastic Fuchu

Fantastic Fuchu

From ancient shrines to the lovely Kyodo-no-Mori, western Tokyo's Fuchu is an area that is chock full of hidden gems and attractions.

Oct 15, 2020

Tokyo’s Top Onsen

Tokyo’s Top Onsen

Unbeknownst to overseas visitors, Japan's capital of Tokyo actually has a wide variety of natural hot springs within the confines of the city.

Aug 27, 2020

Backyard Tourism Vol. 7

Backyard Tourism Vol. 7

Found at the foot of Tokyo's ever-iconic Rainbow Bridge, Shibaura Minami Futo Park has been one of my go-to spots when I need a place to think.

Jun 4, 2020

Backyard Tourism Vol. 6

Backyard Tourism Vol. 6

The Todoroki Ravine is a natural sanctuary in the middle of Tokyo. Found near Futako Tamagawa, this hidden allure is a welcome reprieve.

May 22, 2020

Tokyo’s Gotoku-ji

Tokyo’s Gotoku-ji

If you’ve spent any time on Instagram and follow Japan creators, chances are high that you’ve seen Gotoku-ju and its maneki neko statues before.

Apr 30, 2020

Tennozu Isle

Tennozu Isle

Found near Shinagawa Station, Tokyo's artsy island of Tennozu Isle is one of my favorite getaways from the hustle and bustle of the megalopolis.

Apr 9, 2020

Backyard Tourism Vol. 5

Backyard Tourism Vol. 5

This installment of Backyard Tourism traces the roots of the devastating Great Fire of Meireki to a small temple compound in Tokyo's Sugamo area.

Feb 21, 2020

Backyard Tourism Vol. 4

Backyard Tourism Vol. 4

Tokyo's historic Sugamo area is often referred to colloquially as "grandma's Harajuku" due to the fact that many elderly shop there.

Dec 29, 2019

Architectural Wonders

Architectural Wonders

Found near Tokyo, the Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural and the Nihon Minka-en Open Air Museum have some amazing historic buildings to explore.

Oct 11, 2019

24 Hours at Haneda

24 Hours at Haneda

This guide will show you how to make the most of a layover at Tokyo International Airport or otherwise just sneak in one final attraction.