Tokyo is the LARGEST metropolitan area in the world! So can you really go to Japan without visiting? No. I mean you can but you shouldn't. The first time that we went to Tokyo, we stayed for about 9 days and did all the must see tourist attractions. However, it was the MariCart (scroll down for details) that brought us back to Tokyo once again. That and the A5 wagyu!
Seriously, when you're roaming around Tokyo make sure you look up, look down, and you look into every nook and cranny you see - you will find some of the coolest dive-bars, delicious restaurants, and just awesome places to hangout!
Another helpful hint, when you see the buildings with the arcade games... make sure you go inside and explore. Each floor of those buildings are completely different from the last, it will go from arcade games to basically a casino, the next floor will be a bowling alley and then before you know it you'll have walked into an area with a bunch of karaoke rooms!!! See what else you can find! It will blow your mind.
Click the categories to access the websites for each of our adventures and book your own!
WHERE TO EAT
There are SO many places to eat when going to Japan... and to be honest, I don't think that you can really go wrong with any where that you go! Here's a look at some of the places that we went to.
One thing that I can tell you... eat the street food!
It is simply AH-MAY-ZING. Fo-real-doe.
Some things that are on the top of the “to eat” list include but are not limited to the following:
- Raw fish aka. sushi - you’re in Japan, so duh.
- Chicken Kaarage - specifically from 7-11. Not a joke.
- Pepper Lunch - It’s a chain and it’s amazing.
- Street food - ALL OF IT.
- Horse Sashimi - I know, just don’t think about what it is
- Okonomiyaki - Japanese Pancakes
You literally cannot go wrong with Japanese cuisine in Japan… everything is amazing! So eat all of it.
SHOPPING IN TOKYO
EJ and I both are not big on shopping. But we were in the fashion Mecca... so obviously we had to stop and see what Japanese fashion is all about.
One thing that I do enjoy about Japan's clothes is that being 4'11 on a good day - everything fits me great!
However, for all you normal sized people... EJ is just about 6ft tall and he was also able to find clothes that also fit him!
So really it's a win-win for everyone!