TOKYO

 

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! 

LOOK UP! 

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. 

 

OUR TOKYO EXPERIENCE

Click the categories to access the websites for each of our adventures and book your own!

 

DISNEY SEA

Highly recommend it out! Great for people of all ages - as we are all teetering around 30 years old and we had an amazing time! They do have the option to enjoy Disneyland, DisneySea or both... if you don't want to pay for the park hopper, DisneySea is definitely something we'd recommend checking out.

TOKYO TOWER

Meh... This is obviously a really big tourist attraction, however it isn't something that I was too impressed with. Lines are long and from what I've heard, you can find the same views for free... however, this still is an affordable option if you do want to do it.

MARICAR

This was definitely one of our FAVORITE activities in Tokyo! Imagine dressing up as Mario Cart characters driving fast go-carts on the streets of Tokyo with a group of your friends. It truly is as fun as it sounds.

*In order to participate each person must have an International Drivers License which must be obtained from your home country. In the U.S. it can is very easy to get from any AAA location*

BUNNY CAFE

What is your favorite animal - because there is a good chance that Japan has made a cafe where you get to hang out and hold them. At the bunny cafe we were able to hangout with both bunnies and chinchillas. It was a cute experience, but I was more fascinated with the Owl cafe we went to in Osaka. (They do also have Owl Cafe's in Tokyo, btw).

This photo was taken at the Ms. Bunny Cafe, unfortunately they do not have a website in English. But go ahead and click on the picture and you’ll be able to get the address to this particular location.

YOKOHAMA COSMO WORLD

Yokohama Cosmo World is a theme park in, you guessed it… Yokohama. Just a train ride to the coast of Japan, you will find the Cosmo Clock 21, formerly known as the tallest Ferris wheel in the world (not sure what year that was exactly, lol) at some point in time :P

Unfortunately, each time we’ve gone to Japan was in the winter therefore we did not get to see the Cherry Blossoms, however, if you are there in the Spring time. This is a place where you can go to enjoy them while also having fun the arcade and riding the roller coaster rides!

TSUKJI FISH MARKET

When we went to Japan the first time, in October of 2016 we were able to visit the Tsukji Fish Market before they moved to a bigger venue at the Toyoshu Fish Market.

I don't know too much about the new venue as we went to the original market, however I can definitely recommend checking it out if you have the chance to do so. And when you do go, definitely grab some sashimi and nigiri!

SHIBUYA CROSSING

The infamous Shibuya crossing, where as many as 2,500 people walk through this crosswalk each time the light changes! It's seriously insane when you experience it for yourself. On the second floor of the train station, you are able to get a good view of the famous crosswalk... or you can walk across the street to Starbucks, grab a coffee, a seat on the second floor and stare in awe.

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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.

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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!