Tokyo Travel Guide

Travel Guides Go Tokyo – Official travel guide from the Tokyo Convention and Visitiors Bureau. Tokyo Cheapo – A guide to visiting and living in Tokyo on the cheap. List the cheapest restaurants, hotels, entertainment and shopping. – Discover cool and traditional Tokyo spots beyond the guidebook recommendations by word-of-mouth reviews. Exploring Tokyo – […]

Staying in a Japanese Capsule Hotel

[A review of my stay at Capsule Inn Akihabara from my 2007 visit to Tokyo.] Tokyo offers a wide range of accommodation options, but nothing is as quirky as a capsule hotel. The first capsule hotel opened in Osaka in 1979 and they can now be found in major cities across Japan. I stayed at […]

Notes on Tokyo: Godzilla, hi-tech toilets, packed subways, fugu fish

Notes from my visit to Tokyo in April, 2007. Godzilla and I On my city map of Tokyo I noticed a dot marked “Godzilla Statue”. In my mind’s eye I pictured a statue at least one storey high of the lizard, perhaps eating a car, with life size people statues fleeing the scene in terror. […]