Green spaces of Tokyo

As the biggest city in the world (by most definitions), Tokyo is not exactly famous for its greenery. Concrete jungle, sure. Actual jungle, not so much. [Tokyo – it’s a jungle out there.] I was a guest of the Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau, and I spent a day visiting gardens and green spaces of […]

Flight Review: ANA – Tokyo Haneda to Sydney

Flight: All Nippon Airways NH 879 From: Tokyo Haneda (HND) To: Sydney (SYD) I flew with ANA from Tokyo to Sydney. My flight was arranged by the Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau who provided the flight for my trip. This was the return leg of my flight from Sydney to Tokyo. Like my SYD-HND flight, […]

Where I’m At: October, 2017 – Tokyo edition

[Where I’m At; a monthly update of what I’ve been up to, site news, and where I’m going next.] Where I’ve Been Greetings from Tokyo! The month began at Singapore Changi, which set the pace for a busy travel month. It’s been years since I’ve done so much travel, and certainly the most since my […]

Sotetsu Fresa Tokyo Kyobashi – a mid-range hotel near Tokyo Station

Hotel Name: Sotetsu Fresa Tokyo Kyobashi Address: 〒104-0031 Tokyo, Chuo, Kyobashi, 2−11−1, Japan I stayed at Sotetsu Fresa Inn in Tokyo. I was a guest of the Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau who provided the accommodation for my trip. The Fresa Inn is a mid-range hotel that is about 10 minutes walk from Tokyo main […]

Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo – a landmark luxury hotel in Shinjuku Tokyo

Hotel Name: Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo Address: 2 Chome-2-1 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo 160-0023, Japan I stayed at Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo in Tokyo. I was a guest of the Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau who provided the accommodation for my trip. The Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo is in Shinjuku, which is one of best known […]

Flight Review: ANA – Sydney to Tokyo Haneda

Flight: All Nippon Airways NH 880 From: Sydney (SYD) To: Tokyo Haneda (HND) I flew with ANA from Sydney to Haneda Tokyo. My flight was arranged by the Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau who provided the flight for my trip. This was my first time flying with ANA so I was looking forward to trying […]

Tokyo Travel Guide

Travel Guides > Japan > Tokyo Travel Guide Accommodation Tokyo Hotels – Search for discount hotels in Tokyo. Japan is famous for capsule hotels, which is something I wanted to try for myself. Here is my experience of sleeping in a capsule hotel. Travel Guides Go Tokyo – Official travel guide from the Tokyo Convention […]

Staying in a capsule hotel in Tokyo

[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. […]