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Nomadic Notes Blog Posts

Green spaces of Tokyo – Visiting gardens and green spaces of Tokyo.

Notes on Tokyo: Godzilla, hi-tech toilets, packed subways, fugu fish – Notes on my visit to Tokyo from 2007.


Tokyo Hotels – Search for discount hotels in Tokyo.

Airbnb Review: Studio apartment near Ueno/Akihabara, Tokyo – Japan

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

Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo – a landmark luxury hotel in Shinjuku 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 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 – Tourist’s guide to Tokyo Japan. Maps sights and tourist attractions, points of interest, shrines, temples, gardens, parks, and dining.

Tokyo Direct Guide – Highlights of Tokyo written by a local.

Time Out Tokyo – Listing restaurants, films, gigs, clubs, things to do and places to see.

Tokyo Stroller – A guide to navigating Tokyo with kids.

Tokyo Art Beat – Art and design galleries and events around the city.

Tokyo Blogs

Tokyo Mango – Lisa Katayama’s personal blog about the city that brought you Godzilla, Gundam, all-you-can-eat shabu shabu, and panty vending machines.

ShootTokyo – Photography blog of Tokyo.

Tokyo Times – Photo blog of an expat who arrived in 1998.

Tokyoholic – Russian expat blogging about expat life in Tokyo.

Articles About Tokyo

The best 50 things to do in Tokyo – A great summary of sights and activities in Tokyo, by

Tokyo’s long lines lead to magic (and life-changing ramen) – On an impromptu trip to Tokyo, without a single reservation in hand, food writer Helen Rosner explores the Japanese art of standing in line.

Shibuya246 – Tokyo blog posts from the Japan-wide blog.

Tokyo Travel – Archive of Tokyo articles from

Tokyo travel guide: how to plan for the trip you’ll remember forever –

5 must see districts in Tokyo – By

10 Things You Have To Do in Tokyo – By

Things to do in Tokyo on a budget –


Tokyo Food File – Food writer and restaurant reviewer for the Japan Times blogging about the best places to eat in Tokyo.

Food Sake Tokyo – A chef’s guide to the best food in Tokyo.

Tokyo Burger Blog – A burger quest to find the best hamburgers in Tokyo…and beyond.

Every amazing thing you’ve heard about Japanese convenience stores is true – Fried chicken, onigiri, and a wild candy selection — Tokyo’s conbini are havens of 24/7 snacking.

Guide Books

Lonely Planet Tokyo (Travel Guide)


Tokyo Cheapo Podcast – Listen to the Cheapo podcast to get the latest tips on doing Tokyo on a budget.


Tokyo Photo Gallery – Photo gallery of my visits to Tokyo.

These photos are why I’m trapped in Tokyo forever now – Photo essay of a visit to Tokyo by Damjan Cvetkov-Dimitrov, who stayed at the Nakagin Capsule Tower.

360Cities: Tokyo Tower Gigapixel Panorama – High-resolution 360° panoramic photo of Tokyo, shot in September 2012.

A futuristic vision of Tokyo inspired by Blade Runner

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