Tokyo, Japan

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    Chanel_Nelson
    10 Nov 2021
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    I studied abroad in Japan for 7 weeks. I cannot wait to go back! We were based in Toyko (Azabu-Juban) but used our Japan Rail Pass to travel the country. It is a pretty expensive place to travel and I had trouble finding the best food to eat since it was mainly Americans that I traveled with. We ate at TGI Fridays at least two or three times a week which is at least three times the cost of what it normally is here in the states but IT WAS GOOD. We stayed in a hostel during our seven-week trip which was ok financially but not worth writing a review about. I felt safe traveling around Tokyo and even though there were not many people who spoke English, we got around ok after figuring out the rail system which can be confusing.

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    Constance_C_
    13 Apr 2021
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    There was so much to do in Tokyo! I went before COVID-19 so there was no testing needed. I stay 7 days. I can’t remember the hotel but it was nice, clean, free breakfast, and located centrally by restaurants and shopping. I absolutely love the fashion there! I mean they were killing it lol! I went to Disney world! In JAPAN!!! I felt like a big kid! Food was great in Japan. We took the train or bus most of the time there. Traveling while black in Japan was great. I did not experience any racial discrimination. I plan to go back to Japan!

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    DnAGlobaltakeover
    07 Apr 2021
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    Tokyo is an amazing city. There is so much to do and see. We did a pub crawl where we meet some nice people. It is an expensive city but you can get by if your budget properly. We purchased our Bullet train tickets before we arrived. The metro system in Tokyo is INSANE there are like 50 lines and two green lines. So beware of that.

    Roppangi Hills is/was the place to be.

    The Tuna First Market is worth it if you want to wake up at 3 am to be one of the first ppl in line as it’s a first come first serve.

    Japan is definitely the cleanest country we’ve ever been too followed by Singapore.

    Please note that the hotel rooms can be very small.

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    theartismichael
    15 Jul 2020
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    Top 3 favorite cities. I’m a native New Yorker and Japan is like NYC on acid. It probably has the best metro system I’ve ever been on, very clean and never really overcrowded. The city itself is very crowded so it’s not for relaxation so just expect that before you go. It is very clean and was one of the first cities I didn’t see homelessness or poverty on the streets. Food is fairly priced and delicious. Sushi, sashimi and wagyu steaks were fresh and amazing always though sometimes pricier in tourists spots so watch for places frequented by tourists. 7/11 is next level on food in Tokyo so you can get fire fried chicken and desserts at like 4am in the morning. Shopping in Shibuya was an amazing experience and the thrift shops had high end designer in pristine condition for great prices. Shopping in general is an experience in itself as you’ll find things you can’t in the US or elsewhere. Though everyone mostly speaks Japanese they were all very accommodating and respectful always. The adventure comes from finding addresses as buildings aren’t really marked by numbers and you need GPS to get everywhere accurately. One thing I didn’t get to do in Tokyo was visit any shrines or temples which were more prominent in Kyoto actually. One pitfall was the accommodations. Very similarly to Paris and some other European cities, the areas of accommodations are always smaller in Japan so if you are traveling with a group or family look at square footage for your hotel room.

    Highlights for me were food, shopping and nightlife. Be sure to visit the Izakayas for food (Gonpachi is great), Fools Judge for thrifting in Harajuku and hip hop club Harlem in Shibuya.

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    c_yaam
    07 Mar 2020
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    Tokyo is hands down definitely one of my favorite destinations and i will go back soon.
    There are so many things to do in Tokyo, the first place that you have to visit that will leave your mind blown away is Teamlab-borderless! Its an amazing art museum and a heaven for instagrammers, you can take some amazing pictures there and the experience over all is amazing! Its a must see!
    (Tip is to book tickets in advance & try to visit early morning or in the evening so you can avoid the crowd, the tickets cost like 30-35 US dollars)
    Next place you have to visit in Tokyo is the Japanese shrines (Hie Shrine!) that looks like the ones in kyoto but even better and less crowded.
    A must see place if you want to get those amazing shrine pictures.
    You can not visit tokyo without visiting sensoji temple. But keep in mind that it will be crowded, so its maybe better to visit early in the morning or late evening.
    If you want to see Tokyo from an eye perspective you have to go to Metropolitan Government Building, its free to go to the observation deck and the view is amazing, i went one hour before the sunset and the view was amazing!
    Next thing you must do is to drive the Mario karts och drive around downtown tokyo. But this activity requires that you have an international driving license, so keep that in mind.
    If you like bright lights you should visit kabukicho in shinjuku, its like tokyos red district, but i did not find it inappropriate, on the outside it was just a cool street with bright lights.
    If you like shopping you have to visit Ginza, its like a shopping street, they have everything from budget shops like Uniqlo and H&M to more high end shops like Prada and Gucci.
    Next place i have to recommend is going to magnet by shibuya109 its a shopping center with many floors and you can go to the top flor and see an amazing view of the shibuya crossing, while you are there you should also try Fatburger its a Japanese restaurant and the burgers were actually really good.
    Last place is harajuku, takeshita street its a street with loads of cool foods and some weird stuff they also have some cool souvenirs. One good shop where you can buy japanese stuff for a low price is Don Quijote! They have literally everything and its pretty cheap to!

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    Zachary_Nevels
    09 Feb 2020
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    I had fun in Tokyo. The best part about Tokyo to me was getting on the train and just getting lost in the city (not literally). The transportation is so easy to understand that it’s impossible to get lost. I stayed in Roppongi (club district) & Shibuya-Ku. Roppongi is the club scene and it’s always poppin. Be sure to Visit 1Oak Tokyo when you go. It’s like $20 USD and you get 2 drink tickets! They play good hip-hop music. Shibuya is the best place to do any shopping. They had everything like Gucci, Louis, Supreme, Bape, and other stuff. Shibuya is also where they shot Fast N Furious Tokyo Drift. The best way BY FAR to get around the city is to purchase the 3-Hour StreetKart tour. It’s like Mario Kart through the city! It’s only $90USD. And they go FAST! You can book them at https://kart.st/en/tokyobay.html . Make sure you get the Shibuya tour for 3 hours!

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    21 Jan 2020
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    Tokyo has always been my favorite city in the world and when I finally got there, I fell in love with the city instantly. My favorite part was the architecture and the street lights that come alive at night. It’s truly a photographer dream. There’s so much to do in the city like visiting the local markets, shibuya crossing, taking the super fast Shinkansen ? and just exploring the city. But hands down my favorite thing to do was going Mario carting during golden hour around the city. It’s about a 2 hour drive ( you being the driver) and you get to see some of the most beautiful views of Tokyo and even the Tokyo tower. This city is amazing and it’s a must visit. For the go karting, I used Tokyo Kart ( just google that ) it’s cost $60 each of a group of six and you are given costumes!

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    Fullyliveandtravel
    20 Jan 2020
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    Tokyo is a city like no other. It is Manhattan on steroids, but it is also everything else and more.
    Strolling through Takeshita Street with a mob of people sampling sweets and a variety of products can easily become intoxicating.
    From the owl cafes to hedgehogs, you can experience the weird, and everything that makes Tokyo truly the most unique place in the world.
    Definitely do the kimono photoshoot. Attend the robot restaurant show, it’ s the weirdest you will ever see in your life but you will love it.
    Japanese people are so respectful and kind. It it was first time that I did not feel my race.

    https://shinjuku-robot.com/sp/

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    Alyce_Holt
    13 Jan 2020
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    My first time in Japan was amazing!! The food was great and the people were very inviting. I traveled solo and felt very safe… there is so much to do in Tokyo … I did the Tokyo skytree and tower (I preferred skytree), team borderless is a must see, Odaiba beach, memory lane is a must see it has these tiny restaurants lined in an alley… I walked everywhere and took the train with no issues. I would recommend Hakone for an traditional ryokan and onsen experience (most relaxing part of my trip) … Mt Fuji can easily be accessed from here by a bus. If you want more temple experience than what’s in Tokyo … Nikko is a quick train ride away as well.

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    JChrissy
    09 Jan 2020
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    I was able to make it to Tokyo twice, the first time I spent more time trying to see all of the attractions and the different districts but the second time I had no idea what I wanted to do. I stayed in the same hostel I stayed at during my first stay but was lucky enough to meet some people the first night. We stayed out partying until the trains started running again in the morning. We discovered that Japanese 7/11s are the best, there is so many food choices. So I do recommend seeing the attractions but also spending at least a day just exploring with no real plan .

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    davidcrawford1906
    03 Jan 2020
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    I visited Tokyo in September and stayed at the Hyatt Place Tokyo Bay, which was only two months old at the time. This place was absolutely gorgeous and had that new car smell to it. The was always someone on staff who spoke English and were were also only a hop, skip and a jump away from Disney.

    The hospitality was amazing and the complimentary breakfast was delicious. While the place isn’t near the heart and soul of Tokyo, we preferred the location and the cost.

    If you are considering visiting Disney while in Tokyo, this would be a great place to stay at.

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    Edventures
    07 Nov 2019
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    Me and 3 friends stayed at the Wise Owl Hostel. This is my first time ever staying at a hostel. I always told myself I wouldn’t care to try it but this was by far greater than any experience that I thought I would have. Granted we chose a hostel because we knew we would be waking up early and being out a majority of the day. The hotels in the area were pretty pricey so $25 a night for 9 days wasn’t sounding too bad. A few dope travelers we met in the hostel said that they’ve stayed at many hostels and this one by far was the best one they’ve stayed at. The pillows were a little stiff but the showers were clean, the hospitality was great, they had a live owl downstairs which I thought was pretty cool. Theres a downstairs bar in the basement and upon arrival they give you a free drink ticket. The hostel is right next to the train station which will get you anywhere you need to be. Theres endless good ramen spots and a stand up sushi bar a couple blocks over. This was definitely a first and I’m worried that I won’t find another hostel as great as this one lol

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    Meroemercedes
    28 Oct 2019
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    Contrary to popular belief Tokyo can be travelled on a budget, like I did! Here’s my tips:

    1. Free tours and attractions
    This is a great way to experience the city while learning about the culture. ‘TOKYO SGG CLUB’ holds a free walking tour around the well known area of Asakusa, every Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. I met some really cool, fellow travellers on this tour. We ended up spending the day together, visiting Tokyo Tower and having some Okonomiyaki for dinner.

    2. Stay in Airbnb’s, love hotels and capsule hotels.
    Why not have fun and stay at hotels that you wont find anywhere else in the world. Not only are they much cheaper than a regular hotel but also lots of fun. Expect love hotel rooms to have funky lighting, mirror ceilings, jacuzzis and even playful dungeons .

    Spend a night or two in a capsule hotel. It’s a fun experience and surprisingly quite comfortable. You can expect to pay around the same price you would for a hostel (except its much nicer!)

    The best option for me was Airbnb. A few years ago I stayed in modest studio apartment, in the centre of Tokyo, for around $50 a night. I would recommend booking accommodation at least 4-6 months in advance, as all the nicer inexpensive places tend to go quite fast. http://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/12335522?source_impression_id=p3_1572682326_sICLA%2FvSzNMFQC1o&check_in=2020-05-21&guests=1&adults=1&check_out=2020-05-28

    3. Public Transport
    Public transport prices are quite reasonable if you’re used to travelling around a capital city. Around a few dollars for a one way journey on the metro. Japan has some of the best transport systems in the world, which in my opinion, are reasonably priced, so make sure you utilise this! Taxi’s can get quite expensive as they don’t really have the major, cheaper taxi apps that we have in the west. So make sure you don’t miss the last train (they don’t operate in the night), or that you are in walking distance of your accommodation.

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    Fabolous_boy220
    26 Oct 2019
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    If you want to travel to a country as a black where you feel safe and comfortable do not hesitate you can go to Japan, which surprised me in Tokyo is that I saw a lot of blasian I do not did not think to see so much. It is a very beautiful destination with many activities very fun to do like the kart in the city in the middle of traffic, but it is also a destination to prepare because it can become very expensive

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    Holly
    25 Jul 2019
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    Tokyo was definitely an experience everyone should have at least once. There’s so much to explore from Mt. Fuji to the endless shopping in Shinjuku. Let’s not forget the delicious food. When it came to ordering food, I was limited to the pictures due to the language barrier. Every once in a while I would get lucky and find an English speaking person who would help me order. Recommend taking the trains to get around as there are signs in English and there are officials who are willing to assist. 5 days wasn’t enough time to explore. Also, if traveling from the USA the time difference is brutal. While in Tokyo you will be operating on pure excitement of being in a new place.
    Check out the Samurai Museum in Shinjuku. The history behind the Samurais is really interesting.
    The nightlife is dope ! You can find a club for any genre you like; Hip hop, pop, reggaetón etc.
    If your into taking pictures there’s plenty of nice scenery and architecture. Check out the temples and shrines. Nezu Shrine is really nice.
    Also, you must try the bidet ! It will change your prospective lol.

    Samurai Museum – $17
    https://www.samuraimuseum.jp/

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    10 Jun 2019
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    I decided to try a luxury Capsule at MyCube by My Stay in Asakura. I was quite impressed. Its very comfortable, clean, and modern. They also have unlimited TOILETRIES.

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    16 May 2019
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    Traveling on a budget? Don’t go to Tokyo. LOL. This has got to be the most expensive trip I have ever been on. I did only spend 450 on a roundtrip ticket from Los Angels so i figured hey i can save an be cool for 5 days in Tokyo. First off thats not enough time to do much as there are soooooo many things to do in Tokyo. Its such a expensive place all around. If you not big on space then a budget friendly hotel still gonna cost you over 100$ a night and the square footage is ridiculously small. I mean its the Asian way! Food at local restaurants are moderately priced but the 711s will have you opting for a quick meal as they are the most affordable places to eat. I called myself being fancy an booked reservations at the top restaurant in Tokyo called Narisawa but when i got the bill an saw is was 300$ per person I easily didn’t feel fancy anymore. Lol. Listen tokyo so lit that they don’t accept tips. I asked a waiter why everyone we try to tip turn the money down he said tipping is not required or necessary in Japan. It can even be considered rude. As the people of Japan are already well paid that they don’t need our lil extras to get by. We went to Disney sea which was similar to Disneyland cost anywhere in the world. Go karting on the actual streets of tokyo was definitely a highlight of my trip. That was over 60$ a person. Most popular excursions are well over 50bucks. Omg an taxis smh…..just don’t! With the language barrier and the distant of most things you will be better off using public transportation to go everywhere. Once u get the system down then taking the trains is fast an very much affordable. All in all id say don’t go to Tokyo expecting to save money go expecting to spend all the money you take an making a extra run to the nearest AtM. There are so many things u will want to do see taste an buy its a amazing place to be.

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    Shenicquia
    12 May 2019
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    There is so much to do and see and Tokyo, you need at least a week minimum to explore everything. Must see sights and things to do are the Mori digital art museum, Shibuya intersection crossing, Hie shrine, harajuku shopping district, Senso-ji temple, kimono walking tour, fish market, Kawaii monster cafe, and the street cart Tokyo bay where you ride around Tokyo in go-karts dressed as Mario or Pokémon characters. There are some places however such as bars and restaurants that are limited to Japanese guests only so they will have a sign out front that says no foreign guests. There weren’t a lot of black travelers in Tokyo, maybe one or two every so often. Despite it all, it’s definitely a trip to add to your list!

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    08 May 2019
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    I spent a week in Tokyo & I wish I stayed longer. There’s so much to do it can be a bit overwhelming but here are some activities I found
    -Visit Shinjuku anytime of the day it’s always busy and Godzilla is there lol
    -Visit the Tokyo sky tree for a awesome view it’s the 2nd tallest structure in the world
    -The sensoji temple
    -Tokyo city view in Roppongi
    Lastly you have to do the MariCar Shinagawa it was my favorite activity!

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    05 May 2019
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    Tokyo Japan or party central some would say. I’ve been to Tokyo a few times and there are some awesome things to do there. The food is great and I recommend trying the deep fried gyozas which cost around ¥800. Tokyo is great for sightseeing. The Skytree is the tallest building there and you can see the whole city of Tokyo from it. Now the best part, the nightlife. Tokyo is a city that never sleeps. We partied in a town called Roppongi, which I highly recommend. The clubs go all night, and the drinks are awesome. Tokyo was always on my bucket list and I’ll definitely go and visit again.

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    tracheri
    04 Mar 2019
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    The streets are always crowded and well lit in Tokyo. I felt extremely safe and alive while walking around as a black female solo traveler. Where I stayed: hotel in Shinjuku. Price: Total was about $400 for 3 nights. Things to do: Eat ? ? and lots of nightlife. How to get around: Uber app works but it acts as a taxi ? hauling app for their black taxi company. It is average taxi prices do not cheap to use frequently, although they do have a transit system (in all Japanese) and mostly everything you can walk to. I would still budget about $70 in taxi money especially if going when it’s cold. I did a dinner cruise with Symphony cruises, found on trip advisor for $80 usd. It was a full cruise and most people had family, or were out on a date. There were a few English speaking employees and the food was good. I also did an Airbnb experience; bar crawl through Shinjuku. There are over 200 bars in Shinjuku! It was actually pretty amazing and fun!
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    There is a lot to do and I would even recommend the day trip to Mt. Fuji if there’s time!
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    Tip: Narita is an hour and a half from Tokyo. I purchased the Airport limousine bus which was about $35 and they are about 15 minutes apart so do not pay for the expensive taxi!!!

    My Airbnb bar crawl https://abnb.me/9I8rq9mFNU it was amazing! Tell him I sent you!!! My kimono fitting was through Kawaii Kimono company in Shibuya.

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    16 Feb 2019
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    Tokyo, Japan was a great experience. The people were extremely friendly, even tho there was a language barrier they still insisted on helping, one guy couldn’t tell me where something was but he stopped what he was doing to walk around the corner and direct me to what I was looking for. Not many black people in sight, they do have a navy base out there so if you see any 9 times outta 10 they are military. Over all def recommend Tokyo, and would go back.

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    08 Feb 2019
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    While staying in Tokyo, I stayed at an Airbnb that was around the corner from the Shibuya Crossing. There are lots of restaurants really close and they’re all good! Tokyo and Shibuya Crossing looks very similar to NYC’s Time Square, lots of shopping and millions of people. This cross walk, is the busiest cross walk in the world. A must see! Shopping is good too! make sure you check out Zara!

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    30 Jan 2019
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    I spent a total of four days in Tokyo and it’s so much to do, you need at least two weeks to truly explore Tokyo. During our stay we did an Airbnb with was about a 30 min train ride to the city. There train system is awesome btw that how you will mainly get around if yuh can get a pass for the entire duration of your stay it will save you money. The Airbnb we stayed in was super clean and well organized, if you do decided to do an Airbnb make sure you get it with pocket WiFi this is a life saver and will make getting around the city so much easier. As far as things to do there is so much but the Mario go carts are huge there it’s only about $40 usd. You can dress up in a costume of your choice and tour the city if Harajuku. The robot restaurant is huge unfortunately I didn’t have enough time to visit this place but I hear nothing hut great things from it, when I was looking into it they recommended that you buy your tickets online and schedule a date and time. There are tons of hot springs to check out we did one near the Tokyo tower not sure of the name of the city, but it was $18usd and you received a robe and a cup of tea they also had additional spa treatments that you could purchase there. In terms of food we mainly ate ramen almost everyday as it was so good! ? we also tried a bunch of other dishes that I’m not sure of how to spell it pronounce. Chicken dumblings were pretty good and of course you can’t go wrong with the rice. We visited Tokyo in November however I definitely plan on going back I want to make sure to check out the cherry blossoms in May. If you go you will enjoy yourself for sure!

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    29 Dec 2018
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    Tokyo is my fav city And although it’s extremely clean.
    I split my accommodations between mid-range and affordable in Tokyo to save money. So I stayed at the APA Hotel & Resort: $71 a night. They had an onsen – hot spring pool but be advised, you have to get completely naked while at this cultural Japanese bathing experience.
    I also stayed at the Nine Hours Shinjuku Capsule Hotel: which was $36 a night to save money. Some of my fav spots to eat in Tokyo included: Ichiran which is a great local authentic food spot. They have the best ramen noodles. The food at Tsurutontan was also good. They specialize in Udon noodles. My fav “fast food” spot was at Genki Sushi which is where sushi is served on a conveyor belt.
    Checkout the TSukiji fish market.
    Try yakitori, it’s another one of my fav Japanese chicken foods. Here’s some cool spots to visit in Tokyo: visit the Shibuya Street Crossing – it’s the largest intersection in the world. Harajuku area was where I discovered all the dope sneaker stores. I’d recommend going to Tokyo with an almost empty suitcase. You’re going to want to shop. The Senso-Ji temple and Meiji Shrine are cool historic spots. Tokyo tower or Skytree are other tourist spots to check out. The Tsukiji Fish Market is a very popular local spot with authentic food experience. Seeing the Super Mario Go Kart riders in the street was different. You need a certain license to participate. The arcades in the Akihabara area was exciting. I played games all night – they have the best ritual reality world games in the Akihabara area. This area also has Japanese cosplay maid cafe’s. It’s a fantasy world but unfortunately, they didn’t allow me to take pictures. Lastly, Don Quijote is one of my fav spots to pick up random goods or souvenirs in Japan. They stay open 24 hours. I was in this store for hours. To get around, I preloaded a suica card and pre-loaded money onto it. This was the easiest way for me to get around on the trains.

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    Youngshiva
    28 Dec 2018
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    I actually explored Narita Japan which is an hour from Tokyo. Narita had beautiful infrastructure with delicious food and beautiful temples. The Japanese garden was breathtaking and it was nice being able to experience some of the cultural rituals the locals did. Food was kind of pricey but delicious and the local shopping was a little but pricey. Transportation seemed very efficient, just make sure you know where you’re heading since everything is in Japanese.

  27. jetsetjimmy
    jetsetjimmy
    31 Oct 2018
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    Tokyo has been my favorite trip I’ve ever taken. I went for just about 2 weeks in January/February and even in the cold and snow I enjoyed it. Just about anything you could think of to do they have available in Tokyo. Going in the winter cut down the cost on flight and the Airbnb’s. Food, drinks, and entertainment were all very cheap and very good. The hospitality here is top notch and the residents are the most friendly and polite I’ve encountered. Many times we looked lost trying to navigate and before we could even ask for help someone was offering. One man even pulled a paper map out of his pocket (in 2018) and gave it to us after he drew where to go for us. Getting a JR Pass for the metro system was a key money saver. The metro is easy to navigate with words/announcements in English and color coded. Also most people speak English.

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    marcusmeetsworld
    18 Oct 2018
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    Tokyo Japan is pretty dope I suggest if your taking the trains download a app called Tokyo it’s a baby blue and white app with a train in the center to me Tokyo and South Korea may have been the hardest to get around because the language barrier but google translate helps number one tourist for Americans is shibuya the main crossing street is the popular clip from the movie fast and furious Tokyo drift a lot of good shopping and food around also some good clubs there is this one I’m sorry I can’t remember the name but they have like 5 clubs in one underground near the shibuya strip going up the hill towards the adidas store way. Near the airport they have one of the coolest temples Shinjoshi Temple it’s pretty big you could spend about 3 hours there just exploring. Also visit the Tokyo Tower ? and the new tower Tokyo sky tree which is now the highest tower in Tokyo I suggest using trains Uber can get expensive. Also if you don’t have any tattoos you should look up the Japanese onsen (hot springs) they have a lot and have natural outdoor ones. Lastly visit Mt Fuji on the way there you have to pass through the infamous Black Forest and also you pass by some cool temples that you can visit as well

  29. reddyred
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    06 Oct 2018
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    I love Japan, Ive actually been multiple times. The food in Japan is unreal if you love food you will love Japan. Nightlife is extremely fun most tourist go to ropongi when they’re visiting but I say venture off to the city where all the local clubs are its a lot more fun. The people are extremely friendly.

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    Trinitytai
    21 Sep 2018
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    Japan is expensive, so even though you can budget when it comes to food and transportation, accommodation still comes at a relatively high price compared to other tourist destinations. If you’re a budget traveler, still prepare to spend a little more than usual.
    If I could go back and do it again, I would use the train more and give myself enough travel time between airports. Avoid cabs at all costs. The metro in Tokyo is very cheap, easy to use, and connects to most areas!

  31. Toyatravels
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    30 Jun 2018
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    I stayed in Tokyo for a week and did a ton!! This is not a place for relaxation as there is so much to do (which is a great thing!!). Ginza is a great area. It puts you in mind of Times Square. My most favorite area was Tokyo Bay. The skyline looks like New York City and San Francisco’s skyline put together. There is even a Statue of Liberty replica!! Plenty of restaurants and shopping. We stayed at the Tokyo Dome hotel which is right in the heart of Tokyo City. There is an amusement park, museums, restaurants, and even an arena that you can catch concerts at!!

  32. JasmineSaunise
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    09 Jun 2018
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    I love Tokyo Japan! The best part was that is I get to travel with my dad and we had a Mount Fuji day. We spent about $130 for both of us to go to Mount Fuji and take some beautiful photos up there, have a traditional Japanese lunch, go to an onsen, and time for shopping at the end. It was a 12 hour day but well worth it. Once we got to Mount Fuji, it was foggy and we were nervous that we wouldn’t get any great photos, but the tour guides knew the time it would clear up and we were able to get incredible photos up there. We were only there for about 30 minutes. Then we headed to the venue to eat lunch. the food was fresh. We had shrimp, white rice, udon noodles and an individual cooker cooking the beef, and vegetables. It was great! Afterwards we had a chance to take some photos by a lake with several mountains in the back. It was beautiful. Then we headed to the onsen. If you have never been to one, just note it it traditional to be completely naked. As I was on this trip with my dad, I didn’t want to do it, but men and women are separate. You get to enjoy serval relaxing hot baths (hot tubs) inside and outside. It was very liberating to do it completely naked. I left feeling more confident then I have in a very long time. After the onsen we went to do some shopping at an outlet mall. The shops were high end stores but still found some good stuff! Overall it was amazing day doing the Mount Fuji tour!

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    Tokyo is the largest city in the world and very cosmopolitan, I would argue more so than New York City. There is something here for everyone. Unlike some other Asian countries, they don’t treat black folks like they’ve never seen us before. You probably won’t get much reaction at all, although some of the younger Japanese kids asked us if we were American. It is a diverse country with a sizable ex-patriot population, so you’ll likely see and meet quite a few other African Americans that live there, as well as other nationalities. Most popular restaurants, almost all hotels, understand and probably speak English, trendy restaurants will have menus in both Japanese and English. Nightclubs play ALOT of American pop and the more popular (but older) Hip-hop songs, and they know all the words! The hospitality here is unmatched, our group of 4 black males were treated practically like Kings in terms of the service we received, and we didn’t have any issues. Its a big, modern city so it isn’t cheap, but I am definitely going back.

  34. raraya
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    03 Jun 2018
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    I went to Tokyo with my friend in January. I was pretty cold because it was winter but that didn’t stop us from having the best time. We went out for karaoke, a Sega Arcade, traditional Japanese cuisine and so much more. I think the great part of the trip was that we didn’t feel like outcast, we didn’t get stares from anyone. We went to Tokyo Tower which is similar to the eiffel tower. We also went shopping for skincare products which was the highlight of out trip. The local food took some getting use to but if you can handle, kudos to you. Overall, I would recommend this trip to anyone who wants to visit a country that is totally different then what they are used to.

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    Sherika_Portuondo
    20 May 2018
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    If you ever visit Japan, Tokyo is a MUST go!!! It is one of my Favorite cities thus far and is filled with tones of exciting things to do and see. Shibuya crossing is a must go, I recommend you go both in the day and night to watch the magic unfold as people and vehicle traverse along the biggest pedestrian crossing the world, it is definitely sometime to see for yourself. One of the highlights for me is how the city is intertwined with modern and ancient architecture, from high rised building to Temples and Shrines. Also, don’t miss out on Akasaka, a real substitute for Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine in Kyoto if don’t get a chance to go. I cannot wait to visit Tokyo again :)

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    buku_blessed
    24 Mar 2018
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    Visit Tokyo- The electric city….So modern yet rich history in surrounding areas. Super clean city to say so many people live there I never saw trash on the ground. So much technology and sights to see.

  37. luthexplorer
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    24 Mar 2018
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    TOKYO MY FAVORITE CITY IN THE WORLD. It’s the future. Such a dope and amazing place. While visiting I stayed in tokyo’s akihabara district. Tokyo is so clean I never been to city that was so clean. The foods and the atmosphere of the restaurants of Tokyo has to offer are nothing you’ll experience anywhere else. The Japanese are super friendly and welcome. I can’t wait to get back and explore more of the city.

  38. Camelia
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    30 Nov 2017
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    Going to Tokyo was the first big city in Asia that I experienced. It’s no New York, but it brought back a few memories when walking around Shibuya Crossings. There’s not a lot of adventure in Tokyo or maybe I didn’t find the right places, however the experience of exploring Tokyo was very nice. Tokyo Tower was our first stop. It reminded me of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. It was very beautiful and the view from the tower at night was amazing. We visited Senso-ji Temple which was also beautiful and a great way to learn about the culture. We stopped at Tokyo Skytree, which wasn’t far from the Temple and was able to get a day view of Tokyo and was able to get a view of Mt. Fuji. It was nice to walk around Tokyo, see the people, eat the food and take in the culture. It’s an experience that I will never forget.

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    Katrice
    21 Nov 2017
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    I was in Japan for a month for work and it was less than what I expected. I only spent 2 days in Tokyo and it reminded me of Times Square. Tokyo was great but the rest of time in Japan was not. I was working outside of Nagasaki and there wasn’t a lot of attractions there. The only plus side was the food.

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