The first time I visited Tokyo, I was a freshman in high school. It’s safe to say that many things have changed since then! I’m excited to be heading back, finally, even though it will be just a short trip. I’m spending a week in Japan (flying into Tokyo and out via Osaka) so I’m collecting recommendations for Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto. Please feel free to leave a comment below if you have tips to share!

>> There are general tips for Tokyo below, but for WHERE to eat and drink in with a handy map view, check out this Tokyo list on Foursquare that I created based on all of your recommendations.

Map of Tokyo

Things to Do in Tokyo

  • Toyosu Market – While I’m sad that I never got to visit the famous Tsukiji Fish Market before it’s closing in 2018, the fish auction has moved to it’s new location in Toyosu.
  • Winter Illuminations – TimeOut Tokyo has a handy list of Winter Illuminations for the 2018/2019 season

What to Eat in Tokyo

What to Drink in Tokyo

Tokyo Resources

A special mahalo to those who helped with tips… Yoko, Aga from A Matter of Taste, Matt C.,