I got up early on Saturday morning and went to the platinum area in Tokyo. “Shirokane” is also known as a town of the rich and famous, so I was excited about any encounters.
Our three writers – Hana from China, Yena from Korea, and Marei from Germany – stayed at the Shiba Park Hotel 151 in the Minato area in Tokyo. Shiba Park Hotel 151 opened in August 2016, so the hotel is still very new and very nice. The rooms are very spacious double rooms, but an extra bed can be added to accommodate up to three persons. The interior decoration of the rooms is Japanese-style and relaxing.
Spring has come! Every Japanese, no, everyone who lives in Japan is waiting every year for the moment when the cherry blossoms (“sakura”) begin to open and start to bloom. Going to parks and gardens to look at the cherry blossoms is called “hanami”. There are many ways to do a “hanami”. In this article, I would like to introduce various types of “hanami” and the spots I would recommend for doing so.
The Minato Ward in Tokyo is an area with a lot of wonderful things for you to discover!
There is traditional Japanese culture (with temples and shrines), but there is also an interesting art scene with exciting art events. Shop where the locals do and visit a neighborhood shopping street – or go out and discover luxury brands. Minato ward is a “dangerous” place for all of us shopping addicts.
Furthermore, there is street food which you can buy at the traditional summer festivals, but also Japanese restaurants, delicious sweets, and restaurants with food from all parts of the world.
Of course, there are also places to have fun and plan activities. With many entertainment facilities to choose from, you can spend the whole day without getting bored 😉
In Tokyo, you can enjoy high-quality entertainment culture from classical concerts and operas to stand-up comedy. I have lived in Tokyo for 8 years, but there is a lot of entertainment that I haven’t experienced yet. Actually, until now, I have never seen a musical in Japan. So it was time to see a musical! My friend Hana was my company.
The “Minato City World Carnival 2017” took place on the 26th of March 2017.
In an earlier article, I have already written about this international event of the Minato district in Tokyo, which lasts more than 3.5 months. The event that took place last weekend was the closing event of the event series. Unfortunately, it rained, …but the mood was great!
Besides big cities like New York and Hong Kong, the night view of Tokyo is breathtakingly beautiful.
As dusk approaches, the office buildings, neon signboards and car headlights start to glow, and Tokyo changes to a fantastic landscape of lights.
This time, I chose some of the night view spots in Tokyo and would like to share them with you!
The Roppongi area in Tokyo is known for its international atmosphere, as well as its nightlife with hundreds of clubs and bars. Roppongi is also known for its art scene. There is a big number of museums and art galleries. Three of the biggest museums of the area form the “Art Triangle Roppongi”: a must-see for every art lover!
When you are traveling to Japan you have to choose where you want to go. But at the same time, you have to choose where to stay. You could stay in a hotel. Or you could do like more and more people do and use services like Airbnb. But haven’t you forgotten about one other choice? That’s right. Hostels! Hostels have reasonable prices and are convenient to stay. It’s easy to make new friends from other countries or to chat with the Japanese staff. In this article, I would like to introduce one of those traveler-friendly hostels.
Animal cafes are trending in Tokyo. I already introduced the “Hedgehog Cafe” in Roppongi. But there are much more! These type of cafes have gained great popularity over the last years. If you aren’t into hedgehogs, don’t worry! This time, I would like to introduce a bird cafe – in Japanese: “Kotori Cafe”!