My English translation and embellishment of the Nihonbashi-Fukagawa route (日本橋本所深川コース) from the Sanpo Reikibun. Major sites covered along the route include: Nihonbashi, Mitsukoshi flagship store, Tokyo Stock Exchange, haiku poet Mastuo Basho’s neighbourhood, the Fukagawa Fudoson, Tomioka Hachimangu, Kiyosumi Garden, Ryugoku Gokugikan, Former Yasuda Garden, Edo Tokyo Museum, Karamae Bridge.
An extended guide for LGBTQ individuals who want to work and live in Japan, including information for partners, queer families, and trans individuals.
This is a cultural writeup introducing Ginza and a bit of Tokyo life / culture that supports the great sushi lunches available in the area (supplied from Tsukiji Fish market).
Great sushi options around Tsukiji Fish Market in Ginza. Tips on searching with Tabelog, what expect for sushi lunch sets, and restaurant recommendations.
Photo comparisons of anime locations for popular shows such as Makoto Shinkai’s Your Name, Garden of Words, 5 Centimeters per Second and others such as Tokyo Godfathers, Terror in Resonance, and Darker than Black.
A how-to guide for the Tokyo subway pass that saves you money and time. There is a 24, 48, and 72-hour pass, which covers the Tokyo Metro and Toei Subway lines that cover over 200 stations throughout the city. This is effectively a Tokyo Tourist Pass, as a foreign passport is required to purchase it. This pass is like an all-access subway pass for the NYC subway, Toronto TTC, and (hypothetically) London’s Tube. This pass covers Tokyo’s subway lines, but not the JR Trains. Please read below for further details. Updated 15 Feb 2019.
A photo essay of the Tokyo Koto Fireworks Festival 2016, including a variety of styles, shapes, and ambiance. Took place at the Sunamachi Arakawa Mizube Park. Free. Easily accessible.
A visual peak into the daily life of an East Tokyo local that includes greenery, waterways, food, shrines, and community.
Value sushi lunches, udon, ramen, tofu, snacks…my local tips for a yummy and affordable food and restaurants choices in Japan. (Tokyo-focused)
A visual diary of the accessibility and wheelchair related things I began noticing in Tokyo after a personal station mapping project.