My name is Victoria and I have the opportunity to explore Tokyo for the next 2 months of summer – so grab a coffee, relax, and let me tell you about my journey so far.
For as long as I can remember, it has been my dream to visit Tokyo, Japan. I’ve always been so interested in the culture, language, and honestly everything this country has to offer. As a child up until now, I have played video games, watched anime, and found a love for Japanese food. I have even taken a Japanese language course to help myself communicate better. What better way to experience and implement all of these things than to come to Japan itself?!
In the last month, I’ve been to dozens of bars all over Tokyo, and I’ve loved every second of it — from the achingly hip Shimokitazawa to the bold and garish glow of Shinjuku, there’s so much to see and so much to, er, drink.
Tokyo nightlife really is special — and for a whole host of reasons. The neighbourhoods are all distinctive and have their own unique character about them. The bars are quirky. The people are kind and interesting. Tokyo feels very safe, so I’ve never felt worried about exploring a new place on my own. It’s also very easy to make friends.
Hey Tokyo travellers! I’m Rhiannon and I’m a Tokyo newbie. For the next month or so I’ll be blogging about my time in Japan and, hopefully, giving you guys some pointers so that you don’t make the same mistakes I do. Make your own mistakes – it’s more fun!
One of the main things Japanese tourists want to try when they step off the plane in Tokyo is a traditional tipple. Maybe it’s a cure for jet-lag?
With all the sakes and shochus around, trying Japanese drinks can get a little confusing. Save yourself a frantic Google on the bar’s WiFi by familiarising yourself with this short list of Japanese drinks:
Japan’s drinking community has finally brewed up (pun intended) a great arena for craft beer to take the hearts and livers of Japanese drinkers.
Japan’s beer culture started off back in the Edo period when Dutch arrived and introduced beer halls for traveling Dutch sailors. Throughout history, Japanese laws and regulations had favored major breweries which contributed to the creation of an oligopoly state within the Japanese beer market. But the top dogs are being challenged. It’s been 110 years, but finally, the government overhauled the beer tax laws which lowered the required malt content and allowed for extra ingredients within the classification of beer.
You’ve tried different foods, visited temples and explored various neighbourhoods. Your stay in Tokyo is coming to an end, and you want to end this magical trip with a bang. No matter if it’s your first time, second time or tenth time visiting Japan, there are so many unique places and so many options out there, it can be pretty hard to decide where to go.
On your last night in this vibrant city, make great memories by spending it at some of the best spots in Tokyo! For your special last night, here are some of our favorite places we want to recommend for you to hit up!
You wake up after a night of drinking, trying to piece together the few snapshot memories you have to figure out where it all went wrong. What was maybe just meant to be “one drink” turned to two..then maybe a couple shots and ending up in a club in Shibuya.
Then suddenly the dehydration kicks in and as you get up for a glass of that sweet H20, boom, the hangover takes over your life.
This incredible event will take Tokyo nightlife to the next level!
Friday, March 22nd through Tuesday, April 30th (the day before the holiday) at SEL Octagon Tokyo!
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This may just be a personal opinion but spring is probably the best time to be in Japan. As the cold weather leaves us, we can store away our coats until next year and finally soak up that sweet vitamin D. The spirit really livens, as people start to get out of their winter shells like flowers blossoming, especially with cherry blossom season underway. Japan really doesn’t shy away when it comes to painting the country pink; pink flowers; pink foods; and pink cheeks.
But it’s not just Hanami when it comes to spring activities in Japan. So in light of this, here are a few things to look out for if you’re trying to sway away from the busy Hanami spots or after the petals have fallen.
Just when you think February is finished and all the heart-shaped confectionary and love festivities are done with, think again. White day, the counter holiday to Valentine’s day that only occurs in three countries around the world has arrived.
Do you wonder if there’s a particular dress code for going out in Japan? What is there to bring for a night out? Are tattoos, sandals, shorts allowed? Let us answer your worries and help you prepare for your nights exploring the awesome Tokyo nightlife!
Preparing for a night out in Tokyo is quite easy relative to most countries. From cheap pre-games to lax dress code, all you really need is a buzzing energy and your PKW (Phones, Keys & Wallet).
It’s the day of love! Valentine’s Day is a holiday commonly associated with couples. But, it started as a holiday to celebrate love, both romantic and platonic. Let’s express our love not just for partners, friends or family, but also love for music, the arts, food, and drinks. Embrace the love in the air and let’s enjoy a delicious night out for this special occasion!
Have you got a special day planned for you and your significant other? If you’re out in Tokyo and looking for an intimate place to grab a drink or some food, here are some of our recommendations!
2019 is here! After the celebrations during Christmas and New Years, we are all finally settling back into our routines. Marking down our New Year resolutions, we are so excited for the start of another amazing and exciting year!
Looking back in 2018, we have visited a high number of more than 200 bars, nightclubs and late night restaurants in the past 6 months! From the vivid Shinjuku, Shibuya and Roppongi to the local and hipster Nakano, Koenji and Shimokitazawa, we have chosen and selected the most unique and memorable ones to show you!