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Welcome to the Tokyo Travel Guide, an extensive up-to-date travel guide where you’ll find the most recent tips and insights on how to get the most out of your trip to Japan’s capital.

Whether you’re travelling to Tokyo for the first time, you’ve already visited and are looking for more insider info, or (like me) are crazy about the country and want to find the best hidden gems, there is something for everyone here. Just like there’s something for everyone in Tokyo.

My name is Jack, and I’ve been fascinated with Japan since I was a kid. Like many other kids, I got into Japanese culture through watching Anime [insert name of shows/books/comics] and took up Japanese language lessons in elementary school. Now fluent in Japanese, I have visited the country countless times throughout the years, including government-sponsored excursions, home stays with natives and student exchanges. I still travel to Japan – and especially to Tokyo – regularly and when I’m at home in [insert home country] I meet up with exchange students to share experiences.

I really can’t get enough of this city!

That’s why I created the Tokyo Travel Guide, to share mine and my native Japanese friends’ experiences and knowledge about the city, inspire people to visit, and make sure you have an unforgettable time when you do!

From planning where to stay during your Tokyo travels, which hotels to hit up, where the best restaurants are located and which unmissable sights to see, this travel blog is dedicated to making sure you have a truly memorable experience in this magnificent city. With some of the most sophisticated architecture in the world mixed in with traditional gems, taste bud tingling delicacies, super-efficient transportation and some of the friendliest people in the world, I feel like everyone should visit Tokyo at least once in their lifetime.

What’s more, you can read through classic mistakes first time travelers to Tokyo make (and yes, ones that we made ourselves too), and how to avoid them in the first place.

As well as tips on where to stay in Tokyo, what to see, do, buy and eat, you’ll find tons of travel tips and packing hacks for maximizing luggage space, travelling light and where to shop in Tokyo (and how to take everything home with you!). From the latest gadgets to affordable designer labels, we let you in on all the best kept secrets the city has to offer.

With detailed area guides, hand-picked attractions, unmissable annual events and the best local hangouts, you’ll be getting top insider info on the best things Tokyo has to offer. You can forget about buying that generic, expensive, most likely outdated, not to mention HEAVY – Tokyo guidebook. Stop stressing about planning your itinerary. Don’t worry about bookmarking countless pages with information that you have to scroll through to find what you really want.

Here at the Tokyo Travel Guide, you can find all of this information and more in one place.