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Top 10 Instagrammed Places in Tokyo

Whether you’re Instagramming your way through Japan’s architecture, food, or naturally bountiful locations, Tokyo will prove to be a little too amazing to pass up on. Wonderful as Tokyo is as one of the most riveting cities of the world, there are some obvious factors that make it such an unavoidably attractive destination. If you’re […]

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Tokyo Sea Life Park

Tokyo Sea Life Park is an aquarium (Kasai Rinkai Suizokuen in Japanese) located near Tokyo Disneyland. It is built on 190 acres of reclaimed land. It has a huge 2,200 tonne donut shaped tank allowing blue tuna to swim around uninhibited. Open hours The aquarium is open from 9:30 – 17:00. It is closed on […]

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Kids love climbing on the old fire trucks

Tokyo Fire Museum

Located close by to the Tokyo Toy Museum, the fire museum is another great attraction for kids in Tokyo. The museum has six floors. You can try on some of the old uniforms and kids can play on the fire trucks – plenty of great photo opportunities! Admission is free to the museum. Getting there […]

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Entrance to the children's hall

Tokyo Metropolitan Children’s Hall

Japan has some great public facilities, but they are often not well publicized. Fortunately, even tourists can enjoy some of the facilities. The Tokyo Metropolitan Children’s Hall has various activities and educational facilities for kids to enjoy. The hall is conveniently located in Shibuya and entrance is free. Contact details Address: Shibuya 1-18-24 Phone: 03-3409-6361 […]

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Tokyo Toy Museum

The Tokyo Toy Museum is located in Yotsuya, which is close to Shinjuku. While the name says it is a museum, there are plenty of toys for kids to play and only one small area which is only a display. In today’s world where many toys are electronic and plastic, this a great place for […]

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A guide to Tokyo's airports

Tokyo’s first international airport is commonly known as Haneda Airport.  It opened in 1931 and is located just 14km south of Tokyo station.  As air travel became more popular and Japan’s economy grew, it was apparent that a new airport had to be built.  Since there was almost no available land in Tokyo to build […]

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Visiting Tsukiji Fish Market

The Tsukiji fish market is one of Tokyo’s most popular tourist attractions. It is the biggest fish market in the world. Beware though, as you need to get up very early to get a glimpse of the fish auctions. To see the tuna auction, you need to arrive at the market around 3:45 am. There […]

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Tokyo most expensive city for food

Tokyo is the world’s most expensive city for food, followed by Zurich and Geneva, according to a report released by the Swiss bank UBS covering 72 cities in 58 countries. The food basket composed of 39 different representative products, used as the measurement unit, costs USD 928 in Tokyo, USD 715 in Geneva and USD […]

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