The Kanto region is a geographical area of Honshu, the largest island in Japan. The boundaries of this region roughly coincide with the Kanto Plain. The region is made up of the Gunma, Tochigi, Ibaraki, Saitama, Chiba, Kanagawa and Tokyo Metropolis prefectures.
If you want to buy anime goods in central Tokyo, Tokyo Character Street at Tokyo Station is awesome. There are more than 30 anime shops such as a Pokemon store, Jump Shop, and a Ghibli shop.
There is a fascinating street for pop culture fans in Soshigaya, Tokyo called Ultraman Shopping Street. There are many hidden superhero characters, you can have funny coffee and buy cool souvenirs.
All shops in Kappabashi Street sell kitchen wares for professionals and passionate home cooks. This is where Japan’s famous plastic food samples originated.
Maybe you wouldn’t think Saitama is a typical destination for pop culture and architecture fans, but Tokorozawa Sakura Town in Saitama is just that! Find out what to discover there.
Go to Arakurayama Sengen Park if you want to take that famous photograph that showcases three iconic symbols of Japan at the same time in spring; a five-storied pagoda, cherry blossoms, and Mt Fuji.
Kairakuen Garden in Mito (north of Tokyo) is one of the three great gardens of Japan that was constructed during the feudal time. It is especially famous for its beautiful plum blossoms in early spring.
Geihinkan (also known as Akasaka Palace) was built as a residence for the crown prince in the early 20th century. Now it is used for visiting VIPs from foreign countries. But you can also visit the beautiful banquet rooms!
Sengakuji is a Buddhist temple in Tokyo. It is a famous spot among history lovers because this is where the tombs of the 47 Ronin are located. Learn more about this fascinating story of loyalty and revenge.
Kagurazaka is one of the Geisha districts in Tokyo with an old town atmosphere. Walking through narrow streets with black wooden walls and dining in exquisite restaurants is a great way to spend an afternoon here.
See beautiful pictures of the many different faces of Mt Fuji from various vantage points!
One of Japan’s most beautiful sights is surely Hitachi Seaside Park with its colorful ‘seas’ of flowers and otherworldly Kochia fields that turn red in autumn. What is there to see in different seasons?
What do Roppongi, Hiroo, and Azabu have to offer the intrepid tourist who wants to veer a bit off the beaten path?
What will you experience at the teamLab Borderless exhibition in Odaiba, Tokyo? This is a lively description of a visit by a few of our staff to this wonderful digital art museum.
What became today’s largest metropole in the world started out as a small town in the 13th century and became a small castle town in the 15th century. Then the feudal lords started fighting out a war that would change the course of Edo’s history forever.
Tokyo is a great destination for families with kids. Our local experts give you a whole bunch of tips to have the best holiday you ever had with your family!
If you love Japanese anime Neon Genesis EVANGELION, an ‘anime pilgrimage’ to Hakone is a great activity to do from Tokyo. There are many places that appear in the series in Hakone, find out where to go in real life!
Tokyo Station is not only a place where you go to catch the shinkansen, it is very much an area with plenty of dining, entertainment, and shopping options. Architecture fanatics will also have a field day in Marunouchi.
Most Japan tours start in Tokyo. Even if you don’t have much time here, Nihonbashi and Ningyocho will offer you a lot on the city’s history and food culture. Find out what there is to discover in these historical areas!
Sugamo is a local Tokyo neighborhood that is especially popular with elderly ladies. Find out why you should include this area on your Japan tour itinerary if you like to see how the locals live.
Off the beaten path but full of history and picture-perfect vistas, that is Shibamata in Tokyo. How can you enjoy this area best? Find out where to go and what to eat in Shibamata.