TOKYO - Where to Eat, Sleep, Play and Instagram



GET THE 9 BEST INSTAGRAM PICS IN..

1. HARAJUKU

Here you'll find the huge rainbow candy floss. It's not cheap but it makes for a super cute picture with the funky Harajuku backdrop. Harajuku is also the best spot to get your Japanese Crepe fix. Despite the amazing looking food - the street itself is worthy of being on your feed, especially if you're patient enough to wait for a few crazily dresses girls to pass by..

2. SIBUYA CROSSING

If you love night photography you could spend hours here getting long exposure shots of the hundreds of people around you - the skyscrapers sparkling and flashing in the background. It's one place in the world that looks as good when it rains.

3. KAWAII MONSTER CAFE

Not only is the food rainbow coloured - the inside of this psychedelic 'cafe' is straight out of Alice in Wonderland scenes.

4. THE SOHO ODAIBA

A colourful workspace where it'd be almost impossible not to get a great picture - especially if you want until the evening when the multi-coloured doors are lit up.

5. TOKYO PLAZA OMOTESANDO HARAJUKU

This shopping complex has the coolest entrance - definitely worthy of an insta shot.

6. ROPPONGI HILLS CITY VIEW

For the ultimate city scape view and Mt Fuji looming in the background on clear days.

7. TOKYO TOWER

The Eiffel tower of Asia. There's nothing more iconic of Tokyo than this orange tower and it's beautiful day and night. Find the bride that crosses over Keyakizaka-dori, which has the best unobstructed views of the tower.

8. ASAKUSA STREETS

One of the oldest neighbourhoods in Tokyo and home to the Sensoji Temple. This is Instagram heaven and a photographers dream.

9. NAKAMEGURO RIVER

During Cherry Blossom season this is a definite not-to-miss snap opportunity.


4 THINGS YOU REALLY CANT MISS

  1. Walk across Shibuya crossing at night - The busiest pedestrian crossing in the world

  2. Have lunch and the Kawaii Monster Cafe - It's the funnest lunch you'll have

  3. Explore Harajuku - Feast for all senses

  4. Experience insanity at the Robot Restaurant - it's like a very strange dream


7 THINGS YOU MUST EAT

  1. Ramen - anywhere and everywhere.

  2. Pancakes at Cafe Gram.

  3. Sushi train at Genki Sushi Co.

  4. Visit the famous Dominique Ansel bakery for the original cronut and the best re-creation of S'mores in the world.

  5. Eat a harajuku pancake (crepe filled with cream, berries and other treats)

  6. Creamia - The creamiest ice-cream in the world.

  7. Hokkaido Cheesecake - The Tokyo Milk Cheese Factory also do a cheese ice-cream which was incredible - think cream cheese icing.


WANT MORE..

Go shopping at Don Quijote one of the biggest department stores in the city that sells everything imaginable and you'll want to buy everything you don't need.

Spend time buying things you DO need at Tokyo Hands department store - full of homewares and traditional Japanese items.

Watch sumo wrestlers train in a traditional stable. This is very hard to do and requires alot of time, patience and a bit of luck.

Check out this tour company for the best chance to see inside a sumo wrestlers life. Truejapantours.com

Visit an animal cafe. The least cruel cafe (although still not ideal) is the Harry Hedgehog cafe. They are beyond adorable and are taken well care of despite their disruptive sleeping patterns..

Other animal cafes in Tokyo include the cat, rabbit and owl cafes.


WHERE TO GET THE BEST NIGHTS SLEEP

The Andaz Tokyo hotel is without a doubt the best place to stay if you have the budget.

Incredible views, delicious food, convenient location and the best service we had during our month in Japan.

Click here to read about our stay at Andaz Tokyo

For those on a tighter budget - Tokyo is the best place to test capsule accomodation. They are clean, compact and have everything you need.



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