If you’re hunting to take photos of Harajuku’s legendary cos-players (costume players), this is your best bet. Though the scene appears...
Tobacco & Salt Museum
For years, smokers have found solace in Tokyo’s cafes and bars, and for much of that time the government was in the business of...
This is Tokyo’s famous fashion subculture bazaar, where aspiring goths and Lolitas come to shop. The narrow alley is a pilgrimage site...
Shibuya-Ax has hosted big international names such as Stereophonics, the Pogues and Cyndi Lauper as well as Japanese acts such as...
There always seems to be a line for seats outside this Kyūshū-style rāmen (noodles in broth) shop near Harajuku Station, and with good...
If it’s a sunny and warm weekend afternoon you can count on there being a crowd lazing around the large grassy expanse that is Yoyogi-kōen. You can also usually find revellers and noisemakers of all stripes, from hula-hoopers to African drum circles to a group of retro greasers dancing around a boom box. It’s an excellent place for a picnic and probably the only place in the city where you can reasonably toss a frisbee without fear of hitting someone. While you’re there, check out the nearby Yoyogi National Stadium , an early masterpiece by architect Tange Kenzō, built for the 1964 Olympics.