Tokyo

Riding a train in Japan – Tips, manners and trivia including endless announcements and women-only cars

I use public transportations as much as possible when I’m travelling in a foreign country. You get to experience real life as a local. That’s what makes a travel a real experience beyond been-there-done-that in my opinion. I recommend that you take trains and buses when you visit Japan not only because it’s convenient, but it has some uniqueness that you might enjoy. Here are some things to keep in mind when you go ride on a train in Japan. Punctual Service Public transportation system in Japan is amazingly punctual and well organized. Trains in Japan run dead on schedule. Check when your train is supposed to arrive and/or depart [...]

Digital Museum Tokyo – tickets, directions and more

Mori Building Digital Art Museum – teamLab Borderless is opening in Tokyo on June 21, 2018. Do you want to experience the “future” you’ve seen in sci-fi movies? Do you like to literally touch and feel the cutting-edge? Or, do you like arts? If your answer to one of the questions above is yes, you can’t miss this Digital Art Museum in Tokyo. TeamLab has held many exhibitions before. They had ones in abroad in places like London and Thailand. But those are all temporary ones. This time, it is going to be a permanent exhibition. I’ve been to Teamlab exhibition in Tokyo three years ago and it was beyond [...]

Real-life Mario Kart in Tokyo

Do you want to have a real-life experience of being in a Mario Kart race? You can do it in Tokyo. There is a tour company called “Maricar Akihabara”. They let you put on costumes of one of the characters in Mario Kart, then take you on a tour around Tokyo on a kart. I’ve never been to this tour, but one of my friends has been and she told me it was a surreal experience. A few things to remember is that there had been critical news articles about this tour, since there were dozens of traffic accidents caused by the drivers of these karts. I think those accidents [...]

Real Escape games in Tokyo – Tokyo Mystery Circus

Do you like solving puzzles? Do you also like adventure? Then, try real escape games in Japan! If  you’ve never heard of escape rooms, it is basically a room full of puzzles and riddles. You will be locked in that room. You will collaborate with your roommates to decipher, break and penetrate the code and get out of the room within the time limit. Sounds exciting? Then, head to Tokyo Mystery Circus in Shinjuku, Tokyo. They have English based escape rooms including “Escape from the Prison” and “Spellbound Supper”. They also have a room where you become a spy agent and try to infiltrate enemy’s base. I’ve been to English [...]