Odaiba is a man-made island built during the boom economy years. While the economic slowdown left much of it empty and derelict, it has been re-born as an seaside entertainment area. The main site of the 2012 Olympics Village, Odaiba is becoming more and more of a tourist hot spot. Budget travel tips The trainsContinue reading “Odaiba”
Tsukiji Fish Market (築地市場) is now closed.
Sengakuji temple is a beautiful Buddhist temple near Shinagawa station. This is the location of the Revenge of the Forty-seven Ronin, when 47 masterless samurai murdered a feudal lord. Their master was forced to commit suicide after attacking the lord, so with no master the Ronin planned their attack. They eventually killed the lord, andContinue reading “Sengakuji temple”
Oedo Onsen Monogatari is an amazing hot spring, with many baths, restaurants and other attractions. Inside everyone wears Yukatas (traditional Japanese robes) and walks around an Edo (old Tokyo) themed town! It is also possible to stay the night there for a little extra. Budget travel tips Go after 6pm to get a 500 yenContinue reading “Oedo Hot Spring”