Todoroki Valley

Todoroki Valley (等々力渓谷) is a wonderful retreat from all the hustle and bustle of Tokyo. Not far from Shibuya, it offers lush forests and occasionally luminously blue waters. Not sure why this place isn’t on more tourist maps! Difficulty: Easy Length: 1.2km Time: 30 mins How to get there From Shibuya station, take the TokyuContinue reading “Todoroki Valley”

Osaka Love Hotel Guide

Osaka has a huge selection of love hotels areas.  Before visiting one, check our Love Hotel Guide for how to get a room. Recommended Areas in Osaka Nanba Love Hotel Area – the main red-light district in Osaka. Nipponbashi Love Hotel Area – a little quieter than Nanba. Tabumachi Love Hotel Area – cool street with some interesting love hotels. UmedaContinue reading “Osaka Love Hotel Guide”

The Love Hotel Experience

Love hotels are a great way to stay the night in any large city in Japan, whether you are with that special someone or not. The rooms are actually pretty fancy, just like a modern hotel.  But the prices are cheap, very cheap!  Expect to only pay between 6000 to 10000 yen a night, dependingContinue reading “The Love Hotel Experience”

Tokyo Love Hotel Guide

There are lots of areas to stay at or you can just walk around love hotels in Tokyo.  Before visiting one, check our Love Hotel Guide for how to get a room. Recommended Areas in Tokyo Shibuya Love Hotel Hill – The largest collection and great just to walk around. Shinjuku Kabukicho Love Hotel AreaContinue reading “Tokyo Love Hotel Guide”

Tokyo City Walk: Imperial Palace to Shibuya

A nice city walk from the political heart of Tokyo, via the swish neighbourhoods of Akasaka and Roppongi, then ending up in the hip areas of Harajuku and Shibuya. Can be used as a cycling route as well. Walking time: 3-4 hours Go to Sakuradamon station on the Yurakucho line (yellow Metro line) and leave from exit 2.Continue reading “Tokyo City Walk: Imperial Palace to Shibuya”