Nagomi Visit's quick guide to Tokyo


Here we have decided to compile a list of guides you can use to help plan your Tokyo trip. This ongoing guide will assume you have already browsed through general information like the almighty Japan Guide. Apologies in advance for being a bit Tokyo-centric here but will hopefully be able to change this to a solid Japan guide article.

Tokyo Travel

Hey Kumo's A Guide to a First Tokyo Trip is a great comprehensive Tokyo guide but also has a good section on Getting Connected which will be helpful for those struggling to figure out the wifi situation in Japan.

The Thousands Tokyo Select has great articles on places that may not be thoroughly featured in conventional guides like this post on Yanaka.

Where To Eat

Time Out Tokyo is a great basic resource with many Top 10 or Best in Tokyo lists but Food Sake Tokyo should definitely be the go to site for foodies who love food from Michelin-starred restaurants to bargain eats. is also a good resource with restaurants reviews covering the Kanto and Kansai area, but the photos on Tokyo Eats may be helpful in finding places, although most places are in Tokyo and some in Kyoto.

Where To Stay

Again, Time Out Tokyo does a great job of listing the best out of the bunch in Tokyo in their Budget hotels and hostels in Tokyo article.

Good Reads

Need a good book to read during your travels in Japan? Michael Booth's Sushi and Beyond: What the Japanese Know About Cooking is probably the best for a foodie. Here is a good overview of the book on the Japan Times.

Hello Sandwich Tokyo Guide would be a fun alternative guide but is unfortunately out of stock so in the meantime check this One perfect day: Tokyo article or though not necessarily in a guide format, take a look at her blog for inspiration.

The Japan Times is good for basic local news in English of course but Makiko Itoh's columns are great for foodies of all levels.