Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Tokyo Travel Tip #3: assorted links

For further info, here are some good links to check out:

An excellent place to start are the Tokyo episodes of Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations and Parts Unknown.  They're available on iTunes for a few bucks, and even if you don't much like Bourdain, the episodes will provide you with some great things to do and places to go.


Visual art:

Tokyo Art Beat:   http://www.tokyoartbeat.com/

By the way, Tokyo Art Beat has an iPhone app.  It's $2 and worth it because it has maps of all the venues so you can find your way.

Tokyo Metropolitan Museum Of Photography:  http://syabi.com/e/contents/index.html


National Museum Of Modern Art: http://www.momat.go.jp/english/


Tokyo Wonder Site:  http://www.tokyo-ws.org/english/


General Info:


Time Out Tokyo:  http://www.timeout.jp/en/tokyo


Go Tokyo:  http://www.gotokyo.org/eventlist/en/list


Reddit Tokyo:  http://www.reddit.com/r/Tokyo/


Reddit JapanTravel:  http://www.reddit.com/r/JapanTravel/


Tokyo Damage Report's Punk Rock Tour Guide:  http://www.hellodamage.com/top/tokyo-tour-guide/


Live music:


Tokyo Gig Guide:  http://www.tokyogigguide.com/



Misc. advice:

If you plan a night out drinking, make sure to search for recent postings on "Roppongi scams."  Even in this very safe city, bad things can happen.

Also, search for "Tokyo monk scam."  You'll see the so-called monks in the touristy areas, offering cheap stickers in exchange for "donations."  Just say no.


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Questions?  Feel free to contact me directly: steven@stevenfordphoto.com

1 comment:

Peter Russo said...

Gosh I miss Tokyo. We stayed in the main area of the city together with my friends. We booked from the Cheapest Hotels in Tokyo list using the website ibooknow.com.