Japanistry Tokyo

The Best Flea & Antique Markets in Tokyo

Below is a list of the flea & antique markets that are held on a regular basis in Tokyo. There are other events such as the Heiwajima Antique Fair which take place during the year so be sure to check out the events calendar for further details.

The Best Food Markets in Tokyo

Tokyo might not be London when it comes to food markets, but there are several regular events around the capital where visitors can taste local delicacies from around the country. The markets listed below are held at least once per month. For less...

9 Tips for Visiting Tokyo on a Budget

There seems to be an enduring mantra that Tokyo is the most expensive city in the world. In fact, while Tokyo, like any major metropolis, can burn a hole in your wallet, there are many ways to see the city on a budget. Below are some tips for the...

History of the Yamanote Line

Prior to 1885, train lines connected Ueno (via Akabane) to Aomori in the north and Shinagawa to the port city of Yokohama (Japan’s first train line), but there was no train line connecting Shinagawa to this northern line. To resolve this tracks were...

The Best Traditional Onsen in Tokyo

Most associate onsen with rural Japan and the famous onsen regions such as Hakone and Kusatsu. In Tokyo, Oedo Onsen Monogatari in Odaiba and LaQua near Tokyo Dome are probably the most well-known onsen, but in fact there are many excellent and...