Instagram-Worthy Spots of Tokyo

If you are looking to take some cool pictures for instagram, Tokyo is one of the best places to do so. Here are some of the places that i've found that are considered some of the top photogenic locations and some that were visited by famous instagramers.   1. Kawaii Monster Cafe (picture source: http://www.designboom.com/architecture/sebastian-masuda-kawaii-monster-cafe-tokyo-08-07-2015/) Kawaii Monster Cafe is probably one of the most visited locations in Harajuku because of the cute and over the top interior design. It is definitely a place to take cool pictures for your social media posts.   2. On The Way (Shimokitazawa) On the way is a hair salon that has expanded into the coffee shop business. The most popular thing [...]

Things to do in Shibuya (Shibs)

Here are some of the top things to do in Shibuya.   (picture source: http://www.iammrsquite.com/2015/05/) 1. Shibuya Scramble Crossing As you all may know, Shibuya is most well-known for its scramble crossing. It is right across the Shibuya station Hachiko exit. It is said that there are over 1000 people that cross the scramble crossing during peak times. It has been an iconic site that has been featured in multiple Hollywood movies.   (picture source: http://www.witheverylight.com/2015/06/23/travel-tokyo-japan/) 2. Shibuya Starbucks One of the best spots to overlook the scramble crossing is from the Starbucks located across Shibuya station. Although it is often very crowded, you can get a spectacular view [...]

Take a tour bus around Tokyo

Take a tour bus around Tokyo picture source: http://sakura-hotel-ikebukuro.com/blog/2016/03/tokyo_info_lets_enjoy_tokyo_with_sky_hop_bus.php               Explore Tokyo with the help of Tokyo Sky Bus. With their double decker sightseeing tour, you can see some of the city’s most exciting destinations. There are two different bus tour services that they offer, one where you can hop on and off as you please (Sky Hop Bus) or one without a stopover (Sky Bus Tokyo).   The Sky Hop Bus Routes picture source: https://jp.pinterest.com/pin/431078995560090844/ The Asakusa-Tokyo Skytree course stops at the following bus stops: Marunouchi Mitsubishi building [...]

Attractions/Food at Miyajima

  Things to do in Miyajima   Here are some of the top attractions and foods that you can enjoy in Miyajima, a town located on Itsukishima island of Hiroshima Prefecture.   1. Itsukushima Shrine picture source: https://travel.gaijinpot.com/itsukushima-shrine/ picture source: https://asiavacations.info/featured/miyajima-torii-and-itsukushima-shrine.html   Itsukushima shrine is a popular Shinto shrine which is best known for it’s iconic “floating” tori gate. The Itsukushima Shrine is dedicated to Susano-o Mikoto’s three daughters, the sea and storm Shinto gods, and Amaterasu’s brother. Throughout most of the Shrine’s history, commoners were never allowed to set foot [...]

Things to do near Ueno Station

Things to do near Ueno Station   Are you staying near Ueno station during your stay in Tokyo? Well, here are a few things you can do that are near Ueno station.   1. Ameyoko (Ameya Yokocho) Shopping Street  Ameyoko which is short for Ameya Yokocho (candy store alley) was originally an area in which candies were traditionally sold. In the following year after World War II, it became like a black market where a lot of the American products were being sold and therefore it was named “Ame” which stands for “America”. Today, there are various products being sold from clothes, cosmetics, fresh fish, spices and sportswear. It is said to be a place where you can bargain and therefore it is very popular amongst [...]

Climbing Mount Fuji

          If you are traveling to Japan this summer, you may be looking for things to put on your bucket list. Well, if you’re up for the challenge I would definitely recommend climbing up Mount Fuji.            My friends and I climbed Mount Fuji in late July, 2014. And let me tell you, it was one of the most wonderful experiences I have ever had in Japan. It was, without a doubt, a challenge but it was a very worthwhile challenge. So let me continue to give you information on what you need to know before and during your climb up Mount Fuji.            First of all, you need to decide when you will be climbing Mount Fuji. The climbing season starts early July to mid September. Any [...]

Hello World!

Hello World! Welcome to my first Blog :) First of all we would like to introduce our company Assist Solutions, an IT company based in Tokyo supporting the international community with their internet-related needs. Genki Mobile is our new service dedicated to tourists who visit Japan for a short period of time. With the start of our business we felt that by writing a blog with information about Japan could benefit our customers and other readers of this blog.  The author of this blog will be "Genki-kun". Genki-kun will be posting many things about Japan, from travel spots to food to must go events. By blogging this information we hope to help you have the best trip here in Japan. Here are just some quick fun facts about Tokyo: Did you know [...]

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