Adorable Japanese baby

Money saving tips for Tokyo: Accommodation and sightseeing

Minnasan konnichiwa, We’ve reached the end my money saving tips for Tokyo series. This time, I will share with you how to save on accommodation and sightseeing so you can see more and do more in the capital. [My previous tips include how to save on transportation as well as food and drink.] Saving on accommodation Cheap hotels in bad locations Hotel Maruchu where I … Continue reading Money saving tips for Tokyo: Accommodation and sightseeing

#FoodFri Omurice at Taimeiken in Tokyo

One of my favorite yoshoku (Japanese-style western food) dish is omurice. It’s a rather strange dish with an equally strange name. Omu + rice = omelet + rice. An omelet covers a serving of fried rice like a snug blanket and garnished with a dash of ketchup. Good omurice has a tangy taste. Bad omurice is just fried rice topped with a lazy omelette. I’ve … Continue reading #FoodFri Omurice at Taimeiken in Tokyo

Ooedo Onsen Monogatari

An overnight’s stay at Ooedo Onsen Monogatari

Before planning my trip to Tokyo, I made a note to visit Ooedo Onsen Monogatari and spend a night there. My other plan was to overnight at a cybercafe but chickened out and stayed at a budget hotel instead. The icing on the cake was when I found out that there was an event for my favorite anime/manga Gintama at Ooedo Onsen and that I … Continue reading An overnight’s stay at Ooedo Onsen Monogatari

#FoodFri Glutton at Tsukiji, Tokyo

Tokyo’s Tsukiji is the famous fish market. Some guidebooks recommend visiting early in the morning at around 5 a.m. to catch the tuna auction. Being the lazy glutton, I didn’t wake up that early. I did visit Tsukiji, but only for the sushi which was slightly disappointing. As I didn’t want to walk around with an open guidebook, I roamed the outer stalls of Tsukiji … Continue reading #FoodFri Glutton at Tsukiji, Tokyo