Kanda Myojin Shrine

Kanda Myojin Shrine (神田明神) is a major Shinto shrine near Akihabara and Ueno. Over 1000 years old, the buildings have been stunningly reserved and the garden even more so. People visit the shrine to pray for prosperity and wealth. Budget travel tips Walk from Akihabara. After geeking out, walk north up the main street (Chuo Dori) andContinue reading “Kanda Myojin Shrine”

Top Guesthouses and Hostels in Tokyo

There are plenty of cheap guesthouses and hostels in Tokyo, including right in the center.  They are also a great places to meet people and pick up some traveling tips or recommendations.  Here are some of the best: Khaosan Hostels This well-known guesthouse chain has a variety of cheap and clean guesthouses in central locations.Continue reading “Top Guesthouses and Hostels in Tokyo”

Den Den Electric Town

Den Den Electric Town is Osaka’s answer to Akihabara.  Huge electronic shops selling anything you can imagine, maid cafes, game arcades and lots of other exciting 21st century attractions. Budget travel tips The game arcade machines are often only 100 yen, so probably much cheaper than you would pay at home. Enjoy! Use the mapContinue reading “Den Den Electric Town”

Top Capsule Hotels In Tokyo

Want to try out a capsule hotel while on holiday in Japan? We have some great recommendations. Also, check out our capsule hotel first experience post. Most people don’t book a capsule, as there are usually many available.  But if you are worried, just go to the capsule hotels with an English booking system. Oriental PassageContinue reading “Top Capsule Hotels In Tokyo”