Photo by Francisco Diez


Tokyo is Japan’s capital and the largest metropolitan area on the globe. Each day, 30 million people live, commute, work, and party in this cutting edge city.

Although using the train and subway system in Tokyo is efficient, knowing how to devote your time and navigate your experience can be overwhelming. There are big traveler’s attractions to take in like Meiji Shrine, Emperor’s Palace, and Roppongi nightlife, but there are also hundreds of no name backstreets lined with shinto shrines, family-owned noodle shops, public bathhouses, koi ponds, and curio shops.

Here you’ll find a collection of articles that help you work your way through the big experiences and the local. Matador community members share their favorite Tokyo nightlife spots, theme restaurants, restaurants, and encounters.

Tokyo Articles

10 of the strangest theme restaurants in Tokyo, Japan

by Mary Richardson

16 floating and swim-up bars [PICS]

by Kristin Conard

Tokyo nightlife: 3 killer clubs for when Roppongi’s charm wears thin

by Karen Dion

10 ramen shops in Tokyo worth visiting

by Abram Plaut

The 11 most inspiring travel photos this week

by Katie Scott Aiton

Catching the last days of the Tokyo fish market

by Marriott Traveler

Tokyo Aglow: A timelapse film that will leave you in a daze

by Blaze Nowara

This Tokyo bookshop only sells one title at a time

by Matt Hershberger

14 foods you’ll get addicted to in Tokyo

by C-M "Spike" Daeley

12 American habits I lost in Tokyo

by C-M "Spike" Daeley

The world’s biggest cities from the air

by Sarah Park

18 of the world’s most bike friendly cities

by Hal Amen

20 things you might not know about Tokyo

by Joe Batruny

8 incredibly weird theme parks around the world

by Sarah Park

Tokyo in slow-motion [VID]

by Richard Stupart

Kayaking and helping with recovery in Japan

by Shon Bollock

An alternative trajectory for travel narrative: Bustling Towns

by Andy Fitch and Kristin McTigue

The world’s most expensive cities, 2010 edition

by Sarah Park
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