Travel to Tokyo, Japan – Episode 148

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Travel to Tokyo (Podcast)

The Amateur Traveler talks to Honor the UK Tokyoite about her adopted home in Tokyo, Japan.

Learn about affordable food and housing, how to manage the subway system, shopping, fireworks, festivals and side trips to Mount Fuji and Yokohama.

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Show Notes

TokyoTopia – Tokyo Made Simple
Japan Rail Pass
Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo City Guide
Bombing of Tokyo in WWII
Akihabara area of Tokyo
Shibuya Ward, Tokyo
Ryokan – Japanese Inn

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Chris Christensen

by Chris Christensen

Chris Christensen is the creator of the Amateur Traveler blog and podcast. He has been a travel creator since 2005 and has won awards including being named the "Best Independent Travel Journalist" by Travel+Leisure Magazine.

8 Responses to “Travel to Tokyo, Japan – Episode 148”

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Loved listing to this podcast. I put up a link to your podcast player on my site. check it out!



Two things I learned before I went to Tokyo 17 years ago (that may still be relevant): 1) don’t take a taxi from Narita to the city…it’s very far away! take the train, and 2) the beef is expensive.



what about Bali-Indonesia, did you ever go there?



I have not done a show on Bali… yet

Sweet T


I loved Tokyo! We stayed at the Mercure in the heart of downtown. One thing that was weird about Tokyo, was that the streets (at least it appeared this way to us) seemed to be completely unmarked. Even our cab driver got lost once. Fortunately he was really nice about it & honest & didn’t charge us for all the extra loops around the block.

We were lucky enough to visit this really OLD Kabuki theater that is so gorgeous from the outside – we heard while we were there (2009) that it was going to be torn down and rebuilt! What a shame!

The Imperial Gardens are also gorgeous.

Check out my series of posts about how we packed light and carried on for 9 days in Japan!

Sweet T


Just wondering – do you have any posts about Kyoto planned? It was my absolute favorite city!



I don’t have a show on Kyoto planned yet. I would need a guest. Were you volunteering?



Great site. My friends and I are planning to go to Japan and this episode is very helpful. Thanks Chris.

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