Our diligent travel agents will welcome you as usual at Travel Stand Japan near Suidobashi station in Tokyo until 18:30 today but will be on holidays afterwards (travel agency closed on 30-31 December 2015) to recover from a year of hard work, like many employees in Japan :)
In case of emergency, you may reach our inbound manager DUVAL Sébastien by e-mail or on social networks in English, French or Japanese.
We wish you a great end of year wherever you are with your family, friends, friendly strangers, good food, and special drinks :) See you in 2016!
Big rain or snow today during your stay in Tokyo or Yokohama? And you still have to explore the north-east of Tokyo? Go shopping and discover the Japanese culture and everyday life in covered areas: the modern Sky Tree tower, the culinary Kappabashi Dougu Street, traditional alleys near the holy Thunder Gate…
Precise travel tips from the Yes in Japan team for the end of autumn 2015, winter 2015-2016 and spring 2016:
- Enjoy and photograph cute cats at Neko Zan Mai,
- Examine traditional instruments and play music at the Drum Museum,
- Experience the art of ukiyo-e woodblock printing at Mokuhankan,
- Join a washoku cooking lesson at Chagohan Tokyo,
- Play a fun game at Escape Hunt Japan (3 rooms in Asakusa),
- Relax at the public bath & hot spring Jakotsuyu,
- Savour ramen noodles in hot soup at Asakusa Naritaya,
- Slowly shop at Don Quijote Asakusa,
- Try Japanese activities at Jidaiya,
- Watch an original fashion & dance show with Japanese dancers at Tokyo Rhapsody,
- In family, let your small child discover the “baby” floor of Panda Café.
Learn more about the area and how to access it on our “Get Japan map of Asakusa” page and… do not forget your umbrella in the subway or at a shop :)
Get a nice memory at the traditional cosmetics shop Yoroshi Cosmetics in Tokyo when buying its natural products between 11 November 2015 and 10 May 2016: try and wear a hakama formal divided skirt/trousers (kimono for ladies & gentlemen) for free! Just show the Get Japan map of Asakusa 2015-2016…
Get free large nail clippers at the Japanese knife shop Kamata Hakensha in Tokyo when buying for 10.000 yens or more between 11 November 2015 and 10 May 2016! Just show the Get Japan map of Asakusa 2015-2016…
Staying in Japan at Tokyo Dome Hotel during summer 2015? You can enjoy an aquarium with many cute small fishes: red, orange, blue, grey… Kids love it! Just look on the right of the guest relations desks in the lobby.
In July, August and September 2015, the ink wash painting lessons with sumi-e master HONDA Toyokuni at Toyokuni Atelier Studio (gallery near Jimbocho station, Chiyoda ward, Tokyo) only take place between 13:00 and 17:00. Reserve at least two weeks before your selected day and bring 8.000 yens per person for a lesson of 90 minutes in English or Japanese.
The son HONDA Yuta still teaches sumi-e to foreign beginners without reservation :) Come between 12:00 and 19:00 from Tuesday to Saturday or between 12:00 and 17:00 on Sunday with 1.000 yens per person for a lesson of 30 minutes in English or Japanese.
Enjoy a unique experience with a bilingual Japanese artist this summer and hone your artistic skills with a brush on washi paper while you visit or live in Japan!
What local maps of Japan should we create next to make you happy? We plan to provide a new Get Japan free map in English by winter 2015 then spring 2016 to complement our maps of Akihabara/Jimbocho and Ginza/Nihombashi. Feel free to suggest any district/spot of Tokyo, another Japanese city or even a wilder place in Japan during the coming weeks! You can leave a comment below, e-mail us or contact us on social networks in English, French or Japanese.
Planning holidays or a business trip in Japan next year? Your desired map(s) may be available at your hotel or online when you arrive if many readers agree or if we particularly like your suggestion :)
If you already travelled in Japan and missed a map there, that’s also something the Yes in Japan team would be glad to know; tell us!
We are fully booked this week but are available for tours in/near Tokyo from Monday 11 May 2015 (starting at your hotel if you wish). Without guide today, tomorrow or this weekend, enjoy by yourself great events (e.g. Japanese festival at Kanda Shinto Shrine), activities, shopping, food & drinks… using our latest free map of Tokyo “North of the Imperial Palace” :)
Contact us quickly to book an exciting half day tour or full day tour with Yes in Japan staff speaking English, French or Japanese next week because May 2015 is very busy…
Following its map of Tokyo “North of the Imperial Palace” for spring/summer 2015, the Yes in Japan team is preparing a great map of Tokyo “East of the Imperial Palace” for summer/autumn 2015. Help us make our map even more interesting and useful by suggesting types of services, restaurants, stores, or Japanese products you would like to see on it before the end of May! Our inbound travel manager recently detailed his preferences but any other idea for foreign adults or children in Japan is welcome :)
This free walking and shopping map in English language including the subway/train stations of Ginza, Hibiya, Mitsukoshi-mae, Nihombashi, Otemachi, Shimbashi, Tokyo, Toranomon, Tsukiji, and Yurakucho will be available online and will be distributed at local hotels in Chiyoda, Chuo and Minato wards…
Show our Get Japan map of Tokyo including Iidabashi station when you purchase Japanese tea or boxes at Mitsugien tea store in Chiyoda ward to get a free bag of sembei rice crackers! This healthy and delicious offer is valid all spring and summer 2015 :)