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Top 5 bars with the best views of Tokyo

It is well known that the Japanese capital has a real effervescence that varies depending on the district.

Neon lights of a robot at the Robot Restaurant Shinjuku

Robot Restaurant

Flighting robots, futuristics choreography and other scenes of science fiction: the Robot Restaurant in Shinjuku features performances straight out of anime movies.


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What to do in Tokyo when you suffer from jet lag?

With an eight-hour time difference between the two countries in winter (and seven hours in summer), a flight from France to Japan can be intense.

L'entrée du Golden Gai.

Shinjuku's Golden Gai District

Six narrow and crowded alleys, sometimes linked by even narrower passages, some two hundred tiny and outdated stalls, a bit decrepit: welcome to Golden Gai.

L'observatoire de la mairie de Tokyo

Tokyo City Hall, Shinjuku Twin Towers Observatory

The Empire State Building is to New York what the Eiffel Tower is to Paris. But what about the city of Tokyo? Which building really makes the identity of the Japanese capital?

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The best karaoke places to sing in Tokyo

Want to push the song? During your visit to the Japanese capital, be sure to try the famous karaoke bars, emblems of Japanese leisure.

La façade de la gare de Tokyo

Tokyo station to get to the imperial palace

More than a hub, Tokyo station is rich with history surpassing its existence for over a century.

Yamanote Line Food Tour: 5 specialties to discover

Every neighborhood on the Yamanote line is unique. Whether it's the architecture, the people, or the shops, each station has its own identity. That goes for the food, too!

Alfred Tea Room

When photography invites itself into dessert plates

The coffee/tea break is of utmost importance in Japan as in the West!. With its hundreds of cafes scattered all over the country, Japan is a delight for coffee/tea lovers...

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The best places to drink whiskey in Tokyo

Japanese whiskeys are known and recognized throughout the world. Enthusiasts, amateurs, or curious visitors will find what they are looking for in Tokyo, where there are many specialized bars.

Kosoan, la maison de thé traditionnelle de Jiyugaoka

Kosoan, the traditional Japanese tea house in the heart of Tokyo

Located a stone's throw from Tokyo's gondolas, in the Jiyugaoka district, Kosoan is a charming little traditional tea house.

5 Tokyo meals for 1,000 yen or less in the Michelin Guide

With 234 restaurants listed in the Michelin Guide, Tokyo is one of the most renowned cities in the world in terms of gastronomy. Yet dining out may not be as expensive as you think.


Toyota MegaWeb

Whether you are a car enthusiast or not, a visit to the Toyota Mega Web Theme Park should be on your to-do list when visiting the man-made island of Odaiba.

Une des chambres de hanare

The city hotel hanare

It is in the old district of Yanaka, in the North-East of Tokyo, that hanare offers a unique accommodation concept: integrating its guests into the life of the district.


The Dentsu Building

In the Shiodome district, the Dentsu Building is much more than the headquarters of the Dentsu, the largest advertising agency in the world!.

Celebrate Halloween in Tokyo!

Halloween is very popular in Japan. And especially in the capital, where there are special events throughout the month of October.

Mimi et Takuya Tachibana. Studio Himawari , Karaoké

Himawari Studio

In this atypical karaoke studio, Mimi on sax and Takuya Tachibana on electric guitar accompany amateur singers until the end of the night.

The 52nd floor of the Mori Tower is the Tokyo City View, a panoramic observatory on the capital.

Tokyo's 5 Best twilight views

Before exploring Tokyo at night, treat yourself to a view of the city after dark from a birds-eye-view... Here are the five most beautiful places to view Tokyo under the stars!

L'accueil du cinéma Shinjuku Wald 9

Late night cinema in Japan


In the mood for a late-night movie? These theaters offer views past midnight!


Tokyo Midtown Hibiya

Tokyo Midtown Hibiya

Tokyo Midtown Hibiyase presents as the little brother of Tokyo Midtown Roppongi.

La piscine "Sky Pool" du Keio Plaza Hotel

Go for a swim under the stars

Some pools are open late at night in Tokyo, often located in luxury hotels; they are accessible for a fee. A moment of relaxation after a busy day under the stars of Tokyo!

4 croisières de nuit à Tokyo

Night cruise in Tokyo

Day or night, Tokyo offers a magnificent skyline. And especially on the bay, where boat cruises unveil another face of Tokyo... Here are four excellent cruises for you to consider!

Le vin, au plus proche du goût du raisin

Tokyo's organic wine bars


Organic wine has been quite popular in Japan and appreciated for a long time. Here's a list of bars serving organic wine from nature's best grapes! 


Les clubs de Tokyo

Top 5 clubs in Tokyo

Temples and parks during the day, bars and nightclubs after sundown, Tokyo is a city that can be enjoyed both day and night and especially for fans of electro music...

Gado-shita de Yurakucho

Restaurants and bars under the train tracks

The elevated railway tracks are no exception in a city where even the tiniest square meter is valued.

The 634 meters high Tokyo Sky Tree in Sumida.

Nighttime water activities in Tokyo

Canoeing, cruising on a traditional barge, kabuki show on an Edo-era boat...Here are some nighttime activities on the bay to enjoy Tokyo differently!


La Asahi Black et la Asahi Super Dry

Ice cold brew in Tokyo summer

What's better than an ice-cold mug of beer in Tokyo's blistering summer heat? Check out our favorite places to relax and cool down with a cold one!

Un spectacle de geishas

Where to see geishas in Tokyo

When we think of geishas, we immediately imagine the streets of the Gion district in Kyoto.

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The best rooftops in Tokyo

Do you want to gain height during your visit to the Japanese capital?

Champagne au Peak Bar

The Peak Bar in Tokyo

Looking for a chic spot to watch the sunset over Tokyo's skyscrapers, or just want to visit one of the most iconic sets from the movie Lost In Translation? Head to the Peak Bar!

Pikachu, Charmander, Piplup .. All Pocket Monsters Pokemon are in the center of Tokyo.

Top 7 Themed Cafes in Tokyo

Have you ever been to pet cats in a cat cafe? Hold a hedgehog in the palm of your hand? Confront the reptiles?

Shimokitazawa Live Performance Spots

Shimokitazawa is a hip youth district in western Tokyo with dozens of "live houses": underground performance venues for rock, pop, DJs, and other music genres.

The Kawaii Monster Cafe

In the 1950s Godzilla, the mutant dinosaur, terrorized the Japanese capital, but there's been a new monster in town since 2015.

A Starbucks Space by Kengo Kuma

In Tokyo, in the district of Nakameguro, a Starbucks coffee roastery will open in 2018. It will be entirely designed by the famous Japanese architect Kengo Kuma.

Oiwake Minyo Sakaba

Oiwake Minyo Sakaba is a live concert venue in Asakusa, Tokyo for minyo - Japanese traditional folk music akin to the blues.

Meikyoku Kissa Lion

In Shibuya, an almost one hundred year old cafe lies hidden behind a simple facade. Having stood its ground since 1926, the property offers a simple but enjoyable drinks menu.

Vue sur la Roppongi Hills Mori Tower

Roppongi Hills Mori Tower


Roppongi Hills is a huge urban project built in the early 2000s and at the heart of which the Mori Tower is the center.


Pet Cafes

Life in Tokyo can be stressful. Some Tokyoites are seeking to escape the daily grind, lack of human contact or grumpy landlords. Their solution? Pet cafes.

Takarazuka Revue

Founded in 1914 by the industrialist Ichizo Kobayashi, Takarazuka Revue is a 100% female musical theatre troupe, which has become a national institution for the Japanese showcasing extraordinary pe



Take a tour of Tokyo's wilder, darker side! How? By visiting Kabukicho, realm of parties and excesses of all kinds...

Helianthus Café

Baby-friendly Cafes in Tokyo

Not easy to take a coffee break with baby! Fortunately, the city of Tokyo has many "baby-friendly" cafes!

N331 Coffee Shop

You dream to watch the trains go by while sipping coffee? Then get off at the next stop for N331 Café!

The 3 Best Terraces in the Capital

Attention photographers! Here are three unusual terraces in Tokyo to enjoy stunning views of its urban landscape.

The Rainbow Bridge in Tokyo

Where to watch a sunset in Tokyo?

Seeing Tokyo as the city lights come on is exceptional. Here are our recommendations on where  to watch a sunset in Tokyo.

The facade of the Bonobo bar in Shibuya, the smallest cocktail bar in Tokyo.

The Bonobo bar

In the heart of Harajuku, hidden behind a transparent curtain and a heavy wooden door, lies the smallest cocktail bar in Tokyo.

Waseda Shochiku Cinema in Shinjuku is one of the oldest theaters in Tokyo.

Waseda Shochiku Cinema

The rain is pouring, you're feeling tired. It is time to rest a bit and go to see a picture in one of Tokyo's oldest cinemas: the Waseda Shochiku.

The front of the new kabuki theater (Kabuki-za) in Ginza.

New Kabuki Theater

On April 2nd, 2013, three years of silence were broken by the echoes of Japanese traditional drums. The Kabuki-za of Ginza returned to life in its new architectural clothing signed Kengo Kuma.

The stunning views of Tokyo hosted by the New York bar in Shinjuku.

The New York Bar

A breathtaking view, a touch of jazz, delicate cocktails, an upscale experience that flirts with the stars, and images from the Sofia Coppola film, "Lost in Translation".

Day or night, the alleys of Shibuya Maruhan not always full of players rarely.

Pachinko Maruhan

Like a large cube, Pachinko Maruhan features colorful facades with manga and video game heroines, from which a continuous and deafening noise escapes. Come and try your luck!

Facciata del Karaoke Kan di Shibuya.

Karaoke Kan


A national institution, karaoke is everywhere in Japan, a cozy room good to go to for a few hours or all night, to escape a reality that can sometimes be difficult to bear.

Golf is one of the most popular sports in Japan.

Golf in Tokyo

Along with sumo and baseball, golf is one of the favorite sports of Japanese people.

The Moomin Cafe, not far from Tokyo Dome, a curious companion keeps company singles.

Tokyo solo

Tokyo is a wonderful city, but huge. While visiting alone can be fun, it can sometimes get lonely during meal times or in the evening.

The Bagus Gran Cyber ​​Cafe mangakissa in a workmanlike. Internet, anime movies, video games, all for a good night.

Bagus Gran Cyber ​​Café

In the bustling Shibuya, Bagus Gran Cyber ​​Café presents the traditional services of a mangakissa for a mere 1 500 yen for eight hours. An unlikely home for one night, as a temporary halt.

Ryogoku Kokugikan on a sanctuary of sumo in Tokyo.

Ryogoku Kokugikan

It's at Ryogoku Kokugikan that you understand the spirit of sumo: close to the Edo-Tokyo Museum, this mythical stadium can accommodate up to 13 000 people.

The lobby of the National Theatre in Tokyo provides access to two rooms of the building.

Tokyo National Theatre

Tokyo National Theatre hosts kabuki (spectacular scenic entertainment) and bunraku (puppet theater, born in Osaka in the seventeenth century) performances.

The bar at Shibuya Club Unit is very well supplied.

Unit club

Located just steps away from Daikanyama Metro Station, this club / live house surprises and enchants on three floors. Each level has its atmosphere.

Decibels and neon reflect the excess that reigns in the nightclub The Womb in Shibuya.

The Womb

Shibuya at night. Neon lights shed their cold light on a long queue. There is no sign, just a metal door behind which hides this Tokyo nightclub.

The atmosphere caulked the Trump Room in Shibuya.

Trump Room

The Trump Room is now permanently closed. You can find other bars, clubs and pubs listed here.

Blue, green, red, Rainbow Bridge Tokyo aptly named.

Rainbow Bridge

At dusk, the white pillars are dressed in red, blue and green light. Hence the name Rainbow Bridge. 798m long, 127m high, traffic flow on two floors, it is one of the symbols of Tokyo.

Albatross G Bar

At the heart of Kabukicho, a district with a concentration of love hotels, hostess bars, pachinko and restaurants, Golden Gai is a small haven of darkness and false tranquility that for a few hour

The waitresses dressed in maid (maid) of the Home Café will call you master.

Home Café

In the electric Akihabara, do not hesitate to stop at Home Café, where waitresses dressed as maids serve you coffee or snacks to the sound of "okaerinasai!" ("Welcome home!").

Club Ageha in Tokyo is the largest nightclub in Tokyo.


Ageha (butterfly in Japanese) is the most popular and biggest club in Japan, four gigantic stages and smaller hidden ones, an impeccable sound system and quality programming that clubs around the

In Shinjuku, the 8bit cafe is a paradise for lovers of retro video games.

8bit coffee

A place designed especially for otaku (manga, video game and anime fans) and geeks? No, 8-bit, is a bar, a café, a small restaurant and an old-school game center.

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Shinjuku Nightlife

Shinjuku Nightlife: read a guide to the nightlife available in Tokyo's Shinjuku district including Kabukicho and Ni-chome.

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Gay and Lesbian Tokyo

See Gay and Lesbian Tokyo listings: bars, clubs, listings, links, useful telephone numbers.

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Gay Shinjuku

Read a Tokyo gay guide to a gay night on the town in Tokyo's gay Shinjuku Ni-Chome.

With Asahi Sky Room, visitors can have a drink while contemplating Tokyo from above.

Asahi Sky Room

Near Asakusa, on the banks of the Sumida river, stands a building bearing the name of a famous Japanese beer brewery!