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

  • Published on : 13/08/2020
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The places to know when you are jet lagged in Tokyo

With ten or more hours of time difference, flights from the West can sometimes cause some inconvenience when you arrive on Japanese soil. Sleeplessness, fatigue, digestive problems, or hyperactivity, the best way to avoid these effects is to adapt to the Japanese sleep cycle. A cycle to which it is not necessarily very easy to adhere, especially when you arrive in Tokyo in the middle of the evening and you have slept your way on the flight... To start the trip on a good note, here are some interesting places, which will allow you to reset your body gently.

Sento, Tokyo's public baths

In addition to enjoying the benefits of hot water, Japanese public baths are open after midnight. Some even offer cold baths or baths with essential oils, and are therefore perfectly suited to relax, and why not get back to sleep a little later in the evening. Note that there is an admission fee (less than 500 yen per person), and shower products and bath towels are to be brought by yourself.

A sento, a public Japanese bath

Sento is a Japanese public bath


  • FRAMES Nakameguro

With its cocktails and salads, FRAMES Nakameguro is a must-visit address for night owls, since the cafe is open until three in the morning on weekdays and until five on weekends.

Address : NM Bldg 1F, 1-18-6 Kamimeguro, Meguro-ku
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 11:30 am to 3 am and until 5 am on weekends
Directions: In front of Naka-meguro station (Hibiya, Toyoko lines)

  • Moon Mica Takahashi Coffee Salon

In Yotsuya-sanchome, the Moon Mica Takahashi Coffee Salon is quite enigmatic. Open only when the sun goes down, this little café offers homemade pastries and herbal teas that only the owner knows the secret to.

Address: 4 Chome−28−16 Shinjuku, Yoshioka Building 3rd Floor, Tokyo 160-0004
Hours: Monday to Thursday, 5 pm to 10 pm.
Directions : 10 min walk from Yostuya-sanchome station (Marunouchi line)

Moon Cafe Salon

Moon Cafe Lounge


Manga Kissa or manga cafes

A way to discover new titles and perfect your Japanese, manga kissa (or manga café) is a crazy experience to do at least once in Japan. Not only can you read manga there, but you can also eat and drink there. As these establishments are open 24/7, it is also possible to spend the night there. In case you encounter fatigue at the turn of a page.

À l'intérieur d'une cabine de manga café

Inside a kissa manga booth

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Karaoke open all night

A must for Japanese nights, karaoke is renowned for its catchy music and its long hours. Open until four in the morning on average, these rooms are a good way to let off steam while pushing the song. You can also eat and drink there at will depending on the formula chosen, and the spaces are often equipped with benches to be able to rest between two pieces.

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A private karaoke room in Ginza


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