Mannenyu Onsen should be one of the first locations you visit in Tokyo. Located near Shin-Okubo Station, the place is a public bathhouse. This dreamy spa-like facility offers jet stream baths, cold plunges, and soaking tubs you’ll never want to leave.
Golden Gai is basically an intersection of alleyways in the Shinjuku neighborhood. The place is packed with teeny-tiny restaurants where you can cozy up to your travel partner, enjoy a nice meal, a drink, and some karaoke. Most places in there, however, serve locals only. To make sure you are served, simply look for storefronts with signs in English.
Jimbocho Book Town
This place is a bookworm paradise. Jimbocho Book Town has roughly 200 bookstores where you can find nearly any book (new or used!) about any topic in the world. Komiyama Tokyo is especially worth a visit, not only for the incredible array of books but also because the top floors of the store have an art gallery!
Movie buffs would love a trip to Tokyo, especially if it includes a visit to Uplink Shibuya. This movie theater is the best place to catch a nice indie film, enjoy local art, and grab a bite to eat. And when we say “a bite to eat”, we mean tummy-filling Mediterranean dishes such as Greek pizza, falafel salad, Moroccan couscous, or baba ganoush. Yum!
Todoroki Ravine Park
Busy and bustling as Tokyo is, it still has its calm, quiet spots. One such spot is actually surprisingly close to the city center. Not far from the Shibuy train Station, you’ll find Todoroki Ravine Park, where you can take a break, breath, and soak up the beautiful nature, shrines, bubbling rivers, and bamboo trees.