By Blanka Kaboyashi, who has been exploring Tokyo’s hidden gems through the eyes of a foreigner for almost 20 years.
Edited by Elodi Troskie
I moved to Japan from Europe and even though I temporarily moved back to my home country, I returned to Tokyo because there’s no other place I’d want to live! What makes Tokyo such a unique city is its ability to keep traditions alive while immersing in modern life. You’ll see contradictions like ancient temples right next to newly built modern infrastructure. It’s amazing how Tokyo embraces its ancient culture but still moves forward. If you’re planning a visit to this one of a kind Asian city, here are my recommendations for 10 hidden gems in Tokyo!