By Martina Lucchini, an expat gone local in Tokyo, Japan, who works in the food and wine industry and loves to help travellers unravel this crazy capital.
Edited by Elodi Troskie
Tokyo is full of contradictions that work very well together. Within a 15-minute train ride, you’ll see many different sides of the city, from old neighbourhoods and shopping streets to modern architecture and post-war shops. Unlike a city like New York, Tokyo has a lot of green space. I like to think of Tokyo as a piece of time travel immersed in nature. What I love about Tokyo is that you’ll never run out of things to do. You can find some sort of social event, concert or exhibition on any given day. Japan is one of the safest countries to travel alone in the world, so solo travellers are in luck – one of the many reasons to visit Tokyo.