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café • gym • japanese food • cheap food
What are the Tokyo spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?
Do’s and don’ts in Tokyo: (Ex: Tipping: yes/ no, public transport tips, safety tips etc.):
NO tipping/ AVOID using taxi's as it can be very frustrating since you cannot use Uber/Grab and the drivers don't speak English. Also, they will always ask you how you would like to get to the destination. DO get a JR pass. Only the foreigners can get a JR pass and Japanese people are jealous.
What do you do and why do you do it?
I work online doing digital marketing and I'm always traveling usually through South East Asia. I am a minimalist and I don't have a home. I only have less than 10kg of stuff and that is everything I own. I am loving this lifestyle!
How much do you spend on an average night out on the town?
Which Tokyo shops do you hit up when you’re itching for something new?
L-Breath in Shinjuku to check out the latest backpacks.
Your all-time favorite musicians:
Ludacris, Fabolous, Eminem. I don't listen to music these days though...
Which neighborhood is it best to experience during the day / night?
Akasaka, Tokyo! It's very convenient and can be very cheap!
What’s the area in town you’ll never be caught dead in?
What’s the one place in Tokyo you think is underrated?
Where would you take a date for a romantic night out?
Minato-Mirai in Yokohama.
Drunk and hungry - where do you go in Tokyo?
It's freeeeezing out - what should a visitor do?
Get a down jacket from Montbell.
Where do you take your guest when you want to impress?
Your go-to brunch spots:
Sushi No Midori in Akasaka.
Your perfect night out in Tokyo includes:
Sushi, Yakitori, wine.
Which local creators do you admire?
Special views that mainstream tourists don't know about:
The view from the Blue bottle coffee shop at Shinagawa station is very interesting. You can see thousands of workers commute to work in the similar outfits.
Best place for a cheap bite on-the-go:
Ikinari Steak (Suddenly Steak).
Tomorrow’s your last day in Tokyo. How do you spend it?
I would have an early dinner at "Sushi No Midori" in Akasaka, then work from Unir cafe.
You’re meeting the mayor of Tokyo - what constructive criticism would you give them?
Free WiFi and plugs in the cafes!!! Uber or Grab!!!