Tokyo, Japan
Izuru, 25
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What are the Tokyo spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?

Traditional Japanese things! Especially the Japanese architecture that I recommend in my map.

Do’s and don’ts in Tokyo: (Ex: Tipping: yes/ no, public transport tips, safety tips etc.):

There are no tips but don’t call someone on any public transport because it’s really rude in Japan.

What do you do and why do you do it?

I’m a college student! Next year I will be working in IT sales.

Which Tokyo shops do you hit up when you’re itching for something new?

Shinjuku! There is a ton of shops so you can buy anything you want!

Your all-time favorite musicians:

Recently I have started to like Maroon 5. I also like musicals, they're fantastic.

Which neighborhood is it best to experience during the day / night?

I like the calm bits of town! So I prefer to be in a bar in Omotesando.

What’s the area in town you’ll never be caught dead in?

Shibuya! It’s really dirty haha but if you are a first time visitor you have to go because there is a lot of culture young people like!

What’s the one place in Tokyo you think is underrated?

Kasai because there are a lot of local Izakayas.

Where would you take a date for a romantic night out?

Ginza because there are a lot of romantic bars.

Drunk and hungry - where do you go in Tokyo?

Ginza - this area has good restaurants! But they are really expensive!

It's freeeeezing out - what should a visitor do?

You should go in to your hotel hahah :).

Where do you take your guest when you want to impress?

Sony park in Ginza, they have a lot of technology there.

Your go-to brunch spots:

Kappa sushi! It’s a Japanese sushi store. The sushi is made for you by the cook.

Your perfect night out in Tokyo includes:

Night view!! From the sky deck in Roppongi... You can propose there.

Special views that mainstream tourists don't know about:

The night view from the ferris wheel I recommend in my map is the best!

Best place for a cheap bite on-the-go:

Sendagi: this area has loads of izakayas and some food shops!!

Tomorrow’s your last day in Tokyo. How do you spend it?

I would go shopping in Roppongi.

You’re meeting the mayor of Tokyo - what constructive criticism would you give them?

I would say clean the city haha.

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