Tokyo, Japan
Sayuri, 41
Paralegal and Foodie
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What are the Tokyo spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?

Tokyo Tower. I know it's one of the well-known classic spots, but the area has many other places to visit such as Zojoji (temple), and a classic fancy Japanese tofu restaurant - Tofu-ya-ukai etc.

What do you do and why do you do it?

Walking. This is the best way to discover the city!

How much do you spend on an average night out on the town?

Almost every night I go out for dinner and drinks. I also like taking a walk in the evening.

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

La Kagu (http://www.lakagu.com) is always good for new discoveries.

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

Gakugeidaigaku area. This area might not be so popular among foreign travellers, but the area has lots of restaurants, cafés and clothes shops. It is also within walkable distance from other popular areas such as Nakameguro and Daikanyama.

Drunk and hungry - where do you go in Tokyo?

Jicca, a cozy restaurant in Hatagaya (http://fromjicca.com). Try a glass of wine as a conclusion or a plate of dessert with a glass of ice café au lait (decaf).

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

Grab your favourite book and go straight to Royal Host, a well-known franchise diner (Family restaurant). Among many different franchise diners, the quality is better than the others. You can stay as long as you want!

Your go-to brunch spots:

AUX BACCHANALES in Ginza. I start my late morning with French onion soup and French fries to get energy :).

Your perfect night out in Tokyo includes:

Grab udon noodles as a snack and go to the cinema with a cup of ice caffè latte (alternatively, start with the cinema and conclude with a Chinese restaurant).

Special views that mainstream tourists don't know about:

Traffic intersection behind the Shinjuku Police Department.

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

Takoyaki!

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