Tokyo, Japan
Yurie, 41
Cooking Instructor and Advisor
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What are the Tokyo spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?

Somewhere with nature, like Yoyogi- park or Shinjukugyoen etc. Tokyo is such an exciting city, so you need to chill at some point.

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

Avoid crowded trains! Rent a bike!

What do you do and why do you do it?

I feed people nice things. Because : )

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

Not so much but night after night it adds up.

Your all-time favorite musicians:

Yo La Tengo, Animal Collective, Blonde Redhead, Kevin Morby

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

Tomigaya by day/ My neighborhood Hatagaya by night

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


Drunk and hungry - where do you go in Tokyo?

Ramen AFURI and order vegan ramen.

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

Straight to a public bath!

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

People's awareness of overusing plastic packages.

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