Sushi Restaurants, Best Ramen Shops, Whiskey Lounges, Craft Beer Bars, Architecture, Views, Subway Stalls, Alleyways, Kissatens, Cocktails, Museum Tips & Day Trips

Tokyo is one of those rare cities that will leave you in awe as soon as you arrive and leave you reflecting on it once you depart. It is such a unique yet complete city that has it all – food, culture, history, architecture, arts, music and a warm community of people where the random conversations with locals are as memorable as the attractions themselves. It’s one of the most beautiful places for street photography, Instagrammable restaurants, insanely packed streets, orderly train stations and gorgeous architecture.

You can spend weeks exploring the city limits and still miss out quite a bit. But the thing I love the most about the city is the cafe culture – so simple and so revered. I guarantee you will be plotting your return trip before your return flight back home back to these amazing attractions. Some of my favorite places to explore in Tokyo are the Shibuya, Ginza, Shinjuku and Asakusa neighborhoods. Do not forget to check out the Snow Monkey Park (Jigokudani Monkey Park) not too far away, all the Kissaten (old, rustic coffee bars) as well as the udon and ramen stands in alleys and subway stations.

Contact me today to discuss your upcoming travel needs. Check out my other travel guides here.

About Eddie Hernandez

San Francisco photographer, featured in the New York Times 52 Places Travel, Fodor’s Travel Guide, Travel+Leisure, Lonely Planet, San Francisco Travel Association, Culture Trip, Matador Network, TastingTable, TimeOut, Michelin Guide and more. I do travel for client engagements on a limited basis, mostly Los Angeles, New York City and Chicago and other locations for other projects – contact me for details. Below are a few places I recommend with illustrative examples of views, architecture, street art, hidden gems and restaurants (more to come, for travel updates follow me on Instagram). 

In addition to my other photography services, I do offer customized personal vacation photography services – a hybrid of tour guide and personal photography services for individuals, couples and small groups. If you are looking for someone to show you around, capture you vacation travels and blend in seamlessly, contact me today. Having a local expert is essential for optimizing your precious time traveling, understanding optimal times for avoiding crowds and getting best lighting conditions as well as knowing what to skip and what to prioritize based on your personal preferences.

As a life long travel enthusiast, I have led bar crawls for hostel groups, stayed with individuals across the globe via Couchsurfing and am often the first person friends and friends of friends reach out to when seeking travel advice (street art, restaurants, views, architecture tours etc. Below is a small sample of the places I have been and documented through photographs. Contact me today to schedule your vacation photo session.

In addition to the places below, some other favorite places of mine to visit include Montreal, Portland, Asturias (Spain), New Orleans, Seattle, Paris and South of France, Budapest, Berlin, Barcelona and Vermont.

To view prints for sale, click here: https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/eddie-hernandez 

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