Finding Homebase



You can travel over an hour in any direction from the city center and still be in Tokyo. It's endless. Here are my preferred areas to hang within the sprawl.

  • Shibuya (*JR train station is here; can take a train directly from Narita Airport) 
  • Dogenzaka/Shinsen
  • Daikanyama
  • Yoyogi
  • Omotesando
  • Aoyama
  • 💯 Nakameguro (my old hood!)
  • Ebisu
  • Meguro
  • Hiroo
  • Nishiazabu
  • Azabujuban


  • Japanese apartments are extremelyyyy tiny; don’t be surprised if your toilet is basically under your sink…
  • I highly recommend looking at Airbnbs, as there are a million and hotels are pricy. My friend and former coworker, Bartek, has a great Airbnb in Nakameguro.
  • Don’t stay in Roppongi. You will be surrounded by tons of drunk white people and military partiers.