Heya, I’m Kiley. I live in Hong Kong, but have a goal to travel to Japan at least once a year. But due to work circumstances, it’s been about 3 years since my last visit
When I was in Tokyo last, the site was an absolute godsend in helping me properly plan my itinerary and find free things to do. I had such a good experience I bought the Tokyo Cheapo guide for my next trip. Thanks guys!
Also seconding the tip on Meetup.com - I check the app when I first arrive in a new city to see what people are doing for fun. My idea of fun usually involves food and beer, and to me Yebisu draft is the nectar of the gods; it’s absolutely brilliant that you can get 2 glasses of excellent beer for JPY500 with the Yebisu beer museum tour. And I bloody love natto! I gotta have it at least once a week, no joke. Normally, I have it as a topping on pasta but Maguro natto with a pint of cold beer is just heaven.
My top tip for Tokyo newbies - download a transit guide app that works when you’re offline. I had one with a bilingual map, but can’t remember the name of it. Navitime has an app “Japan Travel” that even tells you where to find wifi spots, I’m expecting I’ll be using that a lot.