My Tokyo Guide
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Updated: April 2, 2018
Number of Visits to Japan: 2
After watching the traditional Japanese performing art of kabuki, fill up on a Tokyo soul food favorite, and finish off with a post-dinner dip in a hot spring to take away any travel tiredness.
You don't have to watch the whole kabuki performance—many just stay for one or two acts. I watched for about an hour, but the section I saw wasn't the main part, and I felt myself drifting off to sleep. I'm a bit disappointed in myself for doing this. If I were to give some advice, I recommend checking the schedule first, and going to watch the section where the main action happens.
Walk to Shintomicho Station and take the Yurakucho Line to Tsukishima Station. The restaurant is a six minute walk.
Take the Yurakucho Line from Tsukishima Station to Toyosu Station. Transfer to the Yurikamome Line and get off at Telecom Center Station. From there, Oedo-Onsen is a six minute walk.
This is second on the list of my top Japanese experiences. Bathing in a traditional hot spring is pretty rare for people from Europe. Oedo-onsen Monogatari was really fun—I enjoyed discovering this side of Tokyo night life. I wasn't really comfortable being naked in front of others, so I decided to do other things than go in the baths. Although this probably wasn't the full Oedo-onsen experience, I still had a great time.
Note: This article was written by a blogger invited to contribute a story for the 2017 project promoting Tokyo nightlife tourism.