, 2022-12-03 03:09:18,
Japan has finally lifted its border restrictions and overseas visitors are welcomed back to the land of the rising sun.
Whether you are visiting Japan for the first time or a veteran tourist there, Tokyo, the capital of Japan, is definitely a good place to start for your next Japanese getaway.
When I think of Tokyo, I think of Tokyo Tower, Shibuya Crossing, Harajuku and the super inventive bento boxes that were on offer almost everywhere the last time I was there.
However, there’s so much more to Tokyo than the usual haunts.
For example, did you know that there is a national park filled with luscious greenery and hiking trails that you can visit while in Tokyo?
If you are looking for something more off-the-beaten-path, I found some places you should definitely add to your Tokyo itinerary to get the full experience of Tokyo.
Thrift shopping in Shimokitazawa
The price on the environment for looking dapper is high.
Bloomberg recently reported that the fashion industry uses one-fifth of the 300 million tonnes of plastics produced, and 87 per cent of materials used to produce clothing ends up being incinerated.
With a spotlight on the environmental impact of fashion, the trend of thrifting has become popular.
If you see one man’s trash as treasure and like to reduce your carbon footprint in style, Shimokitazawa will pique your interest.
The vintage shopping district is located around 20 minutes away from Shibuya.
To get there, hop on the Inokashira line from Shibuya…
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