The Scrubba Blog

Where in the world: Tokyo, Japan

by Jackie Pippin |

Welcome to our new monthly feature, where we share with you some of our favorite destinations to visit, and the places we are dreaming of heading to on our next holiday.

To kick us off, the first destination we are going to take a quick look at is Tokyo, Japan.
So let’s explore what the world’s most populated metropolis has to offer.

SHOPPING
Hit the weekend flea markets, Harajuku’s high fashion boutiques, Tokyo Bay’s shopping mall, the upmarket shopping district of Ginza or even one of the many vending machines that line the streets, it’s all here. Make sure you have lots of spare room in your suitcase for all your amazing purchases.

We know the perfect way to pack light, is to pack fewer clothes and use your Scrubba Wash Bag to wash your clothes as you go, you can purchase one here.

SHRINES & TEMPLES
Ranging from the grand to the charming, it’s essential you visit one of Tokyo’s many shrines or temples. The Meiji Shrine is one of Tokyo’s most popular and covers 174 acres, with a dense forest, the Treasure Museum, Kiyomasa’s Well and a teahouse.

KARAOKE
Not for the faint hearted, karaoke is serious business in Tokyo. So, pluck up that courage, loosen those vocal cords and you head to a karaoke bar or box you family friendly version and mix it with the locals.

SHIBUYA CROSSING
You’ve seen the scramble crossing in movies such as Lost in Translation and The Fast and the furious: Tokyo Drift, now experience the traffic, billboards, and people for yourself. If you are in the mood, grab a coffee from the Starbucks store that overlooks the crossing, it’s one of the busiest in the world.

GARDENS
Stepping away from the shopping streets of Tokyo, it’s time to take in the tranquil scenery of Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden. If you are lucky enough to be there in cherry blossom season, late March and early April this already beautiful garden is stunning.