Tokyo among the most affordable cities for 2024

Tokyo ranked among the most affordable tourist destinations of 2024, so this year is the right time to pack your suitcase and set off for the Rising Sun!

Also due to the fall of the yen, for all foreign tourists, this has actually become an important opportunity to seize to visit the Japanese capital.

It's true, the journey to get to your destination is long and sometimes expensive, but once you arrive in Tokyo, daily life is really convenient. In fact, the prices you can see at restaurants are often a third of those we are used to here in Italy.

But not only! Traveling by public transport is also really convenient. In fact, let's not forget that thanks to the Japan Rail Pass and to the legendary Yamanote Line, for a tourist, experiencing the city becomes incredibly practical and simple.

In recent years, since travel has reopened, we have seen a notable increase in the number of visitors to Japan. Interest in the land of the Rising Sun, and in particular Tokyo, does not seem to be waning.

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In fact, a recent Post Office survey ranks Tokyo as the fourth most convenient tourist destination in the world.

The top 10

  1. Hoi An, Vietnam
  2. Cape Town, South Africa
  3. Mombasa, Kenya
  4. Tokyo, Japan
  5. Algarve, Portugal
  6. Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt
  7. Sunny beach, Bulgaria
  8. Kuta, Bali
  9. Marmaris, Türkiye
  10. Paphos, Cyprus

Tokyo has a reputation for being one of the most affordable destinations even before the recent economic situation, so there will certainly be many opportunities to visit the city in the future too.

Your Japan Tour: Travel with us

Japan Italy Bridge has just launched its exclusive Your Japan, a trip to Japan tailor-made for Italian tourists. This autumn, you will have the chance to go with us to Tokyo. An All Inclusive experience that will allow you to discover the beauties of the capital of Japan. Japan Italy Bridge will take care of everything, from booking flights and hotels to planning your travel plan. Furthermore, our guides will leave with you from Italy and will accompany you along the entire Japanese route.

So what are you waiting for? The time has come to pack your suitcase and travel with us!


Il più grande spettacolo di mapping del mondo si tiene a Shinjuku, ora con Godzilla

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, or Tochō, is one of Shinjuku's most recognisable landmarks. Home to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, completed in 1990 and designed by architect Kenzo Tange, this iconic building now serves as the backdrop for a projection mapping show and has been certified by Guinness World Records as the largest permanent display of its kind in the world!

 

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Photo Credits: mainichi.jp

From sunset to about 9 pm, the building transforms into a huge canvas expressing a variety of art with light and sound. The shows follow a truly extensive calendar for every taste that varies between weekdays, weekends and holidays

On 27 April this year, the show “Godzilla: Attack on Tokyo!” debuted: a huge 100-metre Godzilla destroys Tochō and beyond! A real destructive attack on the metropolis!

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building

Photo credits: japan-forward.com

Shinjuku was the backdrop for the epic battle between Godzilla and King Ghidorah in the 1991 movie, and this year, on the 70th anniversary of the first 1954 movie, Godzilla attacked the city's landmark!

We believe that being amazed watching such a show is a necessity! So everyone keep your eyes on it!

If you want to be kept up-to-date on the screening schedule and not miss anything, please visit tokyoprojectionmappingproject.jp

Travel with us

If you are also curious to see this incredible show, Japan Italy Bridge has just launched its exclusive Your Japan, a trip to Japan tailor-made for Italian tourists. This autumn, you will have the chance to go with us to Tokyo. An All Inclusive experience that will allow you to discover the beauties of the capital of Japan. Japan Italy Bridge will take care of everything, from booking flights and hotels to planning your travel plan. Furthermore, our guides will leave with you from Italy and will accompany you along the entire Japanese route.

So what are you waiting for? The time has come to pack your suitcase and travel with us!


Tokyo's Sailor Moon manholes are now installed in Azabu-Juban

The manhole covers dedicated to Sailor Moon arrive in Tokyo, a journey to be discovered, seen and photographed. In Japan, several cities decorate their manhole covers in creative and artistic ways. This practice, known as “manhole art” or “manhole covers”, has become increasingly popular in recent years as a form of artistic expression and tourist promotion. Each region often has its own distinctive designs, which may depict local landscapes, characteristic flora and fauna, cultural symbols or even famous anime and manga characters.


Photos: city.minato.tokyo.jp

Five illustrations dedicated to Sailor Moon have appeared in as many locations in Minato City, a district that has special significance for this famous and beloved series: Usagi (Sailor Moon's real name) lives and attends school in the Azabu-Juban district and several of the story's battle scenes take place there!

The official website of the town of Minato has published a map with the exact location of the colourful manhole covers:

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Photos: city.minato.tokyo.jp

1 - Sailor Moon and Tuxedo Mask can be seen near the entrance to the main shopping street of Azabu-Juban.

2 - Sailor Guardians with a blue background can be found in front of the Minato Library, near Shiba Park

3 - The Sailor Guardians in kimono can be found near Toyo Eiwa Jogakuin Primary School

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Photos: city.minato.tokyo.jp

4- The Sailor Guardians with a green background are located near Tokyo Tower, inside Shiba Park, in front of the water station.

5- The Sailor Guardians with a yellow background can be seen at the entrance to the Keio-Nakadori shopping street, a place that appears frequently in the anime!

Sailor Moon tombini

Photos: city.minato.tokyo.jp

How about hunting down all five manhole covers while walking around Tokyo?


Tokyo è classificata come la sesta città più percorribile al mondo

Have you ever wondered in which cities getting around without your own transport (such as a car or scooter) is quick and easy? We live in this situation every day and driven by curiosity, we browsed some rankings and... Tokyo is often considered one of the most efficient and walkable cities in the world!

Its public transport network is extremely developed and well organised, with trains and subways covering the entire area efficiently. In addition, the city is known for its cleanliness, safety and ease of orientation, factors that contribute to its reputation.

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It is common for companies and organisations to produce such rankings to assess the liveability of cities based on their accessibility without the use of a car. This time it was the insurance company Compare the Market AU that published the list of the main cities where getting around without a car is advantageous and Tokyo appears in sixth place! Incidentally, it appears to be the only non-European city to make the list:

Monaco (Germania)
1- Munich (Germany)
2- Milan (Italy)
3- Warsaw (Poland)
4- Helsinki (Finland)
5- Paris (France)
6- Tokyo (Japan)
7- Madrid (Spain)
8- Oslo (Norway)
9- Copenhagen (Denmark)
10- Amsterdam (Netherlands)

Did you ever imagine this? We expected it: every time we have been to Tokyo, we have never encountered any problems reaching any destination we wanted to visit!

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What do you think? Do you agree with the ranking? Or would you have included other cities?


Bandai Namco: il paradiso di gamer e otaku

“Bandai Namco”, especially if you know the world of video games, anime and manga. However, if there is anyone who doesn't know it yet, we'll introduce it to you: Bandai Namco Entertainment is one of the leading companies in the entertainment sector with a wide range of activities and a strong worldwide presence. Its iconic franchises ("Tekken", "Soulcalibur", "Dark Souls", "Tales of", "Ace Combat", "Dragon Ball" to name a few) make it a dominant force in the gamer and otaku world!

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The company also operates numerous amusement arcades and theme parks and, in the heart of Akihabara, known as the Japanese electronics and pop culture district, stands Namco Akihabara, also known as Namco Namjatown: a popular 6-story entertainment complex!

Namco Akihabara

Gamers, collectors of action figures, trading cards and anime lovers are you listening? Good, because this is your paradise!
The first two floors are full of "claw machines" (or "crane games" or prize cranes, where it is possible to grab your prize through a sort of "paw" and a mechanism of the machine): you can try to win everything that you enjoy spending a lot of time (and money!!) chasing the most coveted prize!

The third floor is dedicated to arcade games including eight Taiko no Tatsujin drum machines. You really shouldn't lack rhythm and you must know how to be ready to sweat!

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On the fourth floor, you will be impressed by the 800 Namco capsule toy machines (the famous gashapon ガシャポン) where you can win small gadgets of all kinds in a totally random way!

Going up to the fifth floor the world of Bandai collectable cards opens up and, if you feel well prepared, you could even try your hand at real card game battles!

But now let's go back down and go to the basement: do you know Gundam right? Very good, this is the place dedicated to its video games of which Bandai Namco owns the copyrights! There are 44 Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme Vs 2 OverBoost games available and special events are regularly held.

Of course, entry to the huge complex is free, with payment required just to play each game.

Ultimately, Namco Akihabara is a lively and fun place that perfectly represents the spirit of Akihabara and offers a unique experience for visitors to Tokyo, especially those who are interested in Japanese pop culture and entertainment… and….YOU COULD VISIT IT TOGETHER WITH US!

Your Japan - come to Japan with us

Your Japan is a project born from the minds of Japan Italy Bridge in collaboration with Giramondo Viaggi Grezzana and Bandai Namco. Together with our experts, you will have the opportunity to live a unique experience in the city of a thousand colours: Tokyo.

One of the largest megacities in the world where modernity coexists with traditional Japan. An almost perfect fusion that allows us to move from the zen atmospheres of the gardens of the Imperial Palace, up to the lively neighborhoods of Shinjuku and Akihabara. And it is precisely in this last area that the horizons open up to all manga and anime lovers. No matter how old you are, here is the right place to find "old" historical video games, or the newest releases on the market. From classic names such as Pac-man to Dragon Ball, passing through famous titles such as Kenshiro, City Hunter, Saint Seiya up to more recent titles such as Tekken.

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Our partners

The GiraMondo Viaggi brand was born in the historic center of Verona in 1979 with a single travel agency. Over the years, the brand grew, becoming a group, with many travel agencies, present on the national and international territory.
There are currently around one hundred agencies, with the GiraMondo brand, each with its own shop and unique location in Italy and abroad.

A leader in the global entertainment industry, BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe publishes and distributes video games and entertainment products in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific. The company philosophy is "More Fun For Everyone".

The group's mission is to bring "more fun for all" around the world, with the aim of becoming the leaders of innovation in global entertainment.
From their European headquarters in Lyon they work on titles such as Pac-Man, Soulcalibur, Tekken and Dark Souls… as well as new projects such as Little Nightmares, Twin Mirror and The Dark Pictures.

The tour leaders of "Your Japan"

Our package is designed to give you all the attention necessary for you to experience a unique and unforgettable experience. In fact, our Italian staff will assist you for the entire duration of the trip. Our tour leaders will depart from Malpensa with you and will accompany you for the entire duration of your stay, until your return to Italy.

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In these 8 days, our staff will take you to discover the Japanese capital, with exclusive experiences and trips out of town to also admire the Momiji, the period of the year in which the change of foliage takes place.

Among Ginko trees, temples and skyscrapers, you will have the opportunity to live an unforgettable and above all all-inclusive experience. Our package was created to give travelers the opportunity to not have to think about anything other than enjoying the beauty of this fantastic land. You will therefore not have to worry about flights, hotels or guided tours because everything is included in the price. Furthermore, for those who book by June 30th, they will also have an additional €100 discount per room.

So, what are you waiting for? It's time to pack your suitcase and travel with us!