Tokyo is by some accounts (it’s a surprisingly contentious topic) the largest city in the world. Figuring out where to go, what to see, and perhaps most important, what to eat, is all but impossible. While there’s could be an…Read more
Tokyo Travel – Context Travel Blog
Looking for the latest news, updates, and opinions about Tokyo travel? Check here for reviews, previews, and thoughts on making the most of Tokyo, from our favorite bars to contemporary art galleries. Frequent travelers should also check back for insider city guides and tips for making the most of your Tokyo travel, put together by local journalists, chefs, and artists, and historians, as well as Context staff. From suggestions on how to make the most of the city’s attractions to our favorite spots off the beaten path, we provide an intellectually curious take on Tokyo travel.
The Context vision is to create an atmosphere—a context, if you will—for curious travelers to engage with local experts; to give them access to places and cultures that might otherwise remain out of sight to the casual visitor; to invite them off the tourist track and into the real life of the people, history, and culture that makes these cultural capitals amazing. In other words, to travel deeper. Deep travel helps build cultural bridges that foster tolerance and understanding. But it doesn’t just change travelers. It changes places, too. Deep Travel connects locals with smart, curious outsiders, making the world a little smaller and a little more connected.
As Deep Travelers, members of the Context team can often be found dreaming of faraway shores. Here’s where some of us are aspiring to visit in 2016.Read more
Do Zen gardens really exist? Our Kyoto docents explore the world of Japanese gardens.Read more
Looking to get out of Tokyo’s urban bustle? We have three daytrips that do the trick.Read more
Here’s our guide to how to visit temples and shrines in China and Japan.Read more
We give a little background on Tokyo’s fascinatingly unique cafe culture and suggest some places to stop on your next trip.Read more
Co-founder and owner Paul Bennett talks a bit about what’s in store for Context Travel in 2014.Read more
Ready for the holidays? So are we! We’ve surveyed our docents and city managers across the world to put together our ultimate gift guide. The best part is that many of our selections are now available via web for those…Read more
Add to your reading list with these books based in Japan and guess our last entry to win a copy of that book!Read more
Get a peak inside contemporary Japanese culture with anthropologist Troy Fisher-Harper.Read more
Let us help you understand the basics of Superflat, Japan’s contemporary art movement heralded by Takashi Murakami.Read more
Our guide to tipping across our European and Asian cities is full of surprises.Read more
Expansion manager Jessica Stewart gives a preview of what’s to come with Tokyo and Kyoto, the next Context cities to launch.Read more