Planet Tokyo Is an Offbeat and Entertaining Guide To Japanese Culture and Travel

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One of the Internet's first guides to Tokyo just got better. has relaunched in a new and improved format with a variety of new tools for travelers planning a trip to Japan.

The all new Planet Tokyo offers travelers engagingly written advice on some of the more practical aspects of Japanese travel and provides inside tips on sightseeing and dining, not to mention discounts on some of the city's best hotels.

Site co-creator Kirk Biglione explains that "Planet Tokyo is designed to help western travelers deal with the culture shock that they typically experience on their first trip to Japan. As the site's slogan says, 'you'll need more than a passport'."

For the past eight years Planet Tokyo has provided travel and cultural information to millions of loyal visitors. The new version of the site builds on the success of the original by expanding to provide a more diverse assortment of information and services to it's users.

Planet Tokyo features entertaining and exclusive content like:

  • The Black Art of Finding a Japanese Address: Instructions on finding your destination in a city without street signs or consecutively numbered buildings.
  • Burning Dolls in Ueno Park: A true story about a chance encounter with a fascinating ritual.
  • Gin Margaritas in Roppongi: Mexican food just isn't the same in Tokyo.

The Planet Tokyo blog features regularly updated news on interesting aspects of Japanese culture with an emphasis on JPop, Robots, and Japanese Food.

One visit to Planet Tokyo will convince you they're right -- you will need more than a passport.

Contact Information:

Kirk Biglione

Phone: (626) 791-5852


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