Welcome to Lost in Japan

A collection of blogs, articles and guides on our favourite subject - Japan!

We've put this site together to share and document our own experiences as well as assist other lovers of all things Japan in planning their own adventures.

Tokyo July 2015 Day 1: A drunken evening in Shimbashi

We landed at a very rainy Haneda airport around 3pm and had made it to the hotel by 4pm. Although we were tired we made a concerted effort to unpack, shower and then head straight out. As it was the first night we decided to go balls out and try our hands at conquering a few of the many izakayas (something we had been previously nervous about doing due to our lack of language skills). Having previously stayed in Shimbashi we knew there were a lot of bars and restaurants in the area, and that we were only 2 Yamanote Line stops away, so we decided to walk it.

Cat Cafes

Cat cafes are themed cafes where cats can be admired and played with. Visitors pay a fee (which usually includes a drink) and have a set amount of time to spend in the company of felines.

Hotel Review – St Regis Osaka

It doesn’t get better than this! We don’t want to spoil all of the lovely little things that made ‘Reggie’ so special for it as I think it’s better that you experience it rather than just read about this but if your Japanese adventures take you to Osaka for a few days then you must stay here!

Hotel Review - Villa Fontaine Shiodome

We stayed at this hotel for 2 weeks in 2011 and the location is spot on, right in the business district of Shiodome. The hotel is a 2 minute walk from the Yurikamome line and Oedo line and less than a 10 minute walk above or below ground to Shimbashi station where there is access to the Yamanote line amongst others. If you're really lazy, like we were on several occasions, then you can get the Yurikamome from the hotel (Shiodome station) to Shimbashi, a journey taking approximately 1 minute!