“Tokyo is an onion: you think you’ve finally scratched beneath the surface, but there’s always another layer to peel back and more to discover — both good and bad,” says Singapore-born Tokyo transplant Rachel Tan of her adopted home.
Freelance writer Rachel Tan (above) has called Tokyo home for the past three years.
A former fashion writer for a magazine here in Singapore, the 29-year-old moved to the Japanese capital three years ago after securing a gig as a content marketer in the travel industry. She left that job in Nov this year and is currently working as a freelance writer for projects related to travel and culture in Japan – so who better to ask for some insider intel on the city? Scroll on for her recommendations.