The GGB peeps have been living in Japan long enough to be able to point you in the right direction when it comes to non-Smash Bros related things to do while you’re traveling in the Far East.


Tokyo Cheapo - Website for finding cheap options for events, entertainments, restaurants etc. Useful resource for travelers and residents.

Time Out Tokyo - Another events-in-Tokyo themed website with lots of things to do, restaurants to try out, and more.

Go Tokyo - A website put together by the Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau. Full of useful info about visiting Japan, visas, transportation, as well as things to do!

Tokyo Weekender - Longrunning Tokyo life-style guide for English speakers with info on local events, restaurants, and other ways to fill your time.


Ridgeline Images - Covers hiking destinations in Japan, especially in the Tokyo area with useful maps, pictures, and written guides.


Fugu Tabetai - A fellow fighting game enthusiast in the Tokyo area who covers Street Fighter, Soul Caliber, DragonBall Fighter Z, and other fighting game events.

Smashmate/スマメイト - If you’re familiar with Anther’s Ladder, this is the same kind of thing… but in Japanese. It is Japan’s online Smash Brothers ranking/matchmaking system. Sign up is a little tough (you have to answer a quiz about the rules in order to do the ranked games) because its all in Japanese, but we’ve put together this guide to make it simple.


Ski-Ichiba! - Japanese Snowboarding reservation site…and GGB’s go to site when booking a single day, or multi day SnowBo trip with cheap prices!!!! Not too tough to navigate but a little Japanese skill is helpful.

Tokyo Travel Pal! - Snowboarding reservations…in English!!!! This site is super helpful for booking snowboarding trips at many locations across Japan. Easy to use, all inclusive, and stress free!

4 Corners 7 Seas - A personal friend of GGB who runs an overland travel blog with emphasis on snowboarding. Has traveled all over Asia and is a great resource.