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2019.04.19 NEW
Five Limited Express Trains for Exploring Areas Outside Tokyo
Did you know that the Shinkansen isn’t the only way to reach areas outside Tokyo quickly and comfortably? Limited Express trains can sometimes be the
2019.04.19 NEW
Destination Hanami: Hacking Golden Week for another Chance at Cherry Blossoms
When it comes to hanami (cherry blossom viewing), a mere two weeks a year of blossom-induced bliss is never enough. However, there's a way to partake
2019.04.12
Hanami Highlights: A Photo Journey along the Meguro River
Over 800 cherry trees parallel the lantern-lined walkways on either side of the Meguro River. This beautiful spring spectacle, coupled with trendy riv
2019.04.05
Experiencing Tokyo during the 2020 Olympic Games: An Interview with Hilton Tokyo General Manager Mike Williamson
Ever since I started producing content related to Japan’s booming tourism industry, I have consistently encountered one question: What will Tokyo be l
2019.03.29
Asakusa Nakamise: A Quick Guide to One of Tokyo’s Most Historic Locations
With its rich history, limitless food options, and some of the best souvenirs in town, it should come as no surprise that Asakusa Nakamise is one of t
2019.03.22
The Taito-Ku Shitamachi Museum: Reliving the History of Ueno
The Ueno district of Tokyo is often overlooked despite being home to several major attractions including a vast park, an array of amazing museums, and
2019.03.18
Sensoji Temple and the Asakusa Nakamise Shopping Street by Night
Why visit Sensoji and its shopping street at night? It may seem counterintuitive but you’ll be surprised how different the area looks once darkness fa
2019.03.15
The World Trade Center Observatory: A Tokyo Time Capsule
It's amazing how much of Tokyo's history can be told through the city's skyscrapers. The World Trade Center Building (WTCB), a copper-colored, perfect
2019.03.08
Sushi in Shinjuku: A Guide to the Kagurazaka Sushi Academy
Deep within the historic Kagurazaka district of Shinjuku lies one of the best sushi deals that a Tokyo traveler can find. Don't let the name fool you—
2019.03.08
Three Tokyo Restaurants that my Parents Loved
If you’ve been living in Japan for some time, you may be faced with the following issue: where to take visiting family members out for meals? Although
2019.03.07
Find your Perfect Hanami Spot ! 16 Places to See the Cherry Blossoms in the Tokyo Area
If you are in Tokyo during the cherry blossoms season, it may be hard to pick up a specific place to view the sakura trees as the metropolis has so mu
2019.03.01
The Sumida Aquarium: Explore an Underwater World below Tokyo Skytree
Japan is home to some of the world's largest and most fascinating aquariums. Although nothing can compare to the extraordinary Okinawa Churaumi Aquari
2019.02.22
Yozakura: 3 Unique Ways to Enjoy Cherry Blossoms at Night
The joy and grandeur of hanami (cherry blossom viewing) doesn't end when the sun sets. Thanks to “yozakura,” the custom of viewing cherry blossoms at
2019.02.15
Sky Circus Sunshine 60: Exploring Ikebukuro’s Historic Observation Deck
Tokyo is constantly evolving. Its towering office buildings and mixed-use skyscrapers are embroiled in a constant game of one-upmanship. With each new
2019.02.15
How to Order Sake - Know the Measurements
Have you ever been asked in a restaurant whether you wanted a “shaku” or “ichigo”? Have you ever worried about getting too much (or too little) to dri

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