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5 Cool Crafts from Tokyo

Thought it was nothing but big city lights? These crafts from Tokyo are like no other!

8 Free Things to Do on a Rainy Day in Tokyo

When it rains in Tokyo, it rains a lot. We've found eight unique ways to spend an entertaining rainy day in the metropolis.

The First Ramen Shop to Get a Michelin Star!

Even Ramen Adventures agrees: this is "shoyu" perfection!

Tokyo’s Top 3 Outlet Malls

If you're in need of a shopping spree, give Shibuya and Ginza a pass and head to one of Tokyo's great outlet malls.

Saitama's Top 5 Foody Souvenirs

After taking in the sights in Saitama, why not bring back some goodies to enjoy at home, or as gifts to your friends and coworkers?

360° Book Lets You Own Mount Fuji

When designer Yusuke Ono submitted his 3-D book idea to the YouFab design contest in 2012, it was too labor intensive to be produced for sale. Not anymore.

The City of Photo Props

This Chiba town is proud of its long history—and its face cutout photo prop opportunities!

3 Chiba Ramen Shops to Hit by Bike

Brian MacDuckston from Ramen Adventures has assembled a few Ramen Riders to go check out ramen shops by motorcycle—and Chiba is a fine candidate for bike-based slurping.

Building the &Tokyo Brand

The &Tokyo campaign aims to promote the city as one that constantly generates new styles while bringing tradition and innovation together.

A Mountain of Ancient Worship

Compact and beautiful, Mount Oyama is nestled in the northern reaches of Isehara City in Kanagawa's Tanzawa-Oyama Quasi-National Park.

Michelin-Recognized Yakitori

Masakichi Yakitori is featured in the Michelin Guide's "Bib Gourmand" section, a list of restaurants that offer exceptionally good food at a moderate price.

Top 6 Flower Spots in Saitama

Saitama is one of the best spots in Japan to experience the nation's stunning flower parks and botanical gardens.

An Algorithmic House in Saitama

This beautiful house looks like a maze!

5 Classic Cultural Activities in Saitama

Located just north of Tokyo, Saitama Prefecture has preserved beautiful pockets of traditional Japan. While there's much to see, there's just as much that you can try out first-hand!

Japan’s Best-Known Ninja Lives in Chiba

Masaaki Hatsumi teaches the ways of the samurai and the art of ninjutsu to aspiring shadow warriors and law enforcement personnel from all over the world.

3 Historical Crafts from Kanagawa

In addition to being home to the major port city of Yokohama and the famed hot springs of Hakone, Kanagawa has developed a number of distinctive crafts that are unique to the region.

6 Awesome Things to See & Do in Chichibu

Chichibu is located in western Saitama, just 90 minutes from central Tokyo. A popular tourist destination full of temples and shrines, it's known as a spot for delicious food and sightseeing.

Tokyo Type Project

Away from the big streets you'll find that Japan suffers a dearth of clear signage. In part of the effort to rectify the situation, designer Yoshiaki Irobe has developed “Tokyo CityFont,” a typeface just for the nation's greatest metropolis.

This Sleek Tokyo House is Just 6 Feet Wide!

With four stories and dynamic interior design, it still offers 860 square feet (80 sqm) of living space.

Chiba's 3 Craziest Trains

Check out the three craziest (and coolest!) trains in Chiba.

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