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4 Relaxing 'Ryokan' in Busy Tokyo

Traditional Japanese inns are usually located in quiet and remote places far away from busy cities. However, did you know there are quite a few 'ryokan' within Tokyo too? Some of them are even hiding in the middle of the city!

Go Inside the Oldest Amusement Park in Japan

Hanayashiki, located in Asakusa, Tokyo, is the oldest amusement park in Japan—though it wasn't always an amusement park. Take a look into the park's incredible past and how it has stood the test of time.

Intense Times at the Sanja Matsuri

YouTuber Sharla in Japan jumps into the action as revelers compete to shoulder one of Asakusa Shrine's three official 'mikoshi' on the final Sunday of Tokyo's massive Sanja Matsuri.

Slice & Dice with a Personally Engraved Knife

Why settle for just a plain old generic knife when you can get one engraved with a personal message?

Toro Nagashi: Floating Lanterns for the Dead

'Toro nagashi' is a ceremony in which paper lanterns are released into the water, typically floating down rivers to guide the spirits of the dead back to the other world.

Seritan Becomes a Ninja

Seriko Hamasaki (a.k.a. Seritan) from Tokyo Rad Girls attempted ninja training at the oldest amusement park in Japan.

Top 4 Theme Parks in Tokyo

Think you know the most popular theme parks in Tokyo? You just might be surprised at what attractions didn't make our list!

Instagram's Top 10 Japan Spots of 2016!

Instagram released its Top 10 Japanese spots of 2016 on December 1. The list includes international airports as well as the biggest tourist spots in Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka. See if your favorites made the list!

Great Cities Made Greater with Kimono Rentals

There are a number of places in Japan where you can rent a kimono and enjoy walking around town, typically centered around regions with well-preserved historical streets. And it's not just Kyoto!

4 Ways to J-Rock the Temple (Or Shrine)

It seems every Japanese hard-rock band trying to get traction abroad is reaching to shrine and temple iconography to establish their Japanese cred—and it's working!

8 Must-Try Foods in Asakusa

Asakusa, a neighborhood on the east side of Tokyo, is noteworthy for its retro, traditional atmosphere. Besides enjoying the rich cultural history of Japan’s bustling capital, there's also a variety of local delicacies you can find in the old downtown!

A Quick Guide to the East Tokyo Neighborhoods

With 23 central city wards and multiple towns and villages west of the city center under a singular administration, it will take a while before you can call yourself a 'Tokyo Guru.' For a start, let us take you across the eastern neighborhoods!

15 Best Foodie Stops in Asakusa

Find the best local restaurants, treats and bread shops in Asakusa!

5 Best Cheap & Free Tours in Tokyo

The best things in life are indeed free! Experience Tokyo at its best without having to pay an arm and a leg for the fee!

4 Fantastic Tokyo Summer Festivals

As much as you might see about summer fireworks, there are also a number of other fantastic festivals happening in different corners of Tokyo that are very much worth heading out for!

The Melon Pan of Asakusa

After you're done exploring Senso-ji Temple, duck around the corner to grab some sweet melon pan, one of Japan's oldest bread-based snacks.

Asakusa Tori-no-Ichi

Pray for good luck in business at this huge midnight market festival in November.

Kappabashi: Home of Japanese Knives

Kappabashi is an awesome spot to find cool Japanese kitchenware, especially the beautiful blades beloved by chefs around the world.

How to Enjoy Studying Abroad in Japan

Follow this dancing girl all through her amazing study abroad experience in Japan, and be sure to watch for some stunning respect from a well-antlered deer!

Run Away from Ghosts in a Pac-Man Rickshaw

Why settle for an ordinary rickshaw when you can glide through Asakusa in one shaped like legendary video game character Pac-Man?

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