Sumida: Where Japan’s Past & Future Collide
As cherry blossom season shifts into high gear around the country, join our writer Nick as he spends time in Tokyo’s historic Sumida Ward, enjoying the surrounding beauty and a variety of immersive cultural experiences!
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!
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.
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!
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?
All-You-Can-Eat Ramen for Less Than US$10
The perfect place to pig out on pork stock ramen is waiting for noodle fans in Asakusa.
How to Get the Most out of Senso-ji Temple
Senso-ji is the oldest temple in Tokyo, and an essential part of any visit. But it's easy to feel a little underwhelmed—like you're just scratching the surface. Here's how to make sure you get the most out of this hot tourist spot!
Taiko-Lab: Learn to Drum in 60 Minutes
Located just north of Senso-ji Temple in Asakusa, Taiko-Lab offers a chance to learn the basics of 'taiko' drumming in about 60 minutes—an essential part of any Japan experience!
Japan's Oldest Theme Park: Asakusa Hanayashiki
Asakusa is about more than just Senso-ji Temple—Japan's oldest theme park is right in the area! You'll be surprised by what this quirky, classic park has to offer!
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.
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!
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!
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!
Pray for good luck in business at this huge midnight market festival in November.
Yakiniku Restaurant Offers Halal Course Meals
Japan’s biggest Korean barbecue chain has added two set meals for meat fans following Islamic dietary laws.
Aoi-Marushin: Get Your Tempura Fix in Asakusa
Aoi-Marushin has been serving up authentic tempura near Senso-ji Temple since 1946.
#Followmeto Couple Capture the Beauty of Japan
This well-known Instagram duo is leading us by the hand on a spectacular journey to some of Japan’s most famous sights.
Smashing Tiles Just Like a Martial Artist
Need some stress release after touring all the temples of Tokyo? One Asakusa entertainment spot near Sensoji will let you bust up some kawara roof tiles.
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!