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Can You Escape?

Japan has hopped on the escape room train and now offers puzzle-solving games for Chinese and English-speaking tourists.

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!

8 Floors for Period Pics

If you’ve ever wanted to turn back time and step into the clothes of a well-dressed geisha, a pipe-smoking courtesan or a sword-wielding samurai warrior, we’ve found the perfect place for you!

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.

5 Popular Love Shrines

Check out these endearing shrines if you're looking for a love blessing!

Seritan Becomes a Ninja

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

A Picturesque Glimpse into the Past

This collection of postcards, dating back to the early 1900s, provides a beautiful snapshot of Japanese history.

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!

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.

15 Best Foodie Stops in Asakusa

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

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?

Experience the Beauty of Japan in 4K!

In these jaw-dropping videos, TokyoStreetView has truly captured the beauty of Japan through the camera's lens.

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.

Singapore to Japan: Around Japan in 8 Days!

How to enjoy Japan in 8 days without missing any of the best bits

Finally, a Vending Machine You Can Talk To

Trying to figure out what a drink is on a Japanese vending machine is kind of like a guessing game if you don't read kanji. Luckily, there's one vending machine that's looking out for consumers.

6 Most-Visited New Year's Shrines & Temples

Check out these statistics to find out which temple or shrine has the largest number of attendees during New Year's—and maybe find out the spots to avoid!

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!

5 Things to Do Around Asakusa

In addition to its famous temple, the area around Asakusa presents shops that offer unusual and unique products that are different from what you might find at department stores and mass retailers around the country. And you can catch sumo, too!

Sample 100 Types of Sake in Tokyo!

Discover the taste of real local 'jizake' at a sake bar in Asakusa that offers over 100 different types of Japan's famous rice wine!

Samurai & Ninja Take Center Stage in Asakusa

Always wanted to train under the guidance of famed general Oda Nobunaga? Unless you have a time machine, this traveling performance group may be the next best thing!

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