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5 Classy Cocktail Hideouts in Ginza

Japan is known for its artisanal, creative flair in the culinary industry, which naturally jumped into the world of making cocktails. Tokyo's Ginza area is at the forefront of this thriving cocktail scene, and here are some places to enjoy it!

Where to Shop in Tokyo

From fashion and electronics to books and bargains, Tokyo is a shopper's paradise. If you're searching for tips on where to shop, look no further!

20+ Free Museums & Art Galleries in Tokyo

All the culture you can get without spending a dime!

The Historical Stores of Ginza

Ginza has been associated with wealth ever since a silver coin mint was established here early in the Edo Period. Quite a few old shops got their start here, making Ginza a great center for some historical shopping!

Ginza Line 'Sakura Train' Blooms Underground

For a limited time, passengers on the Tokyo Metro Ginza subway line can enjoy cherry blossoms underground.

The 4 Greatest Nightclubs in Tokyo, Japan

We've tracked down the four best clubs in Tokyo to get your blood pumping.

Tour Reconstructed Kabukiza Without a Ticket

Kabukiza reopened in 2013 after three years of reconstruction and renovation, but the newly opened theater has been turned into a place that anyone can enjoy.

Delicious Chocolates Represent All 4 Seasons

Hurry to grab these limited-edition chocolates from Sembikiya, each representing one of Japan's four gorgeous seasons.

Where to Dine & Drink in Tokyo Outside Shibuya

Shibuya is surely a hotspot for food and fun in Japan's capital city, but there are more alternatives in Tokyo worth exploring for wining (or whining) and dining, or plain ol' bonding with buds over Buds!

Incredible Laser-Cut Ukiyo-e

One Japanese artist is creating incredible looking traditional ukiyo-e prints using modern technology.

Cool Ginza Building Looks Like Tetris Piece

A developer teamed up with So Teruuchi of SO&CO to create one of Ginza's skinniest buildings.

All in a Day's Pass!

Train convenience may be the best thing you could enjoy in Japan, but unplanned itineraries could be costly due to frequent use of the trains. But with careful planning, all you need is a one-time purchase ticket for the entire day.

Legacy Brands From Elegant 'Shotengai' Ginza

Nowadays, you see Ginza full of Western brands, but before then it was just one relatively elegant shopping street, or 'shotengai.' This street has housed a few Japanese brands that became a legacy in their fields and still exist to this day.

Test Your Luck with Matsuya’s New Lucky Bags

Matsuya Ginza department store plans to offer games and other promotions with its New Year lucky bags to draw online shoppers into its brick-and-mortar store.

Sushi Kit Kats: Not Just an April Fools' Joke!

Good news for Kit Kat fans! Kit Kat Chocolatory is celebrating the opening of their Ginza store with gifts of sushi-flavored Kit Kats, but for a limited time only!

Sakura: A New Non-Verbal Musical Show in Tokyo

Non-verbal shows have proven to be a huge hit in Korea, attracting audiences of international visitors and even going on worldwide tours. Now Meijiza is bringing this accessible musical style to Tokyo!

4 Hottest Areas for Nightlife in Tokyo

The largest metropolis in the world, Tokyo understandably has everything you could ever need. During the day, offices are humming with busy workers; but at night, the streets of these four hip areas are buzzing with nocturnal party animals.

How 5 Tokyo Neighborhoods Were Named

Shinjuku, Shibuya, Ginza, Asakusa and Akihabara are incredibly popular areas, and at the top of many traveler's 'To See' lists! Learn how these famous Tokyo neighborhoods got their names.

Delight Your Taste Buds with a Kabuki Drink

This Tully’s Coffee shop located in the Kabukiza Theater serves a menu item with a kabuki twist!

Ginza Itoya: a Japanese Stationery Wonderland

Japanese stationery is among the best in the world and Itoya Ginza is one of the best places to experience it. A 12-story stationery wonderland with floors dedicated to a different themes, you're sure to be entranced for hours.

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