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16 'Authentic Japan' Experiences around Tokyo

How do you get an 'authentic Japan' experience in the Tokyo area? It depends on what you mean by 'authentic,' and what you mean by 'Japan!' Here are 16 'real Japan' options around Tokyo, running the gamut from the very old to the very new!

13 Places to Go Canyoning in Japan

With so many rivers and mountains, Japan offers plenty of prime canyoning territory. Here are 13 great places to go canyoning in Japan!

Zipline Adventures Accessible from Tokyo

Why not make use of Japan's many mountains for some ziplining? There are even a few zipline options fairly easily accessible from Tokyo!

5 Cheap Shopping Stops Near Famous Japan Sites

Ginza, Omotesando and Shibuya are not the only places to shop in Japan. In some Tokyo suburbs, there are places worth a stop; outside Tokyo, you may just score even better deals!

Coffee Connoisseurs Have a New Home in Tokyo

The Ebisu-based coffee chain Sarutahiko Coffee has opened a flagship store in Chofu, and it's quite impressive!

Odawara Castle: Last Stand of the Old Order

Located just south of Tokyo, Odawara Castle was known as an impregnable fortress—until it was taken down by a party!

10 Shockingly Cheap Tokyo Ramen Shops

Trying to find a ramen bowl that’s in-budget, but still mouth-wateringly delicious can be frustrating.

Japan's 8 Biggest Anime & Otaku Events

What's an anime or gaming otaku to do in Japan? Check out its massive anime- and gaming-related events, that's what! From the Tokyo Game Show to the World Cosplay Summit, there's plenty to see throughout the year!

Hakone Shrine: Home of the Nine-Headed Serpent

The mountains of Hakone have been worshipped for at least 2,500 years. Hakone Shrine venerates the three most important deities of the region: two legendary ancestors of the Japanese imperial line, and the goddess of Mount Fuji herself!

Outer Tokyo's 5 Best Fall Foliage Spots

Outer Tokyo awaits those who want a quick getaway from the city or (sometimes) an evening trip to soak in a few lesser-known spots.

12 Instagram-Perfect Spots Just Outside Tokyo

Tokyo is great, there’s no doubt about that, but sometimes you just want to escape and see another side of Japan. And we’re here to help you do just that with these easy day-trips from Tokyo that are perfect for your Instagram feed.

Kitchen-Haven Kappabashi Has More Than Knives

Previously, we've published articles about buying knives in Kappabashi, but this 'shotengai' has more on offer than just cutlery! Let's take a tour together and see a sharper side of this shopping street.

A YouTuber's First Time in Japan

Follow New York-based filmmaker and YouTuber Kraig Adams as he spends one fascinating week in and around Tokyo.

Finding Bargains in Kanto's Posh Neighborhoods

Japan has 'shotengai,' or shopping streets, where you can find most anything, including food, kimono, gifts, home items, novelty goods, clothes, shoes and what have you. While 'shotengai' abound in Japan, we'll introduce you the best of the best.

5 Adrenaline-Junkie Adventures in & Near Tokyo

Tokyo has been called a haven for shopping, food tourism, technology and cultural sightseeing. But not many know that within Tokyo and near the perimeter of the prefecture, adrenaline-pumping adventures await.

Cheap Shopping Stopovers Near Your Tokyo Hotel

When staying around one of the main train stops of Tokyo and Kanto, there's always an opportunity to sneak in some shopping time. Make sure to note these hot spots and sashay your way to cheap stuff and good finds.

12 Photogenic Spots Perfect for a Tokyo Trip

There are many cool places to visit with fantastic photo opportunities in and around the Tokyo area.

Hakone Sekisho: Historical Checkpoint

The Hakone Sekisho was one of 53 checkpoints used by the Tokugawa Shogunate to maintain control over Japan's population. Now faithfully reconstructed, it makes for a pleasant visit while in Hakone, offering a nice view of Mount Fuji on a clear day.

Beaches Near Tokyo Perfect for a Day Trip

Some people crave listening to the crashing waves and feeling the sand between their toes. For those who live in Tokyo, you're in luck: a good number of beaches are just a local train ride away!

Preview of Tokyo Game Show 2017

Coming to you live from Tokyo Game Show 2017, it's Wendell, the Managing Editor of All About Japan, along with writer Jack and Yoshitaka, our editorial assistant. And we're bringing you along as we take our first look at TGS 2017!

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