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Japan's Top 5 Otaku Shopping Spots

If you're looking for anime, manga or cosplay merchandise, these are the places to check!

What to Expect at a Japanese Baseball Game

Professional baseball has deeply rooted popularity in Japan, with fans keen to cheer their favorite team's unique fight song. It's an experience not to be missed!

How to Get the Most Out of Fireworks in Japan

One of the centerpieces of the Japanese summer is the fireworks festivals that run through July and August. Find out how to get the most out of the experience!

7 More Things to Do on Rainy Days in Tokyo

Visiting Tokyo during the rainy season? Have your plans for the following day been cancelled due to rain? Not to worry! Check out a list of indoors activities and experiences that will make you forget the dark clouds!

6 Unique yet Affordable Hotels in Tokyo

Even in Tokyo, you can still find a great selection of unique and affordable places to lay your head—if you know where to look!

Tokyo Port Wild Bird Park

With free scopes and binoculars available for checking out dozens of species, the Tokyo Port Wild Bird Park is an unexpected natural oasis just north of Haneda Airport.

4 Outdoor Adventures in Gankoyama

Gankoyama has recently become a mecca for outdoors adventurers and eco-tourists.

Budgeting for a Weekend Away from Tokyo

Tokyo’s great, but it’s nice to get away from time to time. Fortunately, from the capital, the short-trip traveler has access to some great weekend-away spots. We've selected some of the classics, and assess their travel budgets.

Top 5 Burger Date Spots in Tokyo

Burgers can make for an excellent, unpretentious first date—if you pick the right spot. These five burger restaurants in Tokyo are sure to impress or entertain your special someone!

Half-Day Canyoning Tour in Okutama

Challenge yourself on an exciting half-day canyoning adventure that features climbing, sliding, swimming and more—only 90 minutes from Shinjuku Station!

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!

Step into a Dystopian Sci-Fi Arcade

Based off of Kowloon Walled City, this is one cyberpunk arcade you won't want to miss—even if you aren't a fan of video games!

5 of Japan's Weirdest Burgers

The culture of 'kawaii' may well have influenced both burger chains and hole-in-the-wall cafés to come up with burgers that are not only tasty, but also Instagram-worthy.

Luxurious Stationery from Itoya

Itoya is an historic brand that that offers luxurious stationery in one of Japan's most fashionable districts.

Tokyo's Too-Big-to-Bite Burgers

If you feel that Japanese food servings are too small for your liking, this giant of a list will give you some hefty reasons to reconsider your opinion!

A Walk through Tokyo's Great Outdoors

Believe it or not, beyond the concrete jungle, Tokyo is home to a World Natural Heritage Site, where treasured natural environments still remain.

Trek up Tokyo Tower—Only 600 Steps!

Think you handle all 600 (literally) breathtaking steps of Tokyo Tower? We took the challenge, with photographic evidence.

How to Do Tokyo Disney Like a Pro!

Want to make the most of your time at Tokyo Disneyland? Follow these six tips and you'll be navigating the park like nobody's business!

'Hambaagu' Discovered by Celebrity Heartthrob

This 'hambaagu' shop was revealed to the eyes of the nation when SMAP heartthrob Shingo Katori and some celebrity pals walked through the doors with a TV crew in tow.

Seasonal Beauty in South-Central Tokyo

In addition to its historical art objects, the Hatakeyama Memorial Museum of Fine Art offers a garden that's worth a look in itself!

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