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Neighborhood Styles in Tokyo

Which Tokyo style fits you best?

Discover High Art at Tokyo Fashion Stores

Fashion houses are natural art lovers, and many are happy to share their love with Tokyo shoppers. Maybe the following suggestions will give you some tips on how to appreciate your luxury shopping just a little more.

5 Reasons to Use Metropolitan Trains

Commuting in metropolitan areas has its drawbacks, but we're here to offer five great reasons to board those busy trains!

5 Tasty 'Omiyage' Worth Lining Up For

Orderly lines outside everything from chic coffee shops to blue-collar ramen shops are a common sight in Japan, and food-based specialty 'omiyage' (souvenir) stores are no different. But are these snacks really worth lining up for?

10 Top Nighttime Cherry Blossom Viewing Spots

Between March and April, people flock outdoors to enjoy the brief life of Japan's blooming cherry blossoms. But just because the day ends doesn't mean the 'hanami' (flower viewing) has to as well. Take a look at our 10 recommended night viewing spots!

4 Fun & Weird Ways to Use the Train

Japanese trains are fast and efficient. But have you ever seen one used as a rolling showroom? Or how about having a concert at 260 kilometers per hour?

The Ultimate Farewell Speech to a Train

Parting is such sweet sorrow—especially if you're a train conductor having to bid farewell to your train.

5 Must-Buy Omiyage at Tokyo Haneda Airport

If you can’t decide what to buy for your friends and family, or if you forget to visit gift shops during your travels, Haneda Airport is here to save the day on your way out the door!

5 Lesser-Known Sakura Spots Around Tokyo

There are a number of gorgeous cherry blossom spots just waiting to be enjoyed in the greater Tokyo area that are virtually unknown to visitors.

10 Intricate Ins & Outs of Train Etiquette

Japan is well-known as a polite society, and knowing the rules of etiquette is important to getting around Tokyo. With these 10 tips, you'll be commuting like a local.

3 Ways to Ride High Above Tokyo

A blast from the past but a vision of the future, monorails offer a unique view high up above the metropolis. These three videos take you on a ride over Tokyo without having to leave your home!

Where to Buy Cheap Stuff around Tokyo

Because shopping in Tokyo isn't only for the spendthrift, but also for the budget-conscious buyer, we give you a lowdown on where to get good stuff and great deals in and around Japan's capital city.

3 Ninja Training Tours in Tokyo

There are plenty of places where you can have a ninja experience in Japan, but how about a taste of some actual ninja training?

9 Tips for Surviving Crowded Trains

Trains in Japan can become extremely packed—to the point where they feel like they're bursting at the seams! But if you follow these tips, you'll learn how to ride those crowded trains like a pro!

4 Tokyo Area Restaurants to Enjoy with Sakura

Savor fantastic meals along with beautiful cherry blossoms!

Top 5 Busiest Train Stations in the World

A whopping 88 percent of the world's busiest stations are located in—you guessed it—Japan! But which stations made it to the Top 5?

4 Spots for Sakura Along the Water in Tokyo

If you want ideas besides picnics for your cherry blossom viewing, how about walking along the river? You'll definitely appreciate the beauty of sakura from another angle!

How to Survive the Last Train in Tokyo

Despite being Japan's most populated city, trains still stop around 1 a.m. in Tokyo. So how do you survive the crowded crush on that final train home?

5 Top Trainspotting Sites in Tokyo

Want to enjoy some of Tokyo's best trainspotting sites? Here are five fantastic places to get the best views of Tokyo's trains without even entering a station!

Regional Station Souvenirs You Can't Miss!

Don't let these yummy station souvenirs pass you by on your next Shinkansen ride!

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