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Boats Could Ease Tokyo Olympic Congestion

Tokyo may offer boat rides to help alleviate congestion on public transportation during the 2020 Olympic Games.

Luxurious Onsen Hotel in the Heart of Tokyo

Yuen Shinjuku is a new hot spring hotel in Tokyo that brings the elegant and relaxed atmosphere of a traditional ryokan to the heart of Japan's capital city.

The Main Stadium for 2020 is Nearly Complete!

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics main stadium is 90% complete, one year before the games begin.

Sand Sculpture Asks Japan to Protect Oceans

One Japanese artist created an elaborately carved full-page editorial featured in the Tokyo Shimbun newspaper on a beach in Chiba to implore everyone to take care of the beautiful oceans on which Japan depends so much.

New Ramen Fad Has Fans Saying 'Cheese Please'

Ramen topped with bread and grilled cheese is becoming a new favorite noodle trend in Tokyo.

Tokyo Station Guide Robot Both Weird & Helpful

Tokyo Station now has a guidance robot named Semi, who can help guide you to your destination in seven different languages!

Tokyo Olympic Medals & Countdown Clock Reveal

2020 Tokyo Olympic medals and a countdown clock were unveiled exactly one year before the Games officially open.

Top 8 Fireworks Festivals In the Kanto Region

Witness the Hanabi Taikai or the Japanese fireworks festival in and around the Kanto region.

Incredible Night Views in Tokyo in Stunning 8K

This incredible video captures the stunning nighttime beauty of Tokyo in crystal clear HD!

Smash at Tokyo's Latest Unique All-You-Can-X!

The latest in Tokyo's expansive line of "all-you-can" experiences, Reeast Room is a unique facility that allows people to destroy whatever is in the room!

Tokyo Neighborhood Decked Out for Olympics

Tokyo’s Nihonbashi district is decked out with huge Olympic art to commemorate one year until the 2020 games begin.

Eerily Awesome Post-Apocalyptic Art of Tokyo

Japanese illustrator Tokyo Genso has created CG illustrations that show an otherworldly, eerily beautiful Tokyo reclaimed by nature in a post-apocalyptic setting.

Rescue Dogs Brighten Up Nursing Home

These dogs used to live in shelters and needed a place to live. They found one—in a nursing home in Kanagawa Prefecture. And they brought smiles to the faces of the residents and staff.

Tourists Flock for a Glimpse of Old Japan

Townscapes that preserve the atmosphere of Japan's yesteryear are attracting more international visitors than ever before.

More Beer at the Rugby World Cup

It may come as no surprise, but organizers of the 2019 Rugby World Cup are eyeing more beer production toward the sporting event to meet the demands of inbound fans.

2020 Olympic Torches on Display in Tokyo

The 2020 Olympic & Paralympic torches can be picked up and held while they are on display in Tokyo!

Happy Birthday Shan Shan!

Giant panda Shan Shan, who was born in Tokyo's own Ueno Zoo, has turned two years old!

The New Yoshinoya is Beefing Up its Style

Looking for a stylish place to get some work done? If you're planning on going to one of Tokyo’s many cafés, you could also consider checking out this classy branch of popular beef bowl chain, Yoshinoya!

Awesome Ukiyo-e Posters for Shibuya Bon Odori

Designed by contemporary artist Masumi Ishikawa, these posters advertise the Bon Odori Festival taking place in Shibuya for the third year running!

Summer Comiket 2019 Was Scorching Hot

Summer Comiket 2019 was held over four days at Tokyo Big Sight from August 9, and the biannual independent manga, anime, game, and cosplay convention wrapped up with some impressive cosplayers on the final day of the event.

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