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Float Through an Edo Goldfish Wonderland

With lanterns, cocktails and 1,000 unusual goldfish, this is the coolest place to hang out in your 'yukata' this summer.

Tokyo Like You've Never Seen It Before

It's easy to make Tokyo look good—but this video makes it look like a gorgeous living landscape. Sit back and get swept away.

The 6 Coolest & Most Unusual Lawson Stores

Ever seen a convenience store with a patio? How about one with a play area for kids? Or why not just go for one where you can get a Dragon Quest slime?

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.

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.

Making Time Travel to Edo a Virtual Reality

For anyone who has ever dreamed of traveling back in time to the Edo Period (1603-1868), you might want to start investing in some virtual reality software and gear!

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!

Japan’s 8 Most Awesome Hotels

Japan’s most luxurious hotels provide stellar services while sinking effortlessly into the surrounding landscape.

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.

100 Views of Tokyo

Embark on an artistic journey throughout Tokyo with Shinji Tsuchimochi's 100 illustrations!

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!

Get Your Ghibli On!

Couldn't get tickets for the Ghibli Museum? Head over to the Ghibli Exhibition in Roppongi Hills instead—but you'd better hurry since it's only open for a limited time!

10 Restaurants Serving Mountain-Sized Portions

These 10 dining establishments in Tokyo (and the surrounding area) are not for those whose eyes are bigger than their stomachs.

No Boys Allowed in This Capsule Hotel

To kick off its opening, this 'women's only' capsule hotel, located in the anime and manga mecca, Akihabara, will be featuring cute anime guys to welcome the new clientele!

This Café Isn't for the Faint of Heart!

If the idea of an eyeball panna cotta and a sundae topped with maggots doesn't have you screaming in terror, the stomach-churning 'Shojo Tsubaki' café might be up your alley.

Pulling Back the Curtain on the Ninja World

Discover the secrets of these shadow warriors and practice your ninja star throwing skills at 'The Ninja' exhibit at Tokyo's Miraikan.

Subculture Fashion in Shibuya & Harajuku

Tokyo’s Shibuya and Harajuku districts have given rise to numerous fashion trends. Much of Japanese style can be grasped by examining the past and present of these districts, and the uniquely Japanese subcultures they have spawned.

Artless Craft Tea & Coffee

Similar to a Japanese tea room, this café places less emphasis on design and more on high quality hand-roasted tea and coffee.

Escape the Rat Race by Running in Shinagawa

Olympic runner Yuko Arimori lets us in on her best-kept secret—a dirt road in Tokyo's Shinagawa area that's perfect for a jog!

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.

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