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Tokyo Government Revving Up for Olympic Games

Officials are getting ready for the 2020 Games with exactly 200 days to go until the 2020 Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony.

Tokyo Olympics Preparations Almost Completed

With less than seven months to go until the 2020 Tokyo Olympics begin, preparations in Japan are almost completed.

Cardboard Beds for Olympians Revealed

In order to be more eco-conscious, Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic athletes will sleep in beds made of cardboard.

This Cat Café is Like a Feline Fairy Tale

If you only have the chance to go to one cat cafe in Tokyo, try Temari no Oshiro—a castle for cats. With no time limit and 21 cats, you might consider living the rest of your life there.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics Official Posters Unveiled

Visitors to an art museum in Tokyo got a look at the official art posters for the 2020 Olympic Games coming to Tokyo.

Unique Ways New Years 2020 Was Celebrated

New Years in Japan is steeped in traditions, but there was more than one way to celebrate the coming of the new decade.

Commuting by Boat in Tokyo

A boat-commuting experiment is carried out in Tokyo in hopes to ease train congestion.

Shin-Okubo: Korea Town of Tokyo

If you don't have the time or money to take the flight to South Korea, visit Shin-Okubo instead for a mini taste of the best of trending Korean street food, cosmetics, idol goods, and more.

Bask in the Cuteness Overload of @home cafe

You only live once, so you might as well go to a maid cafe at least once too. At @home cafe, surround yourself with cute maids in cute outfits, serving you cute food in a cute manner. Did we mention it's all so very cute!

Tearing Down The House

Officials in Tokyo spent nearly US$27,000 tearing down a decaying house in the Kita Ward.

Ghosn’s Escape from Japan: How Did He Do It?

The details of how former Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn escaped from Japan in violation of his bail have emerged, and it's a pretty unbelievable story!

Drinking in a Bathhouse Izakaya

When you think of a cool place to hang out after work and get some drinks, of course, you think of a bathhouse! No? Well, we'll convince you otherwise.

Annual Firefighter Ceremony Heats Up Tokyo

Tokyo firefighters take part in a yearly ceremony to mark the official start of duties in the New Year, much to the crowd's anticipation and delight. And we've got the thrilling video of the exercises.

Tokyo's Hub of Hidden Street Food Gems

Most first-time visitors tend to overlook Ningyocho, but this historical district hides some of the best traditional Japanese street foods in Tokyo.

Building the Future: Tokyo's Robot Exhibition

Cutting-edge machines are on display at the International Robot Exhibition in Tokyo.

Take Pics with Poop at the Unko Museum

The Unko Museum is a high-tech, family-friendly Instagram hotspot. Play poop-related games, take a photo with your poop, and get all the things at the poop gift shop.

Walk Through Time at the Edo Open Air Museum

At the Edo Open Air Museum, you can walk through time as you explore over 30 restored buildings with over 300 years of Japanese history.

Hang Out at the Hammock Cafe, Literally

The next time you hang out with your friends, go on and really "hang out"—in a hammock, that is. At the Hammock Cafe + Gallery Mahika Mano, there are no chairs, only hammocks.

The Sumida Hokusai Museum of Ukiyo-e Art

Katsushika Hokusai, ukiyo-e woodblock artist of The Great Wave, is so synonymous with Japanese art that the Sumida Hokusai Museum is dedicated to him. If you're a fan of traditional Japanese art, you can't miss it.

Sing Your Heart Out above the Tokyo Skyline

Tokyo Dome City's Ferris wheel isn't just a normal, everyday carnival ride overlooking the Tokyo skyline. While your eyes take in the view of the city, let your ears listen to the beautiful voices of your friends singing their lungs out.

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