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State of Emergency Will Not Disrupt Services

Japan declares a state of emergency, but it will be business as usual for public infrastructure, major banks, and convenience stores.

Tokyo Governor Asks for Restraint

Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike asks Tokyo residents to abstain from going to bars, clubs, karaoke and other nightlife spots to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Snow-Covered Cherry Blossoms in Full Bloom

Over the weekend, snow covered the cherry blossoms in Tokyo, which were in full bloom.

Ride a Roller Coaster through a Building

Tokyo Dome City, home to a theme park with a roller coaster that weaves through a building—like, an actual hole in a building!

Repercussions of Tokyo Olympic postponement

The postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics by about a year due to the novel coronavirus pandemic is forcing stakeholders to make major changes in preparation for the games.

Antique Life Jin May Just Be Thrift Heaven

Scavenge for whimsical trinkets, vintage decor, and adorable animal motif goods at Antique Life Jin in Shimokitzawa.

An Oasis in the Middle of Tokyo

If you need a little fresh air in the middle of metropolitan Tokyo, why not check out Hibiya Park?

10 Best Indian Restaurants in Japan

Learn about the best Indian restaurants in Japan that give you the best of both worlds.

Nihonbashi's Neighborhood Noren Gallery

Over 30 Nihonbashi-based businesses came together to create noren (the curtains that hang in shopfronts) that symbolize their own identity.

Tokyo Olympics Will Start July 23, 2021

The postponed Tokyo Olympics will kick off on July 23 2021, while the Paralympics will begin August 24. The games were delayed for a year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Yamanote Line Has New Station for Olympics

Tokyo has a new train station as Takanawa Gateway opened on Saturday. People came from all across Japan to be among the first to enter the brand new station and ride the first train.

Salivate over Plastic Food in Kappabashi

Want to know where those food displays in front of restaurants comes from? Explore the world of plastic food models at Sample Shop Maiduru.

Best Jazz Bars In Tokyo, Japan

If you’re going to Tokyo, and you happen to really enjoy jazz music, then these are the best jazz bars in Tokyo that you must visit.

Tokyo Olympics Officially Delayed Until 2021

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has publically announced the Tokyo Olympics will be delayed for a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Revel in Nature's Splendor at Shinjuku Gyoen

While some go to Yoyogi Park for the lively community, others go to Shinjuku Gyoen, one of the largest parks in Tokyo, for the breathtaking beauty in every season.

Non-Smokers Rejoice: Ban Implemented in Japan

A law generally prohibiting indoor smoking was fully implemented across the country on Wednesday, April 1, 2020.

The Hard Rock Cafe Rock Shop, Minus the 'Café'

At the Hard Rock Cafe Tokyo Asakusa Rock Shop, find limited-edition collectibles and Japan-inspired goods that you won't be able to get anywhere else in the world. Except a meal.

Best Halal Restaurants In Tokyo, Japan

It can be tough to find restaurants that can accommodate your dietary needs, which is why our friends at Trip101 have curated a list of 10 Halal-friendly restaurants in Tokyo!

Japan's State of Emergency: What Does It Mean?

If you were thinking of traveling to Japan, there are new restrictions to heed.

Yusuke Asai's New Exhibit Uses Wild Materials

Tokyo-born artist Yusuke Asai travela the world, creating wild and unrestrained art with whatever canvas and materials are available to him locally: soil, water, dust, flour, tape, and pens.

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