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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.

Redeveloping Shibuya

Shibuya has always been a center of culture focused on young people. Lately, the area has been redeveloped with a focus on high-rise shopping and office buildings aimed at a more mature clientele.

Kappabashi: the Kitchen Town of Tokyo

Whether you're a chef or just learning how to cook, you don't want to miss out on strolling through Kappabashi's 170 kitchen and restaurant related shops.

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.

Tea in a Flower Field at Aoyama Flower Market

Enjoy a relaxing tea time (and amazing Instagram photos) surrounded by beautiful, lush flowers at the Aoyama Flower Market Tea House.

Drink & Make Memories on Omoide Yokocho

Wander around a maze of narrow alleys packed with izakaya and BBQ food stalls in Shinjuku's Omoide Yokocho.

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.

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.

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!

Tokyo Olympics Preparations Almost Completed

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

Waste Oil Helps Illuminate Tokyo in Winter

Vibrant lights are illuminating Tokyo this winter, and some of them are actually powered by oil that would otherwise have been discarded!

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!

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.

Tokyo Tower Souvenirs to Remember Forever

Remember your trip to Tokyo's landmark red tower with the gift shop that has almost every souvenir imaginable.

Building the Future: Tokyo's Robot Exhibition

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

DESTROY ALL THE THINGS at the Reeast Room

It's stressful being a civilized, polite human being. Sometimes you just want to let yourself go wild. That's why the Reeast Room was created—to release the beast and destroy all the things.

Former Emperor Akihito Turns 86

Japan's Emperor Emeritus Akhito turns 86 years old.

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.

Magical Rainbow Grilled Cheese in Harajuku

Taste the rainbow at Le Shiner in Takeshita Street, with rainbow drinks, potato corn dogs, and grilled cheese.

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.

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