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Hop on the Catbus at New Ghibli-Themed Bakery

Famous for its Totoro cream puffs, Shirohige's Cream Puff Factory in Tokyo has opened a new location in the same neighborhood as the Studio Ghibli Museum!

Busiest Train in Tokyo to End Service Earlier

Tokyo's busiest train line, the JR Yamanote Line that loops around the city, is slated to end service about 30 minutes earlier.

10 Best Pizzerias in Tokyo

Japanese pizza has a somewhat checkered reputation in the rest of the world, but in a mega modern metropolis like Tokyo you can find some seriously good slices, no matter which style of pie you prefer!

Hanami Starts in Tokyo with Index Tree

How is the official start of hanami season determined in Tokyo? The Japan Meteorological Agency uses a special 'index tree' located at Tokyo's Yasukuni Shrine.

A Week in Tokyo (+ Day Trips) for Under $500?!

Just how low can you go while still having a great time in Tokyo? A longtime Tokyo resident shows you how to enjoy Japan's capital without making your wallet cry.

Japan is Home to World's Largest Starbucks

Tokyo's Starbucks Reserve Roastery is now open in Nakameguro! Designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, the new location looks incredible!

Surreal Combo of Sakura & Jellyfish at Skytree

The surreal and beautiful combination of cherry blossoms and jellyfish is part of a seasonal event at the Sumida Aquarium.

Incredible Drive-By Hanami on a Tokyo Train

Tokyo's extensive rail network isn't only extremely convenient—it can also be extremely beautiful, especially during cherry blossom season!

Pigs Populate the Latest Tokyo Animal Café

A pig café is the latest in a long line of adorable animal-themed cafés to open in Tokyo.

Samurai Clean the Mean Streets of Tokyo

A trio of samurai armed with tongs perform as they fight to keep the streets of the metropolis free from litter.

122-Year-Old Video Shows How Tokyo Has Changed

Jump back into history with this awesome video of Tokyo from a hundred years ago. Many of the people in the video spent their early lives living in a Japan that was ruled by a shogun!

Taste Tradition with New Sweet Sake Pocky

Pocky's latest special, regional-exclusive release uses ingredients from the only sake brewery in the 23 wards of Tokyo!

Tokyo Hanami Hot Spot: Inokashira Park

Inokashira Park is a beloved spot in Tokyo for cherry blossom viewing. With some 200 cherry blossom trees, it's easy to see why!

The Modernization of Japanese Bathhouses

Traditional Japanese bath houses in Tokyo are looking to boost their profile among younger and international clientele with the help of a popular Japanese fashion brand.

Experience a New Hanami in Awesome Sakura Pool

This cool sakura-themed bar is set to open on March 22, 2019, which coincides with the predicted bloom date for cherry blossoms in Tokyo!

Tokyo Capsule Hotel Can Help You Find Your Zen

ZenTokyo aims to fuse the capsule hotel experience with traditional Japanese tea house architecture, so that you can enjoy Zen-like tranquility while you catch your Zs.

Awesome Shopping at World's Biggest Starbucks

What's not to love about a the gorgeous new coffee roastery in the heart of Tokyo? Check out some of the incredible finds waiting inside the Starbucks Roastery in Nakameguro.

2019 Tokyo Sakura Season Officially Begins!

As of Thursday, March 21, the flower frenzy that sweeps the nation has officially begun in Tokyo!

Experience the Dance of the Golden Dragon

Twice a year in Asakusa, a golden dragon appears at Sensoji Temple...

Tokyo Hanami Hot Spot: Ueno Park

This expansive park in eastern Tokyo is one of the most popular places to enjoy cherry blossoms, and with good reason!

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