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4 Very Creepy Ryokan

Is there anything cooler than a 'ryokan' with a bit of a thrill? These Japanese inns just might give you a chill!

Trek up Tokyo Tower—Only 600 Steps!

Think you handle all 600 (literally) breathtaking steps of Tokyo Tower? We took the challenge, with photographic evidence.

What to Expect at a Japanese Baseball Game

Professional baseball has deeply rooted popularity in Japan, with fans keen to cheer their favorite team's unique fight song. It's an experience not to be missed!

Tsuchimochi Completes His '100 Views of Tokyo'

Revisit Shinji Tsuchimochi's stunning artwork series, '100 Views of Tokyo.'

Ever Seen a Paper Book Sculpture?

Discover how these books map out existing landscapes in order to give life to an inventive art form!

Portraits of Tokyo’s Stray Cats

There's definitely not a shortage of cat photographs. But for some reason, Masayuki Oki's photographs of street cats stand out in a way that others don’t.

Film & Solo Exhibition: The Whispering Star

Radical film director Sono Sion enlightens us with his solo exhibition, showcasing one of his most talked about films to date.

How to Get the Most out of Fireworks in Japan

One of the centerpieces of the Japanese summer is the fireworks festivals that run through July and August. Find out how to get the most out of the experience!

Step into a Japanese Classroom at This Izakaya

With themed rooms and waiters who act as teachers and nurses, you’ll never want to leave elementary school again!

6 Unique yet Affordable Hotels in Tokyo

Even in Tokyo, you can still find a great selection of unique and affordable places to lay your head—if you know where to look!

Japan's Miniature Architecture Model Museum

Miniature models are only occasionally made available to the public, and usually pulled out of storage when an architect is featured in an exhibition. But finally, Japan's getting its first museum dedicated to miniature architecture models.

4 Relaxing 'Ryokan' in Busy Tokyo

Traditional Japanese inns are usually located in quiet and remote places far away from busy cities. However, did you know there are quite a few 'ryokan' within Tokyo too? Some of them are even hiding in the middle of the city!

The King of Parfaits

Located in Tokyo's Shinagawa district, the King of Parfait certainly lives up to its name with giant parfaits that reach up to 60 centimeters (23.6 inches) tall!

7 Lesser-Known Art Galleries You Should See

In Japan you can find delicate scrolls, exquisite pottery and incredible kimono art along with works by Yoshitomo Nara, Henri Matisse or Pablo Picasso—you just need to know where to look!

Seasonal Beauty in South-Central Tokyo

In addition to its historical art objects, the Hatakeyama Memorial Museum of Fine Art offers a garden that's worth a look in itself!

4 Fantastic Tokyo Summer Festivals

As much as you might see about summer fireworks, there are also a number of other fantastic festivals happening in different corners of Tokyo that are very much worth heading out for!

Toro Nagashi: Floating Lanterns for the Dead

'Toro nagashi' is a ceremony in which paper lanterns are released into the water, typically floating down rivers to guide the spirits of the dead back to the other world.

This Home Brings the Urban Experience Indoors

Makiko Tsukada Architects created a space that echoes the slick surfaces of the Tokyo cityscape in an interior environment. It's like taking a stroll through the city while staying indoors!

3 Hot Tokyo Fireworks Festivals

Summer is always an eventful time in Tokyo. During July and August, there are countless summer firework festivals to see!

Wagashi Shop Sells Seppuku-Themed Desserts

This impressive dessert makes for an expressive apology!

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