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What Would Cities Look Like “Tokyo-ized”!

What would your city look like if it became a sister city of Tokyo?!

Enjoy an Aomori Izakaya in Tokyo

If you are only in Japan for a limited amount of time and you can't head up to Aomori Prefecture, but are dying for a taste of the region's music and food, then head over to Haneto Izakaya in Tokyo!

5 Oldest Coffee Shops in Tokyo

Coffee culture in Japan did not necessarily have a good start, but these 5 shops somehow withstood the test of time.

This Cosplayer Will Give You Nightmares

Cosplayers have been known to dress up in outfits that will scary the socks off of anyone, but this cosplayer takes things one step further.

Virtual Reality Made Real in Odaiba

Want to fight zombies in a VR warehouse? Head on down to Odaiba!

The Bar Just for Idol 'Wotaku'

If you're truly serious about your J-pop idol fandom, you have to head to Yokkorasho in Shinjuku.

Go for a Home Run at a Batting Center in Japan

Whether you're an aspiring pro or just looking for a way to erase stress from your day, why not give one of Japan's ubiquitous batting centers a try!

3 Wild 'Onsen' Theme Parks

Want a little more than just a soak in hot water? Try an 'onsen' theme park, where a whole world of water-related adventure awaits!

The Historical Stores of Ginza

Ginza has been associated with wealth ever since a silver coin mint was established here early in the Edo Period. Quite a few old shops got their start here, making Ginza a great center for some historical shopping!

10 of Japan's Oldest Confection Shops

The sweet treats offered by these long-lived establishments have more than withstood the tests of time. Each shop is at least 350 years old!

The Japan Summer Experience Exhibit

This exhibit has it all if you want to experience a Japanese summer: festivals, a haunted house and even traditional bathhouse murals.

Go Inside the Oldest Amusement Park in Japan

Hanayashiki, located in Asakusa, Tokyo, is the oldest amusement park in Japan—though it wasn't always an amusement park. Take a look into the park's incredible past and how it has stood the test of time.

10 After-Midnight Time Killers Around Tokyo

There are many ways to spend time in the never-sleeping city of Tokyo. But what happens when you have too much fun out and miss the last train home? We've got some ideas!

3 Pottery Trips from Japan's Biggest Cities

We've lined up three famous pottery towns that make easy day trips from Nagoya, Osaka or Tokyo.

10 Totally Instagram-Worthy Spots in Japan

Japan is a wonderfully photogenic country, perfect for photo fans and Instagrammers. Take envy-inducing shots at some of the country's finest spots!

4 Weirdly Themed Tokyo Izakaya

Looking to change things up for your next pub crawl? Why not grab your drinks in Japan's Warring States Period—or an elementary school classroom?

6 Zoos for a Day Trip in Tokyo

If you're in Tokyo and dying to see some animals, why not have a day out at one of these zoos for some fur time!

The Oldest Business in the World

Founded over 1,400 years ago, Kongo Gumi is a Japanese temple-building company that's responsible for a number of the most famous structures in the Kansai area.

Department Stores with a Long History

'Shinise' literally means 'old stores.' And with a strong culture of preserving history, Japan has the largest number of 'shinise,' especially regarding department stores!

This 'Izakaya' Truly Is Stranger than Fiction!

Read only if you're up for a wacky 'izakaya' experience.

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