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Guide to the Must-See Neighborhoods of Tokyo

Though it’s officially a single metropolis, Tokyo is often described as several small cities connected by a massive public transport system. In fact, each neighborhood is identified by its corresponding train station. Since Tokyo...

Guide to the Best Shrines and Temples in Tokyo

Sprinkled throughout Japan’s capital are temples and shrines that uphold the a rich spiritual culture and provide ample opportunity to add to an already epic journey through one of the most remarkable cities in...

Guide to the Markets of Tokyo

There’s a distinct pulse to Japan’s capital city, a heartbeat that gives it the radiant, upbeat energy it’s so famous for. And nowhere is that rhythmic beat felt stronger than in the city’s many...

Photographing Daily Life in Tokyo

Following a four-year stint in Toronto, Canada, for university, photographer Kaitaro Kobayashi retraced his steps and returned to the city where he grew up — Tokyo. For Kaitaro (or Kai, for short), the move home...

Understanding Geishas and the Ancient Art of Japanese Hospitality

Fascination with the geishas of Japan is far-reaching, sparking interest in visitors and locals alike. Stemming from a two-part word meaning “art” and “doer,” geishas not only model traditional Japanese garb, but also represent...

What to Know Before Visiting Tokyo

Tokyo is a bustling capital city known for its clash of ultra-modern lifestyles and traditional Japanese culture. From towering, neon-lit skyscrapers to revered historic temples, the city offers experiences for all types of travelers. THE...

Finding Home in Tokyo

There are times when it’s difficult to remember why I decided to stay in Tokyo. I initially moved to the city after a spontaneous decision to attend graduate school. But when I arrived, I...

Everything to Know About Tea Culture in Tokyo

Japan’s long and storied history with its most beloved herbal drink dates back to the Kamakura Period, which spanned from 1185 to 1333. The Japanese credit a priest named Eisai for introducing tea into...

What to Do and See on a Trip to Tokyo

With a population of over 13 million people, it’s easy to get lost in the overwhelming bustle of Tokyo. Exploring the city leads to a profound discovery of history and culture seamlessly fused with...