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11 of the Best Instagram Spots in Tokyo

One of Japan’s most intriguing cities, Tokyo is awash in patterns, hues, and art. From the graceful curves of its temples to the colorful crowds in its downtown areas, this city was made to...

How to Hike Mt. Fuji in a Weekend

It might not be the tallest or most challenging mountain in the world, but few peaks are more iconic or more entrenched in the culture of its home country than Mount Fuji. Fuji, or...

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...

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