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8 Reasons To Visit the Nezu Shrine in Tokyo

1. It has a long history While the current shrine grounds has “only” been around since the mid-1600s (it was previously located in nearby Sendagi), its […]

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The “Thousand Yen View” in Fuji Five Lakes Area

The 1000 yen bank note is probably the currency denomination that you find yourself using the most in Japan. What you might vaguely recall about […]

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Tokyo Then and Now: Photos from Past Centuries

Tokyo is an ever-changing landscape and nothing brings this point across than a comparison of photos from the past with the present. Below are 16 […]

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Tanabata Festival

Summer is on its way and that means the start of many festivals (祭 – matsuri) once again. One of the upcoming ones is the Tanabata […]

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Sanshiro Pond – Soseki, Nature and Crayfish

Found in a central part of Tokyo, Sanshiro Pond is a spot of nature often missed by tourists. The pond has a significant place in […]

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URBAN DOCK LaLaport TOYOSU (ららぽーと) – A Family-Friendly Mall

LaLaport TOYOSU, on the reclaimed island Toyosu, is a great place for a family day out. A major shopping complex with plenty of shops and a […]

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7 Record-Breaking Locations to Visit in Tokyo

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Tokyo has been associated with various world records. Some of these may not come as a surprise but do read on…. 1. The […]

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Toranomon Hills Opening Soon!

Following in the footsteps of Roppongi Hills and Omotesando Hills is Toranomon Hills, a 247-meters high skyscraper complex that is poised to be a new […]