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Nakano is a special ward just one station away from Shinjuku, and is home to various places such as Nakano Sun Plaza, Nakano Broadway, and an old-fashioned shopping street that allows you to live and breathe old Japan while shopping for souvenirs, clothes, food, and everything else in between....

Have you ever seen a sento (銭湯), or public bathhouse before? Sentos used to be common among people who lived in small housing facilities that didn't have private baths. Recently, the number of sentos has been decreasing as most Japanese residences already have bathrooms and shower rooms. Public bathhouses,...

Tokyo is full of entertaining and interesting things. Though it is a huge metropolis, its main hotspots are not that far apart. Going around the city can be done easily in a more intimate and street-level perspective than by bus or train. In order to do this, by bicycle...

If you're a fan of the Tokyo Ghoul (東京喰種) series, then you surely already have a hint what this article will be about just by reading the title. That's right! The internationally popular Tokyo Ghoul will be opening its very own cafe serving Anteiku's (あんていく) menu right in Tokyo...

Recently, various locations in Japan have been experiencing cooler winds and hotter days, giving a sign of the new season that'll take over in a couple of weeks. Summer in Japan is definitely hot and humid, which will make you want to head to the beach to take the...

Have you ever wondered what a Western mix on the traditional Japanese sweet, dorayaki (どら焼き), would be like? Well, wonder no more as a new dorayaki specialty store called DOU (ドウ) is opening at Ikebukuro Station (池袋駅) at the end of May 2017! Dorayaki jp.fotolia.com/ But first, what is dorayaki? Dorayaki is...

People who have been to Japan probably already know that Japan is a wonderful trove of unique and high-quality stationery items. Did you know that there is a retro shop in Kichijoji (吉祥寺), Tokyo (東京) that makes all of your stationery fanatic dreams come true? 36 Sublo sublo.net/ 36 Sublo is a...

Originally named after the renowned Yebisu (ヱビス) brewery the Ebisu (恵比寿) district hasn't let go of its drinking tradition, now housing an abundance of bars and eating establishments that overflow into the streets at night. Nestled noisily between Shibuya (渋谷) and Meguro (目黒), Ebisu is a business district with...

Marunouchi is a modern-looking district found at the very heart of Tokyo, just a stone's throw from Tokyo Station and the Imperial Palace. The name Marunouchi translates as "inside the circle" and originates from its location inside the palace walls of the Edo Castle hundreds of years ago. Originally...

Head south of Tokyo Station and the chic Ginza district towards Tokyo Bay and you will arrive in a small area called Tsukiji. This neighbourhood, easily accessible from either Tsukiji Station or Tsukijishijo Station on the metro, is most famous as the home of Tsukiji Market, the world's largest...

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