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What are the first districts that pop into your head when you think of Tokyo (東京)? No doubt famous central locations such as Shibuya (渋谷), Shinjuku (新宿), Roppongi (六本木) and Ikebukuro (池袋) are some of the first that spring to mind. Of course, they are great places to hang...

Amidst the hustle and bustle of Tokyo (東京), there is a town in the eastern part of the city where you can slow down and relax. If you want to experience a "shitamachi" or a traditional downtown Japanese neighborhood, Shibamata (柴又) is a must-visit place for you. About the Town Shibamata...

The Ogasawara Islands (小笠原諸島) are a group of 30 islands located about a thousand kilometers away from Tokyo (東京) to the south of Izu Islands (伊豆諸島). These are also known as Bonin Islands (ボニン諸島) which translates to "uninhabited islands" in Japanese. The archipelago is a UNESCO World Heritage Site...

Fukagawa (深川), an area on the east side of the Sumida River (隅田川) in Tokyo (東京) was home to merchants and the working class during the Edo period. Geographically located on low ground level (reclaimed marshland) and populated by the lower class, it was aptly known as "Low...

Aoba-Japan International School (A-JIS) is excited to give you the best activities for your children this summer. Through Aoba-Japan Extension (AJE), premier summer camp programs will be offered where education will have no boundaries as they go beyond the usual books and resources of the classroom. Here are some...

In search of the perfect vintage t-shirt for a friend with discerning tastes? Had your fill of the main sights of Tokyo and looking for something off the beaten track? Spend an afternoon in Koenji, a small neighborhood just ten minutes west of Shinjuku by train. commons.wikimedia.org/ Taking A Look...

Valentine's Day is getting closer! Have you already prepared what to give your loved ones to make the day a memorable one? Why not try sending them to Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills for an intimate one-night-only dinner or a spa experience for two. Surely, they'll have the best Valentine's...

One of the trendsetting places for youngsters in Japan is located on the west side of Tokyo. A small town known as "Shimokitazawa," also called "Shimokita," is popular among the younger crowd and trendy people. It is well-known for having small independent shops, live houses, bars, cafes and theaters....

As one of only two remaining streetcar lines operating in Tokyo, the Toden Arakawa Line (都電荒川線) is a literal journey back in time. Almost all of Tokyo's old streetcar network was closed in the 1960s but concerned residents successfully campaigned to save what is now the Toden Arakawa Line,...

One of the most-awaited events in Japan during the New Year holidays is visiting the seven lucky gods in shrines and temples where statuettes are being sold. There are many ways for people to do this which mostly include walking courses or pilgrimages across the country. Let's explore the...

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