TOKYO

TOKYO

Matchmaking parties are pretty common in Japan. Though the percentage of couples who actually get married is decreasing nowadays, the government and other private sectors are helping people in holding marriage events and meeting potential partners. This spring season, another matchmaking party will be held at Lieu de Vintage Mejiro...

Shimokitazawa (下北沢) has been gaining popularity as a hip and trendy neighborhood. With an abundance of shops and cafes, it is very easy to see why this suburb in Setagaya-ku (世田谷区) is being called as the newest must-visit place in Tokyo. It is also popular among the Japanese youth...

There is currently a special collaboration between Mika Ninagawa (蜷川実花) and Sumida Aquarium (すみだ水族館), which has a theme of jellyfish and flowers. This exhibition, therefore, was appropriately named Mika Ninagawa x Jellyfish. Mika Ninagawa ninamika.com/ Mika Ninagawa is a contemporary photographer who is known for her unique style - incorporating bright colors...

If you're staying in Tokyo for a while, you may know that there are many ways to get by - bus, train, and subway, to name a few. But did you know that traveling by taxi is probably the most economical choice when it comes to shorter distances? Taxis...

“Otoko wa tsurai yo!” (男はつらいよ; It’s hard being a man)! These famous words, now part of Japanese folklore, are synonymous with the lovable movie character, Tora-san (寅さん). Ahh, poor Tora-san… that traveling salesman whose comical exploits cause his family endless problems. The poor guy whose romances never work out the...

Most people who come to Tokyo visit Asakusa (浅草); it is a hotspot for tourists which boasts wonderful sites, including the famous Senso-ji Temple (浅草寺). Then there’s popular Ueno (上野) – a magnet for culture, with its museums, history, and park. But have you ever heard of Ryusen (竜泉)?...

Ramen is an inexpensive dish that you can easily find anywhere in Japan. It was originally imported from China and has become one of the most popular dishes in the country. If you happen to be in Japan, you will find ramen on virtually every corner of the country....

Having specific dietary requirements has often been a struggle for visitors and residents in Japan. Be it gluten-free, vegetarian or vegan, there were never many options in the past. However, Tokyo and Japan are changing, and more and more restaurants and shops are opening up to cater for those...

Staying at a reasonably priced hotel is one of the best ways to save money on accommodation while traveling in Japan. For a stress-free stay with the necessary facilities, you can stay in a capsule hotel which does away with the services provided by a conventional hotel. This is...

Have you ever wondered where you could enjoy a meal while train watching at the same time? Or okay, maybe you haven't. But if you are visiting Japan and would like to experience the Japanese train system in close proximity, I highly suggest visiting Cafe and Bar N3331 mAAch...

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