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TOKYO

TOKYO

From Senso-ji Temple in Asakusa to Akihabara Electric Town, Tokyo is both a city of history and advanced technology. It is also home to more Michelin-starred restaurants than any other city in the world as well as Shinjuku Station, the world's busiest train station. 

EXPERIENCE TOKYO'S SHITAMACHI

What Kind of Place is Tokyo's Shitamachi?

What Kind of Place is Tokyo's Shitamachi?

When speaking about Tokyo, shitamachi refers to the area located south-east of what is now the Imperial Palace. The word shitamachi is often translated into English as downtown, but shitamachi is actually a little different. Downtown refers to a city’s central area or center of business and...

Experience the Culture of the Edo Period in Ningyocho, Tokyo’s Doll Town

Experience the Culture of the Edo Period in Ningyocho, Tokyo’s Doll Town

by guest writer Laura Loss Ningyocho is a neighborhood of the Nihonbashi district, located in...

A Day in Tsukishima: Explore the Old, the New, and the Monja

A Day in Tsukishima: Explore the Old, the New, and the Monja

by guest writer Laura Los Over 100 years ago, a shipping channel was created in Tokyo bay...

Take a trip back in time at Ueno Sakuragi Atari

Take a trip back in time at Ueno Sakuragi Atari

Well-known for its population of stray cats, Ueno Sakuragi lies only a short walk from both the...

 

MEALS YOU WON'T FORGET

Enjoy Open-Faced Sandwiches and Flowers at Nicolai Bergmann Nomu

Enjoy Open-Faced Sandwiches and Flowers at Nicolai Bergmann Nomu

There's one name that's causing quite a stir in the world of floral design: Nicolai Bergmann. In addition to stunning floral arrangements, you can also enjoy foods made with natural ingredients surrounded by flowers and greenery in this Danish flower artist's cafe, Nicolai Bergmann...

Thick, Fresh Pancakes from the Popular uzna omom b one in Harajuku

Thick, Fresh Pancakes from the Popular uzna omom b one in Harajuku

Tucked away on Harajuku Cat Street are two popular cafes: uzna omom and its second store uzna...

Umeshu and Fruit Liqueur Specialty Store SHUGAR MARKET

Umeshu and Fruit Liqueur Specialty Store SHUGAR MARKET

On July 22, umeshu (plum wine) and fruit liquor specialty store SHUGAR MARKET opened a second...

 

DISCOVER NEW PLACES

Get Some Quality Time with Hedgehogs at HARRY, a Hedgehog Cafe in Roppongi

Get Some Quality Time with Hedgehogs at HARRY, a Hedgehog Cafe in Roppongi

Cafes at which you can interact with animals like cat cafes are very popular in Japan, but right now there’s one that everyone is talking about: HARRY. In this Roppongi animal cafe, you can spend some time getting to know some adorable hedgehogs, or harinezumi (lit. needle mice) as...

A First-timer's Guide to Shinjuku's Golden Gai

A First-timer's Guide to Shinjuku's Golden Gai

Golden Gai is said to have started around 1950 when the black market that had arisen in front of...

3 Great Places to Relax with a Paperback in Tokyo

3 Great Places to Relax with a Paperback in Tokyo

by guest writer Emily Wood As fun as it is, travelling can be exhausting. All those weeks of...

The World's Most Intense Matcha Gelato

The World's Most Intense Matcha Gelato

On a scale of one to seven, how would you rate your love of matcha? Whatever your answer,...

 

FIND THE PERFECT SOUVENIR

Finding Popular Items at ASOKO, the Treasure Trove of Bargains

Finding Popular Items at ASOKO, the Treasure Trove of Bargains

ASOKO is a variety store where you can find everything from stationery goods to kitchen gadgets to everyday necessities, and all at bargain prices! Their stores always seem to be filled with shoppers perusing the wide selection of unique, colorful goods. For this piece, DiGJAPAN! visited the...

10 Must-Have Health and Beauty Items from Matsumoto Kiyoshi

10 Must-Have Health and Beauty Items from Matsumoto Kiyoshi

Japan is a hugely popular travel destination for tourists from other Asian countries, but you...

Character Goods Galore: KIDDY LAND  Harajuku Location

Character Goods Galore: KIDDY LAND Harajuku Location

Opened in 1950, the Harajuku location of the toy store KIDDY LAND is something of a local...

Hanko: a Part of Daily Life in Japan that makes a Great Souvenir!

Hanko: a Part of Daily Life in Japan that makes a Great Souvenir!

Hanko are personal seals that bear the name of their owner. These have been in use in Japan for...

 

SAKURA SPOTS

Sakura at Hama-rikyu Garden
Sakura at Hama-rikyu Garden
Sakura at Ueno Park
Sakura at Ueno Park
Sakura at Tokyo Midtown
Sakura at Tokyo Midtown
Sakura at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Sakura at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Sakura at Roppongi Hills / Mori Garden
Sakura at Roppongi Hills / Mori Garden
Sakura at Yoyogi Park
Sakura at Yoyogi Park
Sakura at Meijijingu Gaien
Sakura at Meijijingu Gaien
Sakura at Rikugien Garden
Sakura at Rikugien Garden

MUST-SEE SHRINES AND TEMPLES

Meiji Shrine
Meiji Shrine
Sensoji Temple
Sensoji Temple
Nezu Shrine
Nezu Shrine
Tsukuji Honganji Temple
Tsukuji Honganji Temple
Yushima Tenjin Shrine
Yushima Tenjin Shrine
Kanda Shrine
Kanda Shrine
 

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Just like a masterpiece! The Japanese garden matcha sweets

Just like a masterpiece! The Japanese garde...

Have you heared of the “Japanese garden...

Stay at Taiyoji, an Isolated Buddhist Temple Just Outside Tokyo

Stay at Taiyoji, an Isolated Buddhist Templ...

Imagine an ancient Buddhist temple perched on...

Tamagawa Sake Brewery, Where People and Snow Unite to Make the Perfect Sake

Tamagawa Sake Brewery, Where People and Sno...

Niigata prefecture has the largest number of...

Digging Deep Into The Old Tokyo: Tateishi

Digging Deep Into The Old Tokyo: Tateishi

What will you find if you venture into the old...

Explore Kagurazaka, Where France Meets Traditional Japan

Explore Kagurazaka, Where France Meets Tra...

Kagurazaka's history is quite unique. In...