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CULTURE

Hanabi: Enjoy the Summer Like a Japanese With Handheld Fireworks!

Hanabi: Enjoy the Summer Like a Japanese With Handheld Fireworks!

Japanese summers wouldn't be the same without fireworks or hanabi (literally "flower fires"). Many summer events feature spec...

Theater-Style Restaurant Suigian in Nihonbashi

Theater-Style Restaurant Suigian in Nihonbashi

Nihonbashi. The place that is now a bustling business district used to be the core of Tokyo’s shit...

Only Once a Year! See the Red Gates Lit up by Lanterns at Fushimi Inari Taisha in Kyoto

See the Red Gates Lit up by Lanterns at Fushimi Inari in Kyoto

Summer in Japan is known for the many festivals and firework displays all over the country. This time we&...

Amazing Digital Art Museum 'teamLab Borderless' Opens in Tokyo!

Amazing Digital Art Museum 'teamLab Borderless' Opens in Tokyo!

'teamLab', a well-known creative group that combines art with technology, has inaugurated t...

Yakatabune, Cruising Tokyo on a Traditional Japanese Boat

Yakatabune, Cruising Tokyo on a Traditional Japanese Boat

Lavishly decorated boats, used to entertain guests by rich merchants and nobles were all the rage back i...

Enjoy Oden Like a Pro: All the Secrets to This Winter Dish

Enjoy Oden Like a Pro: All the Secrets to This Winter Dish

Winter is right around the corner and the weather is starting to get colder. In Japan, this means it'...

Experience a Seasonal Tradition! A Guide to Tori No Ichi in Tokyo

Experience a Seasonal Tradition! A Guide to Tori No Ichi in Tokyo

Nothing announces the coming of the end of the year like Tori no Ichi. This fair is held two or three times e...

Futako Tamagawa TSUTAYA ELECTRICS, an Art and Technology Store

Futako Tamagawa TSUTAYA ELECTRICS, an Art and Technology Store

Despite its name, electronics are not the only thing you will find in here. At Futako Tamagawa TSUTAYA EL...

Taiko Group Drum Tao Will Rock Tokyo With a New Performance This Autumn

Taiko Group Drum Tao Will Rock Tokyo With a New Performance This Autumn

A new and exciting entertainment show is going to overcome you with its energy this autumn 2017. From Sep...

Nakano Broadway, a Charmingly Retro Subculture Mecca in Tokyo

Tokyo Subculture Mecca: Nakano Broadway

How would Akihabara look if it was all condensed into one building? The answer lies in the colorful distr...

Tokyo Hip Neighborhoods: Nakameguro

A Day in Nakameguro: Of Cherry Blossoms, Hip Cafes and Small Dogs

The name of this quiet Tokyo district usually evokes two things in people's minds: popular cherry b...