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Visit the World’s Larget Fish Market Before It Changes Forever

Visit the World’s Larget Fish Market...

Fresh fish flopping on dripping trays of ice; sea bream, red snapper, and mackerel; men in knee-high...
9 days, 4 cities and one volcano. A couchsurfer’s guide to Japan.

9 days, 4 cities and one volcano. A couchsurfer’s...

Japan, somewhere I’ve always quietly admired despite freely confessing an understanding of the country...
Scandinavian Soot Stymies Salmon Sales

Scandinavian Soot Stymies Salmon Sales

Tokyo’s world-renowned sushi and fresh fish industries are a marvel of the modern world. Take a...
5 Reasons Why the iPhone Sucks in Japan

5 Reasons Why the iPhone Sucks in Japan

The Japanese people are absolutely in love with their cell phones (“keitai,” in Japanese). On the...

Events

Rocking Out in Tokyo

Rocking Out in Tokyo

Tokyo is nothing if not hip, urban, and ahead of the curve, and the music scene here is no exception. The most unique music...
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Mar 27, 2010 18:39

Food

Ramen Roundup

Ramen Roundup

Throw away those Styrofoam cups and hot water kettles; you’re in Tokyo now. It’s time to dig in to some real ramen: hand-cut...
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Apr 6, 2010 18:05

Things to Do

Tokyo Hanami Update

Tokyo Hanami Update

Tokyo is right in the middle of its hanami (cherry blossom viewing) season, which officially opened this year on March 22nd...
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Apr 6, 2010 22:05

Travel Tips

Tokyo Urban Legends

Tokyo Urban Legends

From the headless horseman to the chupacabra, every place has its scary stories. With its long and rich history, Tokyo is...
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Apr 5, 2010 0:16

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Visit the World’s Larget Fish Market Before It Changes Forever

Visit the World’s Larget Fish Market Before It Changes Forever March 1, 2011 | What's New | Read More
Fresh fish flopping on dripping trays of ice; sea bream, red snapper, and mackerel; men in knee-high galoshes loading crates of just-out-of-the-bay squid; buyers and sellers yelling in a fast clip, adjusting the world’s tuna prices as they go. This is the Tokyo Metropolitan Central Wholesale Market...

9 days, 4 cities and one volcano. A couchsurfer’s guide to Japan.

9 days, 4 cities and one volcano. A couchsurfer’s guide to Japan. September 7, 2010 | What's New | Read More
Japan, somewhere I’ve always quietly admired despite freely confessing an understanding of the country that was limited to clichés of high-tech gizmos, Manga, sumo and sushi, invites more curiosity than most places combined. Yet beyond these cultural cornerstones lies a Japan that oozes variety and...

Scandinavian Soot Stymies Salmon Sales

Scandinavian Soot Stymies Salmon Sales April 21, 2010 | What's New | Read More
Tokyo’s world-renowned sushi and fresh fish industries are a marvel of the modern world. Take a trip to Tsukiji Central Wholesale Market and you’ll come to understand how hawkers and dealers move over 4,000 tons of fish every day, six days a week (and usually before lunch time): efficiency,...

5 Reasons Why the iPhone Sucks in Japan

5 Reasons Why the iPhone Sucks in Japan April 8, 2010 | What's New | Read More
The Japanese people are absolutely in love with their cell phones (“keitai,” in Japanese). On the train, waiting in line, or just walking around Tokyo, the main pastime, diversion, and time-killer for your average Tokyoite will somehow involve pounding digits into their cell phone. They do everything...

Tokyo Hanami Update

Tokyo Hanami Update April 6, 2010 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Tokyo is right in the middle of its hanami (cherry blossom viewing) season, which officially opened this year on March 22nd (yes, of course there is an official date). There’s about a week left for prime viewing before the official end of the season on April 11th. For the uninitiated, hanami season...

Ramen Roundup

Ramen Roundup April 6, 2010 | Food | Read More
Throw away those Styrofoam cups and hot water kettles; you’re in Tokyo now. It’s time to dig in to some real ramen: hand-cut noodles, savory soul-soothing soups, and slow-cooked slices of piquant pork. As the nation’s capital, Tokyo offers a little bit of every taste in the ramen lexicon. So tuck...

Tokyo Urban Legends

Tokyo Urban Legends April 5, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
From the headless horseman to the chupacabra, every place has its scary stories. With its long and rich history, Tokyo is no exception. One of the most well-known historical figures in Tokyo is Taira no Masakado, a samurai who fought as a rebel against the government in Kyoto in the 900′s. He was...

Rocking Out in Tokyo

Rocking Out in Tokyo March 27, 2010 | Events | Read More
Tokyo is nothing if not hip, urban, and ahead of the curve, and the music scene here is no exception. The most unique music festival here (or most other places, for that matter) is the Tokyo Summer Festival. Usually held through the month of July and into August, the festival takes place at different...

Doin’ It Right: Golden Gai

Doin’ It Right: Golden Gai March 18, 2010 | Nightlife, Things to Do | Read More
Nestled behind Shinjuku’s seedy Kabuki-cho nightlife district, the Golden Gai is from all outward appearances nothing more than a collection of alleyways lined with tiny, ramshackle bars. The narrow alleys are lit up with cheap neon signs that set an iconic, old-school Tokyo scene while steering...

Tokyo’s Top 10: Must-See in the City

Tokyo’s Top 10: Must-See in the City March 18, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Sashimi, world-class technology, pagodas, and parks. As one of the world’s major metropolises, Tokyo is not lacking in must-see spots, iconic monuments, and world-class markets. From the tip of Tokyo Tower to the depths of Shinjuku station, here’s a list of the top ten sites every traveller...
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