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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...
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