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An Artistic Train Journey through Japan

La Carmina | Posted 01.06.2017 | Travel
La Carmina

Japan is a wonderful destination for travelers who love art and culture. These local expressions range from pop culture cute to traditional Shinto arc...

The World Needs a Tokyo Like Early 20th Century Tokyo

Yuriko Koike | Posted 08.02.2016 | World
Yuriko Koike

TOKYO -- With its inspirational vigor and inclusive cosmopolitanism, what better image could one have for Asia's future?

Japan: 13 Things You Need to Know Before You Go

Paula Froelich | Posted 06.14.2016 | Travel
Paula Froelich

The land of the rising sun has seen a dramatic increase in tourism over the past year with Americans flocking to its islands in record numbers. While ...

Tokyo Character Cart Madness

Gail Nakada | Posted 06.13.2016 | Travel
Gail Nakada

Carting like a boss through Shibuya. Photo by Shu Nakada. Tokyo is like a genie in a bottle for gamers. You say you want to dress up like characters...

10 Reasons Why You're Going to Love Tokyo

David Landsel | Posted 04.14.2016 | Travel
David Landsel

At once surprisingly familiar and unbelievably exotic, Japan is, quite simply, one of the best places you will ever travel. It all starts with Tokyo, a city that's equal parts perplexing and alluring, a place built to thrill even the most jaded traveler.

Getting Lucky in Tokyo's Asakusa

Gail Nakada | Posted 01.04.2017 | Travel
Gail Nakada

The Seven Gods of Good Luck play an important part in Japan's love of luck. These deities made their way from India and China along the Buddhist trail with one Japanese Shinto Kami (god/spirit) thrown in for good measure.

Navigating Tokyo's New LCC Terminal 3

Gail Nakada | Posted 07.29.2016 | Travel
Gail Nakada

Low-Cost Carriers (LCC) now have their own terminal at Tokyo's Narita International Airport, Terminal 3. As you might expect, it's a bit more spartan than other areas of Narita with a real utilitarian look. Might as well get used to the pared down amenities before you board the flight, right?

Cherry Blossom Tourism Makes Japan's Economy Bloom

Gail Nakada | Posted 05.24.2015 | Travel
Gail Nakada

In Japan this spring, the color of money is pink. Thanks to the weak yen, Japan is suddenly affordable. Visitors from Asia and elsewhere are coming in record numbers to experience that most iconic of Japanese events, cherry blossom season.

Tokyo's Champs Elysee: Harajuku, in an Hour, Part 2

Gail Nakada | Posted 04.01.2015 | Travel
Gail Nakada

If you think Harajuku is defined by posing teens and pop culture, think again. The district is just as well known among locals for high-end luxury as low-end grunge. Part one of this walking tour was about teen fantasies, this time it's the grown-ups turn.

10 Trips That Are Better Taken Solo

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 10.15.2014 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

If you have the will (and the way), you can travel just about anywhere, but some trips beg for solo exploration.

Tokyo's Shining 'Golden Shrine' Toshogu Reopens

Gail Nakada | Posted 03.17.2014 | Travel
Gail Nakada

Ieyasu's shrine to himself and the mighty samurai class, Toshogu, was one of only a tiny number of buildings in the area that managed to survive this fierce final battle. So in-your-face reformers! Don't mess with this Shogun, even in death.

Tokyo's Luckiest Shrine for 2014

Gail Nakada | Posted 03.04.2014 | Travel
Gail Nakada

Tokyo's colorful Asakusa district is just about the luckiest place in town, with shrines and temples to the Seven Gods of Good Fortune all within walking distance.

Christmas in Tokyo

Gail Nakada | Posted 02.02.2014 | Travel
Gail Nakada

Traveling to Tokyo this December? Don't worry about missing out on holiday cheer. Japanese have embraced, if not the spirit, at least the traditions of the holidays with typical enthusiasm.

Hitachi Seaside Park Is The Springtime Paradise You're Dreaming Of

The Huffington Post | Rachel Truong | Posted 04.06.2015 | Travel

Welcome to flower paradise. Less than two hours from Tokyo, the Hitachi Seaside Park is a palette of colors, changing from one season to another, ...

Tokyo Like You've Never Seen It Before

The Huffington Post | Emi Boscamp | Posted 08.12.2013 | Travel

Below is the second largest photograph in the world. In September 2012, Jeffrey Martin, a photographer from The Guardian, shot from three different...

Tokyo's Odaiba : Do It Gundam Style

Gail Nakada | Posted 06.05.2013 | Travel
Gail Nakada

Odaiba on the other side of Tokyo's Rainbow Bridge is an island of food and fun with the added perk of great views of the city, including Tokyo Tower and Sky Tree. But for Japan Fan Boys and Fan Girls, there's way more to it than that.

WATCH: One Week In Tokyo

Posted 06.29.2012 | Travel

Tokyo gets its close up in Vimeo user Lukas Backland's film shot during a week-long vacation to the Japanese capital. The city's metro, which gets ...

Strangest Sights Of Tokyo

Lonely Planet | Rebecca Milner | Posted 06.20.2012 | Travel

Tokyo is full of baffling attractions. Even more mind-bending is that most of them actually make perfect sense when you stop to think about it. Tokyo ...

WATCH: Tokyo In Sweet Slow Motion

Huffington Post | Chris C. Anderson | Posted 01.06.2012 | Travel

Filmmaker Alex Lee takes (@badassmusketeer) viewers for a slo-mo spin through Tokyo with a creative short set to Flying Lotus featuring Thom Yorke. ...

A Chef's-Eye View Of Tokyo

David Myers | Posted 10.30.2011 | Travel
David Myers

It's easy to over-indulge in Tokyo, but everything from the sushi to the cocktails are moments not to be missed. Every time I visit, I see, taste and experience something new, which increases the emotional tie I have with this truly unique city.

Tokyo Maid Cafes: Where Cute Japanese Girls Slap & Spoon-Feed Customers (PHOTOS)

La Carmina | Posted 09.20.2011 | Travel
La Carmina

At a Japanese maid cafe, customers pay good money to be pampered by cute, young girls in frilly costumes. The role-play goes pretty far. Waitresse...

PHOTOS: Tokyo Sky Tree & Tokyo Tower

The Huffington Post | Chris C. Anderson | Posted 01.06.2012 | Travel

Located just east of Tokyo's Asakusa district, the Tokyo Sky Tree has claimed the title of "World's tallest broadcast tower" according to the tower's ...