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On Japanese Culture: Tokyo's Asakusa Shrine

Renee Blodgett | Posted 12.15.2014 | Travel
Renee Blodgett

It is one of those places that despite the abundance of foreigners, the shrine is still so inspiring that it's easy to overlook the commercialism, especially with the breathtaking Asakusa Shrine at the end of one of the market streets.

How to Take a Rickshaw Tour of Tokyo

Gail Nakada | Posted 06.29.2013 | Travel
Gail Nakada

Here in Japan, the rickshaw is back -- part of a nostalgic rush as Japanese rediscover the romance of their own culture.

A Free Tour Of Tokyo

Gail Nakada | Posted 05.25.2013 | Travel
Gail Nakada

You'd think a bus with a giant black and white panda head on the front and wearing a pink bow would be pretty hard to ignore. But, somehow, the Panda Buses are one of Tokyo's best-kept tourist secrets.

PHOTOS: The Shopkeepers Of Tokyo

Thomas Shomaker | Posted 10.16.2012 | Travel
Thomas Shomaker

Anyone visiting Japan for the first time will quickly realize that the shopping experience is something special.