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Annemarie Luck

Editor-in-chief and digital content manager of Tokyo Weekender

Articles by Annemarie

We ask six Japan-based YouTubers what they love about the country and to recommend the best places to shop in Tokyo along with their must-buy souvenirs. Kasia Mecinski YouTube channel: Fifty na Pol …

“I still get nervous before shows,” says Takehito Tomoeda. Watching him strike a solemn, assured pose on the traditional wooden stage at Kita Noh Theatre in Meguro, it’s hard to believe this veteran…

An eco oasis in Tokyo’s concrete jungle, Biotop is the kind of store that looks more like a home. The kind of home we want to live in. Its three floors of…

Photographer Robert Kirsch opens up about his work – and his inner workings – as he prepares for his first solo exhibition in Tokyo  It’s a windless, mild-weathered day in Tokyo when…

Japan is not revered for its beaches. A quick Google search for “best beaches in Asia” will testify to this. And a not-so-quick train journey to Zushi will only emphasize the point…

When author Alex Kerr first discovered Japan’s Iya Valley in the 1970s, he was so entranced that he bought an abandoned 300-year-old thatch-roofed farmhouse and made a home here. When you visit,…

Hachimantai in Iwate Prefecture is kind of like a mini Japan. Not only does the city boast plenty of traditional and modern culture, it’s also blessed with unblemished nature, “countless” hot springs,…

There’s a difference between the kind of photographer who simply captures pretty images and the kind who spends months, even years, concentrating on peeling back the layers of a subject to expose…