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Ciaran Lawler

Ciaran is an Irish writer based in Tokyo. He’s interested in international relations and cultural interaction.

Articles by Ciaran

The immensity of Japanese history is enough to intimidate most of us, with its multiple eras and sprawling cast of major players. But learning about the country’s incredible past need not be…

Ibaraki remains largely unexplored by travelers, despite being readily accessible from Tokyo and boasting a plethora of cultural and scenic charms. Tours are an easy way to optimize your trip, focus on…

Aoyama Cemetery forms an island of tranquility in the heart of the world’s largest metropolis. And during the height of cherry blossom season it overflows with ephemeral beauty. A central avenue spanning…

Ikebukuro has built a reputation for itself as one of the most multicultural areas of Tokyo. Its ethnic diversity is reflected in the plethora of culinary options from all over the globe…

Storied maritime history and contemporary vibrancy stand side by side in Yokosuka, the iconic port city on the Miura Peninsula. Easily accessible from Tokyo as a day trip, the town is packed…

Venture into Tokyo Swiss Inn and you’ll immediately be tickled in the nostrils by the unmistakable aroma of cheese. While residing in an inconspicuous building in the glow of Tokyo Tower, the…

Museums in Japan don’t necessarily have to be boring slogs through yawn-inducing historical tomes and shrug-producing arcane art. Here’s a sampling of some truly intriguing institutions bound to pique interest and raise…

The art of British baking is one that the whole world has come to collectively appreciate in recent years. Mornington Crescent, a cooking school and bakery situated a scone’s throw from Tokyo…