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Articles by Lukasz

A tourist hotspot known for its unique contribution to the world of fashion, Harajuku’s famous narrow lanes are filled with boutiques peddling all the usual “kawaii” knick-knacks and fashion accessories. But if one…

While construction redevelopments are feverishly underway in preparation for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, there are some enclaves in this metropolis that undergo change at a much slower pace. Shimbashi is one such…

Follow us through the backstreets of Shibuya, as we explore the lesser-known music, coffee and mixology hangouts of one of Tokyo’s most famous neighborhoods. From record stores frequented by local DJs, to hole-in-the-wall…

Surrounded by sleepy “bedroom” towns, Nakano has quiet backstreets and a small “downtown” area around the station – a compact but dense district of local life, entertainment, and great food and drinks.…

Amidst the urban chaos of Tokyo lie pockets of culture and tradition, one such enclave being Akasaka. Secluded Shrines Baring its antique roots, Akasaka is host to a handful of shrines that…

Affectionately known as Akiba, this mecca of electronics and otaku culture has plenty to offer for a weekend hangout, even if you’re not a manga geek. Technophiles’ Town If you’re looking to…