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If you truly want to experience Tokyo, or need to squeeze in some last-minute souvenir shopping before continuing your travels, consider spending a few hours in the city’s shotengai. Essentially meaning “shopping…

Like an unseasonable snow fall, mounds of pink and white petals have already begun accumulating across the city, marking a sudden (though not unexpected) conclusion to Tokyo’s 2019 cherry blossom season. While…

Hey, welcome back – if you read the previous guide. That, as you can see, was just a taste of the vegetarian and vegan options Tokyo has to offer. Here are a few…

The coming of spring in Tokyo is an exciting season for many. The weather begins to gradually warm and then, what for months was just a grey backdrop, suddenly is filled with…

Like all good legends, the arrival of pizza in Japan is a bit mysterious. Two crewmen from an Italian vessel reportedly introduced the people of Kobe to pizza and it later spread,…

Being a Chicagoan, pizza holds a special place in my heart. It’s a food that pretty much everyone can agree on and basically has become an icon of the city, which led…

Being a vegetarian (or vegan) isn’t that easy in Tokyo. In a country which basically is raised on… well, a lot of meat, from konbini-fried chicken and nikuman to more traditional favorites…