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Japan is a country which revels in innovation and cutting-edge technology but concurrently manages to preserve its rich and humane connection to tradition. From the freezing landscapes of Hokkaido in the north…

Ichido is a Japanese brand dedicated to introducing a new rich sake experience. Working with tasters from all over the world, Ichido makes sake made for all and that pairs wonderfully with…

Located on the first floor of RAYARD MIYASHITA PARK, Shibuya Yokocho is a stretch of 19 restaurants where Tokyoites can enjoy culinary delights from all over Japan. Its casual setting suits the various soul foods you’ll find including ramen, gyoza, yakitori and more. Also seek out special eateries such as a restaurant serving rikishi-meshi (food made by ex-sumo wrestlers) and a cozy café that becomes a vibrant karaoke bar at night. Occasionally, the alley itself turns into a party venue with guest DJs and entertainers of all kinds. Note: Alcoholic beverages are served until 8pm. Parties are limited to a maximum of four people. Business hours: 11am–9pm Address: RAYARD MIYASHITA PARK South 1F, 6-20-10 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku Website: shibuya-yokocho.com

Tokyo Weekender’s series TW Creatives features various works by Japan-based writers, photographers, videographers, illustrators and other creatives in a bid to provide one additional platform for them to exhibit their talent. The works submitted…

Located in the mountains of southern Niigata Prefecture, the small city of Myoko is attracting ever bigger recognition. Home to delightful ski slopes, secluded hot spring resorts and adrenaline-pumping activities, it’s a…

This week is your last chance to enjoy Tokyo’s Halloween events. Also on the schedule, the latest edition of Tokyo LoveHotels, a new NFT exhibition and charity event at Trunk (Hotel), and more.…

Tokyo Weekender’s series TW Creatives features various works by Japan-based writers, photographers, videographers, illustrators and other creatives in a bid to provide one additional platform for them to exhibit their talent. The works submitted…

Tokyo Weekender’s series TW Creatives features various works by Japan-based writers, photographers, videographers, illustrators and other creatives in a bid to provide one additional platform for them to exhibit their talent. The…