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Udon Noodle Immersion in Japan’s Kagawa Prefecture

As Tokyo gears up for the August heat, an Olympic-themed event, seasonal food fairs, a couple of new Don Quijote stores and a bespoke east-west fusion restaurant are all featured in the…

As the clouds of the rainy season fade away and in come the blue summer skies, it’s a great chance to take advantage of the new takeout options that are opening up…

Bakurocho is a little-known name within the lineup of Tokyo neighborhoods, even for long-term residents. Tucked in where the Sumida and Kanda rivers conjoin in the downtown region toward the city’s eastern edge, the…

Better known for popular evening entertainment venues such as Ageha, Studio Coast and 1st Ring, Shin-Kiba has more going for it during the daytime than you might know. In contrast to an image…

An assemblage of all things hip and all things Shimokita, the Reload shopping area recently opened on the wonderful new development of the former Odakyu Line tracks. It’s by far the most exciting…

Ikebukuro and its surrounding neighborhoods are often overlooked for some of Tokyo’s more popular hubs — yes, I’m looking at you Shibuya and Shinjuku. In spite of this, Ikebukuro is home to…

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