Though we are far from closing the book on the Covid-19 pandemic, the Tokyo 2020 Olympics are moving forward, hoping for safe and limited Games. Following the tradition, the Olympic torch will…

Architecture in Japan, and Tokyo architecture in particular, has always been shaped by an intersection of constraints. Earthquakes, typhoons, floods, lack of space, and potential longevity, are all major concerns that must be…

Tokyo is a world of lights. From neon billboards, glowing vending machines and traditional lanterns to illuminations and fireworks, this 24-hour city is constantly shining for its swirling mass of people.  With…

People often assume that a city the size of Tokyo could be nothing more than a concrete jungle. However, the shrine forest of Meiji Jingu challenges this assumption with an area encompassing…

It’s January and it’s cold, the holidays are over and another state of emergency has been called in Tokyo and ten other prefectures. Things may be looking a bit bleak right now,…

For most Tokyoites, trains are just another part of daily life. They are a means of getting to the office and back, and on occasion carrying you to a nearby town for…

Despite being an international phenomenon, craft beer is first and foremost about the communities that produce, consume and love its singular flavors. In a time when supporting small and local businesses—as well…

Slotting in between Tamachi and Shinagawa, the Takanawa area is set to see a lot of development in the coming years as plans for its transformation into a hub for global business…

It’s easy to forget to take a break, to stop and smell the roses — especially when the world is figuratively (and literally) on fire. Overseas travel is not in anybody’s foreseeable…

Mount Takao is going to be crazy this weekend. It’s foliage season for god’s sake and everyone in Tokyo will be heading to this sacred mountain to snap selfies in front of…

Whether you love to soak up the sun or are looking for a shady spot to chill out, Tokyo’s natural charms are appealing all year round, not just for seasonal cherry blossoms…