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Exploring the vibrant tapestry of Tokyo’s hidden gems: an insider’s perspective on Time Out Tokyo

Take a look inside the pages – and the offices – of Time Out Tokyo.

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Shibuya, a district of tradition and innovation

Shibuya’s history can be traced back to the 11th century, when it started as a small farming village on the outskirts of Tokyo. Over time it transformed into a flourishing commercial hub, catering to the needs of the developing city. Despite its modern facade, traces of the past are still present in Shibuya, with remnants […]

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The magical world of MUJI Tokyo

To most Americans, MUJI is just another stationery company, but its flagship stores are so much more than that. The MUJI Ginza flagship store in Tokyo has five floors of products, a restaurant and an art gallery to explore.  Anyone familiar with MUJI knows about their simplistic style, both in their products and marketing. The […]

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Master of Japanese mystery novels: Edogawa Rampo

About a five-minute walk from the JR Ikebukuro Station, on the outskirts of Rikkyo Univerisity’s campus, is the location of the former residence of Edogawa Rampo. The building has been converted into a museum for students studying popular culture to collect resources for scholarly projects. The Edogawa Rampo Memorial Center for the Study of Popular […]

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Shibuya Crossing: the busiest crosswalk in the world

Shibuya Crossing, also known as Shibuya Scramble Crossing, is a famous pedestrian intersection located in Shibuya, Tokyo. It holds significant cultural and symbolic value for several reasons. For visitors who want to experience the vibrant youth culture of Japan, Shiuya Crossing is the place to be. With colorful personas of cosplay, trend-setting fashion and shops […]

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How to get lost in the wonders of Don Quijote

Amongst the city lights of Tokyo lies Don Quijote, the famous retail store that offers an array of products. Don Quijote greets customers with a vibrant interior that keeps true to its private brand, “Jonetz (Jonetsu Kakaku),” which stems from the idea of “giving shape to the thrill and excitement of our customers.”   Open […]

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Tokyo’s urban oases

Along with its stunning architecture, elaborate subway systems, and beautiful historic sites, visitors to Japan are bound to experience breaks in the mold of the city. One of the most notable—and definitely the prettiest—of these changes of pace are the immense green spaces in the city. Inside one of the busiest cities in the world, […]

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A foreigner’s guide to Tokyo

When visiting Japan, it can be a journey filled with personal growth and many opportunities. Navigating through cities like Tokyo is very accessible and allows for tourists to have an adventure traveling to temples, shrines or to monumental destinations like Mount Fuji! Immersing fully into the land and culture in Japan is what being a […]

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Let’s talk about safety, Tokyo style!

The Ikebukuro Life Safety Learning Center, located in the center of Tokyo, is a tribute to Japan’s ongoing dedication to disaster preparedness and public safety. Visitors are invited to go on an educational adventure that enlightens, encourages and inspires everyone to be better prepared for unexpected events.   Patrick Grainger, a Texas State alum, serves […]

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Goshuinchō: capturing spiritual journeys in Japan

In a bustling cityscape filled with technological wonders, Japan’s rich cultural heritage remains prevalent. Amidst the vibrant city streets, there are countless temples and shrines that offer a tranquil escape and connection to centuries-old traditions. Exploring these sacred sites is a popular attraction for both locals and tourists alike. An essential companion on these journeys […]

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