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Bar Tokyo Brain – Asakusa, Tokyo

A new addition to the Traditional district of Asakusa and recently renamed Bar Tokyo Brain (formerly Neighbour) has emerged as a sports-themed bar. Recently...

Denpoin Garden – The Secret Gardens of Asakusa

Denpoin Garden is the stranger hidden inside Asakusa's well-known Tokyo downtown district full of tradition, culture and history. Whether it be via the infamous...

Journey in Japan Part 61: Ticket to (almost) Ride

Today is Christmas Day. I wake up at 4 am with a Christmas party hangover. It is too early to think, but I have...

Journey in Japan Part 53: In the Land of Spuds and Money

Today I overslept. It is 4 pm when I finally crawl from my bed. Having missed most of the day, and without a plan, I...

Metal Bar God Chappie (ゴッドチャッピー) – Asakusa, Tokyo

If you thought heavy metal music themed bars couldn't be lively, bright and full of red velvet, think again. Located in the back streets...

Tokyo Knowledge – Asakusa, Tokyo

For people looking for a chilled, inviting and friendly atmosphere to drink plus the chance to gain knowledge, we're here to introduce Tokyo Knowledge....

Journey in Japan Part 50: Necks, Lights, and Video Ape

Culture Day is held on the 3rd of November every year. An event to promote the arts, and Japanese Culture. Introduced in 1948, Culture...

Journey in Japan Part 47: Round, round, get around, I get around

This weekend a local event is taking place known as ‘A-Round’, short for, Asakusa Around. Sixty-nine different stalls, cafés and galleries have signed up for the...

Journey in Japan Part 46: Bridges and Balloons

Today I rent a bright red bicycle, and cycle over the Sumida River, toward Ryogoku. There is a row of parked bicycles, each with a...

Journey in Japan Part 44: The Golden Reptile

Today I head to the nearby Minowa Station and take the Hibiya Line. At Kayabacho Station a man runs out of the train as...

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