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Setsubun: One Fine Day in Spring

The snow came and went faster than a fleeting thought on a cold February morning. Despite the cold, Setsubun is a very famous festival taking...

Tokyo Skytree – Tokyo’s Tallest Tower

The newest addition to the Tokyo cityscape is Tokyo Skytree, completed in February 2012. It towers above all other buildings that surround it, it...

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 52: House of Red Leaves

There is a famous phrase in Japan, “You haven’t seen real beauty until you’ve seen Nikkō.” So far on this trip, I haven’t really...

Journey in Japan Part 51: On the Other Side of the Mountain

Today I have decided to take a break from city life. I have booked a night at a Japanese inn, known as a ryokan....

Journey in Japan Part 36: A Tale of Sorrow and Sadness

I walk the twenty minutes to Kuramae Station. On the way I pass the Bandai Headquarters; a huge banner tells me that Tamagotchi is...

Tokyo Skytree Town

Today I take the Tobu Skytree Line just one stop, to Tokyo Skytree Station. If I am completely honest, I could have just walked it,...

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