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April 4, 2017

Tokyo Oases: The Big City's Secret Hideaways

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Tokyo -- Tokyo holds the record as the largest city in the world by population, density and land size. Luckily, efficiency of space and flow keeps the city from spinning completely out of control. Unfortunately walking around can easily lead to sensory overload. Read more
Tokyo -- Tokyo holds the record as the largest city in the world by population, density and land size. Luckily, efficiency of space and flow keeps the city from spinning completely out of control. Unfortunately walking around can easily lead to sensory overload. Over the years we’ve found several somewhat secret hideaways to escape the cacophony of the city – perfect places for clearing the mind and spirit, especially during spring’s blossom season.

International House
Every spring we make a pilgrimage to the International House of Japan in Roppongi to view a tree with the most beautiful sakura (cherry blossoms) in Tokyo. “I-House” is a private non-profit organization created to promote cultural exchange and intellectual cooperation between Japan and other countries.Read more
March 23, 2017

Afuri: Back to the Source

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Tokyo -- Once the province of late-night slurping at street carts or standup counters, instant meals and cheap dining, ramen has undergone a renaissance over the last 15 years, making it onto haute hipster tasting menus in the West and creating punishing waits outside the “it” ramen-ya of Tokyo and Osaka. Read more
March 2, 2017

Getting Skewered in Tokyo

By Luuvu Hoang
BACKSTREET FEED -- Like chicken yakitori served alongside cold beer? So do we, which is why we made sure this crucial pairing is among the elements of our Tokyo Time Machine culinary walk.Feed more