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A day in Sumida Ward: Following in the footsteps of Hokusai

For the typical foreign tourist to Tokyo, a stop at Asakusa’s temples and souvenir shops is a must. Visitors tend to stop by the edge of the Sumida river and take pictures with the...

Another 3 hr trip – Ginza

How to Make the Best of 3 Hours in Tokyo It is the last day of your trip and you have three hours left before departing for the airport. Don’t know what to do with...

Ikebukuro West Exit; A taste of art and culture

Considered to be Ikebukuro’s central location for decades, the west exit has deep roots in the district’s history and culture. With the establishment of a rail line in 1914 (present-day Tobu Tojo Line), Ikebukuro...

Experience Japan’s Traditional Way of Living

Besides bustling excitement, Saitama City is full of remarkable historical and cultural heritage which you can discover through walks and excursions. There is no place better to enjoy Japan’s rich and colorful tradition. Musashi Ichinomiya...

Diary of a Japan Tour Guide: Anghela in Harajuku and Haneda Airport

Japan Tour Guide (JTG) is an online portal that aims to match volunteer Japanese guides with visitors coming to Japan. Read about their tours put together for tourists by these friendly local guides in this...

Nihombashi Takashimaya

Marking the Passage of Time: Classic Takashimaya When you visit the Nihombashi branch of Takashimaya, you are entering more than just a store. You are stepping afoot onto an Important Cultural Property of Japan. Built...

Nihombashi Walkabout

Nihombashi is best explored on foot, and preferably in traditional Japanese garments for a taste of the heart of Edo. Take a virtual tour around Nihombashi with the 26th Chuo City Tourism Ambassador, Ms....

The Nostalgic Charm of Nihombashi

Heart of Edo The phrase “hi sen ryo,” or a thousand gold pieces a day, was used to describe the streets of Nihombashi – or the amount of money that changed hands each day in...

Omotesando’s Oldest Bookstore

Book store Sanyodo has been in Omotesando since 1891 - the oldest of its kind here. You can see a big mural painted on the side of the building. Information Sanyodo 〒107-0061 3-5-22,North-Aoyama,Tokyo [googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d3241.494675252665!2d139.71284659173247!3d35.664819808397425!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x60188c9fec7fc071%3A0xf6bcdcc29e3b6334!2z5bGx6Zm95aCC5pu45bqX!5e0!3m2!1sja!2sjp!4v1456131311222&w=307&h=230]

Diary of a Japan Tour Guide: Monica in Asakusa & Shinjuku

Japan Tour Guide (JTG) is an online portal that aims to match volunteer Japanese guides with visitors coming to Japan. Read about their tours put together for tourists by these friendly local guides in this regular column! We...