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Incanto Chef Chris Cosentino Does Tokyo for Instagram

San Francisco chef Chris Cosentino took over our Instagram account on his trip to Tokyo.<p>If you know the name Chris Cosentino, you know one thing: the chef at San Francisco's Incanto loves offal. But on his tour of Tokyo last week, which he documented for us on Instagram, he mostly shied away from …

Coffee in Japan: Seeking Perfection at Cafe Use in Tokyo

GalleryCoffee in Japan: Seeking Perfection at Cafe Use in Tokyo<p>At Cafe Use, a short walk from Shimokitazawa Station in Tokyo, signs in the window ward off cell phone users, smokers, young children, and people seeking espresso or cappuccino. There's no wifi for computer users. And while there are a …

A broke-ass guide to drinking in Tokyo

The nighttime lights in Tokyo are overwhelming. Billions of bright bulbs and bulletins begging for your attention, yearning for your yen. You think: ‘With all this brilliance, the rumors must be true: this must be the most expensive city on Earth. How else could they afford their electricity …

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Michelin Star Dining on the Cheap: Kyourakutei

The Michelin Guide is one of the most respected and famous systems for rating restaurants and hotels across the world. Gaining a Michelin star can …

Tokyo's Hidden Secret Gems

Between Tokyo’s crowds, ramen bars, and meandering streets, it’s easy to miss these hidden spots in the fascinating, fast-paced city.<p><b>1. JBS …

Hidden Tokyo: Off the Beaten Path

What sights would you see with a ¥10,500 ANA ticket to dreamland destination Tokyo? The answer is easy, as Tokyo is filled to the brim with cool …

Tokyo restaurants: 15 of the best Japan's capital has to offer

Expert guide to Tokyo<p>Where to find the best restaurants in Tokyo serving everything from Michelin starred sushi to Japanese-style pub grub, by our expert, Danielle Demetriou.<p>It’s not just about sushi. From <i>tonkatsu</i> pork cutlets and <i>unagi</i> eel to <i>okonomiyaki</i> pancakes and all things tofu, Tokyo is home …

Tokyo Food Guide: Where and What to Eat in Tokyo

So, you’re planning on going to Tokyo? First off, congrats! I’m so jealous. Tokyo is one of my all favorite cities. There is so much to do, so much …

Tokyo Food Guide - 30 Restaurants & Cafes You Have to Visit

Tokyo is every food lover’s paradise. Japanese food in Tokyo is a one-of-a-kind experience and delivered on a completely different level. Once you …

14 Cafes In Tokyo You Must Visit At Least Once In Your Life

Japan is the world’s most innovative nation, and there is always something new to discover. Every time we visit Tokyo, we will be super inspired by …

Shimokitazawa, The Tokyo Hipster Paradise

Shimokitazawa is more like the Williamsburg of Tokyo. Like Manhattan’s East Village to Brooklyn’s Williamsburg, Shimokitazawa or “Shimokita” as the …

The Urbanist’s Tokyo: What to Do

The New Classic Nights Out<p>Nakameguro<p><b>1.</b> �First, check out <b>Hatos Bar</b>, where locals go to chill and have some pit barbecue. The crowd is really mellow, …

Daikanyama, Tokyo: The Hipster’s Guide

With its artsy scene and abundance of quirky shops, Daikanyama is basically the Brooklyn of the Japanese capital. Here's how to explore the central Tokyo neighborhood like a pro.

Omotesando Koffee: One of the Best-Kept Secrets in Tokyo

Housed in a machiya (traditional wooden house) in the Omotesando neighbourhood, <b>Omotesando Koffee</b> is a small and simple space, and it feels as though …

16 MORE Amazing Adventures In Tokyo For Under S$11 (¥1000)

<b>Life In The Big City</b><p><i>Source</i><p>Ah, Tokyo: We meet again. As I waxed lyrical about your intricacies and delicacies, I realised how many of your streets I …

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Tempura Lover? Taste the Finest Tempura at These 3 Places in Tokyo – Japan Info

Tempura has long been involved in food talks across Japan. Its popularity even led to the opening of several tempura shops within the country and …

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The best Tokyo bars for drinking alone

We've all been there: be it trouble with work, love or just life in general, you feel like everything has turned against you and there's nowhere to …

Wandering Chef: David Myers in Tokyo

David Myers, the chef at Comme Ça, in Los Angeles (he also has an outpost at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas), is a total Japanophile. His passion for …

24 Hours of Eating in Tokyo

Save Place<p>4 Chome-6 Shirokanedai, Minato, Tokyo 108-0071, Japan<p>For the best yakitori I go to Toritama in Ebisu. They specialize in rarely served, …

Crystals and Flowers Explode in New Infinity Room on Tokyo's Artificial Island

Japanese digital art collective teamLab presents their most stunning immersive installations for a show called 'DMM.Planets.'<p>Two shapeshifting infinity rooms plunge visitors into ever-changing environments wrapped in crystals, butterflies, and flowers in teamLab's latest installations. The Japanese …

Japan's oddest animal cafés: fancy a pint with a penguin?

If you're setting up a new business, there are two things certain to bring customers: food and animals. Entrepreneurs cannily caught onto this fact a couple of years ago, and British ailurophiles can fortunately head to Shoreditch (where else?) to cuddle cats to their heart's content.<p>But the real …

We visit Japan's first hedgehog cafe in Roppongi, Tokyo【Pics & Video】

You can now add <b>hedgehogs</b> to the list of <b>cute animals</b> to visit on your next trip to the Japanese capital.<p>From cats to owls and long-eared bunny …

Tokyo's best new hostels: The coolest places in 2016 | CNN Travel

(CNN) — The number of visitors coming to Japan has boomed in recent years -- a figure that's set to rise even further as the 2020 Olympics draw closer.<p>New lodgings have popped up across the city to capitalize on this, among them an influx of reasonably priced hostels. But while these new spots …

5 Amazing Coffee Shops to Visit in Tokyo’s ”Town of Coffee”! – Japan Info

Kiyosumishirakawa in Tokyo has recently become known as the town of coffee thanks to its abundance of amazing cafes. I would like to introduce you to …

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Secret Tokyo

Don’t get us wrong, we’re huge fans the big Tokyo museums, the essential sights and the city's best shops. But sometimes what you need is a bit of …

Five of the best day trips from Tokyo

<i>By Megan Waters</i><p>One of the best things about Tokyo is that it's so easy to go out and explore the surrounding beaches, mountains and resorts – …

Hot new openings in Tokyo this August

Looking to stay on the cutting edge of food and drink trends in Tokyo? Sure, keeping track of all the new restaurants, bars, shops and stands opening …