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I’m worried about getting lost in Tokyo and concerned about costs. Any travel tips?

As someone who lived in Japan for a year I share your fascination with arguably the world's most intriguing mega-city, which is why I've returned several times since. A visit here is usually a mesmerizing immersion – so long as you don't spend all your time blinking at bizarre game shows on your …

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4 invaluable tips for traveling cheap in Tokyo

You went on travel sites, you’ve looked at hotels, and everything is out of your price range. You can’t even afford a hostel in Tokyo. You are a …

Eight Can’t-Miss Dishes in Tokyo

This deceivingly simple broth made from kombu (dried seaweed) and umami-rich <i>katsuobushi</i> (dried skipjack, or bonito flakes) is a genesis of all …

Rakuten Acquires Tokyo-Based Travel Startup Voyagin

Rakuten not only runs Japan’s largest e-commerce site, but also one of its leading online travel agencies, booking over 3.8 million hotel nights each month.<p>Now the company is expanding its horizons beyond hotels and flights with the acquisition of Voyagin, a Tokyo-based tour planning startup.<p>The …

3 Perfect Tokyo and Kyoto Itineraries

While there are countless worthwhile tourist destinations spread throughout Japan, like Osaka, Hiroshima, and Mount Fuji, most travelers only have …

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