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Golden Gai

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Seen from above, for example from Best Western Shinjuku hotel, Golden Gai may surprise visitors: in the heart of Kabukicho, one of the most electric neighborhoods of Tokyo, this tangle without height almost looks like a slum. We must return to the mainland and … Read more

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Sumida Park

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With few others such as Shinjuku gyoen and Ueno park, Meguro river or Chidorigafuchi, Sumida Park is one of the most popular places for visitors to admire sakura (cherry blossom) during their short flowering in the spring. What is called “Sumida … Read more

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Meguro-gawa

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More discreet than the Sumida River on the other side of Tokyo, Meguro-gawa is also less bombastic: lined with buildings, it finds its balance between a stuffy town planning and a quiet residential area south of Shibuya. Not necessarily the most attractive … Read more

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JR Yamanote Line in Tokyo

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With its oval track that serves central Tokyo’s main districts, JR Yamanote train line (it’s not a subway / metro line) offers great practical qualities which certainly don’t usurp its success. When traveling in the Japanese capital, it would be surprising if you … Read more

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Airbnb, one of the finest housings in Japan

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Launched in 2008, Airbnb has only recently established a large range of accommodations in Japan. During our travels abroad, whether we chose to stay in a house or apartment, it was a necessity to try out their Californian platform, since … Read more

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Batting center: baseball experience on Tokyo roofs

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Contrary to popular belief, the most popular sport in Japan is not Sumo or another martial art. Japanese people may also be particularly fond of skating or soccer, but the one sport which wins the most votes is probably baseball. … Read more

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Ginza

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Ginza is one of the most famous districts of Tokyo, mainly for its high-end appeal. Known for its luxury shopping in the Japanese capital, Ginza doesn’t forget, of course, many great restaurants and nice cafes, and an interesting alternative to … Read more

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