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Tōkyō :: Japan | 1 month ago

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If you want to open a restaurant, the Kappabashi district in Tokyo's Taito Ward is the place to go because it has everything you need, and more. Situated between the popular Ueno and Asakusa districts, Kappabashi boasts more than 180 shops selling

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Jal :: NM :: USA | 2 months ago

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Continuing a small toy shop for five generations is a kind of miracle, says Masaki Terao, 58, proprietor and purse-string holder at Toys Terao, which his family has been running on Nakamise-dori in front of Asakusa's Sensoji Temple for nearly 130

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Kyōto :: Japan | 4 months ago

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Because everyone needs a vacation, including your stuffed animals. Tokyo-based Unagi Travel is offering a range of trips designed   not for you -- but your favorite plush toy.   According to the website, there's a day trip of Tokyo that includes the

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Kyōto :: Japan | 5 months ago

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The giant red lantern at Kaminarimon (Thunder Gate), which serves as the entrance to Sensoji Temple, made its first appearance after a once-in-a-decade makeover during a dedication ceremony Monday. This was the fifth time the lantern, the symbol of

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Tōkyō :: Japan | 5 months ago

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Yukichi Amano, who died on Oct. 20 at the age of 80, was a true critic. Though his field of expertise was advertising, he used his weekly CM Tenkizu (TV Commercial Weather Chart) columns in the Asahi Shimbun to comment on popular culture in general,

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Tōkyō :: Japan | 7 months ago

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Asakusa was the capital's main entertainment district during the Edo Period (1603-1867) and the charm of old Tokyo still remains there. This weekend, Asakusa and close-by Ueno will host the sixth annual Old Town Taito International Comedy Film

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Tōkyō :: Japan | 8 months ago

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It's easy to make your way around Tokyo on the subways, buses and trains that cover the capital like a spider web. But not many people know about another way to get around water buses. Also known as water taxis, their popularity has grown thanks to

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Ōsaka :: Japan | 11 months ago

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This participatory art installation involves 100,000 blue LED light bulbs that will be floated down Tokyo's Sumida River. It's sponsored by a consortium of parties including the Sumida and Taito ward offices, local tourism bureaus, the Tokyo Chamber

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Tōkyō :: Japan | 11 months ago

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The story goes that precisely 1,385 years ago, two brothers, Hinokuma Hamanari and Hinokuma Takenari, were fishing in Sumida River when they discovered in their nets an unlikely object: a statue of the Bodhisattva Kannon. Buddhism itself was still

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Narita :: Japan | 12 months ago

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With gravel crunching underfoot and birds chirping in the treetops, we follow a meandering pathway past a huge rack of sake barrels donated every year by various sake brewers to the souls of Emperor Meiji and his consort, Empress Shoken, to whom the

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