Tokyo Metropolis

Things to do in Tokyo Over the Holiday Season

Nov 28, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

It's that time of year again... You've set the toilet seat warmer on 10 to keep Jack Frost from nipping at your nether parts, the local Starbucks is blasting "Last...[ Click to read more ]

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Chichibu Night Festival Near Tokyo

Nov 26, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

Located about 2 hours northwest of Central Tokyo, Chichibu is a small mountain community that is popular for weekend getaways thanks to it being the home of Chichibu-Tama-Kai National Park...[ Click to read more ]

Educational Museums in Tokyo That Your Kids (and You) Will Love

Nov 12, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

There is something about science that can really capture a child's imagination. Whether it is the natural world, robotics or outer space, getting to grips with our surroundings can be...[ Click to read more ]

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Buying Christmas Trees in Tokyo 2019

Nov 12, 2019 By Admin

If you are in the market for a Christmas Tree to liven up your holiday season you with trim and presents, you are in luck. Stocks are very limited so, don't delay! ...[ Click to read more ]

Buying Holiday Decorations, Wrapping Paper, and Lights in Tokyo

Nov 09, 2019 By Ray Proper

The holidays in Tokyo are a bright and colorful affair! If you are looking for decorations, lights, or other holiday materials there are a few good sources you should know about....[ Click to read more ]

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Winter Illumination in Tokyo

Oct 29, 2019 By Ray Proper

Christmas Day in Japan is just another working day for the most part.  The most interesting facet of the Christmas and holiday season in Japan is that all traces of...[ Click to read more ]

English Stand-up Comedy Around Tokyo

Oct 29, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

Turn on the TV at any given moment during “Golden Hour” (what we Yanks call Primetime) and you’ll no doubt see comedy duos interspersed in the endless waves of food...[ Click to read more ]

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Dream Yosacoy Festival

Oct 29, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

Yosakoi dancing started in Kochi in Shikoku around 1954 as a way to celebrate postwar reconstruction, building spirit, and teamwork. Blending traditional Japanese dance and costume motif with modern music,...[ Click to read more ]

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Talking Turkey – Thanksgiving Dinner in Tokyo 2019

Oct 28, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

Let's face it: Thanksgiving is purely a North American holiday, meaning we shouldn't expect much fanfare here in Tokyo on the third Thursday of November. In most parts of Japan...[ Click to read more ]

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Koyo, or Fall Colors in Tokyo

Oct 26, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

One great thing about Japan is that the splendor of all four seasons can be appreciated wherever you live. And this heightened awareness of seasonal beauty is complemented nicely by...[ Click to read more ]