Tokyo Metropolis

Yamathon – Walking Around Tokyo, Saving Lives

Mar 20, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

The Yamathon is a fundraising challenge where teams of three or four people compete to walk or run through Tokyo visiting all 29 stations of the famous JR Yamanote train...[ Click to read more ]

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How to use Public Sports Facilities in Tokyo

Feb 28, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

Staying in shape in a big city like Tokyo can be a chore sometimes; I myself am a big fan of running and biking outdoors, and sometimes it seems cars...[ Click to read more ]

Top Hanami Sites in Tokyo

Feb 20, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

The weather will soon begin to get warmer, the days longer, and it'll be time again for "hanami." If you're new to Japan and Japanese culture, hanami literally means "flower...[ Click to read more ]

Charity Groups and Events in Tokyo

Feb 20, 2019 By Ray Proper

Tokyo is one of the most populous cities in the world, by some measures, the most populous.   While all those people take some getting used to, think "crowded rush...[ Click to read more ]

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The Top 5 Parks Around Tokyo

Feb 20, 2019 By Ray Proper

The metropolis is a great place to live, but the space available to you isn't always great and being constantly surrounded by buildings can feel a bit oppressive after a...[ Click to read more ]

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Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Tokyo

Feb 17, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

  St. Patrick's Day, the commemoration of the death of the patron saint of Ireland, is celebrated in more countries around the world than any other national festival, and Japan, is...[ Click to read more ]

Tokyo’s Best Burgers

Feb 13, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

Japan is well known for having some of the world's finest cuisine, and living in the capital means that you have a great opportunity to try some of the best...[ Click to read more ]

Best Breakfast Spots in Tokyo

Jan 29, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

You might not know this, but Japanese cuisine was added to the UNESCO ‘intangible heritage’ list in 2013, meaning its something unique in the world not found anywhere else (we won’t...[ Click to read more ]

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Art of the Abandoned Station at Ueno Park

Jan 29, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

The Keisei Railway runs between Ueno Park and the far reaches of Chiba Prefecture including the city of Chiba and Narita Airport. Up until 1997, Keisei had a station right...[ Click to read more ]

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Setsubun Festivals in Tokyo

Jan 25, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

So you survived O-shogatsu (Japanese New Year's) and are looking forward to the end of March and the blooming of the cherry trees, but the reality is there are at least...[ Click to read more ]