Tokyo Metropolis

Tokyo’s Best BBQ Spots

Jul 13, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

The best barbecue is the one you grill yourself. You may think this would be difficult in the city, what with a limited yard and garden space, but in actual...[ Click to read more ]

Let’s Tour: Western Tokyo’s “backcountry”

Jul 01, 2020 By Jason Gatewood

I’ll be the first to admit that 2020 has not been kind to we who like to explore, trek, and wander outdoors. We’ve all become more adept at video conferencing...[ Click to read more ]

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Beaches Around Tokyo

Jun 27, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

As the summer heat rises it’s tempting to retire to your air-conditioned room with your necktie fan on full blast. However, with Japan being an island nation we are completely...[ Click to read more ]

Buying Summer Yukata in Tokyo

Jun 20, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

  If you have ever been to a summer fireworks festival around Tokyo you may have noticed many people wearing traditional Japanese dress and wondered what was going on. Well, summer festivals are...[ Click to read more ]

Soul Food House in Azabujuban

May 28, 2020 By Admin

Soul Food House, located in Tokyo's Azabujuban neighborhood, about 3 minutes from Azabu Juban Station, is the real deal.  Mississippi and Georgia natives LaTonya and David Whitaker can cook, seriously...[ Click to read more ]

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Tourist spots to reopen with social distancing measures around Tokyo

May 28, 2020 By Jason Gatewood

With the last of Japan’s COVID-19 State of Emergency measures lifted May 26, many of Tokyo’s tourist attractions, shopping centers, and amusement districts are starting to spring back to life,...[ Click to read more ]

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Second Harvest Japan: Food for all People

May 19, 2020 By Admin

In Japan there are up to 8 million tons of food loss in Japan every year, while one in six lives below the poverty line. As the only registered food...[ Click to read more ]

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Staying entertained while #stayinghome in Tokyo

Apr 30, 2020 By Jason Gatewood

Every 2 or 3 months in this space, I write a piece introducing a community in Greater Tokyo and encourage readers to take a trip to check it out themselves....[ Click to read more ]

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mountain Mt Tsukuba

Hiking Around Tokyo

Apr 30, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

Tokyo is a metropolis, but you do not have to go that far from downtown to find mountains. Of course the most famous is Mt. Fuji (which you can read...[ Click to read more ]

The Best Burgers in Tokyo

Apr 30, 2020 By Jason Gatewood

This list is not exhaustive; the sheer size and amount of places opening, closing, and existing in Greater Tokyo demands an army of greasy, cheesy, burger-loving writers to file addendums...[ Click to read more ]