Tokyo's oldest temple is said to have originated in 628 when fishermen found a small gold statue of Kannon in their nets. Senso-ji, or Asakusa Kannon, as it's...more
Converted into a Zen temple in 1339, Saiho-ji Temple, in the southwestern outskirts of Kyoto, is justly renowned for its large and lush moss garden, which...more
The pink portals of the Almond Coffee shop, a landmark for decades, mark the epicenter of the infamous nightlife district you either love or loathe. Sweaty bars...more
After World War II, most Japanese didn't have baths in their homes, and the neighborhood bathhouse, or sento, served not only as a hygienic necessity but as a...more
This tatami-floored museum (you must wear slippers inside) has one of Japan's best collections of ukiyo-e woodblock prints and offers a respite from the crowds...more
A Japanese proverb says, "Never say kekko until you've seen Nikko." "Kekko" means both splendid and satisfied, and the double meaning won't be lost on visitors...more
A wonderful museum devoted to mingei or folk art, the Nihon Mingei-kan was founded by scholar Soetsu Yanagi in 1936. The mingei movement highlighted the beauty...more
Nakameguro, a spillover district from fashion-centric Daikanyama, is now a destination in its own right; it's been dubbed the new hip hangout by trend-conscious...more
This contemporary art museum sits on the 53rd floor of the Mori Tower in Roppongi Hills. It has large, stylish spaces and an ambitious exhibition program with a...more
Japan is famous for its rustic hot springs (onsen), and even Tokyo has its own mineral-rich baths. Azabu-Juban Onsen sits above a natural source whose dark...more
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