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Introduction to Tokyo's Neighborhoods (Part 4)

Posted by Ashley Atkinson-Leon on 15th Feb 2018

This is a primer to some of Tokyo’s neighborhoods and areas of interests, including famous attractions, cultural activities, foods, and more. To read about other Tokyo neighborhoods and the rest of Japan, click here.ShinjukuShinjuku is brighter than New York City at night! There's definitely lots of shopping to be had. Be sure to take lots of pictures in the photo booths at arcade shops (you pose with your friends like in US photo booths, but...
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Ancient Sites Near Kyoto That Are Worth Visiting

Posted by Ashley Atkinson-Leon on 1st Feb 2018

While there’s plenty to see and do in Kyoto, there are also some historical temples and buildings—some built as early as the 8th century—outside the city center that are worth taking the time to travel to. See our suggestions below. Uji Uji is on the outskirts of Kyoto, and is the site of The Tale of Genji by Lady Shikibu Murasaki, which follows the royal intrigues of the Heian court. Considered the first novel in the wor...
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Introduction to Tokyo's Neighborhoods (Part 3)

Posted by Ashley Atkinson-Leon on 3rd Nov 2017

This is a primer to some of Tokyo’s neighborhoods and areas of interests, including famous attractions, cultural activities, foods, and more. To read about other Tokyo neighborhoods and the rest of Japan, click here.RoppongiRoppongi is a highly-industrialized area with lots of malls and restaurants. They have some nice Italian restaurants there, and I had pasta with mushrooms and bacon in an alfredo sauce at the one we went to.One thing to note...
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