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Taste some local fun at Tokyo Dome

Jan 9, 2014

Taste some local fun at Tokyo Dome

by Magdalena Osumi

Whenever you crave a home-made meal, chances are you’ll head straight to your hometown or mom’s house for a taste of your childhood. Failing that, though, you could visit the Furusato Matsuri at Tokyo Dome City in Tokyo’s Suidobashi district, where all kinds of ...

Get kids in shape for New Year's

Jan 2, 2014

Get kids in shape for New Year's

by Magdalena Osumi

It’s never too early to get potential Olympic stars into shape, so why not take your children to Kodomo-no-shiro (National Children’s Castle) in Tokyo’s Shibuya Ward, which will be hosting various events for a kids’ mini Olympic Games. From Jan. 4 to Jan. 7, ...

Bright lights in our big cities

Dec 19, 2013

Bright lights in our big cities

by Magdalena Osumi

Christmas holiday lights can be quite the spectacle in towns and cities celebrating the festive season. And as the days get shorter and colder, they can often brighten the gloomy evenings of a frosty winter. Even though Japan doesn’t traditionally celebrate Christmas, it is ...

A crafty idea for gift shopping

Dec 12, 2013

A crafty idea for gift shopping

by Magdalena Osumi

It is likely that at least once in our lifetimes we will receive a mundane or unsuitable Christmas gift. But at some point, we’ve also probably been the worst gift giver ourselves. The nearer Christmas gets, the more we panic and the more a ...

Find art contained at affordable prices

Dec 12, 2013

Find art contained at affordable prices

by Mio Yamada

The Container, the freight-container-sized gallery in Nakameguro that has been impressively punching above its weight in Tokyo’s art scene since 2011, is taking its mantra of “art for everyone” one step further with its latest show. Described as “shamelessly” manufacturing and retailing contemporary art ...

Original gifts pop up in Harajuku

Dec 5, 2013

Original gifts pop up in Harajuku

by Mio Yamada

If you’re out of ideas for gifts this Christmas, photographic art specialists Subject Matter and creative agency UltraSuperNew’s Pop Up Gallery is worth a visit. Curated by Liezel Strauss, founder of Subject Matter Art & My Japan, items for sale range from limited-edition, framed ...

See 'Akira' in full aural capacity

Dec 5, 2013

See 'Akira' in full aural capacity

by Jun Hongo

Experience animation artist Katsuhiro Otomo’s masterworks in a way you’re unlikely to have done before. The Bakuon 2013 film event in Tokyo is showcasing various anime films by the renowned artist in a space with acoustics designed for music festivals. So, consider yourself warned ...