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Island breaks in the city

May 22, 2014

Island breaks in the city

by Daisuke Kikuchi

Even if you don’t have time to leave the city, there’s nothing to stop you taking an island break this weekend. Tokyo Island Fair Shimajiman 2014 is presenting the lifestyle of Japan’s islands Oshima, Toshima, Niijima, Shikinejima, Kouzushima Miyakejima, Mikurajima, Hachijojima, Aogashima and Ogasawara ...

Visit some of Tokyo's top museums for free

May 15, 2014

Visit some of Tokyo's top museums for free

by Daisuke Kikuchi

Museums sometimes get the unfair reputation of being a bit boring, which is one reason why International Museum Day could exceed your expectations. In Japan this year, International Museum Day, which is usually held around May 18, includes a two-week long string of events ...

Hula into the long weekend

May 1, 2014

Hula into the long weekend

by Daisuke Kikuchi

Hawaiian culture experienced a bit of a boost recently as the denizens of Tokyo’s trendy Harajuku neighborhood began snacking on the U.S. island’s foods. Not to be outdone, Osaka will be hosting a three-day festival this weekend, which should get Golden Week off to ...