Museums Tokyo

Sumida Aquarium

Opened in 2012 as one attraction in the Skytree Town complex (of which Tokyo Skytree in the centerpiece), the Sumida Aquarium is home to over 10,000 sea animals. The indoors tank where you can...

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Tokyo

Shin-Okubo Area Guide

Shin-Okubo (新大久保) is Tokyo’s Koreatown. Many people come here to enjoy an evening out in one of the Korean barbeque restaurants that line the backstreets, and if you are planning on spending a night...

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Shrines & Temples Tokyo

Hie Shrine

Hie Shrine was established in 1478 by the regional lord, Ota Dokan—best known as the architect of Edo castle—to enshrine the spirit of Kawagoe Sanno Shrine so that it could act as protector of the...

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Museums Tokyo

Japanese Sword Museum

A collection of over 150 items including swords designated as national treasures, armour, and other fittings. The manufacturing process is explained and the Archives Room houses about 1,500...

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Food & Drink Tokyo

Harmonica Yokocho

Harmonica Yokocho actually started out as a black market in the post-war years but has since transformed into a small network of about 100 bars and restaurants (the name comes from the fact that the...

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