9 Tips for Visiting Tokyo on a Budget

There seems to be an enduring mantra that Tokyo is the most expensive city in the world. In fact, while Tokyo, like any major metropolis, can burn a hole in your wallet, there are many ways to see...

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History of the Yamanote Line

Prior to 1885, train lines connected Ueno (via Akabane) to Aomori in the north and Shinagawa to the port city of Yokohama (Japan’s first train line), but there was no train line connecting Shinagawa...

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