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Discovering Tokyo – Japan

Discovering Tokyo – Japan

The capital of Japan is a happy, exciting place, with tonnes of cheap and free things to do. Start with a …

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Kanamara Matsuri Festival – Kawasaki

Kanamara Matsuri Festival – Kawasaki

EARLY APRIL. THIS PRETTY MUCH TAKES THE CAKE. If you thought Finland was out there with its wife-carrying and air …

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Saidai-ji Eyo Hadaka Matsuri – Okayama, Japan

Saidai-ji Eyo Hadaka Matsuri – Okayama, Japan

THIRD SATURDAY IN FEBRUARY. WE HAVEN’T SEEN ANYTHING QUITE LIKE THIS BEFORE. It’s fair to say that it’s not every …

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Sports in Tokyo

Sports in Tokyo

Martial Arts in Tokyo Martial arts are practiced in many places throughout Tokyo, but different establishments vary in their openness …

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Sumo in Tokyo

Sumo in Tokyo

Sumo tournaments, each lasting 15 days, are held in Tokyo in January, May (when the emperor himself attends), and September, …

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Nightclubs in Tokyo

Nightclubs in Tokyo

Tokyo’s clubs are many and varied, and the club scene is very fluid. There are several centers for nightclubs; Roppongi, …

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Gambling in Tokyo

Gambling in Tokyo

Pachinko is a form of disguised gambling; it was devised in Nagoya just after World War II and is based …

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Live Music in Tokyo

Live Music in Tokyo

There is no shortage of venues to hear live music in Tokyo. Many big acts, Japanese and foreign, appear at …

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Going to cinema in Tokyo

Going to cinema in Tokyo

Movie-going is not cheap in Japan, costing about ¥1,800 per person, However, on Cinema Day, usually the first day of …

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International and Contemporary Theater and Dance in Tokyo

International and Contemporary Theater and Dance in Tokyo

The theater scene encompasses everything from Shakespeare (at the Tokyo Globe) and Broadway musicals to comedy, classical ballet, and modern …

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