Sugamo

Specialities Shopping - Near Ikebukuro, nestled between Otsuka and Komagome along the Yamanote Line, often-overlooked Sugamo may seem like a place with little to offer touris...

Takadanobaba

Specialities Shopping - Named by Tokugawa Iemitsu in 1636, the area of Takadanobaba (literally "Takata's horse spot”) was the famed shogun's favorite horse riding, horse raci...

Gotanda

Specialities Shopping - Predominantly residential Gotanda is quietly emerging as a bustling entertainment district and the daytime home to an increasing number of corporate h...

Ebisu

Specialities Shopping - Ebisu is one of the busiest locations along the Yamanote Line, providing passengers with direct access to most of the major tourist attractions and la...

Shinsaibashi

Specialities Shopping - For all the crowds, bright lights, and current fashion, you wouldn’t know it, but Shinsaibashi has a history that stretches all the way back to...

America-mura

Specialities Shopping - Being Japan, this American ‘hood offers Western culture with a twist, and has some of the best people watching in the city. The now-thriving neighb...

Honba Yuki Tsumugi History Museum

Specialities Shopping - Stepping through the gates of the Honba Yuki Tsumugi History Museum is a bit like going back in time. Inside, a series of traditional buildings...

Nippori Station

Specialities Shopping - Glancing at the platforms at Nippori station from the train`s window, you immediately notice that there's something a bit different from the design of...

Yurakucho

Specialities Shopping - Conveniently located within a five minutes walk of the popular high-class shopping district of Ginza and within 10 minutes of Tokyo station, Yurakucho...

Okachimachi

Specialities Shopping - Okachimachi translates directly to “respectfully walking town.” But what you'll find today is quite the opposite of what the namesake might imply. ...

Ikebukuro Anime Walking Tour

Specialities Shopping - Visitors to Japan may know Akihabara as the mecca for anime lovers, but, hidden on the other side of the Yamanote loop, lies a sleeper...

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