Better Know a Neighborhood: Ginza (Tokyo)

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas here in Japan and one of my favorite places to "feel" the holiday spirit is in the Ginza. Tokyo's former silver minting neighborhood is now an unabashed temple to commercialism and yet I never tire of exploring the brick-lined back streets here, stumbling over Michelin-starred sushi joints,... Continue Reading →

Better Know a Neighborhood: Harajuku/Yoyogi

Here it is - the first post where I explore the individual neighborhoods of Japan's major cities. That's what I loved about living in Tokyo - every neighborhood had a different personality, a different character. This being the week of the Olympics, I thought the perfect place to start would be the site of Tokyo's own Olympic... Continue Reading →

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