Summer is festival season in Tokyo, and it wouldn't be complete without extraordinary firework shows. The Japanese word for firework is hanabi, which means fire-flower, and there will be plenty of blooming in the skies this July and August.
People around the world know that Japan goes crazy during cherry-blossom season. What few people know is that the whole process is repeated during foliage season in the fall! Weather forecasts report on the progress of the foliage and thousands of photography aficionados dust their tripods and take their cameras out for a walk to capture the ensemble of color.
Tokyo is home to some of the world’s finest museums. Any day of the week you could see masterpieces by artists from around the world, as well as world-class exhibits on the origins of the earth or dinosaur skeletons.
A visit to an onsen (hot spring) usually means a trip to a far-flung hot spring resort, but it doesn’t need to be that way. Unbeknownst to many, including more than a few native Tokyoites, the city is home to dozens of onsen, many of them nice enough to make a trip to country unnecessary.
Summer is upon us, and pool season is underway! Our summer guide features the most amazing water parks in Tokyo. Most of them have multiple pools, artificial waves, obstacle courses and many more attractions!
Tokyo has no shortage of good hanami spots, but for some reason there are a few famous parks that get recommended over and over again. Here's our guide to the lesser-known places, where the sakura are just as beautiful and the crowds are thinner.
No other holiday in Japan rivals Shogatsu (the New Year, also called Oshogatsu) in importance, and although it is celebrated according to the western calendar it has few similarities with New Year celebrations in the west.
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This Doctor is arrogant even by Doctors standards.
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