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Have your heart warmed at Hayao Miyazaki's Ghibli Museum
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Have your heart warmed at Hayao Miyazaki's Ghibli Museum

If you can manage to somehow actually get tickets, head to Mitaka to dive into the fantasy world of Miyazaki's animated films
Comme des Garçons takes over Parco Shibuya
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Comme des Garçons takes over Parco Shibuya

With the new BLACK Comme des Garçons and other stores, iconic avant-garde fashion brand makes the first floor of Parco into a labrinyth of designer apparel. You may eventually emerge but with a much lighter wallet.
5 best Mexican restaurants in Tokyo
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5 best Mexican restaurants in Tokyo

Tokyo was once a desert when it came to Mexican options, but satisfying your taco lust is no longer such a challenge
4 best pizzas in Tokyo
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4 best pizzas in Tokyo

With a city overrun by Italian restaurants, you know that Tokyo is going to do pizza well. But here are the top four pies to try.
My Tokyo: Hiroko Oda
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My Tokyo: Hiroko Oda

A film distributor and true cinephile gives us a taste of Tokyo film culture
Sharp's new solar-powered mobile phone
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Sharp's new solar-powered mobile phone

Forget the wall charger: two hours of solar rays will provide you with enough battery life to fight over the phone with your significant other for 10 whole minutes
3 applications for navigating with the iPhone in Japan
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3 applications for navigating with the iPhone in Japan

Here is how to use your non-Japanese iPhone to navigate subways and streets in Tokyo.
Spelunking for gourmet foods in Tokyu’s depachika
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Spelunking for gourmet foods in Tokyu’s depachika

Almost any kind of food can be found in the basement of Shibuya's Tokyu department store -- if you are willing to pay premium prices
Touring the Ministry of Defense-- and Yukio Mishima's last moments
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Touring the Ministry of Defense-- and Yukio Mishima's last moments

Nearly 40 years after nationalist and novelist Yukio Mishima’s spectacular ritual suicide, his legacy -- and his sword marks -- live on as part of Japan's Ministry of Defense tours
City Escape: Kamakura
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City Escape: Kamakura

A day trip to the ancient capital city is a Japanese rite of passage
Everything you need to know about sumo wrestling
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Everything you need to know about sumo wrestling

Loincloths? Top-knots? Chanko nabe? Japan’s raucous obsession explained for novices and future fans of this ancient sport
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