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Go camping … right in the middle of Tokyo
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Go camping … right in the middle of Tokyo

Amid smoke stacks, concrete buildings and parking lots clogged with 18-wheel trucks, Wakasu Park Camp Site offers the great outdoors where you don't expect them
Don't low-ball the highball
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Don't low-ball the highball

After decades of being viewed as your grandfather's cocktail of choice, the highball is back
Bonsai master breeds happiness in a pot
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Bonsai master breeds happiness in a pot

From beer cans to bedside tables, 15-time winner of bonsai competitions Kunio Kobayashi extols the art of micro-pruning
Feeling blue? Good, it's working
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Feeling blue? Good, it's working

JR installs blue mood lighting in a novel counter-intuitive effort to curb suicides
Welcome to Utsunomiya-- gyoza town
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Welcome to Utsunomiya-- gyoza town

A once-neglected prefectural capital puts itself on the map with endlessly creative versions of the pan-fried dumpling
Tangled up in brew: Tokyo’s top craft beer bars
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Tangled up in brew: Tokyo’s top craft beer bars

You can’t walk anywhere in Roppongi without kicking a can of Asahi Super Dry -- but when you’re ready for something different, walk this way …
A call for vegetable equality
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A call for vegetable equality

Ex-finance workers head to the fields of Northern Japan to free the bent cucumber from persecution
Want to get out of Tokyo? Go Nowhere
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Want to get out of Tokyo? Go Nowhere

Down in Hayama, rent the Nowhere luxury design house for a week of glorious social isolation
Marriage hunting: Japan's 'Konkatsu' kraze
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Marriage hunting: Japan's 'Konkatsu' kraze

CNN follows everygirl Nozomi Okabe on her hunt for a husband who is tall, rich and maybe even affectionate
Beatlemania in Japan: Beatles cover bands but no 'Rock Band'
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Beatlemania in Japan: Beatles cover bands but no 'Rock Band'

CNN looks at Tokyo's legendary Cavern Club, where Beatles tribute bands play nightly
Kuroba-tei: Kagurazaka's gem
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Kuroba-tei: Kagurazaka's gem

We travel to 'Little Kyoto' to experience Japan's traditional answer to 'slow food' under guidance by a famed owner
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