Tokyo

Tales from a budding Tokyo model: Dora Yoder

Tales from a budding Tokyo model: Dora Yoder

The first in our new Making it in Japan column looks at the highs, lows and obstacles that need to be overcome by models trying to break into the Japanese industry
Japanese rice art: Bringing pictures to the paddies

Japanese rice art: Bringing pictures to the paddies

The Japanese twist on crop circles can be seen at its best this month, with anime samurai and other characters adorning rice fields across the country
5 Tokyo hair salons for the bold, the brave, and the beautiful

5 Tokyo hair salons for the bold, the brave, and the beautiful

Whether you're a model, a rock star or a geek, these salons can match your style
The 5 most picturesque beaches for Tokyo day-trippers

The 5 most picturesque beaches for Tokyo day-trippers

When the city becomes unbearable, escape to the sea
Keisuke Honda: The making of a Japanese football fashion icon

Keisuke Honda: The making of a Japanese football fashion icon

After Nakata and Miura, Keisuke Honda has big (designer) shoes to fill, but he's making a strong play to be Japan's new soccer style icon
Picture imperfect: Toy cameras in Tokyo

Picture imperfect: Toy cameras in Tokyo

Who said photography needs to be hi-tech? We head to the Lomography Gallery store on Omotesando road to play around with their wonderfully lo-fi cameras
Making pineapple wine at Nago Pineapple Park

Making pineapple wine at Nago Pineapple Park

Nestled in the hills of northern Okinawa, Japan, the Nago Pineapple Park winery has turned into a major tourist attraction
Talking toys with a top Japanese collector

Talking toys with a top Japanese collector

We talk with Kazunori Saito, one of Tokyo’s most renowned toy collectors, as he puts his 2,000 items, collected over the last 25 years, on show for the first time
Tokyo's monuments of an alternative future

Tokyo's monuments of an alternative future

Struts and Frets: Julian Worrall and Erez Golani Soloman prepare a lecture on the wonders of modern Tokyo architecture
A surprise package: Tokyo indie band Go!Go!7188

A surprise package: Tokyo indie band Go!Go!7188

CNN Producer and avid photographer Alex Zolbert dives into the unpredictable indie music scene in Tokyo
All white in the night with Mademoiselle Yulia

All white in the night with Mademoiselle Yulia

The fashion icon and DJ in-demand temporarily trades in her trademark multi-colored image for plain white
Tokyo graffiti: Brightening up the walls

Tokyo graffiti: Brightening up the walls

Coming out of the shadows -- Tokyo's graffiti pros are now being offered huge public canvases
Big and fashionable: Plus-sized shopping in Asia

Big and fashionable: Plus-sized shopping in Asia

Side-step the stigma and limited clothing options and get stylish in a big way
Getting to know your food and its farmers

Getting to know your food and its farmers

The Tokyo Local Restaurant scheme brings local food and its growers into various Tokyo restaurants, and is proving a hit with foodies
Tabloid Tokyo: Where art and fashion are the new headline acts

Tabloid Tokyo: Where art and fashion are the new headline acts

This huge warehouse, christened in its new guise by Lady Gaga, has turned from an old newspaper printers to a space for the city's fashionable trendies and artists
Super scooters: Japan’s pimped up two-wheelers

Super scooters: Japan’s pimped up two-wheelers

A look at some of the most blinged-up Big Scooters in Tokyo, with bad-boy exhausts and hot pink color schemes
A small taste of France at Kyoto's Citrus Sale café

A small taste of France at Kyoto's Citrus Sale café

From French memorabilia, gnocchi a la Parisienne to café culture, CNNGo reader JJ O' Donoghue celebrates all things Francaise at Citrus Sale
You big crybaby: Japan's Nakizumo festival

You big crybaby: Japan's Nakizumo festival

In Asakusa, sumo wrestlers make babies cry, on purpose. But it's only one day a year and it's with parental permission. CNNGo reader Simone Kovago reports on this tear-filled festival
Indonesia's black magic market

Indonesia's black magic market

Yogyakarta’s oldest market still trades in spiritual goods -- swords, stones and other talismans meant to bring wealth, health and most of all, protection
Takao-san Hiwatari Matsuri: Fire walk with me

Takao-san Hiwatari Matsuri: Fire walk with me

This yearly Buddhist purification ceremony at Mount Takao puts the fire to the feet of monks and visitors
Miss Universe Japan 2010 crown goes to Maiko Itai

Miss Universe Japan 2010 crown goes to Maiko Itai

This Itai doesn't hurt the eyes. A former employee of Oita city hall in Kyushu takes the crown, continuing a long tradition of winners with bangs
Tokyo Girls Collection Spring 2010: Mega models and 25,500 fans

Tokyo Girls Collection Spring 2010: Mega models and 25,500 fans

While high fashion and designer brands stumble in Japan, Tokyo Girls Collection's combination of 'real clothes' and popular models continues to appeal
Japan's curling team makes a charm offensive

Japan's curling team makes a charm offensive

Team Aomori in 2006 were heart-warming girls-next-door. In 2010, they are a kickass women's curling powerhouse with glamour to boot
Face to face with Japan's Namahage demons

Face to face with Japan's Namahage demons

The Oga Peninsula's Sedo Matsuri Festival is tough love personified as the Namahage demons scare kids straight
Sword fight superstar: Tetsuro Shimaguchi

Sword fight superstar: Tetsuro Shimaguchi

We learn from professional sword fight choreographer Tetsuro Shimaguchi about kabuki, the real Tarantino and how to use a blade to make overseas friends
Secrets of the sumo wrestler's diet

Secrets of the sumo wrestler's diet

During this last week of the Hatsubasho tournament, we look at the culinary ingredients that go into making a giant muscular human being
Bathing apes: Jigokudani's snow monkey onsen

Bathing apes: Jigokudani's snow monkey onsen

In Nagano's "Hell Valley," the forecast is always: Cold and snowy with a high chance of simians