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The 3 best zoos in Tokyo

The 3 best zoos in Tokyo

Which of Tokyo's wildlife parks rules the roost? We take a look at Ueno, Tama and Mother Farm
Yabusame: Japanese archery in action

Yabusame: Japanese archery in action

Gallant warriors on mighty steeds -- it doesn't get more traditional than this
Trekking Takao: Tokyo's closest mountain beckons during the autumn months

Trekking Takao: Tokyo's closest mountain beckons during the autumn months

As the leaves turn red, Tokyo's urban hordes put on their best climbing gear and head to Takao to walk up the mountain in a big mass herd
All along the watchtower in Hachioji

All along the watchtower in Hachioji

Tokyo's sleepy western suburb of Hachioji has few attractions, but it's heaven for those interested in samurai history
Black magic and ghosts-- Thai superstitions aren't just for Halloween

Black magic and ghosts-- Thai superstitions aren't just for Halloween

Orgasm-inducing haunts, hand-carved penises and the cannibalistic possessed are a year-round affair here
Spooky Izu: Tales of sorcerers and suicide on Izu Oshima

Spooky Izu: Tales of sorcerers and suicide on Izu Oshima

Known for its spiritual exiles, suicide pacts and endless lava flows, the mysterious island of Izu Oshima is an ominous locale in the eyes of Tokyoites
Gallery: Tokyo street fashion

Gallery: Tokyo street fashion

As Japan Fashion Week unfolded, photographer Sean Wood cruised Tokyo's most fashionable boulevard, Omotesando, to find out what 'real' Tokyoites are wearing this fall
Ryokufuso Inn: CNNGo visits the ghost of Kamemaro-- just before the hotel burns to the ground

Ryokufuso Inn: CNNGo visits the ghost of Kamemaro-- just before the hotel burns to the ground

A story from the last days of one of Japan’s most legendary haunted spots
Japan Fashion Week final report

Japan Fashion Week final report

Behold the highlights from another highly entertaining JFW
Nakano Broadway: Into the dark recesses of Tokyo nerd culture

Nakano Broadway: Into the dark recesses of Tokyo nerd culture

In Nakano Broadway beats the true dark heart of manga and anime culture. Who needs windows and fresh air when you have four floors of specialty shops?
Urban Safari: Tokyo wildlife in the Kanda River

Urban Safari: Tokyo wildlife in the Kanda River

If you think Mother Nature has been driven out of the city, spend some time at this West Tokyo River
A Tokyo ghost story: The curse of the Japanese samurai

A Tokyo ghost story: The curse of the Japanese samurai

After a horrific decapitation, the spirit of Masakado -- Japan's first samurai -- still haunts Tokyo today
Tokyo company takes your stuffed animals on vacation... without you
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Tokyo company takes your stuffed animals on vacation... without you

Sounds like the latest version of "Toy Story,” but for some the service is proving to have therapeutic benefits
50 reasons Tokyo is the world's greatest city
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50 reasons Tokyo is the world's greatest city

With the 2020 Olympics locked up, the city from the future just got even cooler
CNN Parts Unknown Challenge: Hong Kong
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CNN Parts Unknown Challenge: Hong Kong

Be Bourdain for a day: Win a trip for two to Tokyo by going on a foodie scavenger hunt
25 best foods for summer
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25 best foods for summer

Hurry up and read this story before it melts all over your hands!
Poutine in Tokyo: Japan takes on Canada's favorite comfort food
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Poutine in Tokyo: Japan takes on Canada's favorite comfort food

Can a dish made of French fries, cheese and gravy catch on in the land of ramen? One Japanese fan is willing to take the risk
Insider Guide: What to do in Tokyo
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Insider Guide: What to do in Tokyo

The Japanese capital is still Asia’s premier metropolis. Here’s where to find Tokyo’s best hotels, eats, drinks, nightlife and attractions
5 Tokyo bars for train nerds (yes, they exist)
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5 Tokyo bars for train nerds (yes, they exist)

Because even people who enjoy memorizing train timetables -- yes, they exist too! -- need a place to relax
Casual fine dining takes off in Tokyo
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Casual fine dining takes off in Tokyo

Sick of offensive menu prices, a new wave of city chefs is whipping up incredible dishes in pretension-free environments
Style over substance: Do celebrity chefs matter?
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Style over substance: Do celebrity chefs matter?

They appear in endless TV shows, books, personal appearances, even a "world summit" for chefs. But should we even care?
Awamori: A guide to Okinawa's tropical drink of choice
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Awamori: A guide to Okinawa's tropical drink of choice

Japan's answer to bourbon is also an Okinawan favorite that deserves a wider audience
Asia's 10 greatest street food cities
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Asia's 10 greatest street food cities

Penang, Bangkok, Singapore, Hanoi, more -- the best street dishes from the best foodie cities
Bloodless bullfighting in Okinawa
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Bloodless bullfighting in Okinawa

Mention 'bullfight' and most Westerners visualize a matador taunting a bull with a cape and sword. Not so in Japan, as one CNN iReporter discovers
Deep south: Living the slow life in Okinawa
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Deep south: Living the slow life in Okinawa

Laying low in Japan’s tropical getaway is easier than ever, with a new airport coming soon
Luxury hotels reshape Okinawa tourism
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Luxury hotels reshape Okinawa tourism

With high-end hotels moving into Japan’s southern islands, the region is primed for travelers with deep pockets
Crowds stampede stores for Japan's 'lucky bags'
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Crowds stampede stores for Japan's 'lucky bags'

Some underpriced goodie bags contained coats, others, a Macbook Air