Tokyo

Exotic Chinese restaurant wins over the anime community-- and intrepid others
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Exotic Chinese restaurant wins over the anime community-- and intrepid others

Anime artists love Shanghai Xiaochi, the legendary Chinese restaurant with the devious menu that's hard to find, and even harder to forget
Lightest flavor ever: Air Mint
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Lightest flavor ever: Air Mint

Guitar is to air guitar as mint is to air mint? No, this new Fit's gum flavor is the real deal
4 golf courses within driving distance of Tokyo
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4 golf courses within driving distance of Tokyo

Driving ranges on top of supermarkets are officially lame. Japan's pristine fairways are closer than you think
Hotel New Otani: All about the gardens
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Hotel New Otani: All about the gardens

Visitors to Tokyo on a high-roller's budget should definitely consider the Hotel New Otani. But everyone should definitely check out its Japanese gardens
Lady Gaga bound (not gagged) by Nobuyoshi Araki
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Lady Gaga bound (not gagged) by Nobuyoshi Araki

Famed photog ties up, shoots American pop star for Vogue Hommes Japan's third issue
Zazen meditation for beginners
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Zazen meditation for beginners

Jogan-ji Temple in Nakano offers courses for meditation rookies -- caning optional
Ramen Jiro: Tokyo's most controversial noodle
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Ramen Jiro: Tokyo's most controversial noodle

A Japanese website asks the eternal question: What is the big deal about Ramen Jiro?
Watch Tokyo Sky Tree grow
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Watch Tokyo Sky Tree grow

Tokyo Tower is no longer big enough to meet the city's broadcasting needs, so here comes an even higher tower
The Japanese boutique donut
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The Japanese boutique donut

A new generation of small handmade doughnut stores offer a very Japanese set of flavors and textures
2 autumn beers for your drinking pleasure
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2 autumn beers for your drinking pleasure

Cooler weather means Japanese beer breweries can offer a richer flavor
Time to rethink that polar bear rug
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Time to rethink that polar bear rug

Japan turns out to be the number one market for polar bear products, but environmental groups are working to shut it down

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