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Nara: The two time capital of Japan shines again in 2010

Nara: The two time capital of Japan shines again in 2010

Nara aims to showcase its remarkable history with a series of events throughout this year celebrating its birth as Japan's capital 1,300 years ago
Fantasy fairs: Tokyo theme parks for the stressed

Fantasy fairs: Tokyo theme parks for the stressed

Some of the theme parks around Tokyo provide an excellent way to escape the daily grind, with wonderfully eccentric, if slightly bizarre, themes and rides. Here are 5 of the best less-known
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
Rocking across the city: Tokyo’s 10 best live houses

Rocking across the city: Tokyo’s 10 best live houses

Tokyo’s small music venues offer the perfect portal into Japan’s diverse but sometimes impenetrable music scene
100 ways to amuse yourself at the Tokyo Toy Show

100 ways to amuse yourself at the Tokyo Toy Show

Pop-up pirates, swaying mushrooms, robotic butterflies and many others all compete with golfer Ryo Ishikawa for your attention at the Tokyo Toy Show
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
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