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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
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