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JAPAN LOCAL's guide to Shibuya, Tokyo
On the surface Shibuya is a neon-bathed urban hub, with swarms of high-schoolers and business people flocking to mega department stores, multi-stor...
11 things you can only do in Shibuya
Shibuya’s appeal for many ends a couple hundred feet out of the JR station--see the dog statue, the Moai and gawk at the billboards and giant LED a...
74-year-old bakery that makes lines out the door selling loaf bread
The Pelican bakery has a simple and direct philosophy. "If you have 10 different abilities, it’s better to just commit to one than to create 100 ot...
Instragrammer captures a forgotten, real Tokyo
Nowadays we see Tokyo through the social-media lens of what's "likeable," whimsical or quirky, whether it's the controlled chaos of the Robot Resta...
Cutting-edge Fake Tokyo is both friend and foe of Shibuya fashion
Shibuya is ever-transforming as megaplexes like Shibuya Cast crowd out young, experimental fashion boutiques, and unique street styles like B-boys ...
Pansy Jeans, the artificial denim jeans that don't fade
Denim jeans are an integral part of contemporary style--it's simple to coordinate, durable, and suitable for almost any occasion (especially after ...
Tokyo gift shop showcases unique local goods from all 47 Japanese prefectures
Even if you’ve been to mega malls around the world, the scope and number of department complexes in Shibuya, Tokyo is staggering—you have the two T...
Tourists spots for foreigners that are too obscure for Japanese
TripAdvisor, one of the most major review aggregators for travelers, has recently announced its rankings for the most popular tourist sites in Japa...