tokyo neighborhoods

Tips + Trends

Anna Byrne

A Local’s Guide to Tokyo’s Hidden Neighborhoods

Take a tour of Tokyo’s less touristy districts. (Photo: Alamy)
Tokyo isn’t one homogenized city—it’s a whole cluster of neighborhoods, each with its own character and secret attractions known only …


Health + Fitness

Jason L Gatewood

Where to Find Your Bliss in Tokyo

Tokyo is often called the world’s most densely populated megacity and with good reason. Roughly 30 million people—about 25 percent of Japan’s total population—live in the 37-mile radius around Greater …

Tips + Trends

Dale Rutledge

The Best Time to View Japan’s Cherry Blossoms

If Wintertime blues have got you daydreaming of warm weather picnics and exotic travel then Japan’s Cherry Blossom season should surely brighten your spirits. “Hanami,” Japanese for flower viewing season, …

Eat + Drink

Tom Downey

The Ten Commandments of Sushi

My first lunch at Yajima Sushi, in Tokyo, felt more like a kidnapping. There were open spots at the counter. But the chef, Susumu Yajima, instructed me to take a …

Eat + Drink

Bruce Buschel

Catching the Last Days of the Tokyo Fish Market

After operating as the world’s largest wholesale fish and seafood market since 1935, Tokyo will move the Tsukiji market to a more modern facility in Toyosu, Koto Ward, in November. …

Where I've Been

Marc Graser

Why ‘Empire’s’ Jussie Smollett Was Taken with Tokyo

Japan is far from the soundstages of Chicago where Jussie Smollett films Fox’s musical drama “Empire,” but after getting a brief taste of Tokyo, he already knows he’ll be back.