“The world’s biggest, most functional city might also be the most pedestrian-friendly. That’s not a coincidence.”
The Endgame of the Olympics
What if the Olympic Games never come back?
Country music became popular in Japan after World War II. Today, Tokyo has a vibrant underground country music scene.
Selling Vintage Records in Tokyo
Listening to music with a Tokyo record store owner forges a deeper bond than any shared language.
The Life-Changing Magic of Getting In Line at 5AM
Japan is committed to waiting: its language includes the phrase gyouretsu no dekiru mise: “restaurants that have very long lines.”
Where Your Stuff Goes When You Lose It in Tokyo
If you lost your umbrella in Tokyo, don’t worry. It’s probably among the thousands stored inside the Metropolitan Police Department’s six-story lost and found center.
How a Famed Danish Restaurant Brought Japanese Sensibilities to Their Tokyo Pop-Up
He could have made his life easier by being less ambitious, but that’s not what Noma does. Instead, they’ve taken their strictly seasonal and regional agenda and applied it to the islands of Japan instead of the Nordic region. “I made seven trips here in the past year. I’ve been everywhere in Japan,” he explains.