Almost an hour away by car from Tokyo Center, Mitake is a small village resting on the banks of the Tama River. Quiet and peaceful all year long, Mitake and it's gorgeous gorges turn during the month of November into a perfect postcard of what Japanese autumn colors are […]

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Also known as the Asakusa Kannon Temple, Senso-ji (or Sensoji) is one of Tokyo most popular and beloved Buddhist Temple! According to the legend, in the year 628 two brothers fished a beautiful statue of Kannon, the goddess of mercy, in the Sumida river. Thinking they disturb the […]

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Hase-Dera or Hasedera is a temple of the Jodo sect located in Kamakura and famous for its 9.18m tall eleven-headed Kannon statue, the goddess of mercy. According to the legend, this Kannon statue was in fact carved from the same tree as the also famous but taller […]

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When we started TokyoStreetView three years ago, the first temple we covered was the Joshinji. Not only is this temple very close to where we live, but its unique atmosphere has always been something we loved. Especially so when it comes to its cemetery. Indeed, unlike western cemeteries Japanese […]

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Named after a local school known for its liberal education, Jiyugaoka, which stands for “Freedom Hill” used to be a rural area on the southern end of Meguro, that started to develop in the 1920s after rail services were introduced and where many artists came and settled to […]

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A famous street north of the Shibuya crossing and starting roughly at Shibuya 109, Dogenzaka is known for its long line-up of izakayas, karaoke bars and pretty much every other kind of restaurant. Extremely popular at night, Dogenzaka will lead you to Shibuya’s naughty area where you'll find […]

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Located in Chiba prefecture on the Boso peninsula by Tokyo bay and roughly facing Yokohama, Mount Nokogiri, or in Japanese Nokogiriyama, is a 330m tall mountain featuring the Nihon-ji Temple (Nihonji). Established over 1,300 years ago, Nihon-Ji Temple is actually one of Kanto area’ oldest temples and […]

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Shinjuku is one of Tokyo's most famous areas, and we’ve covered Shinjuku in the past and we will surely shoot more videos in the future of this vibrant and amazing area. But today’s video is a bit different since we will guide you through Shinjuku’s most famous street with […]

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Also known as the official beach of Tokyo, Odaiba’s construction was initially started to protect Tokyo with a series of six fortress islands build in the 1850s. Today you can only access the No. 3 Battery Fortress or Dai-San Daiba which has been open to the public since [...]

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Harajuku is by far one of the most famous districts in Tokyo when it comes to youth fashion and Japanese subculture. While the main point of interest here is the 500m long Takeshita Street and its many trendy shops, used closed stores, fashion boutiques and small Japanese crepe stands […]

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Back in early 2000, Akihabara was really the world´s best place to purchase electronics, computer parts, cameras and so on, but almost two decades later, Akihabara is just the ghost of what it used to be. Sure you can still find some interesting stuff there, but the choice […]

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While the difference may be subtle for us foreigners, sento and onsen are two different ways to enjoy Japanese bath culture. Simply put onsen means hot spring with hot natural water, while a sento is a paid public bath with heating boilers and dates back to as early as […]

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