• May 6, 2015
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    Party Like an Edokko: Tokyo Festivals in May

    The shitamachi (aka the eastern parts of Tokyo where the non-samurai population flourished in the Edo times, from the early 1600s to the mid-1800s) is a cheapo’s paradise for many reasons.  Most relevant to this article is that it is […]

  • April 26, 2015
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    Tokyo Golden Week: Tips for Avoiding the Crowd

    Golden Week refers to a cluster of holidays from late April to early May: Showa Day (April 29), referring to the previous emperor’s birthday; Constitution Memorial Day (May 3); Greenery Day (May 4); and Children’s Day (May 5). The gaps […]

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