How Autonomous And Electric Vehicles Will Keep The Tokyo 2020 Olympics Moving
Autonomous and electric vehicles will help move athletes, officials and media around the Tokyo metropolis in 2020, while other innovations will improve transport for visitors
3 ways to help ensure the 2020 Tokyo Olympics are sustainable
Dr. Ruediger Kuehr, Director of United Nations University’s Sustainable Cycles Programme, describes progress toward a sustainable 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Tokyo's New Olympic Stadium looks way more modest than the previous design
After ditching Zaha Hadid's wild design, Tokyo will be getting a much more modest Olympic stadium.
Here's What the New Year Looks Like in Sydney, Tokyo and Cities Around the World
Celebrations have already begun in countries like Samoa, Sydney, North Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Thailand and Indonesia.
NYC Passes Tokyo As Top Entertainment & Media Spender
The Big Apple took the top spot in 2014 by accounting for $19.7 billion in entertainment and media spending, ahead of Tokyo’s $19.5 billion, according to a report out today from research and …
How Many U.S. Cities Can You Fit Inside Tokyo?
According to a 2014 report by the U.N., “Tokyo is the world’s largest city with an agglomeration of 38 million inhabitants.” That can’t be right, you might say. No city has that many people. It says on Wikipedia that the population of Tokyo is only 13 million. From a more technical perspective, there is only one City of Tokyo, and it’s population …
What Starbucks’ new Tokyo Roastery tells us about the future of experiences
Last month Starbucks opened its largest store in the world - the fifth ‘Reserve Roastery - in Tokyo. There’s a lot to say about this store! The four-storey roastery is the first to be designed by a local architect ( Kengo Kuma , who is also behind Tokyo’s new National Stadium for the 2020 Olympics) and built from the ground up. Located next to the famous Meguro River, the store pays homage to Japanese heritage and craftsmanship - from the origami-inspired wooden ceiling…
Top 10 Tokyo Experiences for Foodies
From dreaming of Jiro at Sukiyabashi Jiro & the Tsukiji fish market, bespoke sake experiences & rich ramen noodles, these are the best restaurants in Tokyo
Tokyo’s top ten beautiful buildings
Tokyo is hardly ever described as ‘beautiful’, and for good reason: many of the most recognisable structures in our beloved city fall into the categories of dystopian monstrosity and/or soulless glass-and-steel rectangle. Nevertheless, the metropolis is also home to quite a few simply gorgeous pieces of architecture – here are our top picks… 1.…
[Newsmaker] Tokyo protests UN committee’s advice on ‘comfort women’: local report
After a UN anti-discrimination body on Thursday advised Tokyo to adopt a victim-centered approach to achieve a lasting solution on the issue of Japan’s wartime military sexual slavery, which largely involved Korean women, Tokyo’s UN mission has expressed its regret and lodged a protest with the UN committee, according to local media. The 18-member UN body stated that Tokyo’s efforts did not “take a fully victi...
Sightseeing Guide To Tokyo
An informative sightseeing guide to the best attractions to visit in the five top neighborhoods in Tokyo
How to Travel Deeper in Tokyo
This November, AFAR Experiences is headed to Tokyo in collaboration with World of Hyatt for three days of immersive activities, such as dining with innovative chefs, discussing art with its curators, and learning from local experts ingrained in the fabric of Tokyo. Here are four ways you can get ...
A Guide to Tokyo's Piss Alley
Despite it's charming name, Piss Alley is worth a visit. It is one of Tokyo's hidden gems for a taste of traditional and exotic dining and drinking
How to take on Tokyo with kids
Robots, rabbits and melon-pudding people – there's plenty to dazzle young travellers in Japan's capital city.
A Local's Guide to Tokyo
Tokyo may be a city of extremes, but travelers can find the best of it between the ancient and ultramodern.
How to find wellness in Tokyo and Nikko
Take some time for onsen, aqua relaxation, and quiet strolls around the shrines.
Beginner’s guide to Tokyo
Anyone who’s ever seen the iconic film “Lost in Translation” knows that Tokyo is a whirlwind of lights and color and sound and energy. But until you experience the city firsthand, it’s impossible t…
The Eater Guide to Tokyo
Food news and dining guides from across the country.
An Art Lover’s Guide to Tokyo
A Day in Tokyo: The Insider's Guide
When it comes to travel, it’s nice to have an insider’s perspective. Here at Blueprint, presented by CBRE, we are fortunate to have an expa