Todoroki Valley: A Hidden Oasis in the City

Just 20 minutes from Shibuya on the subway, Todoroki Valley is a welcome retreat for anyone seeking to unwind from the hustle and bustle of Tokyo. Meander along the river bend and discover Japanese gardens, secluded shrines and vibrant wildlife. The Valley Carved out by the Yazawa River, Todoroki Valley is Tokyo’s only river ravine. Extending through a lush canopy…

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Asia, Japan, Travel

Maid Cafés: Otaku Culture at its Finest

Dotted around Akihabara, Tokyo’s electric anime district, are the Maid Cafés. If you’ve ever been to this part of town, you will doubtless have seen the maids advertising on the street. Dressed head to toe in cutesy costumes, complete with frothy tutus, knee high socks and an abundance of hair accessories, the maids transport you to a world that seems…

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