Category Archive for: ‘Tokyo Tips’

How to Avoid Temple Burnout, pt. 2 (The Fine Points)

If you haven’t read the first article in this series (“How to Avoid Temple Burnout, Part 1”), you might want to check it out for some essential background. Click here to read it. Now that we have some tools that will allow us to put what we are seeing into context – that is,  we have a larger view of …

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How to Avoid Temple “Burnout”, part 1

It is probably inevitable that if you visit Japan – it doesn’t matter whether it is major cities like Tokyo, Kyoto, Hiroshima or smaller towns and villages in the countryside – you will also visit numerous Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines. After the first few temple and shrine visits (your mileage may vary), it is also inevitable that you will …

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Making Sense of Tokyo

One of the most common refrains I hear from people, both online and from clients directly, is that “Tokyo is so overwhelming.” A frequent second is “I don’t think that I can navigate Tokyo on my own.” While Tokyo can seem overwhelming in the scale of its activity and the multitude of areas and neighborhoods, it is possible to get …

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Tips to make your visit to Tsukiji Market more enjoyable

  The Central Wholesale Market, more commonly known as Tsukiji Market, is one of Tokyo’s most popular destinations, and for good reason. It is the world’s largest fish market, its vendors selling more than 500 varieties of seafood from 700 stalls. Mountains of Styrofoam boxes greet the visitor prior to entering the market. Men with cigarettes dangling from lips or …

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