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Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo, Japan’s bustling capital, mixes the ultramodern and the traditional, from neon-lit skyscrapers and anime shops to cherry trees and temples. The city is famed for its vibrant food scene, and its Shibuya and Harajuku districts are the heart of its trendy teen fashion scene. This huge, wealthy and fascinating metropolis brings high-tech visions of the future side by side with glimpses of old Japan, and has something for everyone. Tokyo is vast and it's best thought of, not as a single city, but a constellation of cities that have grown together. If you don't like what you see, hop on the train and head to the next station, and you will find something entirely different.


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One Bedroom in City Center $1,117
Primary means of transportation Train/Metro
Level of Crime Low
Quality of Life
Average Meal Price $12

Internet Speed 15.0 Mbps
Official Language:
Japanese (Nihongo)
Quality of Care Excellent
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Shintoism 83.9%, Buddhism 71.4%, Christianity 2%, other 7.8% (note: total adherents exceeds 100% because many people belong to both Shintoism and Buddhism (2005))
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Tue May 03 2016 23:10:35 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Finding an apartment in Japan as a foreigner can be a little tricky... this site lists some really reasonable options for "gaijin" :)
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Fri Apr 29 2016 00:04:23 GMT+0000 (UTC)
"Cat Schmoozing" after hours in Tokyo cat cafes. Count me in:
via @CBSNews
Formerly barred from being kept up past 8 p.m. in popular cat cafes, felines given a pass after input from experts
Wed Mar 23 2016 22:53:55 GMT+0000 (UTC)
via the Guardian
Tokyo has an unusual hotel to suit every taste, says Richard Smart, whether you want to spend a night in a pod hotel, at an urban onsen, or stay with a Japanese family
Tue Jan 19 2016 20:46:54 GMT+0000 (UTC)
via Matador Network
Have you ever heard of the “Curse of Roppongi Hills”?
Thu Jan 07 2016 21:46:05 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Cheap option: capsule hotels!
Thu Jan 07 2016 02:18:51 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Day 8: quit your job and start back at day 1:
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Tokyo Itinerary 7 Days. This Tokyo itinerary should perfect for travelers who be in Tokyo for 7 days. For 3 days, 4 days, 5 days or 6 days trip, just ...
Mon Nov 23 2015 20:16:16 GMT+0000 (UTC)
First time in Tokyo? Here is your guide to the neighborhoods!
via Travels in Translation
As the most populated metropolitan area in the world, Tokyo can be a bit intimidating for first-time visitors. While most people have a few ideas of things...
Wed Oct 21 2015 14:04:13 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Thu Jul 02 2015 00:23:36 GMT+0000 (UTC)
14 Jobs for in Japan for foreigners: 1. Engineering / 2. Information Technology / 3. Investment Banking / 4. English Teacher / 5. Office Work (General) / 6. Service Industry (General) / 7. Japanese Companies Expanding Globally / 8. Small Business / 9. Bars / 10. Actors / 11. Models / 12. Sales / 13. Recruiter / 14. Research and Professorships...
The many opportunities for those who want to work in Japan.
Thu Jul 02 2015 00:15:29 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Sometimes the pay doesn't seem great in Japan, but you can keep your living cost pretty low once you figure out how to assimilate. A lot of people I know make a pretty comfortable living with $4-50,000/year. Where to live?
via Tokyo Cheapo
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Thu Jul 02 2015 00:10:37 GMT+0000 (UTC)
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