April 18, 2013
As if a nuclear disaster was not enough to turn off foreign visitors, recent demonstrations inciting hatred, along with a related backlash over a territorial dispute with China,...
April 12, 2013
Tours on the "Sky Duck" tour bus include a unique final leg--a cruise along the Kyunakagawa river in Tokyo's Koto Ward.
January 15, 2013
Tokyo's Narita International Airport operator says 3,400 travelers spent the night in the terminal after snow caused airlines to cancel 71 flights.
December 13, 2012
A nationwide promotional campaign is under way to stoke further buzz over the smash-hit anime feature film "Evangelion 3.0: You Can (Not) Redo."
November 16, 2012
The 350-meter-high observation deck of Tokyo Skytree offers a stunning view of Japan’s capital--as it appeared in the early 19th century.
November 09, 2012
With clear patches of sky emerging from behind the clouds on Nov. 8, visitors to Tokyo Skytree were in a prime spot to enjoy "Diamond Fuji," a view of Mount Fuji with its top...
September 08, 2012
Tokyo Skytree lit up the night sky on Sept. 7 in rainbow colors to promote the capital city's bid for hosting the 2020 Summer Olympics.
August 25, 2012
With clear skies and good visibility, visitors on the 634-meter-tall Tokyo Skytree tower’s observation deck often take photos of Mount Fuji in the distance, but Suguru...
July 30, 2012
Just short of 1 million spectators turned their gaze heavenward to watch the Sumida River Fireworks Festival on July 28.
July 12, 2012
Crop circles are for amateurs.
July 10, 2012
The view from this planet's tallest free-standing tower is out of this world--Tokyo Skytree--for those lucky enough to score a ticket to the top.
July 10, 2012
Mankind has constantly been fascinated by height and the taller the structure, the more attention and visitors it attracts.
July 02, 2012
Tokyo's Sumida Ward has long been home to artisans and small factories producing wares with a distinctive "made in Sumida" touch.
July 01, 2012
Although he lives in the shadow of Tokyo Skytree, the world's tallest freestanding broadcast tower, Kiyoyuki Takahashi sees mostly the low points.
June 22, 2012
In a gesture to combat global warming, more than 16,000 offices and tourist sites across Japan went dark on the evening of June 21.
May 31, 2012
As Tokyo’s skyline becomes dotted with more and more sights to see, tour bus operators are taking advantage of increased business opportunities.
May 26, 2012
The opening of the new Tokyo Skytree tower in Sumida Ward has really shifted attention to Tokyo’s eastern, sleepier half. Young artisans and craftspeople in neighboring Taito ...
May 24, 2012
Capitalizing on the popularity of the just opened Tokyo Skytree, a park in neighboring Taito Ward across the Sumida River has started lighting up a tower of its own, albeit a...
May 23, 2012
If the thousands of people lined up on opening day of Sumida Ward's hottest new landmark are any indication, Tokyo Skytree will be a big hit--and just what the nation needs to...
May 23, 2012
The novel “Gojunoto” (The Five-storied Pagoda) by Koda Rohan (1867-1947) is about an unyielding carpenter who takes pride in his craftsmanship, building a five-storied...