Travelling to Japan as a Vegetarian

Tasting the local food is an important part of travelling. Traditional Japanese cuisine is famous all over the world and was even added to the UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list in 2013.
Going to Japan as a vegetarian, you might encounter certain difficulties. While washoku, the traditional cuisine, is rather light on the meat side (and

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Skytree Views

Tokyo Skytree is a broadcasting tower and the tallest structure in Japan.

Conveniently located within walking distance from Asakusa, it is also easily reached by train (Tokyo Skytree or Oshiage stations). With a shopping mall and restaurants at its base, the tower’s biggest draws are undoubtedly the observation decks at 350 and 450 meters,

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Shinjuku’s Robot Restaurant

Going to Japan for the first time, everyone has certain expectations of the land of anime, geisha, tea ceremony, temples, futuristic architecture and samurai work ethics. Among these (possibly innocently clichéd) preconceptions is the notion of Japan being fascinated by and obsessed with robots. If you happen to think robots are kind of (read: VERY)

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Shibuya Crossing: One of the world’s busiest intersections

The big scramble crossing in front of Tokyo’s Shibuya Station is rumored to be one of the busiest in the world.

When the pedestrian lights turn green, people start crossing from all directions at once, making for some exciting evasive maneuvers. The intersection is particularly impressive at night, with neon-lit advertisements illuminating the scene

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