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f.k.a. Edo

“Whatever it is you're seeking won't come in the form you're expecting.”
Haruki Murakami

Things to See & Do



花鳥風月 (Kachou Fuugetsu) ”Flower, Bird, Wind, Moon” - Experience the beauties of nature, and in doing so learn about yourself.

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Eat


Where to start in a city of 160,000 restaurants.

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Drink


Yawaragimizu” - lit. “softening water”, the water sipped between drinks to prevent & alleviate intoxication.

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こぬ人を Konu hito wo
まつほの浦の Matsuo no ura no
夕なぎに Yunagi ni
やくやもしほの
Yaku ya moshio no
身もこがれつつ Mi mo kogaretsutsu 
For the man who doesn’t come
I wait at the Bay of Matsuo—
in the evening calm
where they boil seaweed for salt,
I, too, burn with longing!

- Fujiwara no Teika


Travellers’ & Locals’ Picks 


There’s over 9 million locals and 20 million visitors each year to Tokyo - here are some of their tips.

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Neighbourhoods


A selection from the 23 faces of Tokyo. 

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Travel Tips



From how to get in from the airport to where to throw your trash.

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Articles



Japan-based pieces I’ve written for different publications. Generally on food, food culture, drinks, drink culture.

“In a city with a Murakami-esque, raining-fish-and-vanishing-cats countenance, you become used to its random acts of magical realism.“

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Each day is a journey, and the journey itself home – Basho