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If your pictures aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough
Every morning I traveled on the highly efficient Japanese subway system to reach different places I wanted to photograph in Tokyo. Then the subway itself became my location.
Choosing a theme will add meaning to your photos
There are few other countries in the world where people appear to be so conscious of what they eat as they are in Japan.
Where you should eat in Tokyo, according to a local
Tokyo is the city with the most restaurants in the world, and the most with at least one Michelin star, so knowing where to eat can be seriously tough for visitors.
Does the secret of Tokyo food lie at Tsukiji?
The Japanese love of food reveals itself in Tokyo food: with 80,000 restaurants, its reputation as the world’s gourmet capital is justified. In a city that is also the world’s largest metropolitan area by population, how and why do people find the time to pay so much attention to what they eat?
Here's where the real sushi's at in Tokyo
Japan’s most famous specialty is probably sushi and the place to eat it is near Tsukiji, Tokyo’s huge wholesale fish market.
Want to get around? Go underground
The only practical way to move around Tokyo is its subway system, which is clean, efficient and fast – not to mention quiet.
Meeting a top-class Tokyo chef
In the Shinjuku area of Tokyo, I meet chef Munesuke Kamiya. His restaurant, Gyotei Kamiya, is in a modern building, its entrance looking like the doorway to an office or apartment in the discreet way of so many Japanese businesses.
Sweet lessons in a Japanese passion
The greatest lesson I learn in Tokyo about Japanese food is from a former glass-blower, now spending her days making candy treats from hot, spun sugar.
On goths and maid cafés
The only thing that earns more camera snaps than the tuna at the Tsukiji Fish Market is the Japanese teenager.
The hidden traditional side of Tokyo
Tokyo is famous for its city feel, but those seeking the opposite end of spectrum – light years away of the blaring mayhem of neon and meowing robot cats – should head to Asakusa.