The city's Hotaru festival uses LED bulbs designed to mimic the light of the insects that once “gemmed” the Sumida River.
The life-size sculpture is an advertisement for a new theme park.
Tokyo cartographers create cycling routes that resemble wild animals.
As iconic as anything above ground, these subway platforms leave riders with an added sense of the city they serve.
New York and London top the list in a new ranking of 66 cities around the world.
A video that examines the insular and mysterious arcade culture of Japan.
Researchers have proposed a number of theories over the years — from sensory overload to the economic value of time.
How the city has changed since the earthquake.
A photographic survey of the world's metro gateways.
Snapshots of cities most love-inducing qualities.
In Japan, groping on crowded trains is so common, young women seek refuge in cars where men aren't allowed.
A nearly-naked man swims across the palace moat and other news
The $736,000 tuna auction and other news
Japan is contemplating building a 'backup' city to take over the government if Tokyo is ever destroyed
Stream Las Vegas weddings, construction in Iran, or one of the longest DMV lines in the country
Large cities with cash-strapped transit agencies would do well to study Japan's rail history
Two new reports show that the urban 'heat island' effect is not distorting climate change data
Proposed bill would allow purchase of large areas for city redevelopment
Space for bicycles on streets and in apartments is tight, but storage options are growing