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Time Travel Tokyo

Tokyo is one of the most urbanized cities in the world, and yet vestiges of the past are sprinkled all over town. This issue shines the spotlight on nostalgic destinations that take you on a journey back in time. Get ready to feel the breath of spring and revisit the good old days alive in Tokyo.

  • 01 A retro experience of all that’s good and old
  • 02 Off for a leisurely stroll in Ginza
  • 03 Rediscovering Tokyo via history and culture
  • 04 A taste of nostalgia in the heart of Tokyo

01 A retro experience of all that’s good and old

Dressing in a retro kimono gown and strolling around Tokyo’s lively shitamachi area is a popular pastime in recent years. Women especially love to try their hand at crafting accessories and completing the retro look. This section invites you to experience Japan’s good old culture and make unforgettable memories of your stay in Tokyo.

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02 Off for a leisurely stroll in Ginza

Ginza is home to both trendsetting boutiques of global high-end brands and established stores that continue to run business in the place of their founding. Here, let’s embark on a nostalgic journey of the upscale district and discover the new charms of Ginza.

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03 Rediscovering Tokyo via history and culture

The lifestyle and streetscape of Tokyo’s shitamachi area that flourished with creative merchants and artisans in premodern Tokyo, popular product packaging from the Showa period (1926–89), and advertisements from the past decades—get up close with history and culture, and discover the hints of nostalgia alive in Tokyo.

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04 A taste of nostalgia in the heart of Tokyo

This section highlights retro spots that invite visitors to enjoy the leisurely passing of time as well as the design of the unique buildings, from classical museums to old houses renovated into cafés.

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  • A retro experience of all that’s good and old
  • Off for a leisurely stroll in Ginza
  • Rediscovering Tokyo via history and culture
  • A taste of nostalgia in the heart of Tokyo

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