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This former home of famous Japanese artist Yokoyama Taikan (1868-1958) has beckoned to me for years. Its 2-story wooden architecture truly stands out by a busy street lined with tall, modern buildings. I happened to be in the home's neighborhood recently, enjoying a walk by...More
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Ochanomizu / Akihabara / Kanda
Ochanomizu boasts its academic foundations starting with Yushima Seido, the birthplace of modern day Japanese education. The area has kept its college town feel with several university campuses. If you head towards Jinbocho, you'll find musical instrument and sports equipment shops, and an area of used bookstores for students and anyone interested in literature and the arts. Akihabara is well-known for its computer and
electronic goods stores, and is now hugely popular as the must-visit mecca for people interested in anime and games. Kanda is an office district where you can find loads of reasonably priced izakayas popular with professionals who stop to eat and drink before making their way home.