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24 August 2014

Best Tokyo Daytrips

Looking to get out of Tokyo’s urban bustle? We have three daytrips that do the trick.

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The Great Buddha of Kamakura © Yoshikazu Takada

10 April 2014

Practical Facts: How to Visit a Temple

Here’s our guide to how to visit temples and shrines in China and Japan.

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3 March 2014

Mapping Tokyo’s Culture and Cafes

We give a little background on Tokyo’s fascinatingly unique cafe culture and suggest some places to stop on your next trip.

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17 January 2014

Welcome to 2014

Co-founder and owner Paul Bennett talks a bit about what’s in store for Context Travel in 2014.

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8 December 2013

Context’s Ultimate Gift Guide

Ready for the holidays?  So are we!  We’ve surveyed our docents and city managers across the world to put together…

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15 October 2013

10 Favorite Books Set In Japan

Add to your reading list with these books based in Japan and guess our last entry to win a copy of that book!

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17 August 2013

History Lesson: Peeling Back Layers of Japanese Culture

Get a peak inside contemporary Japanese culture with anthropologist Troy Fisher-Harper.

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7 June 2013

First Friday: Superflat, Japan’s Art Movement

Let us help you understand the basics of Superflat, Japan’s contemporary art movement heralded by Takashi Murakami.

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TAN TAN BO, 2000, BY TAKASHI MURAKAMI

14 March 2013

Enter A Japan Scavenger Hunt & Win

Enter our interactive scavenger hunt and win a free Japan walking seminar!

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13 March 2013

Practical Facts: How to Tip When Abroad

Our guide to tipping across our European and Asian cities is full of surprises.

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21 December 2012

A Taste of Japan

Expansion manager Jessica Stewart gives a preview of what’s to come with Tokyo and Kyoto, the next Context cities to launch.

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