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Where to Stay in Tokyo | Japan's Quirkiest HotelsTokyo is many things – sprawling, overwhelming, totally captivating – and few would argue that it’s also one of the world’s quirkiest places. The city’s offbeat nature extends, as well, to its hotels.

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Now we're well and truly into the new year, we've got our sights set on some of 2014's hottest global happenings – and it's shaping up to be a memorable twelve months.

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On Location Japan: Movies Set in Tokyo

by ClaireBullen December - last edited February

Movies Set in TokyoOn film, Tokyo is an eternally beguiling palimpsest. Some directors hone in on its neon lights and hordes of traffic, which melt watercolour-like in front of the camera. Other movies capture Tokyo as a dark and grimy warren of alleyways and offices, overpopulated and bristling with tension. But no matter how it’s transposed onto the big screen, the city operates as part-character, part-backdrop, and part-muse. Below, we’ve selected five of the most atmospheric and exotic movies set in Tokyo.

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Fly to the Movies with Virgin Atlantic

by Moderator November - last edited November

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Are you flying with us during November and December? If so, we’ve got another sparkling line-up of inflight entertainment planned – including a winning selection of movies that will make you want to pack your suitcase and take to the skies...

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10 Things To Do in TokyoThough the idea of travelling to Tokyo on business may evoke shades of Lost in Translation, short-term visitors shouldn’t feel dissuaded from exploring the Asian megalopolis.

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Tokyo’s Most Luxurious Japanese Spas

by ClaireBullen October - last edited February

Japanese SpasAs the world’s largest urban area, Tokyo is manifestly chaotic. The sprawling city is a complex tangle of districts; its streets a riot of colour and crowds. Amongst all this, it's hard to believe you can snatch a moment of relaxation, but the truth is Tokyo is home to some of the country's finest and most tranquil Japanese spas. We've picked our favourites to share with you.

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