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Sake! Sashimi! Samurai swords!

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The influence of Japanese culture can be found just about anywhere in Manhattan!

SEE: 13th-Century Art at Japan Society

Admire Japanese paintings, ceramics, and samurai swords inside the center’s gallery! 333 East 47th Street (between First and Second Avenues)

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FIND: Sakagura (aka “The Hidden Jewel” of Manhattan)

Wash down amberjack and red snapper sashimi with one (or preferably more) of this bar-restaurant’s 260 sake selections. 211 East 43rd Street (between Second and Third Avenues) 

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DRINK: Shiso-Infused Mizu Shochu at Ophelia

Pair that with Tanqueray gin, yuzu, and yellow chartreuse, and you’ll have yourself a Far East Side—one of this rooftop lounge’s best cocktails. 3 Mitchell Place, 26th Floor (between First Avenue and FDR Drive)

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