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It's a destination like no other, at once ancient and modern, chaotic and organized, garish yet demure. Like many cities crammed into one, Tokyo encompasses everything from Lady Gaga weirdness to culinary art and speedy shinkansen. In this one-of-a-kind capital, the sensory overload and human crush of districts like Shibuya, Shinjuku and Akihibara is relieved by the Zen vibe of ancient Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines in Asakusa and suburbs like Kamakura. You have to see it to believe it!
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5 Chome-2-1 Tsukiji, Chūō-ku, Tōkyō-to 104-0045, Japan
The Tsukiji Market is the world's largest seafood market, with more than 2,000 tons of seafood moving through it daily. There are two parts to the operation: the inner market, or jonai, accessible after 10 a.m., and the outer market, or jogai,...
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2 Chome-3-1 Asakusa, Taitō-ku, Tōkyō-to 111-0032, Japan
Both Tokyo's largest and oldest Buddhist temple, Senso-ji is one of the city's must see sights. The streets leading to Senso-ji are filled with souvenir shops where you can find tapestries, kimonos, kitschy key chains, and finger foods....
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2 Chome-3-1 Asakusa, Taitō, Tokyo 111-0032, Japan
The colorful Asakusa district is a laid-back, fun, colorful neighborhood where you can buy crappy kitsch and kitschy crap (there are a lot of kitchenware shops, for some reason). Asakusa is also home to Tokyo's most well-known temples and 45...
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2 Chome-3-1 Asakusa, Taitō, Tokyo 111-0032, Japan
Touring Tokyo via Rickshaw is something I never thought I would do. For whatever reason it always seemed wrong to have a man standing where a horse would be in other cultures. But then again, every country is different and I soon learned that this...
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Ever fantasized about being tended to by an attractive teen maid in your home, who addresses you as Goshujin-sama (Master) or Ojo-sama (Mistress)? Or dreamt about being coddled by a demure young thing in a mini-skirt, coquettish pinafore, bunny...
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1 Chome Sotokanda, Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan
Expect to be overwhelmed. In Tokyo's neon-bright Electronic Town, what began as a post World War II black market for radio parts has become a mecca for geeks. Fondly known as Akiba, the area features hundreds of thousands of retail space dedicated...
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Japan, 〒160-0021 Tokyo, Shinjuku, Kabukicho, 1 Chome−16−2 富士ビルディング 5/6F
It's the best place in Tokyo to say “Hello, Kitty” with none of the responsibilities of pet ownership: Kyariko Shinjuku Cat Café, home to 50 healthy, happy felines, from giant fluffy Persians to tortoiseshell tabbies and noisy Siamese breeds....
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1 Chome-3-3番28号 Yokoami, Sumida-ku, Tōkyō-to 130-0015, Japan
I have found that one of the best ways to immerse yourself in a foreign culture is to attend a local sporting event. My husband & I happened to be in Tokyo during the annual sumo wrestling tournament. So we bought the cheapest tickets that were...