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                 From futuristic hub Akihabara to high-
                  end Akasaka with its grand hotels and
                  restaurants, the best way to see Tokyo
                    is to get outside to enjoy the show.
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                                                 When time is               Raijin (the god of thunder).
                                                 of the essence             Don’t miss window-shopping
                                                 Morning                    in Nakamise-dori, a lively
                                                 Ease yourself into the world’s   pedestrian street that’s chock-
                                                 biggest city (by population) by   a-block with animated vendors
                                                 immersing in the tranquillity   selling hand-made souvenirs
                                                 at Senso-ji, Tokyo’s oldest   like woodblock prints and
                                                 temple and an ancient      hand-etched folding fans.  MAIN PHOTO:
                                                 Buddhist shrine located in                            Tokyo Plaza’s
                                                 Asakusa. Arrive early before   Midday                 mirrored entrance
                                                                                                       is a popular
                                                 the crowds and slip through   Tokyo’s creative citizens have   Instagram spot.
                                                 Kaminarimon, the complex’s   developed a definitive style
                                                 statue-adorned Thunder     that fuses Western modernity   LEFT: A young
                                                                                                       Japanese in
                                                 Gate, to be transported from   with movies, Manga comics   cosplay clothing.
                                                 frenetic Tokyo into a different   and performance art. Get a
                                                 age. Look out for majestic   feel of this contagious cool in   OPPOSITE PAGE,
                                                                                                       FROM TOP: Shochu
                                                 Hozomon – the site’s two-  Harajuku’s streets, particularly   is commonly served
                                                 storey Treasure-House Gate   in buzzy Takeshita Street,   in Japanese bars;
                                                 – and statues created in tribute   where street art, youth fashion   giant lanterns
                                                                                                       mark the entrance
                                                 to Fujin (the god of wind) and   and kawaii (cute) boutiques   to Senso-ji.

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