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Ginza

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Ginza is one of the most famous districts of Tokyo, mainly for its high-end appeal. Known for its luxury shopping in the Japanese capital, Ginza doesn’t forget, of course, many great restaurants and nice cafes, and an interesting alternative to … Read more

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Yebisu Garden Place

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As seen with Roppongi Hills, Tokyo likes to build “cities within the city” and Yebisu Garden Place is a very nice one. Located on the Yamanote train line, in the district of Shibuya southwest of the capital, Ebisu is named … Read more

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Ikebukuro Sunshine 60 Observation Deck

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Let’s continue our tour of observatories in Tokyo with this new perspective point: Sunshine 60. It’s located in Ikebukuro, in the commercial heart of the neighborhood, a few hundred meters from the JR station. As usual, the building in question … Read more

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Himiko cruise on Sumida River

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When traveling in the japanese capital, it’s impossible not to cross the vast Sumida River (Sumidagawa) flowing down eastern Tokyo. Along several stations of the Yamanote line (from a few hundred meters), Sumida river can be appreciated in Asakusa and Ryogoku, … Read more

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Todoroki Valley

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Tokyo has a number of these “green lungs” such as Yoyogi, Shinjuku Gyoen or its many Japanese gardens and parks. Through this post, I’ll show you a less conventional tour and most importantly, less known from tourists: Todoroki Keikoku, which … Read more

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Full size Gundam in Odaiba, Tokyo

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First of all, for those of you who didn’t know: Gundam is a very famous Japanese animation series ever since it began in 1979, which features giant “mech(a)” robots. Along with Macross and Evangelion, it is the most representative and successful of the … Read more

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Hama-Rikyu gardens in Tokyo

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I try to present as many Japanese gardens as possible here because they represent very significant zen punctuation in a travel itinerary, especially in megacities. Despite the concrete and electric vastness it represents, Tokyo doesn’t forget its historic green lungs, for … Read more

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