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  • 92%
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  • 92%
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  • 79%
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  • 76%
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  • Tokyo
    Raymond Patrick
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    5 Jul 07, 2014

    For years my number one destination. I go at least three times a year sometimes up to two months. I lived here in 09. As Anthony Bourdain says, it will blow your mind. Tokyo makes New York look like Duluth, Minnesota. The eating out, drinking - there are so many hidden bars and restaurants, you cannot imagine. I love the fashion there and often what you happening their all the big euro designers copy and then you see it in New York one, two years later. The skyline at night in particular with the red flashing lights is incredible, It's simply fascinating as hell and with the level of perfect customer service, safety, it's hard to beat.

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  • Tokyo
    Elvira Vanag
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    5 Jul 20, 2014

    Tokyo is a huge, modern, busy, fast-paced, but also a very orderly and clean city. You can walk the busy streets and quiet parks, see some very interesting modern architecture and very important historical sites, view the city from one of the observation towers, take a boat ride with great city views, visit popular shopping streets, gawk at some amazing electronics stores, try some unusual street food, have a nice dinner in one of the numerous restaurants, and walk back to your hotel or the station under the brightest neon lights one can imagine.

    Recommended for:Local CultureNightlife Lovers
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  • TokyoPro 2014
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    4 Jun 06, 2014

    Shibuya's busy intersection is another good place to people watch. This place is known for the "shibuya girl" blonde hair, fake tan, at least four inch heeled killer boots.

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  • TokyoPro 2014
    Matthew Crompton
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    4 May 24, 2014

    With some 35 million people (not a typo!), the massive urban agglomeration of Tokyo is the world's single largest city. Hypermodern, sleek, sophisticated, and polished, it's the pre-eminent symbol of modern Japan, but the beauty of the city lies in its ability to blend the ultra-new and the traditional, with gorgeous wooden temples and shrines mixed right into the urban sprawl. It's also one of the very best places in the world to eat: amazing sashimi and juicy yakitori skewers with salarymen swilling Asahi draft. It's also a giant vacuum, capable of sucking money from your pockets with startling speed: be advised.

    Recommended for:Local CultureLuxury TravelersNightlife LoversTrendsters
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  • Tokyo
    LadyAlice
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    5 Feb 12, 2014

    Lived here for total of half a year. Must enjoy ridiculous Japanese culture or at least be intrigued by things that aren't Western.
    Overpriced but no other place on earth like it. Shallow people, but that may just have been as I wasn't fluent and cliques naturally form around different language levels.
    Travel wise: YES! Bring: dictionary / imagination for charades.

    Recommended for:Art & Design LoversFoodiesLocal CultureLuxury Travelers
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  • TokyoPro 2014
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    5 Feb 04, 2014

    An amazing city to see! Growing up outside of New York City Tokyo is the only place in the world I've ever been with a similar feel to NYC. There are so many unique things this city has to offer I can't even begin to list them all here.

    Recommended for:FoodiesHistory BuffsNightlife LoversSpiritual Seekers
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  • TokyoPro 2014
    Daniel L.
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    5 Jul 01, 2014

    My favorite urban area to explore. There is nothing else like it. Can easily combine train, subway and walking for a dynamic adventure through modern and traditional Tokyo.

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    Dominique David
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    5 Jul 01, 2014

    Tokyo is amazing. It is completely over saturated with everything you have every dreamt of, and some. It believe it is the greatest city in the world.

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  • TokyoPro 2014
    Harold Smith-Franzen (@smithfranzen)
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    5 Jul 01, 2014

    One of Tokyo's more vibrant and distinguished areas. A must-see just for Shibuya crossing. There are incredible restaurants here but you'll need to do a little research as most of what is accessible at street level is low quality.

    Recommended for:Local CultureArt & Design LoversBudget TravelersStudents
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  • Tokyo
    Scott Kennedy
    5 Jul 22, 2014

    of all the neighbourhoods in Tokyo, this is one not to miss. Home to Shibuya Crossing - the Times Square of Tokyo and enough cool shops and places to explore to walk the legs off even the most hearty traveller.

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  • TokyoPro 2014
    Sara Benson
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    5 Jul 07, 2014

    Forget about the brand-name fashion palaces of Ginza, Tokyo's best-known shopping district. Shibuya is where it's at if you want to snap up contemporary Japanese styles without spending your entire bankroll. Just watch out crossing that famous street -- Shibuya Crossing -- which is like a sea of humanity in the storm of a century. (If you're looking for cutting-edge J-Pop fashion, head to Harajuku instead, nearby arty Omotesando.)

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  • Tokyo
    Wana Ursiripant
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    5 Jul 13, 2013

    Tokyo has many surrounding and fantastic cultural. There are many things must do when you come here. I love to go to Asakusa, Harajuku, Shibuya and eating out Japanese foods all the time. Shopping a good Asian products of women skincare & cosmetic and also interesting souvenirs.

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  • TokyoPro 2014
    Wanugee
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    4 Jul 07, 2014

    This sprawling city is one of the most populous in the world, with perhaps 18 million people in its environs. It is also spread out across many square miles, with different districts as part of it is urban mosaic.

    The main loop train line that connects many of the districts is the Yamanote line. From this line, you can loop aroud to the various sections of Tokyo, like Shinjuku, Shibuya, Ueno, Meguro, Akihabara, Asakusa, Central Tokyo, Kanegawa, etc.

    Traffic is equaly congested, and you probably have seen ths picture of the paid train platform ushers who's job it is to push more people into a train.

    Tokyo is a vibrant city, one of the most vibrant in the world, and hopfully you will visit it soon and see for yourself its unique personality.

    Recommended for:Local CultureBusiness TravelersFamily Travelers
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    Stanley Chan
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    5 Jun 14, 2013

    So many things to do in Tokyo... visit the myriad of temples and the war museum. Make a trip to the fish market at Tsukiji. You won't be disappointed!

    Stan

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  • Tokyo
    Thomas Shepherd
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    4 May 20, 2013

    If the idea of fantastic service, no tips, delicious food and an incredibly interesting people and culture is your thing, then Tokyo is the place. Likewise, it is definitely one of the "party till the morning" destinations with restaurants, bars, clubs, and music for all tastes. If it exists on the planet, you can probably find it in Tokyo. On the other hand, if you don't like crowds or traffic, think again.

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  • Tokyo
    Thouraya Sayess
    5 Apr 11, 2013

    Impressive city, best ramen restaurant in the world "ichiran", must go-to "New York Ba"r on 52nd floor overlooking Tokyo at Park Hyatt

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  • Tokyo
    Nuno Meneses
    5 Apr 08, 2013

    Tokyo is a amazing city and the 9h jetlag is worth suffering from just to know the city. You can find virtually anything to math your tastes. Day and night the city is full of energy and the high views of Tokyo are breath taking. If you are to go there please stay at least 5 days!!!! Getting lost in Tokyo is also a great feeling :)

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  • Tokyo
    Spring Day
    4 Apr 08, 2013

    Smith Delfonics Design is the name of the store.
    A novelty-esque stationary shop for those who want their office to look like Don Draper's. The over-priced store sells super stylish retro filing cabinets, suit-patterned iPad covers and tie-patterned pencil cases, instagram polaroid cameras and if you have 400 bucks to spare, an electric typewriter.
    European flavored pens, notebooks and appointment books are reasonably to ridiculously priced. Branches are all over Tokyo but the Shibuya branch is one of the bigger ones that's worth a look, if only to feel like you're on a Mad Men set.

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  • Tokyo
    Spring Day
    5 Jul 04, 2014

    The perfect city for the timid and not so timid. A wild culinary ride of a city for those not on a Kosher or Halal diet.

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  • Tokyo
    Vivi Song
    5 Mar 26, 2013

    这么说吧,旅行应该没有任何意义,旅行是个手段,是条路径,是扇窗口,让你可以跳出去,碰到命运原本不想给你的人事物,或是念头...然后你多了些机会,把生命从头到尾再好好想一遍,知道自己在世界的位置,如此微不足道却又珍贵...然后你多了些机会,去感受距离与时间并不是永恒,美好的瞬间才是永恒,你可以站在地球的顶端,看清楚时差遮住的懵懂,明了了,豁达了。旅行的样子,是美是丑是雅是俗,端看自己怎么给注解。世界一直如此,As You Wish。

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4.5 out of 5
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Spend a week roaming the vast metropolitan expanse of Tokyo and you will learn the true meaning of “crowded." With 35 million residents and an imperial history dating back over a thousand years, Tokyo boasts an impressive array of sights, including the magnificent Imperial Palace, Meiji Shrine and the popular Asakusa temples. Topping many "most expensive city in the world" lists, Tokyo world-class ... read more
restaurants and hotels are often priced accordingly. However, the city offers several alternatives, including capsule hotels and the simple guesthouse lodging known as a ryokan. To get a taste of Japan’s cutting-edge position in technology and electronics, a trip to Akihabara, or Electric Town, will awe and inspire any visitor. Transportation to destinations throughout Tokyo is simple, as Tokyo has the most extensive and sophisticated public transportation network in the world. Sushi was invented here, and there's no better place to try it than the Tsukiji fish market (try the sushi breakfast).

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