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On a clear day, Mt.Fuji can be seen in the distance from Tokyo. It's nice to see it from the shinkansen window while eating a delicious ekiben  (a boxed lunch sold at railroad stations).

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The Kengo Kuma designed tourist information center stands just across from the Thunder Gate. As you look up at the unique layered architecture, you might feel like eating some layered dango  (Japanese rice dumplings) served on a skewer. Don't worry, you can easily find a place to eat Japanese sweets in Asakusa!

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Did you forget where to meet your friend in Shibuya? Just go to Hachiko, the popular place to meet in front of the dog statue. You may find your friend at the big scramble crossing if you wait patiently like loyal Hachiko.

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Tokyo Skytree is the tallest tower in Japan at 634m. Those numbers in Japanese are pronounced, "mu-sa-shi" based on the old name of that area. You can enjoy viewing Skytree from the Sumida River, sitting on the tatami floor of traditional yakata boats.

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Thunder Gate leads you to the oldest Buddhist temple in Tokyo, Senso-ji. The temple shops have been offering some of the same items since olden times such as maneki-neko (beckoning cat) .

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Tōrō is a traditional lantern typically made of stone. You'll see stone lanterns in many Japanese gardens. Rock, sand and gravel are also essential features of traditional gardens. They symbolize many different things in nature and the universe. Why not enjoy contemplating nature while drinking green tea in a Japanese garden?

 

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Enjoy the atmosphere of "old Tokyo" around Yanaka area. You can still find old wooden houses standing very close to each other along narrow streets. When you walk on the street, don’t forget to put your feet on the funny (tomare / stop) sign.

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Omotesando was originally the path leading to the front gate of Meiji Shrine, where you can enjoy seasonal flowers like sakura (cherry blossoms). Today, Omote-sando is well known as one of the foremost architectural showcase streets. You can't miss the elegant Prada building designed by Herzog & de Meuron.

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Tokyo Tower's orange illumination casts a dreamy spell over the urban night sky. It's still one of the most popular sightseeing spots to visit in Tokyo even after Skytree was built. Did you know that its height in meters is the poetic number 333 (san san san)?

都会の夜空にオレンジ色のライトで魔法をかける東京タワーはスカイツリー完成後の今でも人気の観光名所です。その高さは333m(サンサンサン)というポエティックな数字の並び方だって知っていましたか?