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Ginza

Ginza is the traditional heart of Tokyo shopping with department stores, art galleries, and breathtakingly expensive cups of coffee. The Mitsukoshi Department Store, the first to open in Japan, still operates here as do the Hankyu, Seibu, and Matsuya. With the fascinating food halls in the basements and their impressively priced melons, through clothing and…

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Harajuku

Harajuku is a stunning example of how the traditional and the modern coexist in Tokyo. A short walk from Harajuku Station leads to a massive torii, welcoming visitors to the forested compound of Meiji Jingu Shrine, which is a popular site for Japanese Shinto weddings on weekends. Head only a few minutes’ walk in the…

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Shibuya

Shibuya is known for fashion, shopping and entertainment, and it’s easy to see why when you arrive at the busy station area. The Hachiko exit, with its statue of a famously faithful dog, is a popular meeting spot, and if you follow the crowds across the famous intersection you’ll find no shortage of shops of…

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