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Things to do in Tokyo

Sightseeing in Tokyo can bring about sensory overload if you''re not careful. Animated billboards, the buzz of a densely packed and highly energetic population, and glittering, gleaming architecture all compete for your attention. One thing is certain though, you''ll never be bored.

The transport system is excellent, good value, and easy to figure out, even for westerners. However, the best way to view the city remains the oldest way: on foot, walking the streets, taking in the multitude of sights and sounds on your way. You''ll be sure to find plenty of unexpected treasures, from little temples on a side streets, to the warm smile welcome of a local shop keeper.

Tokyo really does have something for everyone. Westerners honeymooners come to cultivate romance amidst the cherry blossoms, shoppers will find exactly what they''re looking for and plenty on top of that, and even backpackers can find a way take in the culture without breaking the bank. The temples and museums listed below are well worth your time, or you can lose yourself in the neon lights of Shibuya, check out the hip Harajuku girls in Takeshita Street or cosplayers in Akihabara, and take the elevated train from Shimbashi station to the bayside Odaiba district, and ride on the giant ferris wheel.

If you''re curious, you can also take a class in any number of traditional Japanese art forms, including calligraphy, tea ceremony, martial arts, massage, flower arranging or meditation. Tokyo also has a number of neon-lit pachinko parlours with men, women and childrentrying their hand at the popular game. Japanese sports such as baseball and sumo wrestling are also fun ways to get a taste of Tokyo culture.

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