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In places Tokyo seems to have been frozen in time—especially in the traditions that underpin many Tokyoites’ lives or the temples and gardens that have survived centuries of upheaval—yet in others the city never stands still, and change of some kind—gradual and rapid—is always afoot. - Copyright © 2014 by Fodor’s Travel, a division of Random House, LLC. All rights reserved.
Copyright ©2014 by Fodor's Travel, a division of Random House, LLC. All rights reserved.
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The Tokyo National Museum’s important collections include archaeological artifacts, paintings, calligraphy, sculptures, textiles, pottery and more.
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Explore what well-regarded Walk Japan calls “perhaps the most enigmatic” metropolis on Earth, mixing ultramodern and traditional. It offers Tokyo tours.
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Catnip for kiddies: Go on rides, pose with Kitty and other characters, then watch a Disney-style parade at super-cute Sanrio Puroland theme park.
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You can luxuriate in tubs filled by hot springs at the Oedo-Onsen-Monogatari complex, then stroll in a yukata robe to nosh on sushi or shop.
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Step off the hectic tourist trail, feed koi and watch locals unwind. You’ll see wedding parties, guys dressed like retro U.S. rockers and more at Yoyogi Park.
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