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Tokyo Intro - Best 55 Cool Sights, Tips, and Experiences for Visitors

This is the full set of 55 tips from my guidebook with additional enhancements and updates.  Each tip has an entire article behind it .  But before we get to the tips, here is a little intro to put them into context. ‘Japan is the future.’  This phrase had so much meaning to me.  At one point in the in the early 2000s, it seemed so true.  Their technology was ten years ahead of everyone else.  There were futuristic urban developments, bullet trains, robots, supercomputers, advanced cell phones, and cities of neon with giant TV screens on street corners.  At the same time, it was the land of Godzilla, anime, samurai, ninjas, Zen Buddhism, Shinto, and Geishas.  Japan was the land of cyberpunk and deep traditions glued together with samurai honour.  Even after the 1990s bubble crash, the country was still an economic powerhouse.  People knew the names: Canon, Fujitsu, Honda, Komatsu, Nikon, Nintendo, Mitsubishi, Panasonic, Sega, Sony, Toshiba, Toyota, Yamaha, and many more.  Japanese bu

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