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Tokyo, a City of Contrasts

Tokyo is a city of many contrasts…

…of high and low

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…of traditional and modern

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…of crazy and cute

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…of sleek and ramshackle:

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…of natural and man-made

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…of Western and Eastern

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It was this juxtaposition of old and new, of Western and Eastern, that hit me most when I visited Tokyo. Narrow streets, with small buildings and overhead cables evoke thoughts of a bygone era, yet right next to them stands a modern skyscraper.  Traditional street food and traditional dress sit happily alongside top restaurants (there are 242 restaurants with Michelin stars in Tokyo, 14 of which have 3 stars), designer clothes and Disney, of all things!

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Posted in response to Ailsa’s weekly Travel Theme: Contrast.

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