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Tokyo's sumo wrestling scene

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Highly ritualistic and more athletic than initial appearances may imply, sumo is a stunning, charged spectacle that you cannot miss if you are in Tokyo at tournament time.
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Tsukiji Market: Tokyo's famous seafood market

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After it has been fished from the sea and before it turns up on a sashimi platter, most of Tokyo’s seafood transits through the market where acres of fish and fish products pass hands.
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Harajuku: Tokyo's best people watching

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Visit the neighbourhood whose name has become synonymous with images of kids dressed up in outrageous fashions. It is a creative reaction against the rigidity of Japanese society.
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Japan’s spirited third city

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Enjoying a beer with boisterous Osakans at the baseball stadium will teach you more about the local culture than any museum or temple.
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Mapping the World

Mapping the world: Osaka, Japan

A cartographer’s guide to global destinations.
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World’s best fast-food chains

Fast-food chains around the globe are forgoing frozen burgers in favour of inexpensive local specialties, like ramen and dim sum.


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