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Tokyo: The allure of Akihabara

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From multi-storied computer stores to anime-themed cafes, Akihabara is Tokyo's thriving epicentre for electronic goods and otaku (geek) culture alike.
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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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Feline fun in Japan’s cat cafes

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Japan has nearly 150 cafes that house anywhere from 12 to 24 cats, but cuddling with the kitties does not come cheap.
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In Asia, a boom in low-cost flights

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The large Asian population, combined with a rapidly developing middle class in a period of economic growth, is spurring demand for more and cheaper flights.
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