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A golden slice of old Tokyo

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The historical Golden Gai neighbourhood is a world away from the glitz of Japan’s capital, with narrow laneways housing about 200 tiny bars, most of which seat fewer than 10 patrons.
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On the road: Kanda Festival, Japan

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Ancient Tokyo is brought back to life as traditionally costumed locals parade through the city’s historic landmarks with elaborate floats and portable shrines.


Cherry blossoms around the world

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While Japan is home to some of the most well-known cherry blossom scenes, many cities celebrate spring’s arrival with these beautiful blooming trees.


The first Australian Geisha girl

It was not an easy task for an outsider, but Fiona – known as Sayuki – is hoping her new venture will attract more tourists to sample some of Tokyo’s traditions.
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On the road: Akihabara, Japan

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One of the hottest spots in Tokyo today, this neon-lined neighbourhood is home to hundreds of niche shops, from anime shops to French maid cafes.


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Mini guide to Tokyo’s nightlife

With unparalleled theatres and an array of bars that are favourites among locals and visitors alike, discover the best of Japan’s capital after dark.
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