Modern / pop culture - high-tech & kawaii-ness can be found all over Tokyo

 

For First-timers

Tokyo is also a center of Japanese modern culture. Japan's most famous movie star, Godzilla, is waiting for you in two locations, (small) one in Hibiya near Ginza, and the other (huge) in Shinjuku, near movie theater of course. Please drop over to see him after shopping.

 

Kawaii-ness is a keyword to understand Japanese pop culture. There are three towns worth visiting.  One is Harajuku Takeshita street and adjacent small area, where you can find teens in unique outfits or cosplay. Takeshita street is also very famous for sweets, crepes in particular. The others are Akihabara and Nakano, OTAKU (geeky) paradise! Manga, anime, gaming, figures... are all available. Go to the maid cafe's wonderland for the only time in your life!

For Repeaters

There are a lot of fashionable buildings designed by award-winning architects in Omotesando and Ginza, the former is just a few minutes' walk from Takeshita street full of teens in unique outfits, and the latter is the largest shopping street in Japan. Architect watching has become very popular these days and these two districts are not-to-be-missed for those who love excellent architecture. A professional architect can accompany you and give a full explanation about this architecture as an expert if you like. (Please see I Travel Square webpage for details) 

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