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    You'd Never Think It, But You Must...

    by tigerjapan Written Feb 13, 2005

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    Favorite thing: People coming to Tokyo would not probably think of cakes and sweets, but truth be told the Japanese have a sweet tooth. You can try all sorts of traditional sweet treats, but also be sure to try the more modern favourites... the cakes and cream puffs, mousses and tarts. You'll find amazing treats in the basements of major department stores and also a number of chain cake stores around the major cities (these are generally cheaper and not as good however).
    In my Tokyo-to restaurants hints I have a hint on a truly amazing cake shop in Ueno-Sakuragi. The picture for this tip is a cake from that cake shop. The line is long ever day so if you are going to try that one go early or be prepared to wait. It's worth the wait!!

    Inamura Shozo's ICHIGO ROLL
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    FOR THOSE WHO LIVE IN TOKYO

    by Kojidaiyo Written Jan 20, 2005

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    Favorite thing: There is a wonderful way to save money when dining out etc in Tokyo. This would be best for those who live here or those that will be in Tokyo for some time. There is a new book, called Tokyo Coupons that has 50% discounts on food books. You can find out more and buy the book online at;

    http://www.tokyocoupons.com

    Select English from this menu and see what is on offer. I used it once and made my money back (we ate a lot). The book costs 3000 yen, but has many discounts (also for beauty treatments and hair cutting and even accomodation).

    Fondest memory: This book is a great way to make your time in Tokyo a bit less expensive!!!

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    Tokyo paradise

    by yumiyun Written Nov 21, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Who says there is not much to do in Tokyo? There are plenty of places to visit, eat and shop. Meet the funky youth with their worldly unique (or peculiar) fashion. Stuff your wallet with Mr. Fukuzawa (man portraied on 1000 yen notes). Yes, Tokyo can drain your money out any minute!

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    GREAT PLACE

    by Onedragon Updated Jul 15, 2007

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    Favorite thing: TOKYO IS A GREAT PLACE TO HAVE FUN AND ENJOY THE BEAUTY OF THE JAPANESE PEOPLE.....
    THE KINDNESS OF THE JAPANESE PEOPLE CAN SHOW ..JUST BE OPEN TO IT.....

    Fondest memory: I ACTUALLY LIKED EVERYTHING I DID THERE!!!! SADDEST PART WAS LEAVING...

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    The Earliest VT Meet Ever! 5 am!

    by Sharrie Updated Apr 13, 2004

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    Favorite thing: Ok, I've been to Tokyo many times & have eaten Sushi all my life, it seems!
    BUT, have you ever met another VTer at 5 am in the morning for a VT meet?
    Ever eat Sushi early in the morning for breakfast?
    Nah!!!!!!!!!

    This proves to be a very fun experience.
    Something new & unique to treasure for life!
    Something I'll always remember for many years to come!

    Fondest memory: Thanks to VTer Satoshi for a memorable time & for waking up so early to meet some "stranger" for the first time, at 5 am!
    & I only had less than 3 hours sleep the night before since my dinner with Atsuko & Dimitris left me in such an exuberant mood that I could hardly fall asleep!
    Yet, I was wide awake at Tsukiji Fish Market!
    For the first time I had actually seen salmon & tuna being auctioned off & "operated on" by the "last samurai"!
    A definitely eye-opener!

    Sushi for breakfast! What a great experience!
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    Friends for life...

    by Sharrie Written Apr 13, 2004

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    Favorite thing: If there's anything I'm thankful for in life, it's the numerous online friends from all over the world I've been lucky to meet over the years on this wonderful site.
    Friends who have become real friends...
    Friends who show up for life, for you & for everything we believe in...
    Yes, I've been extremely lucky! :-)))

    Fondest memory: On this 4-days trip to Tokyo (probably my 20th something) I met Atsuko (again) & the love of her life, Dimitris (another VTer & one of those VT romance that's working well! 1st time but I'm sure there'll be many more)!
    It was great fun meeting both of you & thank you so much for the marvelous hike on the most beautiful Sunday!
    Though I'm aching all over now & have to return to the mundane work, it was such a joyful experience to experience Spring & Sakura with both of you!
    For that, I'm eternally grateful! :-)))

    Rare moments
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    Flowers in Tokyo

    by victorwkf Written Dec 29, 2006

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    Favorite thing: Although Tokyo is a highly populated and concrete jungle, there are still many beautiful parks in the city area with beautiful trees and flowers. One of my fondest memories of Tokyo are the beautiful flowers in the parks, as well as the colourful foliage colours of autumn.

    Flowers at Tokyo, Japan
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    New & Old

    by victorwkf Written Dec 29, 2006

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    Favorite thing: One of the charms about Tokyo is that you can find new and modern skyscrapers in existence side by side to historical buildings such as shrines, temples etc. For example, the Zozoji Shrine is situated near to the Tokyo Tower, and the shrines of Yoyoji Park are also flanked by nearby tall buildings.

    New & old at Tokyo, Japan
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    Scenery along the train journey to Tokyo

    by victorwkf Written Dec 29, 2006

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    Favorite thing: One of the advantages of taking the JR rail train from Narita Airport to Tokyo is that you can enjoy nice scenery along this 80 minute journey. The train will pass by flat farmland, as well as several small towns (including Narita itself) before slowly arriving at the skyscraper city of Tokyo which is of contrast to the small towns. More information is at the transportation section of this VT page.

    Scenery along Narita to Tokyo train ride, Japan
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    Visiting Tokyo in autumn

    by victorwkf Written Dec 1, 2006

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    Favorite thing: One of the best seasons to visit Tokyo must be in autumn when the days are generally clear with nice cooling weather, and of course the colourful autumn leaves. One thing to note is that the colourful autumn leaves in Tokyo are at their best during mid-November to mid-December, which is a bit late as compared to many other places around the world. You can check out the website below for the best autumn viewing period in Tokyo and surroundings:

    http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2014.html

    Autumn colour in Tokyo, Japan
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    Tokyo Bay

    by victorwkf Written Jun 20, 2006

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    Favorite thing: Tokyo Bay is a huge bay in the southern Kanto region of Japan, surrounded by the Boso Peninsula (Chiba Prefecture) and the Miura Peninsula (Kanagawa Prefecture). The ports of Tokyo, Chiba, Kawasaki, Yokohama, and Yokosuka are all located on Tokyo Bay. On the western coast of Tokyo Bay, between Tokyo and Yokohama, the Keihin Industrial Area has been developed since the Meiji Era. This was expanded to the Keiyo Industrial Area along the north and east coasts after World War II. More photographs of Tokyo Bay are at the travelogue section of this VT page.

    Tokyo Bay, Japan
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    Shinjuku on a Sunday evening

    by Sharrie Written Apr 15, 2004

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    Favorite thing: Just to let VTers have an idea of how crowded Tokyo can be.
    It is this vibrancy about Tokyo that's drawing many people from all walks of life to the city.
    I'm no exception.
    The closest cities in Asia that has such a "pulse" is Shanghai & Hong Kong.

    For first timers to this city, it takes quite a lot of concentration to navigate the city.
    For me, my 1st time was too young for me to recall my experience.
    But I remembered I love shopping here then.
    It's a kid's paradise... a parent's nightmare!
    One has to be well-to-do to afford most things in Tokyo.
    Temptations are great here. No doubt about that. Even for the adults.
    Nowhere in the world is one given such a huge variety of choices with regard to each single product. i.e., consumerism reigns!

    Hence, it's a paradise for the rich; hell for the poor...

    Consumerism reigns!

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    Sakura

    by voxz Written Nov 7, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Sakura season is definitely NOT TO MISS!
    Sakura zensen - aka sakura forecast helps a traveller to determine when is the best time to visit Japan.
    Sakura in Tokyo usually begans late March and early April.

    Fondest memory: I love sakura! They are so small, dainty, pure and gentle.....

    Sakura in Tokyo
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    Featuring the cutest Japanese guy ;-)

    by Sharrie Written Apr 13, 2004

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    Favorite thing: I did say he's cute, right? Just like his sons!
    I've seen pix of them, cutest little chaps... no doubt who they took after :-)
    Well, these Japanese kids are truly adorable... I saw so many while taking my walk in Ueno Park & then on the mountain as well.
    It's the weekends, so if you venture into non-touristy areas you get the joy of observing how the locals enjoy their time with the family & loved ones.

    Hey, Satoshi, how about bringing your entire family out for the next VT meet? ;-)
    So far I've already met his 2 "in-laws"... very fun & friendly people :-)

    Satoshi & his

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    The Craze!

    by Sharrie Written Apr 13, 2004

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    Favorite thing: Believe it or not, this is happening here... no one is looking at anyone anymore.
    It's a techie world... the cellphone has evolved to something that one talks to, talks with & plays with. Even in her sleep! ;-)

    Never leave home without it...
    Never be caught without it...
    U are nothing unless u have it!

    Oh, btw, good news for all travelers...
    Tokyo has updated its networks & systems.
    Now, GSM phones function here!
    Hurray!!! Next time I'm bringing MINE!!! Hehe...
    If you forget yours, just buy one! ;-)
    Life is great, isn't it?!

    Just make sure you are not caught on candid camera doing something you ought not to!!!

    Don't sleep without it!

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