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Cutting frozen tuna at the Tsukiji fish market

Tokyo: 10 free sights

Destination: Tokyo

A trip to Tokyo doesn't have to leave you bankrupt. Check out these 10 great free things to do in Japan's biggest city

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The Kabukiza, Ginza

Traditional Tokyo: a photographer's guide

Destination: Tokyo

According to the Japan National Tourism Organisation, Tokyo boasts seven of the country's 10 most popular sights - making the city a treasure trove for avid SLR enthusiasts and holiday snappers alike

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Tatami mat room - basic but comfy

Japan - how to stay in a Tokyo ryokan

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Destination: Tokyo

Taking a bath with strangers and sleeping on the floor. All you need to know about staying in a Tokyo ryokan

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Antony Gormley work on display at the Hakone Open Air Museum

An art-lover's guide to Tokyo

Destination: Tokyo

They make take a bit of finding, but the cutting-edge art galleries of Tokyo are inspirational gems, and well worth the effort

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Tokyo's parks and gardens

Destination: Tokyo

Tokyo may be one of the busiest cities on earth, but there are oases of calm and nature that offer respite from the hustle and bust

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Buddhas and bullet trains in Tokyo

Destination: Tokyo

With a population of millions, Tokyo can be a real assault on the senses but trips out to other parts of Honshu will give you a break from the relentless urban buzz

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Plastic ice cream cones at a stall on the Nakamise Shopping Arcade, Asakusa

Plastic sushi and peanut ice cream in downtown Tokyo

Destination: Tokyo

Tokyo is exquisite. There is an attention to detail that is utterly charming, and you feel like a child in a sweet shop as you walk the streets of Asakusa, finding treasure at every turn

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Harajuku area of Tokyo

Tokyo's best budget hotels

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You may think hotels in Tokyo are all five-star wallet-bruisers, but if you know where to look there are plenty of cheap and cheerful hotels with rooms for under 50 quid a night

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Reeled in by Tsukiji fish market

Destination: Tokyo

For a backpacker arriving in Tokyo, there is nothing like a visit to Tsukiji fish market for getting to know Japanese culture. Bloody, frenetic, vast and confusing, it is an essential rite of passage

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Tokyo's capsule hotels - top tips

Destination: Tokyo

Staying in one of Tokyo's capsule hotels will save you loads of yen - not always an easy thing to do in one of the world's most expensive cities. But how do they work?

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