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This peculiar institution owes its existence to Japan's peculiar government monopoly on these two substances.
This peculiar institution owes its existence to Japan's peculiar government monopoly on these two substances. The website advises that 'dangerous substances are not permitted within the museum'.
1 Chome-16-3 Yokokawa, Sumida-ku, Tōkyō-to 130-0003, Japan
The narrow street leading away from the station to the left of the giant video screen, it's famous as the birthplace of many of Japan's youth fashion trends
A diminutive statue of a dog tucked away in one corner of the big plaza outside the station, best known as a meeting place and for the story (see box)
Hikarie is a brand new massive building on the East side of Shibuya station with many restaurants, galleries, and theaters
Built in commemoration of Emperor Meiji in 1920, the Meiji Jingu is Tokyo's grandest shrine
In springtime, Yoyogi Park is full of cherry blossoms and people partying under the trees
Harajuku is Tokyo's fashion destination for youth, offering a glimpse of the quirky and unique styles prevalent in Japanese culture
This shrine was given the name of 'Togo Hehachiro', who was general in Taisyo age
Specializes in modern Japanese-style paintings and has a notable collection though only a handful are on display at one time due to preservation issues
This gigantic tower resembling a granite Empire State Building, south of the station, is owned by NTT DoCoMo, Japan's largest cell-phone carrier