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50 reasons Tokyo is the world's greatest city |     Fun article for Tokyo lovers!

50 reasons Tokyo is the world's greatest city

Japan's dedication to beer in its myriad forms is legendary. Image by Martin Lopatka. CC BY-SA 2.0.

A broke-ass guide to drinking in Tokyo

Japan is expensive if you’re comparing it to most other Asian countries, but when compared to other cities equally famous for their nightlife (London, New York, Hong Kong, Amsterdam) Tokyo isn’t the insane money monster that it’s made out to be.

"Metropolitan Government Buildings - 27/05/2010 - Tokyo - Japon" by David B., via 500px.

One of the best free observatories in Tokyo. "Metropolitan Government Buildings - - Tokyo - Japon" by David B.

In 2008 I went with a group of friends on a day-trip to this awe-inspiring Amitabha Buddha statue located about 1 hour from central Tokyo.  With its majestic 110 meters (plus an extra 10 meters for the lotus platform) of height, it currently is (to my knowledge) the world’s 3rd highest statue, just barely below its competitors. Compare this with the Statue of Liberty which is 93 meters high (the statue itself is just 46 meters), and you’ll probably get the idea of its enormous size.

In 2008 I went with a group of friends on a day-trip to this awe-inspiring Amitabha Buddha statue located about 1 hour from central Tokyo. With its majestic 110 meters (plus an extra 10 meters for the lotus platform) of height, it currently is (to my knowledge) the world’s 3rd highest statue, just barely below its competitors. Compare this with the Statue of Liberty which is 93 meters high (the statue itself is just 46 meters), and you’ll probably get the idea of its enormous size.

The story of Hachiko is truly an eye-watering one. In 1924, professor Hidesaburō Ueno of Tokyo University got the golden brown Akita as a pet. As a routine Hachiko greeted his owner at Shibuya station every day until the professor's sudden death of cerebral hemorrhage in 1925...

The story of Hachiko is truly an eye-watering one. In 1924, professor Hidesaburō Ueno of Tokyo University got the golden brown Akita as a pet. As a routine Hachiko greeted his owner at Shibuya station every day until the professor's sudden death of cerebral hemorrhage in 1925...

10 Sensational Stops for Japanese Food in Shinjuku, Tokyo (Serious Eats)

10 Sensational Stops for Japanese Food in Shinjuku, Tokyo

10 sensational stops for Japanese food in Shinjuku - If you're visiting Tokyo for business or pleasure, there's a good chance you'll be staying in the Shinjuku area.

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