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Differences of Tokyo from other cities

Most tourists who visit Japan not only visit Tokyo but also other areas such as Osaka, Kyoto, or Kyushu. So we would like to introduce how Tokyo is different from other cities. First of all, Tokyo has several distinct areas and each known for its distinct atmosphere, feature, and culture. You should know that it takes days to experience and enjoy every detail of each area in Tokyo. One day or two days in Tokyo won't be enough. Compared to the Kansai or Kyushu area, Tokyo doesn't have much famous local food such as Okonomiyaki or Takoyaki for Kansai or Motsunabe (hotpot) in Kyushu. But that’s because Tokyo has everything. Every delicious food, famous cafes, restaurants, clothing brand, or any shops gather in Tokyo from all around Japan, and even from overseas. If you like animals, there are cat, owl or even hedgehog cafes. If you are obsessed with Instagram, there are tons of insta-worthy spots, food, and cafes. Trend changes so fast that sometimes it’s hard to keep up with the latest trends. But that’s one of the reasons you should visit Tokyo more than once. Tokyo probably doesn’t feel the same as once you visited before. As mentioned above, there are many different types of neighborhoods in Tokyo. So here is small advice. When you visit somewhere just because it's famous, you might not know what to do once you get there. So we advise you to do some research and make a plan in advance, or visit us.

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What kind of city is Shibuya?

Shibuya is one of the busiest cities in the world. More than 50 million people visit there each day. It has always been a hot spot for tourists.Shibuya is an iconic center of Japanese youth culture, so when you come to Shibuya, you will be able to see the latest trend in fashion, food, music, and culture. The most famous spot is the Shibuya crossing, and it's the busiest intersection in the world. It is worth to visiting once.

Shibuya is now known as one of the most popular Halloween destinations, even though there are no Halloween events. People just started to coming to Shibuya during Halloween wearing costume and wandering around while enjoying seeing others costumes. The Shibuya crossing gets closed and it becomes a pedestrian zone on October 31 and police officers stand for crowd control. Shibuya Halloween is getting less crazier year by year. But it’s still a big event. Watching people’s costumes tells you a lot about the trend of the year, especially what characters in movies or manga was popular in the year. If you are interested in seeing Japanese cosplay or want to experience the craziest time of Shibuya, this would be your best opportunity.

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