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What are the Tokyo spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?

Hamarikyu Garden: a beautiful garden associated with the Tokugawa family. After walking around, take a water-bus cruise to the next destination: Asakusa.

Do’s and don’ts in Tokyo: (Ex: Tipping: yes/ no, public transport tips, safety tips etc.):

DO: Stand on the left and walk on the right when you are using the escalator. DON'T: Talk on the phone when using public transport.

How much do you spend on an average night out on the town?

5,000 JPY - from 2,000 to 8,000 JPY depends on the situations and feelings.

Which neighborhood is it best to experience during the day / night?

Kichijoji.

Drunk and hungry - where do you go in Tokyo?

Kichijoji!

It's freeeeezing out - what should a visitor do?

Stay inside a museum in the day time and enjoy hot sake in the evening.

Your perfect night out in Tokyo includes:

The seasonal pleasures of the table with a lovely drink.

Which local creators do you admire?

Yuko Higuchi - a painter and illustrated book writer.

Best place for a cheap bite on-the-go:

Harmonica Alley in Kichijoji.

You’re meeting the mayor of Tokyo - what constructive criticism would you give them?

Do not think only about the Olympics, also think about after the Olympics!

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