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Only in Japan ...  
   

Only in Japan ...

... can the horizontal be swapped for the vertical. For those accustomed to street-level shopping, it's always a good practice to remind yourself to occasionally look upwards while strolling in Japan. This is one of the smaller entertainment complexes in Tokyo, but you can still see that there are several business within this one tower - some of the larger high-rise complexes in Tokyo could have hundreds of different shops, cafes, and restaurants hiding within. You could probably spend an entire day and explore only a couple of them, which are much like a North American-style shopping mall, only extended vertically, and not outwards.
Three Little Words

September 29th 2016
Geo: 35.67, 139.77For travelers who have had the supreme pleasure of visiting Japan and thoroughly enjoyed the experience, three little words will always come to mind when thoughts return to the Land of the Rising Sun. While it could be I Love You, it isn't, nor is it some variation of Everything so ____, where you could in theory fill that blank with delicious ... read more
Asia » Japan

Japanese Flag In 1603, a Tokugawa shogunate (military dictatorship) ushered in a long period of isolation from foreign influence in order to secure its power. For 250 years this policy enabled Japan to enjoy stability and a flowering of its indigenous culture. Fol... ... read more
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