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Why Go?

The new designer temples, with coveted handbags and really expensive shoes

The colorful, neon-lit spectacle of Tokyo at night

The ancient temples, with pagodas and gardens

What To Skip

Public transportation at rush hour—there are other ways to get close to the locals


Due to the earthquake and tsunami on March 11, 2011, travelers should check the U.S. State Department's latest travel advisories before visiting Japan.

What For:

Arts + Culture, Design + Architecture, Family, Food + Wine, Luxury, Nightlife, Shopping, Spa + Wellness

When To Go:

April, May, September, October


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