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Say the word "Tokyo" and people instantly think of high-tech gadgets and buildings. It's as if the name of Japan's most populous city is itself a synonym for "state-of-the-art." In many ways, there was no way around it. An earthquake in 1923 and the air raids of WWII leveled most of what had been built hundreds of years earlier. The Japanese had no choice but to rebuild the city from scratch.
Tourists ride to the top of Tokyo Tower for a bird's-eye view of the city and to catch a glimpse of Japan's most famous natural wonder, Mt. Fuji. A trip to Tokyo would not be complete without a stop in Shinjuku, an area renowned for its shopping and entertainment. Its east end has two main roads and numerous side streets where the young and hip can buy anything from the latest electronics to trendy clothes.
Tokyo is not just a city of modern buildings and cool gadgets. It is also a city with a rich spiritual and cultural history. Japan's former entertainment district, Asakusa, is a short train ride from the heart of Tokyo. Asakusa's famed Sensoji Temple dates back to 645. The area is reminiscent of the streets of downtown Tokyo when it was just a small town. One can enjoy both the ancient and the modern in the city of Tokyo.
──by Rachel A. BlackSource(s): 2004January06 http://www.ivy.com.tw/main/?ToDo=epaper02&epaper_d...
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