On their hips hang katanas, the cold steel of the samurai sword. On their faces are etched looks of concentration.
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An exploding pinata, all colour and energy and promise, Tokyo is a love them or hate them type of city. Tackle the city's wildest nightlife in Shinjuku; drop by teenybopper haven in Harajuku; explore old town Tokyo in Asakusa; and hit the shops in Shibuya. Slide into the city's quiet cracks for a green tea latte and some downtime; but remember there's no escaping this city's bright lights.