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Roppongi Tokyo Mori Art Museum

Just a five minute walk from the Roppongi Metro station lies the consumer heaven of Roppongi Hills. Here there are plenty of luxurious shops, a cinema, a variety of cuisine from around the world, as well as seasonal events such as film festivals and Christmas markets. One major cultural feature of the complex is the Mori Art Museum. On the 52nd floor of the famous 54 floor Mori Tower lies of of Tokyo’s more recent but influential contemporary art museums. Featuring mostly Asian artists, and themed galleries, the Mori Art Museum provides any art lover with an open area to appreciate well developed and thoughtful exhibitions. The Museum has featured

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The New Symbol of Entertainment in Shibuya – Shop, Dine, & Play at Hikarie

New kid on the block Shibuya Hikarie is a relatively new shopping complex completed in April 2012. The building has 34 floors including a theatre at the top, the Tokyu Theatre Orb, as well as several galleries and restaurants. The building itself is connected to Shibuya station underground as well as by a walkway on the second floor and is just a five minute walk from the famous Shibuya scramble. Access to Hikarie is easy from many different subway and train lines. Seen as a new symbol of Entertainment in Shibuya, and providing attractions that reach for a broader audience than the usual youth of Shibuya, Hikarie expands the vision

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Neighborhood Guide: Ueno

Ueno, found in the Taito ward of Tokyo is famous for having many attractions. The large park, Ueno-onshi-koen, is made up of the area adjacent to Ueno station which has several museums, a small amusement park, and a concert hall. The park is also known for having the famous Ueno zoo. The area below the station is home to a famous flea market named “Ameyokocho”, full of street food and old-style shopping and culture. Ueno is a part of the Shintamachi, or low city district, providing an old town Hatmosphere free from large buildings, and considered to be a more affordable area in Tokyo with food and shopping being relatively

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