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A city of modern, ephemeral attractions
History hasn’t been kind to Tokyo. In the 20th century, earthquakes and firebombs razed what would have become great tourist attractions. Though the city still has a great many beautiful temples and shrines, many of Tokyo’s attractions are of a thoroughly modern bent. It’s the cosplayers of Harajuku, the geek chic of Akihabara, the consumer excess of Ginza and the chaos of Shibuya. It’s the extravagant architecture, unhindered by planning regulations, and the obsessive chefs producing gourmet masterpieces.