Ginza shopping district

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<b>2. Tokyo</b><br>
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 <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100100602011300" title="Tokyo (Japan)" href="/topic/international/japan/tokyo-%28japan%29-PLGEO100100602011300.topic">Tokyo</a>, <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO000001" title="Japan" href="/topic/international/japan-PLGEO000001.topic"></a>Japan's capital, is a sprawling metropolis whose culture combines modern technology with  the traditions of ancient Japan. The city has a population of more than 12 million.<br>
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Though it can be pricey, affordable options are available. Save on lodgings with budget hotels, abundant in Tokyo's Taito area. Shop at 100-yen shops (the Japanese equivalent of dollar stores) and dine at one of the city's many noodle bars.<br>
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2009 rank: 1
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2. Tokyo

Tokyo, Japan's capital, is a sprawling metropolis whose culture combines modern technology with the traditions of ancient Japan. The city has a population of more than 12 million.

Though it can be pricey, affordable options are available. Save on lodgings with budget hotels, abundant in Tokyo's Taito area. Shop at 100-yen shops (the Japanese equivalent of dollar stores) and dine at one of the city's many noodle bars.

2009 rank: 1

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