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Odaiba

We had two days left in Tokyo before we got back to Sweden. We wanted to stay in a memorable place this time, so we booked New Otani Tokyo, which is a very old and famous hotel in Tokyo. It had a beautiful garden and beautiful old rooms.

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We met up with a Japanese friend that we knew from Sweden, while she was doing an exchange study. She showed us some nice streets and nice cafes around Omotesando Hills, Harajuku.

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Afterwards we had one more place to see called Odaiba, which is a large artificial island in Tokyo. It was first built as a military defence territory in 1850, but today the island has parks, houses, a beach, shopping centers and entertainment areas. The view of the beach was incredible. People were playing games on the sand and having picnics. It looked like a summer town although it was forbidden to go into the sea. It is very easy to reach by train from the city center. It’s not a place that you would expect to see in Tokyo, but definitely worth seeing.

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