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CNN’s My City_My Life – Tokyo

Tokyo is in focus at CNN.  The city is currently featured in their My City_My Life series which offers some insights from  people who call the city home.

Riyo Mori, Miss Universe 2007, has allowed cameras to follow her from her home in Shizuoka to the big city of Tokyo and talks about her love of shopping in Ginza and along Takeshita Dori in Harajuku.  Read an interview with Riyo Mori or watch the her video tour of the city. (Riyo Mori video tour Part 1 and Part 2)

Jean Snow is a Canadian who blogs about design and pop culture in Tokyo on and tells CNN that “Tokyo is a city that offers a constant stream of discovery and wonder.” in Tokyo: A local’s view. My City_My Life: Tokyo has pulled together a lot of great information.  If you are looking for a quick itinerary for an upcoming trip you can’t go wrong reading through this series of articles about Tokyo.

“Tokyo was known as Edo until 1868, but it’s hard to imagine that this high-rise, high-tech metropolis could possibly have existed in a time before electricity and concrete. Tokyo isn’t just a futuristic city; it’s the place that has shaped our vision of what the future will look like.”  From Tokyo: City Overview

Tokyo: What to See offers a quick primer on some of the city’s better know sights including Kabukiza, Meiji-jingu Shrine and the Imperial Palace East Garden.

Back in September I shared Tokyo Travel – 10 Practical Things You Need to Know – check out Tokyo: Insider tips for some more suggestions including taking advantage of Tokyo Metro, the city’s vast and very efficient subway system.

Sumo, festivals and cherry blossoms and are all covered in the The Tokyo:Seasonal Guide and if you want to check out some of the most popular bars and restaurants in the city be sure to read Tokyo: Where to be seen.

Show times for My City_My Life: Tokyo on CNN are as follows (All times GMT):

Thursday November 6: 0930 Friday November 7: 0400 Saturday November 8: 0930, 1800, 2330 Sunday November 9: 1530

Monday November 10: 0330

I’ll be watching – will you?

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