There isn’t an ‘Only in Japan’ section at the end of newscasts but maybe there should be, what with their capsule hotels, love hotels, sumo wrestling, inventive tv programs and the way the Japanese lifestyle embraces the colourful and the wacky along with the graceful and traditional. And here is something to start the ‘Only in Japan’ segment – Tokyo Free Guides. They do exactly what you think they will, provide a free guiding service out and about in Tokyo. Guides don’t promise to have a perfect grasp of your native tongue, but they do promise to be enthusiastic, warm and welcoming and to give you an insight into Tokyo life – and all the local latest. Which is pretty good for nix. And because it’s Tokyo you know you’re going to get a good service. And I bet there is such a thing as a free lunch as well… In fact I know there is - I went and found out how to get the best of Tokyo for Free.
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