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Tokyo
with the FT

From where to banish the jet-lag blues to a royal 5k run and the tempura of your dreams
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Your city secrets

Top tips from the FT Globetrotter community

Fitness and exercise

Go for a run through Roppongi

Carl Hahn, executive, Oakton, VA, USA

‘If staying in Roppongi, take a run through Aoyama Cemetery up the Jingu Gaien Ginkgo Avenue to the Meiji Memorial Picture Gallery. The cemetery has a section for Christian missionaries and other notable foreigners. The Ginkgo avenue is gorgeous in the fall, a blaze of yellow.’

Things to do

Stay for the weekend

Bethan Morey, M&A consultant, Reading, UK

‘If you have some free time over the weekend, I would suggest a day visit to Kamakura and Enoshima, only one hour away from Tokyo on the Yokosuka line (platform 1 or 2 from Tokyo Station). They are packed with fascinating temples, a giant ancient Buddha and beaches with incredible views of Mount Fuji all within very close proximity to one another. More info here.’

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