Cool! One can swim in Tokyo now!

Tokyo finally opened one of its beaches – in Kasai Rinkai Park – to swimming, reports Japan Times. The beaches of Tokyo were closed back in the sixties due to the pollution – it became literally dangerous to swim in the Tokyo bay. It is amazing that Japanese managed to clean up the environment to such an extent that swimming in Tokyo became reality again. I am looking forward to trying it out :)

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Tokyo, actually

Somehow most people seem to think that Tokyo is nothing but glass skyscrapers. The reality is quite different. Tokyo is mostly low-rise apartment blocks or two-three stories private houses. Most high-rise buildings are built next to the train stations where the demand and prices are highest. Here is what Tokyo looks like, actually.

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