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By Chris Sayer, 16 June 2017

If you’re gasping to ‘get away from it all’ in every single sense, then setting your sights on the Land of the Rising Sun is about as good as it gets. Not only is Tokyo about a million miles away physically, but it’s over the horizon (and then some) culturally, technologically and spiritually too. In other words, all the ingredients you need for one eye-opening and cool-as-heck city break to remember. Here’s how to do Japan's capital in style…

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Take the Japanese cultural trope of cleanliness, a historically untouchable level of craftsmanship, a little obsession with Americana, and an enthusiasm for technology and minimalism, blend it all up, and you’re staring into the sartorial archetype for Tokyo street style. Teaming up iconic US silhouettes, like this Weekday button-down that looks as if it’s been plucked from a 50s baseball diamond, with techy pieces such as crisp and futuristic adidas Originals Climacool 1s will have you throwing all the right moves. Add in some raw denim jeans and a plain-yet-dead-useful canvas tote, and you'll blend right in.

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Tokyo’s not short of weird and/or wonderful 'gram fodder. For an awesome skyline shot, seek out the 40th floor of the Bellovisto. You’ll want to upload (using the free wifi) at The Scramble, too – the famous intersection right outside Shibuya Station. We hope you’ve got insurance on your iPhone, 'cos that thing’s gonna blow up when the double taps start rolling in on your cute-as-heck pic from any of the city’s bonkers cat cafes. The one known as Neko Neko Za on Tokyo Cat Street – where we told you to spend your dough on clothes – doubles up as a home for rescue cats, too.