FT editor explores Kyoto, Tokyo
Robert Shrimsley, the managing editor of FT.com, takes a four-day trip to some of Tokyo's and Kyoto's most famous spots, including the Golden Pavilion, Kyoto's oldest inn, Akihabara, and a robot restaurant, in a brief but memorable look into Japan.
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