The appeal of Tokyo for Atsushi Miura
What's appealing about Tokyo for me is that it's all kinds of boutiques of all the world has to offer. You can find carefully selected interesting and great things here, new and old, from all over the world, whether in clothes, sundries, music or what have you. Tokyo is like no other city.
Among the things in Tokyo that attract foreign visitors to Japan are cheap restaurants tucked inside little lanes and alleys, serving delicious food at reasonable prices. Just the other day I walked into an eel restaurant and saw Korean customers there. A lot of foreigners visit Harmonica Yokocho in Kichijoji. When they redevelop the site ahead of the Tokyo Olympics, they need to make those old lanes and alleys work as part of the plan, rather than destroying them. Otherwise Tokyo will become a boring place, for both the people who live here and those who visit from overseas.
Tokyo has had picturesque scenery since its earliest days. It's unusual for such a modern city to offer so much natural beauty. For example, could you imagine a waterfall in the middle of Paris?