For those looking for a culture shock, Tokyo is an ideal destination. The city’s fascination with technology and science is embedded in every part of its culture, from restaurants to hotels, museums, film and music. For avid fans of Studio Ghibli animated films, the Ghibli Museum is an absolute must. Tokyo is also rich in natural beauty, with the stunning cherry blossom trees acting as a picturesque contrast to the technology-driven city in spring, and Mount Fuji, one of Japan’s most famous landmarks, just over 50 miles away. There’s a plethora of intriguing neighbourhoods and architecture to discover, as well as destinations that are a photographer’s dream, such as Takeshita Street and the Nakagin Capsule Tower. The city’s alternative restaurants offer a wide variety of cuisine and food, with venues ranging from the Robot Restaurant in Kabukicho, with its famous robot cabaret show, to the Ninja Akasaka restaurant, where food is served by ninja waiters, and the super scary Vampire Café – you can imagine what’s on offer there.