Recently I spent 10 days of vacation in Tokyo with my family. Before going, I was a little afraid. I come from a little city in Switzerland, and Tokyo, by contrast, is known to be a huge crowded town. But when I arrived, I was amazed.

People are so kind, polite, disciplined. They don’t hesitate to help tourists like me find their way around. And Tokyo is so clean, with many toilets everywhere. You should be proud of your city. Some cities in Europe should take Tokyo as an example. I will never forget my vacation in Tokyo and will recommend it as a destination. Warm congratulations!

magdi laoun
la chaux-de-fonds, switzerland

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