Even if you use all linguistic superlatives you will still be understating what Tokyo is. It is intimidatingly modern, socially strange, confusing and mind-blowing, with an aesthetical code that is hard for the foreigner to crack. Tokyo, apart from being the motor power of Japan, it is the shaper of global consuming and visual culture. For some this may be a hard and stressful world to live in. But, scratching the surface of this über metropolis one can find the tranquility and spirituality hidden in the gardens, temples, and local rituals evidencing a long history and a civilization based on perfection, minuteness, and everything that is subtle and fine. For you to decide which side you are on.