One of the aspects of Japan that I find so captivating is its ability to combine East and West, Old and New.  Anachronisms live in perfect harmony with one of the most modern countries in the world and it is a joy to experience!

The first four photos here are from Asakusa (take the Ginza or Asakusa Line by subway) and the last one is from Kyoto (take the Shinkansen, the Bullet Train, from Tokyo or Shinagawa Station).  Please note that it is less expensive to buy the Shinkansen tickets on-line outside of Japan!)