Tokyo Travel Guide


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    From being a small castle town, Tokyo evolved to become a political center in the 16th century. At present, Tokyo is considered one of the most visited cities around the world. It offers a mixture of historical and modern attractions to its visitors. At one time, you will be transported back to the...

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Hotels in Tokyo

  • Soho Asakusa Hotel

    Including Mikaeri Willow, Ichiyo Museum and Yoshimoto Asakusa Kagetsu ideally placed in the vicinity of the two and half star hotel, Soho Asakusa Hotel; this hotel is imp...

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  • Joypolis

    Joypolis

    台場

    Joypolis (ジョイポリス Jyoiporisu) is an amusement park that was first opened on July 20, 1994 in Yokohama...

    Attractions, Activities, Landmarks and Points Of Interest, Amusement Parks, Entertainment, Outdoors
  • Shibamata Taishakuten

    Shibamata Taishakute...

    7-10-3 Shbamata

    Shibamata Taishakuten is a Buddhist temple in Katsushika, Tokyo, Japan. Founded in 1629, the main im...

    Attractions, Arts and Culture
  • Tobu Museum

    Tobu Museum

    4-28-16 Higashimukoj...

    The is a railway museum in Sumida, Tokyo, Japan. It opened in May 1989, and is operated by Tobu Rail...

    Attractions, Arts and Culture
  • Edo Tokyo Museum

    Edo Tokyo Museum

    1-4-1 Yokoami

    The is a museum of the history of Tokyo during the Edo period. It was established in 1993. The main ...

    Attractions, Arts and Culture

About Tokyo

From being a small castle town, Tokyo evolved to become a political center in the 16th century. At present, Tokyo is considered one of the most visited cities around the world. It offers a mixture of historical and modern attractions to its visitors. At one time, you will be transported back to the olden days with Tokyo’s historic temples, museums and gardens, then back again to the modern day with the neon lights of the Shibuya district.

Visiting Tokyo

Tokyo is considered the most populated city in the world. Since Japan’s capital is big, the city is divided into Central Tokyo, Western Tokyo, Northern Tokyo, and Southern Tokyo. Each of this area has their own set of attractions, landmarks and activities in store for visitors.

Western Tokyo

Western Tokyo encompasses Shibuya and Shinjuku areas. Cosplay enthusiasts and teens will love Harajaku and Shibuya. Some of the most popular Japanese fashion stores can be found here. If you are in the area, you might also want to check out two city parks namely Yoyogi Park and Shinjuku Gyoen Park. Meiji Shrine is also within the area and is definitely worth visiting.

Central Tokyo

Central Tokyo refers to Chiyoda ad Chuo areas. Visitors can explore attractions such as the Imperial Palace and the Imperial East Gardens in the former Edo Castle grounds. Two landscaped gardens, Hama Rikyu and Koishikawa Korakuen can be found in Shiodome and Tokyo Dome respectively. If you are out hunting for the best electronic goods, then Akihibara is the place for you. Finally, you are in for the best fish buys in Tsukiji Fish Market.

Southern Tokyo

Minato and Shinagawa are both found in the Southern Tokyo district. Attractions are a mixture of both the old and the new. For instance, the Institute of Nature lets visitors connect with the natural world. Odaiba, on the other hand, highlights Japan’s modernization with contemporary structures on a man-made island.

Northern Tokyo

In Northern Tokyo you can find notable places such as Asakusa, Ikebukuro and Ueno. Asakusa projects an old Tokyo atmosphere. Visitors can find many traditional structures there such as the Sensoji Temple. Tokyo’s rich culture and history can be found well-preserved in the Edo-Tokyo Museum. Just like the rest of Japan, Northern Tokyo also has its own share of landscaped gardens like the Rikugien. If you want to capture and witness Tokyo’s breath-taking view, then you should definitely visit the Tokyo Skytree. Sitting atop the 634 meter-tall tower is an observation deck where visitors can take in the view.

Things to Do in Tokyo

Of course, when visiting Tokyo especially with children, the Tokyo Disneyland and the Disney Sea are definite must-sees. Never miss a taste of authentic sushi. Visitors can experience flower arranging, a Japanese tea ceremony or maybe bathing in a hot spring (Onsen) or public bath (Shinto). Visiting Tokyo in early April brings an added treat as Cherry Blossom trees bloom by this time.

Three festivals are worth mentioning. The Sanno Matsuri is held in mid-June of even-numbered years while the Kanda Matsuri is celebrated in mid-May but in odd-numbered years. The third festival is the Sanja Matsuri, held annually during the third weekend of May.

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