Capital of Japan, Tokyo is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan making it the most populous metropolitan area of the world. It is crowded yet calm. It is a center for trade, business and industry to the whole of Asia. Tokyo is famous for its shrines, gardens, amazing city views, food and a lot more. Pop in to experience it! It is the city that makes you experience itself in every direction. From the famous Tsukiji fish market, palaces and the business center in the central Tokyo to the Studio park, Tokyo sky tree, Museums, Ryogoku, Sumida Aquarium, there is plenty to see and do for people of all ages.
Here are the most popular attractions…
Tsukiji Market is the largest wholesale fish, vegetable and fruit market in the Central Tokyo. The sight of the numerous kind of fresh fishes and seafood and the busy scenario of the buyers and sellers, make this market a major tourist attraction. Its outer market serves you with restaurants full of seafood, you name it and you get it. The inner market deals in the famous tuna auctions. Visit and experience a different business world!
Tokyo Imperial Palace
Surrounded by the moats and massive stone walls, a short walk from Tokyo station brings you to the residence of Japans Imperial family. The large plaza in front of the palace consists of two bridges, which guides you to the entrance of the inner palace. If you are lucky, you may also see the members of the imperial family in inner palace that makes public appearances from the balcony.
If you are a shopaholic, this is the place to go. It is the most popular upmarket shopping destination. You can spend a whole day out here. It features numerous departmental stores and is a pure entertainment district. Just grab a cup of coffee in the middle of your schedule at the cafes and keep enjoying the retail therapy. Along with the plenty of shopping options, this is also a great place to enjoy the Tokyos night life.
Tokyo Dome City
Tokyo Dome City is a leisure complex in the central Tokyo consisting of essential features like Tokyo Dome in a shape of an egg to enjoy concerts, festivals and baseball. There is also an amusement park for your recreation with rides like roller coaster, Ferris and a free fall from 80 meters high. The Dome hotel is a 43 storey building, which gives a full view of the city. A short walk from the Tokyo city leads you to a beautiful landscape garden, Koishikawa Korakuen enjoyable all throughout the year.
33 meter tall Tokyo Tower, the worlds tallest self- supporting steel tower stands for the rebirth of Japans economic power, which also serves as radio and television broadcasting station. At the foot of the tower there are attractions like wax museum and restaurants do visit the Zojoji Temple, one of the major temples of Tokyo located just next to the tower.
You can experience the old district atmosphere of Tokyo at the low city known as Asakusa. It houses a very popular Buddhist temple-Sensoji of the 7th century. The temple is approachable through a shopping street-Nakamise, which binds you with the variety of traditional, local snacks and tourist souvenirs for the centuries. It also locates several more temples like Dempoin temple, Asakusa Shrine, Kaminarimon, which gives it its beauty.
Tokyo Sky tree
A new television and landmark of Tokyo-The Tokyo Sky tree is the centerpiece of the Tokyo sky tree town. It is 634 meter high, the second tallest structure in the world. At its base, there is a large shopping complex and an aquarium with the main highlight of two enclosed observation decks, which give marvelous views of the city. The middle floor consists of Musashi restaurant, which blends a taste of French-Japanese cuisine whereas the lowest floors feature caféand some glass panels from where you can look down to the base of the tower.
Tokyo Water Bus
Having rivers as a convenient transportation route, Tokyo has few ferry companies. This service is an enjoyable alternative to trains or subways while travelling to the destinations near the bays. You can enjoy the water ride and experience a different world.