The top places to visit in Tokyo (A travel guide to the hot places to visit in Tokyo)
If you have never been to Tokyo, you definitely should. 😆 This city will make you feel like you are in the future… Tokyo is Japan’s capital and it is probably one of the most crowded and busiest city in the world. This city consists of the 23 area districts. Tokyo used to be the old capital “Edo” until Edo was renamed to Tokyo in 1867. If you want to fly into Tokyo directly, The Narita Inteternational Airport and Haneda Airport are the closest. Tokyo is located on the Pacific on the eastern coast of Honshu, the largest of the four main islands.
- Tokyo Tower: Symbol of Japan, and it is one of the most famous buildings in Japan.
- Tokyo Sky Tree: This is the second highest tower in the world. (hot spot!!)
- Kabuki Cho: It is a very well-known red light district in Japan.
- Tokyo Disney Land
- Korakuen: Amusement park in Tokyo
- Roppongi Hills
- Yasukuni Shrine: This is the controversial shrine that honors those who sacrificed their lives during the war. Many war criminals were buried there and China and Korea protests against Japanese prime minister visiting Yasukuni Shrine to pay respects to the dead.
- Odaiba: Take the Yurikamome Monorail to this famous spot, where you can see beautiful views of Tokyo Bay. There are restaurants, shopping centers and TV station’s headquarter (Fuji TV). This is a very popular dating spot for young couples.
- Akihabara: This is the place for electronics geeks! There are electronics, anima and manga related products.
- The Imperial Palace: The former site of Edo Castle. Two larger parks are open in the palace.
- The Meiji Shrine
- Ueno Park: There is an oldest and well-known zoo in this park.
- Omotesando: Another upscale shopping and dining area.
- The Tokyo National Museum
- Ginza: This is basically a Rodeo Drive in Hollywood. You find many upscale boutiques and shopping places.
- Yoyogi Park
- Harajuko Shopping: This popular shopping area and there is a “Harajuku girl” by Gwen Stefani. You find many girls walking in Lorita style, and young people wearing unique outfits.
- Shibuya: This is probably the most crowded place in Tokyo. Shibuya Crossing is pretty crazy. You can’t walk without bumping into people. Many movies and TV shows were filmed in Shibuya. Shibuya represents Tokyo. There is the statue of Hachiko in front of the Shibuya station. Hachiko was a dog in the 1920s and his owner died but the dog came to see the owner every night at the station. People use Hachiko as the meeting spot. Shibuya 109 is a trendy shopping center in tokyo. Many young women go to Shibuya 109 to catch up with the latest trend. It was featured in Japanese fashion magazines and TV.
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