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Tokyo, the capital city of Japan is one of the most popular metropolitan area in the world where beautiful Japanese culture and traditions radiates amidst urban sophistication in light of rapid modern growth. Travel around Tokyo by its excellent means of transportation such as the Tokyo Metro Subway, busses or walk around the cities enjoying the sights and sounds. From the cultural part of ancient Tokyo to the beautiful neon lights that transform Tokyo from old to new, this is a city where every place has a story to tell.

 

Where to go

 

The Tokyo Skytree : Located in Sumida ward, this 634 meters high broadcasting tower is the tallest tower in Tokyo with a futuristic touch. Get a bird's eye view of the city from the tower's observation decks and descent to the base for an all-in-one experience in the Tokyo Solamachi, an enormous lifestyle mall housing an aquarium and a planetarium. Watch the tower lights up the city at night transforming night to day with the beautiful light patterns.

 

Takashimaya Times Square Shibuya : Unleash the child in you with the sight of dazzling colors, vibrant architecture and be surrounded by energetic expression of the Japanese fashion in no other place than the Shibuya center. This is the most popular shopping, dining and entertainment district of Tokyo with every fashion brand in the world having an outlet here.

 

The Meiji Shrine : Take a journey back in time to experience peace and tranquility in this very ancient but modern structure of the Meiji shrine. The shrine dedicated to the deity of the deified spirits of Emperor Meiji and his consort, Empress Soken offers a relaxing feel as you stroll through the botanic garden, historical museum, and Meiji Jingu treasure-house. Embrace Japanese cultural activities by making offerings at the main hall, buying of charms and amulet or writing your wish on an ema. If you are in Tokyo during the Shinto festival, you might witness a traditional Shinto wedding in its glory and beauty.

 

Mount Mitake : Embark on a short hike up Mount Mitake to witness Tokyo from a different perspective. The path to the summit is lined with small souvenir shops that have catered to visitors and worshippers for 2000 years. The mountain covers an area of 1250 sq.km. of green forested mountain, hills and small rural towns.

 

Other great places to visit are the Koko Shrines, the Shibamata, and Disney World Tokyo.

 

What to do in Tokyo

 

On top of playing dress up as a sumo wrestler or a geisha, below are other exciting activities to do in Tokyo.

 

The Tokyo Motor Show: It's the largest auto show held biyearly; displaying the latest automobile and interesting concept cars from all around the the world.

 

The Tokyo Game Show: Japan's largest video game convention that is held annually in September in the Makuhari Messe Convention Center, Chiba featuring innovative technology of latest games début and virtual reality.

 

Other interesting events are the Aimee animation characters shows or the Sanja Matsuri, the largest annual shrine festival in Tokyo.

 

Where to eat

 

Yanaka Ginza, Togoshi Ginza, Harajuku, Nakamise Dori and Ameya Yokocho in Ueno has the best Tokyo street food offering the real taste of Japan. Satisfy your taste bud with food freshly cooked before your eyes such as the Dango (sweet japanese mochi dumplings), Okonomiyaki (savory Japanese pancakes), Yakitori (grilled chicken or seafood), Ikayaki (grilled squid or octopus) and Harajuku crepes. Experience divine Sushi moments from the fish market made from the freshest catch.

 

Where to stay

 

Whether you decide to stay in the heart of Tokyo or enjoy the peace and quiet in the outskirt, there are plentiful of cheap hotel that fits your tourist budget or an exquisite hotel for the affluence without missing out on Tokyo's marvel and splendor. For a stay in some of the best hotels like Oakwood premier, Keio Plaza Hotel or the Grand Park Hotel Panex Tokyo, remember to book your reservation ahead on Hotels.com.

 


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