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Travel Guide to Tokyo, the Capital of Japan

With 12 million people in the center, Tokyo, the capital and most populated city of Japan, is one of the largest metropolises in the world. 35 million people live in the Tokyo area. With a history dating back hundreds of years, Tokyo is one of the most expensive cities in the world to live in. This city, which was once a small fishing village, is now the capital of the east. If you want to get to know this unique city, you can explore the tourist attractions with the help of our travel guide to Tokyo, the capital of Japan. Temples, market places, exhibitions and museums are all waiting to welcome you...

 

Meiji Shrine

Meiji Jingu or Meiji Shrine is one of the most important temples in Japan. The shrine is visited by more than 3 million people to give the first prayer of the New Year on the first days of the New Year. Meiji Shrine is a Shinto shrine, which is dedicated to the deified spirits of Emperor Meiji and his wife, Empress Shoken. It was built in 1920, eight years after the death of Emperor Meiji, the first emperor of modern Japan. The shrine is located in a forest covering an area of 70 hectares, adjacent to Yoyogi Park and Harajuku Station.  

 

Senso-ji Temple

Just like Meiji Shrine, Senso-ji is one of the most popular iconic religious sites in Tokyo. Built in 645, it is the oldest Buddhist temple in Tokyo, which is dedicated to Kannon, the Bodhisattva of Compassion. Senso-ji is located in Asakusa and only about a minute away from Asakusa Station. It is famous for Kaminarimon, its outer gate that is regarded as the symbol of Asakusa and the city of Tokyo. There are colorful shops selling different types of snacks and souvenirs between Kaminarimon and Senso-ji.

 

Koishikawa Korakuen

Koishikawa Korakuen is one of the oldest and most beautiful landscaped gardens in Tokyo. Built during the Edo Period (1600-1867), it has winding walking trails through trees, ponds, streams and rock formations. Even though the best time to visit Koishikawa Korakuen is spring and autumn, it can be visited in any season. Koishikawa Korakuen is a great place to enjoy silence and get away from the hustle and bustle of Tokyo…

 

 

teamLab Borderless

teamLab is a multimedia exhibit by the art collective. Located in Odaiba and covering an area of over 100,000 square meters, it features multiple rooms with interactive digital screens. The exhibit Borderless, one of the most unique and unforgettable activities you can do in Tokyo, is an engrossing sensory experience. Although the tickets are sold at the gate, you may also want to buy the tickets via Klook since the exhibit Borderless is popular.

 

MOMAT

MOMAT is the abbreviation of National Museum of Modern Art. As the name suggests, it is a modern art museum dedicated to the works of Japanese artists from the Meiji period and onwards.

Consisting of four floors, MOMAT is a quite large museum. If you are acquainted with traditional Japanese art, then you will enjoy seeing the works inspired by western genres such as cubism and surrealism.

 

Tokyo Skytree

Tokyo Skytree, the tallest structure in Japan, is a television broadcasting tower. Offering a spectacular view of Tokyo, the 634-meter-high two observation decks with 350 and 450-meter lengths. The tickets to the observation terraces are available at the gate.

 

 

 

Toyosu Fish Market

In October 2018, famous Tsukiji Fish Market was moved to Toyosu, a man-made island in Tokyo Bay. New Toyosu Market is almost twice the size of Tsukiji, making it the largest fish market in the world. Entry to the market is free, and visitors can watch the famous tuna auctions, buy fresh fruits and vegetables from the neighboring produce market, and enjoy having a fresh sushi breakfast at one of the complex restaurants moved from Tsukiji. The new complex is comprised of three interconnected buildings and the Shijo-mae Station on the Yurikamome Line.

 

Aquariums in Tokyo

Neighboring Shinagawa Station, Maxell Aqua Park Shinagawa offers relaxing atmosphere with various lights, sounds and images, which vary depending on the season and time of day. Located near Omori Kaigan, Shinagawa Aquarium hosts popular sea lion and dolphin shows. The other great alternatives are Sumida Aquarium located next to Tokyo Skytree and the Sunshine Aquarium located on the roof of the World Import Mart Building in Ikebukuro.

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  • Danielle S. Wyatt
  • 14-04-2022
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