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Tokyo is known to be an unusually diverse metropolis, in that it offers both modern as well as historic attractions. If you are looking for traditional sites, how about a trip to Asakusa, the Meiji Shrine or the Imperial Palace? The unique Tsukiji fishmarket is bound to be a memorable experience as well. To experience the more modern sides of Tokyo, visit Tokyo Skytree or Tokyo Tower, or the Tokyo City View deck inside the Mori Tower in Roppongi Hills. Odaiba has become another popular destination, with its clever mix of shopping, sightseeing attractions and entertainment offerings.
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Toyosu took over as Tokyo’s main fish market in late 2018. Various areas of the facility, including the fish and fruit and vegetable markets have public areas, and there are many shops and restaurants on-site. Access to view part of…
As one of the most popular sightseeing spots, Asakusa offers a taste of historic and religious Japan. A number of festivals are held here throughout the year. The surrounding area also offers a unique feel of an older Tokyo that you do not find elsewhere in the city, so it is worth exploring.
At 634m in height, Tokyo Skytree is the tallest architecture in Japan and the world’s tallest free-standing broadcasting tower.
This 333-meter-tall tower offers unbeatable panoramic views of Tokyo from the observatory at 150m and 250m.…
The Imperial Palace is the residence of the Emperor and Empress of Japan. Inside you will find the East Gardens (closed Mon & Fri every week and 12/28-1/3 every year) which are the former site of Edo Castle’s innermost circles of defense. Guided tours are available with advanced booking. The moat surrounding the palace is a popular jogging course.
In contrast to the lively Sensoji Temple in Asakusa, Meiji Jingu (明治神宮) has an air of tranquility. Once you have passed through the large wooden Torii (鳥居, gate) and are inside the grounds, it is easy to forget about the…
Ueno Park is famous for its cherry blossoms. In addition to many great museums, such as the Tokyo National Museum and the National Museum for Western Art, you can also enjoy the oldest zoo in Japan with your family. There…
Built in 733, Jindaji, one of Tokyo’s oldest temples, is known for numerous soba shops in front of its temple gate, and 5,200 rosebushes in bloom in mid-May and mid-October in its botanical garden.
At one time one of the world’s busiest fish markets, most of Tsukiji’s operations were moved to Toyosu in late 2018. Visitors can no longer go inside the Tsukiji market, but there are still many restaurants and shops just outside.…
The Metropolitan Government Buildings are 243m in height. From the observation decks on top of both the North and South towers (which are free of charge), you have an unrestricted view of the sprawling metropolis, and on clear days, you…
This waterfront area on the other side of Rainbow Bridge from Shimbashi has many modern architectural sights including the FUJI Television Building, hotels and shopping malls. It is also beautiful at night.…