What to see during a short trip to Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo is a truly amazing city, modern, fast-paced and exciting, while at the same time retaining its traditions and its oldest places. The capital of Japan is unique, a land where the Western way of life is fused with Eastern customs, creating a unique mix. First of all, let go of the idea about learning Japanese before visiting, since it’s one of the most complex languages in the world, if you want to best prepare for the trip, we recommend a good English course. The city is really great, and you will probably need several days to enjoy it thoroughly. Next we’ll suggest several places not to miss during your trip to Tokyo, Japan.

Gardens of the Imperial Palace

We start from the classical sites of Japan, so the first step must be the Gardens of the Imperial Palace, an oasis of calm in the chaos of the city.

Tokyo view from the Imperial Palace Garden, Japan
Tokyo view from the Imperial Palace Garden, Japan

Mount Fuji

From the observation tower Fujimi-Yagura, built in the Edo period, you can see Mount Fuji. If you’re in the mood for debauchery in this area there is one of the world’s most expensive hotels, the Ritz-Carlton.

Mount Fuji
Mount Fuji

Pagoda TempleMeiji-Jingu

Among the temples you should head to is Senso Ji to take a picture under its Pagoda Temple and also the Meiji-Jingu, a romantic sanctuary garden dedicated to his wife built by Emperor Meiji.

Pagoda Temple
Pagoda Temple
Meiji-Jingu
Meiji-Jingu

Shibuya

Now dive into the sparkling and bright modern Tokyo, the area most frequented by young people is Shibuya, do not be surprised if you see guys run dressed as anime characters, cosplay is a fashion so beloved by children.

Shibuya at night
Shibuya at night

Ginza

The Japanese are crazy about brands, especially Italian ones, if you want to do some shopping go to Ginza, one of the most exclusive shopping streets in the world.
A trip to Tokyo, Japan, will lead to the discovery of a world a little crazy but incredibly unique.

Ginza
Ginza

By Elsi H

Photo 1+ 2: Kuan Hoong, Photo 3:  Jimmy@R.H., Photo 4: Ali_Haikugirl, Photo 5:Stéfan, Photo 6: jonatan.

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