Tokyo Attractions And Tourist Spots | Visit Tokyo
|October 12, 2013||Filled under Latest Posts||
There are an uncountable number of Tokyo attractions and tourist spots that will both amaze and delightfully puzzle the first-time traveler who will visit Tokyo. Japan’s capital city has the distinction of being the most populated metropolis in the world. It is not possible to visit Tokyo for a day and see all of its many attractions. A comprehensive exploration of all Tokyo attractions and tourist spots will take at least a month.
Tokyo offers its visitors a virtually unlimited number of options for entertainment, shopping and dining. Among the many Tokyo attractions and tourist spots, the history of the city can be seen and felt in the Asakusa district and in its many museums, gardens and historic temples. The Japanese metropolis has a surprising number of green, open spaces in the city center and around the periphery.
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The most notable Tokyo attractions and tourist spots are:
- Roppongi Hills: One of the many notable Tokyo attractions and tourist spots, Roppongi Hills was the culmination of the dream of Mori Minoru, a real estate developer. If you visit Tokyo, then you will find Roppongi Hills to be one of the most stunning architectural sights you have ever seen. Many world famous architectural firms like Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, Jon Jerde, and Maki and Associates have worked on the buildings here. Public art like the huge, spiny, open-air spider Maman, created by Louise Bourgeois are a delight to the eye. The remarkable bench-sculptures along the Keyaki-zaka Dori street also deserve a special mention.
- Tsukiji Central Fish Market: When you visit Tokyo, you must go to the Tsukiji Central Fish Market. It is said that every edible fish found in the world’s oceans is for sale in this world famous commercial area. Every variety is allotted its own distinct area and a lively atmosphere characterizes the place. You will see tons of octopuses and tuna being unloaded from the docks. A huge variety of shellfish are also on sale. Exotic fishes imported from all over the world are available too. Approximately 2,300 tonnes of fish are sold in the Tsukiji Fish Market per day.
- Akihabara Electric Town: If you love electronics, a a trip to Akihabara Electric Town or Denki Gai is highly recommended for when you visit Tokyo. It is Tokyo’s electronic heartland and offers a mind-boggling range of electronic goods . It is said that products that are expected to enter mainstream markets two years’ in the future, are tested and sold in Deni Gai right now. The area also has a huge variety of cartoon manga. The Tokyo Anime Center a deserves special mention in this regard. If you are hungry, treat yourself to authentic Japanese food at any one of the many maid cafes scattered across the district.
- Higashi-Gyoen or the Imperial Palace East Garden:This is the only part of the imperial place that is regularly open for public viewing. This area is perfect for a retreat from the ordered chaos of the modern city. You can get a close view of the huge stones that have been used to build the walls of the imperial castle. Entry to Higashi-Goyen is via one of three gates: Hirakawa-mon, Kitahanebashi-mon (north side) and Ote-mon (east side).
A fleeting visit to Tokyo would not do justice to all beautiful places that the booming metropolis has to offer. Spend a good amount of time in the city to ensure that you make the most of your holiday.
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Great article, neat post
Been to Tsukiji Central Fish Market, they are expensive.