Tokyo is a global city - its grandeur is an abode for just everyone.
One may have heard of Tokyo as the world’s most expensive and populated megalopolis, but in fact Tokyo is a global city. Whether you’re a foodie, a shopaholic or a lover of history— Tokyo’s grandeur is an abode for just everyone. This teeming city with its amiable people, unprecedented culture, thrilling nightlife and enthralling locations is sure to entice you.
Japan has a rich history and is one of those countries may be developing rapidly in innovation and technology over the decades, but is hasn’t lost its cultural richness alongside. Learn about Japanese history at the Tokyo National Museum, where you find the world’s largest collection of Japanese art and plenty of other antiques including pottery, samurai swords, Buddhist sculptures, culture beautiful kimonos. The Edo-Tokyo Museum is another marvelous wonder—a voluminous establishment showcasing Tokyo’s transformation from a quaint archaic city to a bustling modern capital.
Another great way to learn about Japanese culture is to visit the iconic temples of Tokyo. Sens?-ji and Meiji-jingu are the most visited shrines in the city, both very rich in history. Be sure to ask around or read about the story behind the creation of these sanctuaries
Whether it’s shopping for high-end designer apparel or traditional crafts and souvenirs, Japan’s capital city offers it all. Showcasing both the world and Japan’s finest items, shopping in the famous neighbourhoods of Shibuya, Ginza and Asakusa is sure to meet all your needs.
The Shibuya Crossing is known to be the world’s busiest intersection, and the city’s teen fashion capital. The iconic Shibuya 109 building at the heart of the district is an abode to young female fashion—shoes, clothing, costumes, accessories, beauty products—you name it, you get it. This streets of this labyrinth is also home to other designer stores and boutiques with teen favouriteinternational brands like Forever 21 and H&M also having its establishments here.
Often considered as the world’s capitals of dining, Tokyo is a food lover’s paradise with a range of appetizing eateries dotted across the city. Make sure to visit Kikunoi and Tofuya-Ukai to tease your palate with exquisite Japanese dishes.
The exciting city is also known to have a diverse and legendary nightlife—offering tourists with brightly lit districts, countless eateries, clubs, arcades and karaoke bars that are up all night. Enjoy seasonal cocktails at fancy bars and hit a range of clubs—whether it’s rock or hip-hop—you’ll be hosted by deejays from all over the world.
If you’re the kind of person who gets exhausted roaming around a fast paced city, then relaxing by Tokyo’s majestic gardens and parks. The city is a home to KoishikawaK?rakuen, Rikugi-en and Yoyogi-k?en, attractive gardens that incorporate elements of Japanese landscaping. Laze around in these aesthetic garths; you may just get inspired.
Tokyo offers a little bit for everyone and by that it doesn’t leave out the kids. The city is a great place for family vacation offering a range of attractions for little kids, with zoos, amusement parks and entertainment centers. The Tokyo Disneyland, Ueno Zoo, Legoland Discovery Centers, KidZania and Tokyo Dome City are some places you definitely should take your little ones.
If you’re a fan of the award winning movie Spirited Away, then be sure to pay a visit to the Ghibli Museum, a fairy-tale demesne designed by the master animator Miyazaki Hayao, the creator of Princess Mononokeand Spirited Away.
Compiled by Shravya Singh Karki.