Start your awesome adventure in the heart of the Japan’s cultural and economic center– welcome to Tokyo!
Tokyo is the bustling capital city of Japan and the world’s most populous metropolis. The city perfectly marries the modern lifestyle and the ancient traditions of the Japanese. If you a glimpse of the past and the present, you should definitely explore this city!
- Edo Castle
Travel back in time in the halls of the historic castles of Tokyo. Before it became the flagship city of advance technology and culture, Tokyo, during the Japanese feudal era, was a castle town. One of these castles is the Edo Castle. It was built in 1457 and since then, it became the center of the Tokugawa regime that ruled Edo for roughly 260 years. And now it is the Imperial Palace of the Emperor of Japan.
The castle has a pleasant castle grounds and an extensive moat and walls that surround it, giving off that medieval vibe. It is great place to take pictures and feel the richness of Japanese history and architecture.
Edo castle is just about 10-minute walk from JR Tokyo Station. You should definitely include this in your itinerary.
- Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Tokyo is not all about shopping malls and other urban life getaways. You can still be one with nature even if you’re in the middle of an urban jungle. The Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden offers tranquil place in the middle of the urban cityscapes. It is largest and one of the most popular parks in the city. It boasts beautiful lawns and pathways, serene sceneries, and a relaxing break from the hustle and bustle of the urban life. It is best to visit Shinjuku Gyoen during spring when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom.
It is one of the best places to witness these marvelous beauties. It’s also great time to visit during autumn when the leaves change their colors to orange and brown.
It has three different entrances. But the easiest one to access is the one near Shinjuku Station. It is just a few minutes’ walk from there.
Explore Tokyo’s foremost shopping district. Ginza features numerous shopping malls, boutiques, art galleries, night clubs, and other places of entertainment. Every leading brand in fashion and cosmetics that you can think of can be found here. It is best to visit Ginza during weekend afternoons when it becomes a large pedestrian zone.
- Edo-Tokyo Museum
If you want to know a little piece of history of Tokyo, then you should pay a visit to Edo-Tokyo Museum! Located in Ryogoku district, it houses the history of Tokyo exhibit, illustrating the past events and the more recent ones of the recent decades. It is also really interactive, allowing the visitors to get an authentic feel of the past.
- Rainbow Bridge of Tokyo
You might be wondering the need to visit a bridge in Tokyo. However, this is not just an ordinary bridge, at night it glows in the colors of the rainbow. Visit this suspension bridge at night to witness an amazing display of the urban lights.