We resume our Top 10 things to do with the capital to the land of the rising sun, Tokyo.
Tokyo is the first tourist destination of Japan and a real showcase for the country, Edo was renamed Tokyo in 1868 and became the capital of Japan, thus dethroning Kyoto.
It’s a real economic center and a good start to discover Japan.
This is the oldest temple in Tokyo located in the Asakusa district that we find this Buddhist place of worship. This temple is perfect for understanding the local culture and discovering the Japanese cultural influences, the temple is also very popular with locals and visitors.
In this same district, you can discover the traditional part of the city as well as the famous Ryokan, traditional Japanese inn which will offer you a sublime experience of Japanese hospitality.
It is the busiest crossroads in all of Japan, the one that we see in all the photos, Timelapses, films and cartoons that can be found on the internet. If you visit Tokyo you must go through the Shibuya district to cross this crossroads and struggle your way between the mass of people.
Akihabara is the Mecca of all self-respecting Geeks and Otakus, it’s the perfect place, there are manga, DVDs, video games, arcade terminals and chips, figurines and lots of other goodies of all kinds.
In Akihabara, you will find many themed cafes such as Maid Cafés.
It is the second tallest tower in the world after the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, it is twice the Eiffel Tower with its 634 meters high.
You can visit the gallery and discover an incredible 360 panorama of all Tokyo.
Spend an evening in Roppongi :
Roppongi is Tokyo’s nightlife district, it is also the most popular district for visitors, foreigners from Tokyo who are called Gaijin locally.
It is a perfect neighborhood for meeting people, having a drink and partying.
It is in the Ryogoku district that you can attend sumo training and immerse yourself in their universe.
Sumotoris are considered to be gods in Japan, Sumo is a very popular sport in Japan.
Similar to Boulevard Haussmann or the Champs Elysées, in the Ginza district, there are incredible buildings housing all the biggest luxury brands in the world, Louis-Vuitton, Hermes, Mont Blanc, Prada and many other brands will be at the appointment.
Ginza is also the best of Japanese gastronomy and the district that uses the most high technologies, whether in the facades of buildings or the subways, which therefore makes it an example of evolution and advances for Japan’s capital.
We suggest you visit the superb Yoyogi Park in the Harajuku district for a nature break, you can stroll there and discover the Meiji Jingu shrine, you can also enjoy the Hatsumode on New Year’s Eve and the many dedicated stalls and a museum.
The construction of the temple began in 1915 and ended in 1926, destroyed during the Second World War, it was rebuilt in 1958 and remains today the most important religious site in Tokyo.
In the park, there are also wishing trees where visitors hang their dearest wishes, tea rooms.
For hiking lovers, we suggest you go not far from the center of Tokyo, to Mount Takao, count half a day to get to its summit.
You will be able to admire magnificent landscapes throughout your hike, even more spectacular in autumn.
Mount Fuji is the highest mountain in Japan with its 3776 meters height.
At the top you can admire Lake Ashi and the mountains of Hakone National Park among other breathtaking landscapes offered by this panorama at the top of the mountain.
To the northwest of Mount Fuji is the Aokigahara forest, sadly famous for the many people who go there to end their lives.
This was our top 10 things to do in Tokyo, you just discovered the top cultural places, neighborhoods for shopping and going out, and finally incredible places for all your nature breaks.
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