5 things to see in Tokyo | Japan

Tokyo is the capital of Japan, which is located on the island of Honshu. It’s a great city where you can find everything and where anyone can find their own space. Let’s talk about five places to visit, keeping in mind the preferences and needs of different people.These are for those who love nature and walking, for the lovers of history, what it represents and how it affects the tradition, and there is also one for families with children. Of course, the lovers of nightlife and for those who love to shop have been all accounted for.

Tokyo tower

Tokyo tower

Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden is a huge and cared for park. It is one of the most beautiful parks in Japan where you can admire the cherry blossoms in the spring and enjoy its beauty throught thw whole year. It is not only structured in the Japanese style, but is divided into sections. It is located a few steps from the metro station of Shinjuku Gyoenmae, so it is easily accessible. It is the ideal place for those who want to spend some quiet moments away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

In the north-east of Tokyo there is Asakusa district, a quiet area where you can see young people dressed in kimonos and many rickshaw around the streets. The centerpiece of the site is the temple dedicated to Kannonsama. To access the main street you have to pass through the Kaminarimon door which is the port of Thunder, in which there is a large red paper lantern. In the area around the temple there are several restaurants and commercial places where you can buy souvenirs or eat.

Senso-Ji Temple entrance

Senso-Ji Temple entrance

One of the best places to take your children is Kidzania: a place of entertainment for children where learning is fun. Kidzania is a small town where children play by working and taking up jobs, have fun and are followed by highly professional and friendly staff. For the more apprehensive parents, it is guaranteed to have their children under control as they are supplied with electronic bracelets that allow you to know where they are at all times.

Kidzania kids park

Kidzania kids park

Moving on, the Shinjukus Kabuki-cho is the nightlife district. Here you can find the love hotels, night clubs, etc.. Everyone who wants to see the city at night can’t miss the Tokyo tower. Inside there are several attractions: you can eat, shop, relax in a spa, see the wax museum, and of course watch the city from above.

Kabuki-Cho

Kabuki-Cho

Let us conclude by talking about the Akihabara district of Tokyo, famous for its high concentration of electronic stores, video games and anime. There are also shops where multi-computer enthusiasts can purchase both new and cutting-edge equipment in second hand stores and the same goes for manga readers.

Akihabara

Akihabara

Tokyo photos by: shinichiro saka, tomorrow bystander, gleuhwein effects, cazfoto, pearl hsieh, ajpscs

By +Nikos Kontorigas

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