Tokyo. The capital, known as Edo before 1868, offers its visitors a seemingly unlimited selection of shopping, entertainment, culture, and restaurants. The city’s history can be explored in districts like Asakusa and in many museums, historic gardens, and countless temples. Tokyo offers a number of green spaces in the city center – contrary to many statements and travel books.
Tsukiji Outer Market
Tsukiji Outer Market is the remnant of the former Tsukiji Wholesale Market. By 6 October 2018, the wholesale market moved to its new location Toyosu.The Outer Market consists of wholesale and retail stores, as well as restaurants that are located along narrow streets close to each other. From 5 o’clock in the morning, we were able to find fresh seafood and fish in all shapes and colors. Come and enjoy the famous sushi breakfast, which is usually served from 5:00 in the morning until noon.As most of the fish is delivered directly from the Toyosu Market, this is one of the best places to enjoy fresh seafood.
Also known as Electronics Town or Akiba. Here, the technology enthusiast finds everything. From computers, the latest smartphone from Apple, Google, Samsung or Huawei, cameras, funny gadgets, washing machines, and rice cookers, to cables and power adapters. Everything lights up, is colorful and loud.
The Imperial Palace is the residence of the Japanese imperial family. The palace is located on the former site of Edo Castle, a large park surrounded by massive stone walls, in the center of Tokyo, within walking distance of Tokyo Station. A major part of the palace was destroyed during World War II and later rebuilt in the same style.
From the large square, you can see the Nijubashi (double bridge), two bridges that form an entrance to the inner palace grounds.
The atmosphere of the past decades has been preserved in Asakusa. Asakusa’s main attraction is Sensoji, a very popular Buddhist temple built in the 7th century. The temple is accessed via the Nakamise, a shopping street that has been providing temple visitors with a variety of traditional snacks and tourist souvenirs for centuries. Definitely our favorite district.
Shibuya is one of Tokyo’s 23 districts but often refers only to the popular shopping and entertainment district around Shibuya Station. This district is one of the most colorful and lively neighborhoods of Tokyo. Many shops, restaurants, and nightclubs wait for people who come to the area.
Shinjuku Station & Kabukicho
The Meiji Shrine is a shrine dedicated to Emperor Meiji and his wife Empress Shoken. The Meiji Shrine and neighboring Yoyogi Park form a large forest area in the densely built-up town. The extensive grounds are ideal for a relaxing forest walk. During World War II the Shrine was destroyed but rebuilt shortly thereafter.
Emperor Meiji was the first emperor of modern Japan. During the Meiji period, Japan modernized and westernized.
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