10 things to do in Tokyo
Tokyo, perhaps the most famous city in Japan and at the same time the capital of this country and its largest city, which is located on the southeast coast of the island of Honshu.
In fact, Tokyo is not a city, but a metropolitan prefecture. It was damaged twice, first by an earthquake in 1923 and then during World War II in 1945.
1. Sensoji Temple
Senso-ji Temple is the oldest and also the largest Buddhist temple in Tokyo. He is most associated with the Thunder Gate, which has a four-meter red lantern. Interestingly, the entrance is guarded by two statues of the god of wind and lightning.
2. Meiji Jingu Shrine
Meiji Jingu Shrine is the largest Shinto shrine in Tokyo. It was erected in 1920 in memory of Emperor Meiji. It is located in the center of Tokyo, in a wooded area.
3. Disneyland in Tokyo
Tokyo Disneyland is a theme park where you can go to the fairy-tale world of Disney, see interesting buildings and meet your favorite fairy-tale characters. The park was opened in 1983. Interestingly, the park also includes DisneySea, that is, the Mediterranean bay located around the volcano.
4. Imperial gardens with the Imperial Palace
The Imperial Gardens with the Imperial Palace is a large park with beautiful gardens. In them you can admire many types of plants, such as, for example, hydrangeas, irises and bamboo. This park is located in the city center.
5. Artificial island Odaiba
Odaiba artificial island — This island is also called Daiba. It was founded in 1853 as a defensive position, but today it is used as a place for entertainment.
6. Hamarikyu Gardens in Tokyo
Hamarikyu Gardens in Tokyo are beautiful and large gardens located in the heart of the city, in the Chuo district. On their territory you can admire many kinds of various beautiful plants.
Shibuya is a famous intersection in Tokyo where a lot of people pass. It is also considered to be the busiest pedestrian crossing in the world.
8 Tokyo Tower
Tokyo Tower is a tower built in 1958. It was built like the Eiffel Tower.
9. Tokyo Skytree
Tokyo Skytree is the tallest tower in Japan at 634 meters. It is located in the Sumida area and is also used as an observation platform from which you can admire many parts of the city.
Harajuku is part of the Shibuya district, which is a kind of cultural center for the younger part of the city’s inhabitants.