Where to visit and what to do in Tokyo
Tokyo is the center of Japan’s tourist attraction sites. If you ever visit Japan, Tokyo should be at the top of your list of places to visit. The city is an interesting mix of modern and traditional life, and although it is terribly busy, it is not as noisy as you would expect from modern cities and towns.
If you don’t have a friend or family member who can help you navigate the city, it is recommended that you get a Japanese travel guide, who will point out all the great places you need to visit and how to get there. To give you some ideas, here is a list of places to visit and things to do in Tokyo.
1. Robot Restaurant
Try the Robot Restaurant, for a change. If you want to excite your nerve endings, go to Shinjuku restaurant and have the experience of a lifetime being served and entertained by robots. The shows are adorned with rare things like dinosaurs and light-filled tanks that will make you feel like you are in a strange land.
2. Tree sky
This is a spectacular building to visit. It gives you a comprehensive view of the Tokyo city skyline. The building has two observation decks; 350 meter high Tembo Gallery and 400 meter high Tembo Deck. However, if you are afraid of heights, you may not want to visit Japan’s tallest tower, especially since its floor is made of clear glass! However, it is strategically located next to a large aquarium that is also a scenic spot right in the middle of the city center. You can get there by metro and enjoy shopping in the large shopping complex called Solamachi.
Who Said Your Kids Can’t Have Fun While In Japan? Make sure they visit Tokyo Disneyland and experience the Walt Disney theme park first-hand. It is the fourth most visited theme park internationally and ranks number 9 of the 11 Disney parks that will open soon.
Inside Tokyo Disneyland is DisneySea, which has a theme inspired by the legends of the sea. It has seven ports which are: Mystery Land, Mermaid Lagoon, Lost River Delta, Arabian Coast, American Waterfront, Mediterranean Harbor and Port Discovery. In addition to the kid-friendly activities, there are also fun-filled adult activities, so you don’t have to sit back and wait while your kids have fun.
For fashionistas, this is the place to be. Ginza is a haute couture center characterized by many high-end shops and boutiques. The Uniqlo building is 12 stories high and stores just about anything you want to buy. Ginza is among the most expensive real estate areas in the world. However, if you do not like crowded places, avoid visiting the street on weekends, as the road is closed to motorized traffic and becomes a pedestrian paradise. Lots of “human traffic” on the highway.
One thing you must buy is the Skii beauty product. It was launched in 1980, and the brains behind the product conducted intensive research that revealed the usefulness of yeast. They observed how aged brewers managed to retain young hands by dipping their hands in fermented yeast, a practice they carried out for years. It is considered the best product for skin care and anti-aging. It is made from natural yeast and yes, it explains the secret behind the youthful skin of the Japanese.
You can get to Ginza by train and the hours of operation are from ten to ten. As you shop, be sure to open your palate to different cuisines as well. The restaurants in this area offer delicacies that cannot be found anywhere else in the world.
This list is not exhaustive of places to visit. However, we must mention some fun things to do while visiting Tokyo.
5. Meiji Shrine
Perhaps you need to start your journey by connecting with higher beings. The shrine is in honor of the deified spirits of Emperor Meiji and his wife. As you enter the shrine, show respect by bowing and bowing again when you leave. Do not walk in the middle of the paths because they are reserved for the gods. There is a water well where you should rinse your left and right hand respectively, then rinse your mouth with your left hand. In the central shrine, bow twice, clap twice and make a wish, then bow again. The Sanctuary is open from 9:00 a.m. M. At 4:30 p. M.
6. The fish market
Where to visit and what to do in Tokyo: the fish market. Visit the largest fish market in the world. It’s called Tsukiji Market. Some of the fish are just huge, nothing like the ones you’ve seen before. However, don’t visit just to watch. Be sure to try the cooked seafood at any of the restaurants near the market. You may also want to check out the very early morning tuna auction. Usually it is not business as usual.
Find time to watch a sumo wrestling match. Your visit to Japan will not be complete without watching a real sumo match. It may seem like nothing more than some oversized men shoving each other, but there is more that makes it quite exciting. On Friday and Saturday nights, you can see the best game with all the din and excitement.
8. Thermal waters
After having so much fun and visiting so many places, your body will want to relax. Find your way to Tokyo hot springs found throughout the country. One of the best hot springs to visit is on the Izu Peninsula, which is located in eastern Shizuoka Prefecture. The blue ocean and surrounding mountains make for a spectacular sight to behold. It may seem strange to be naked in the midst of other people at first, but once you get used to the idea, it becomes a pleasant thing to do. Don’t worry, women and men have their separate areas and they never mix.
9. Cherry blossoms
The best time to visit Japan is in February and March during the spring. Now is the time to complete all your adventures by experiencing the world of Japan’s cherry blossoms first hand. The country turns pink because the cherry trees are flooded with beautiful pink flowers. This is a highly revered phenomenon in Japan, and don’t be surprised to see locals participate in the cherry blossom appreciation and celebration. Time for picnics under the pink trees.