Top 10 Attractions of Tokyo
Tokyo is a sensuous place to be but navigating through the city can be a bit daunting if you don’t know where you’re going. Therefore, we have assembled this comprehensive guide to top 10 attractions of Tokyo so you can have the time of your life in the heart of Japan.
The heart of Japan’s capital is a culture in its own might with, an amalgam of ultra-modern to the downright traditional. From Tokyo’s National Park to Sensoji Temple, there’s a world to explore for you in Tokyo.
Tsukiji Market, the largest fish market of the world handles over 2000 tons of fish a day. Be there by 5:00 am to get a chance to see the Tuna auctions, the highlight of Tsukiji Market.
Tokyo National Museum
Witness Japanese art and artifacts and trace the history of Japanese people in their relics and paintings. You will find delicate pottery, ornate swords, kimonos, Japanese calligraphy, paintings and much more in this expansive museum.
The shrine with its surrounding Yoyogi Park are a must see. While the forest has over 245 species of trees around the world, Meiji Shrine itself is a celebration of modernization of Japan by Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken.
This is the oldest religious site in Tokyo and although its crowded surroundings have reduced its allure, once inside you will find the beauty and serenity worth the visit.
Plan ahead and apply for your admission tickets well ahead of time to be able to enjoy the stunning beauty of Imperial Palace. You get a Japanese guide with English audio guides and pamphlet. This is a great place for picnic amongst the flourishing greens.
National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation
This is a high-tech museum also called Miraikan and exhibits modern technological feats and advances in medical and genetic. This is a fun place even for the kids and the parents alike.
This is Tokyo’s Fifth Avenue and then some. Find mega departmental stores like Matsuya and Hankyu or explore the neighborhood for retailers like Chanel and Cartier. Beware of the shopping spree though!
This gigantic Museum is a dive into the history of the city. From Tokyo’s most humble origins to the high-rising mega-malls, WWII to the birth of the modern metropolis, the city and its history springs to life in the intricate models as if they were real.
Tokyo Sea Life Park
This is a fun filled place for parents as well as their kids. The well designed aquarium offers knowledge about various waterbody habitats around the world in a fun and memorable way. Open from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., it doesn’t admit visitors after 4 p.m. and remains closed on Wednesdays.
This is the Japanese version of Eiffel Tower and the tallest steel tower of the world. It has two observation decks for visitors, at 150 meters and at 250 meters. You can observe the Tokyo city and the Mount Fuji as well from its observation deck.