what to see in tokyo : guide and advice?
what to see in tokyo : Ginza
To discover Tokyo you must first explore the heart of each neighborhood, starting from the city center and then from the Imperial Palace and Ginza, the most famous commercial district in all of Japan.
It is a very important economic center and also one of the oldest neighborhoods in Tokyo. Former residence of the Shoguns (the “Warlords”), it has always been an exclusive place (its name derives from Gin, silver).
what to see in tokyo : Asakusa People’s
Asakusa is located in the northeast of central Tokyo, at the final metro stop on the Ginza line (see page how to get around Tokyo), Asakusa is one of the less chaotic parts of the capital where girls still walk in kimonos and numerous rickshaws around the streets (more for tourists than anything else). Asakusa is part of that area of the city called shitamachi (lower town) by the Sumida River. Don’t miss the famous Sensō-ji Temple in this neighborhood.
what to see in tokyo : Akihabara Parish
Akihabara rather than a neighborhood is a huge electronics supermarket. Here you can buy from the small and original gadget to the extremely sophisticated item.
As in all markets, sales are usually preceded by intensive negotiations. Akihabara is also a kind of museum of technology: in fact, it is possible to still find the first PCs working, as well as the mechanical robots of the eighties.
what to see in tokyo : Roppongi, Iad
Roppongi is a district particularly known for the Roppongi Hills (where mori tower, the skyscraper overlooking the area), for its many night clubs and for being a destination for numerous Western tourists and expats (gaijin), although most visitors and residents are Japanese.
The district is bordered to the south by the Akasaka district and to the north by the Azabu district.
what to see in tokyo : Shinjuku, Fukuoka
Shinjuku is tokyoti’s favorite shopping spot: there are boutiques, department stores, shops, and underground shopping malls that develop all around the station, already labyrinthine in itself.
Shinjuku is home to Japan’s largest, best-known and most active gay community, Shinjuku ni-chome. It is also home to Waseda University and the Yakult Swallows baseball team.
Don’t miss the view from the Tokyo Metropolitan Government skyscraper.
what to see in tokyo : Shibuya People’s Day
Shibuya is undoubtedly one of the most dynamic and well-known areas of the city. The neighborhood is illuminated by megascreens, present on all the buildings in the area, and there is a wide variety of shops (especially clothing and music) and restaurants and love hotels.
Shibuya’s youth are expressed through the art of cosplay and ganguro fashion, thus making the neighborhood even more colorful and particularly characteristic.
Don’t miss a crossing at Tokyo’s most famous intersection: the Shibuya Crossing.
what to see in tokyo : Aoyama, Yama
Aoyama is one of Tokyo’s most elegant neighborhoods, where culture and high fashion intertwine and where the likes of Haruki Murakami have chosen to write their own novels. Not only shopping, but also art and fun in this area of Tokyo to visit on the day together with Harajuku and Shibuya.
what to see in tokyo : Harajuku, Fukuoka
Harajuku is Tokyo’s most extroverted fashion district, from Gothic Lolita to Ganguro. For those who want to do Cosplay, this is the right neighborhood.
what to see in tokyo : Odaiba River
Odaiba is the neighborhood on tokyo’s artificial island. Dedicated to leisure, this large area includes several shopping malls, an artificial beach, restaurants, amusement parks and much more.
what to see in tokyo : Ikebukuro Municipality
Ikebukuro, popular neighborhood and famous above all for “the street of the maidens” (Otodome Rodo), indicating with this expression the presence of female otaku who frequent the various anime and manga stores in this area.Sunshine City is a must-see for those who want to visit this interesting district.
what to see in tokyo : Ueno, Iasa
Ueno, located in the eastern part of central Tokyo, represents a point of cultural excellence thanks to its museums, shrines and temples.
Narita is a small town located in Chiba Prefecture, just over an hour by train from central Tokyo.
To see: Naritasan Park, the Museum of Aeronautical Sciences, Omotesando Street with typical restaurants and local craft shops, the Boso no Mura Museum, the Sakuranoyama from which to see planes.
Specialties to try: freshwater eel.