Top 5 Attractions in Tokyo

 

Known as one of the four world-class cities, Tokyo, the capital of Japan, brings  together the prosperity and culture that all international cities should have. Whether you have a strong desire to shop, to eat, or you like to visit a wide variety of attractions. Tokyo can meet all your needs. What are popular attractions in Tokyo? Asakusa Senoji Temple、Tokyo Skytree、Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden、Hachiko statue and Mount Fuji are 5 best places recommended in Tokyo.

 

1、Asakusa Senoji Temple - Most popular temple in Tokyo

 Senoji temple in tokyo

Sensoji Temple is a buddhist temple located in Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan. Sensoji Temple has a long history. Biult in 628 AD, Sensoji Temple is the oldest temple and one of the most famous attractions in Tokyo. As many as 30 million people visit the Sensoji Temple every year, which makes Sensoji Temple the top attraction in Tokyo. Why is Sensoji Temple so popular? Its good location and convenient transportation make it just needs 5 minutes walk from the station. In addition, it doesn’t need attraction ticket when entering the temple.

There is a famous shopping street in Senoji Temple - Nakamise-Dori Shopping Street. There are as many as 88 large and small shops in Nakamise-Dori Shopping Street. This shopping street lasts for hundreds of years with ukiyo-e(woodblock prints) and various Japanese specialties, as well as traditional Japanese snacks that can be packaged. If you want to buy tourist souvenirs, it is a good place for shopping.

 

2、Tokyo Skytree (New Tokyo Tower) - World's tallest tower

Tokyo Skytree, new tokyo tower

The Tokyo Skytree is 634 meters high and is the world's tallest electric wave tower. From the 350m high observatory, you can see the Kanto area, and you can see Mount Fuji when the weather is fine. In the higher 450m high observatory, you can stroll through the sloped porch about 110 meters and enjoy the fun of " walk in the sky". When night falls, there is illumination of the lanterns, which makes it beautiful.

Tokyo Skytree is not just a sightseeing spot, but there are more than 300 kinds of shops in Tokyo Solamachi and commercial facilities. Here you can not only buy fashion clothes, traditional Japanese crafts, cosmetics, toys, etc., but also specialty stores like Hello Kitty Japan and Samantha Thavasa. Tokyo Skytree is now a world-famous landmark.

 

3、Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden - Famous viewing spot for cherry blossom and red maple leaves

Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

The Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, originally a Japanese imperial garden, is a large park that blends Japanese, English and French garden styles across Shinjuku and Shibuya. Located in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden covers an area of about 58 hectares. It is a famous cherry blossom and maple leaves viewing spot in Tokyo. It is also the main location for the animation film " Courtyard of Yi Ye " and "Lost in Tokyo". If you want to see cherry blossom and red maple leaves in Tokyo, Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden is a good place to see the viewing.

 

4、Hachiko statue – A moving story between the dog Hachiko and his master

Hachiko statue in Tokyo

The loyal dog Hachiko statue is made of bronze and has always been a popular landmark for people to visit in Shibuya, Tokyo. According to legend, the professor of the University of Tokyo, Ueno Saburo’s dog, wait for the owner to return at Shibuya Station every day. Even after the owner’s death, he still insists on waiting and refuses to leave. This moving story and the dog Hachiko are still deeply loved by people. If you love animals and this moving story, you can visit Hachiko statue in Shibuya, Tokyo.

 

5、Mount Fuji – National symbol and highest mountain of Japan

Mount Fuji in Japan

Mount Fuji、cherry blossoms and shinkansen are listed as national symbols of Japan. Mount Fuji stands in the west of Tokyo and is one of the largest active volcanoes in the world. It is the highest mountain in Japan. This highest mountain in Japan, with an altitude of 3775.63 meters, is covered with snow, which is just as charming as postcards. In June 2013, UNESCO listed the famous attraction Japanese Mount Fuji as a World Heritage Site.

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