When we think of Tokyo, many of us picture a bustling, packed and technology infesting city. You wouldn’t be wrong, as Tokyo is the hub for many amazing and innovative technological discoveries such as talking robots and Pokemon (just kidding). But there is actually a lot more to see and do in this fantastic destination than you’d think, and we are going to take a look at some of them now. By the end of this post, you’ll want to add Tokyo to your ultimate travel bucket list.
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
The Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden is a large park and Gardens which was originally the residence of the Naitō family during the Edo Period. It is full of beautiful plants and flowers and is a relaxing place to take a picnic.
An ancient Buddhist temple which is located in Asakusa, Senso-Ji is a popular tourist attraction amongst many. It is Tokyo’s oldest temple, built in the year 628. This place has an impressive history and remains one of the most important landmarks in the city of Tokyo.
Located on Nakamise Street close to the Sensoji Temple, Asakusa is home to an array of craft shops, food vendors and places to buy souvenirs.
This large park sits by the Ueno Station and is the first westernised park in the city. It is one of the most prolific cherry blossom spots in the capital and contains a stunning array of flora.
A museum dedicated to the Edo period of history, this building was erected in 1993 and holds a host of scale replicas of the towns and building from that point in time.
With an Eiffel Tower inspired structure, this communications tower is an impressive addition to the surrounding landscape. There are two observation decks located on the tower, one which stands at 150m, and another which is at 249.6m for the more adventurous.
Meiji Jingu Shrine
The Meiji Jingu Shrine is a Shinto Shrine dedicated to Emperor Meiji and his wife, Shoken. It is a beautiful area and is visited by many to pay their respects to the fallen emperor.
You may know that Japan is associated with Cherry Blossom, and this park has an abundance of them surrounding the area. It is located around the moat of the imperial palace and contains a cemetery, river, and path for walking.
The world of the Samurai is highly interesting and historical. These weren’t just any soldiers, they put honour before everything. This museum shows an in-depth insight into the lives of these soldiers and even allows you to see the armour and swords used by these warriors.
Tokyo City View Observation Deck (Roppongi hills)
This stunning location allows you to see a full panoramic view of the city of Tokyo from an observation deck. You’ll want to bring your camera with you for this one.
Now that you know what this city has to offer, why not book some cheap flights to Tokyo and tick off another item on your bucket list?