Places to Visit
- Imperial Palace: If you intend seeing the emperor, then you will have to visit on December 23rd and January 2nd. This is the Emperor’s birthday and a New Year’s greeting. If you have a good height, you’ll be able to catch a glimpse of the man-god himself with a sea of Rising Sun flag-wavers.
- Tokyo Skytree: It is regarded as the world’s tallest tower, it is measured 634 meters, 24 meters higher than China’s Guangzhou TV & Sightseeing Tower. The Guinness tallest building houses and features shops, restaurants and observation deck that provides a birds-eye view all the way back to Guangzhou.
- Edo-Tokyo Museum: a fusion of the past, present and the future in one space, it is a place to experience the period when Tokyo was known as Edo.
- Noodle Shops: Tokyo has more noodle shops than anywhere in the world. Tokyo has an array of noodle you will always see in your dream.
- Rainbow Bridge: Water isn’t an excuse for bridges in Tokyo. One of the most recognized landmarks in Toykois the Rainbow bridge; it connects Shibaura area with the futuristic Odaiba Island. It displays a multicolored lighting at night and pale shining towers.
- Yakata-Bune Riverboat: located at the Sumida River with a perfect view of the skytree, you can experience a traditional Japanese boat with a touch of theancient pub. For a little as $100, you can eat, drink food and sip beer in large groups while the boatfloats through the river.
- Sensoji: This is the largest Buddhist temple in Tokyo; it is dedicated to the Goddess of mercy known as Bodhisattva Kannon. It is Tokyo’s oldest temple and one of the most significant.
- Tsukiji Fish Market: This is the biggest seafood and fish market in the world, it handles the sale of 400 types of seafood. The fish market has a Tuna auction which is it most interesting part.
- Tokyo Disneyland & Disney SEA: Based on Walt Disney film, it is a 115-acretheme park. It was opened in 1983 as the first Disney Park outside the United States.
- Ginza: This is the fashion center of Tokyo city and has lots of upscale shops and restaurants. It is regarded as one of the most expensive real estates in the world. The roads are closed during the day due to traffic and it becomes a pedestrian haven.
Climate and Weather
Tokyo has a temperate weather; it always has a dry and mild winter, but the summer is warm and humid. Rain starts from mid-June to Mid-July, the typhoon season occurs between September to November. During winter, the average temperature ranges from 29–52°F (–2 to 11°C); while the summer experience between 70–83°F (21–28°C) as average temperature. Snowfall is very rare in Tokyo with nothing or a single fall annually.
Navigating through Japan is quite easy with the abundance of options especially rail transportation. Even though it is an ancient city that developed organically without any imposed plan, movement through the streets that follows no discernable patterns can be made via bus and commuter rail service, from the geographical center at Chiyoda-ku to other concentrated centers such as Shinjuku, Shibuya, and Ikebukuro. Other hubs include Setagaya, Uenothe Ginza. This canbe made through the primary means of travel in Tokyo; you will notice that most of the train stations are named after a location which means the important centers are interconnected by rail. Bicycles, motorcycle and pedestrian movement is also common in Tokyo.
Events and festivals
Tokyo has three major festivals that take place annually in May and June. The Sanjamatsuri at Asakusa Shrine and the Kandamatsuri at the Kanda Shrine everyMay, In June, the Sanno-sai festival at Hie Shrine.Other national festivals that observed in Tokyo are Cherry Blossom Viewing (Hanami), New Year's Day (Shogatsu), National Foundation Day (Kenkoku Kinen no Hi), Kanda Festival (Kandamatsuri). Others include the Constitution Day (Kempo Kinembi), Spring Equinox Day (Shumbun no Hi), Children's Day (Kodomo no Hi), Sanja Festival (Sanja Matsuri), Sanno-sai, and Tanabata-matsuri.
When to Visit
The best period to visit is in September and November as it coincides with some festivals and the summer. But January and February isn’t bad as well; the weather is sunny and dry with the sightseeing spots having fewer crowds.You should also strike out visiting Tokyo from January 1st to 4th all the museums and some restaurants close down for the New Year.
Hotels and Accommodations
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As an island nation, the most common form of transportation in Japan is through air travel. Tokyo has two airports; New Tokyo International Airport at Narita and Haneda Airport. International flights land at New Tokyo International Airport due to its being nearer to Central Tokyo and the choice of two rail lines, the Keisei Skyliner which arrives Keisei Ueno stations and Nippori Stationin approximately 60 minutes; from both of these points movements can easily be navigatedto other places in Tokyo. Narita Express run by Japan Rail (JR) reaches Tokyo Station in an hour and Shinjuku and Ikebukuro Stations in an hour and a half.