Tokyo ….Traditional meets the Contemporary

tokeyoTokyo is a city of more than 12 million people. You will be overwhelmed by the sight of the streets bustling with enormous activity and energy. From the outside the city seems to be very modern with high rise buildings and other infrastructure marvels, but once you start to explore it internally you will find that Tokyo has managed to retain its wonderful traditional architecture dating back to several years. In Japan you will find a perfect blend of modern and traditional lifestyle. You will notice the distinctive lifestyle which is unique to this part of the world.

Visit Asakusa, Tokyo. You can say that it is here that the traditional meets the contemporary. During the weekends not only the tourists but also the locals swarm this place in large numbers. This place is visited by approximately 30 million people every year. It is perhaps Tokyo’s most traditional neighbourhood. Most people come here to see Tokyo’s oldest temple. Inside the precinct, visitors can enjoy snacks and other foods and also do some great shopping.

A great way to see Tokyo is taking a ride on a cruise. Also known as the water buses in Tokyo their usage is very popular. You will enjoy the view and will be able to see most of the city in a very comfortable manner. One of the most convenient and safest ways to travel from one place to another in Tokyo is the rail system. The city is very well connected and you can travel to almost all parts of Tokyo via this system.

You should visit the peaceful and relaxing Meiji shrine in Tokyo which is one of the most popular. Besides, you can visit the grand Sensoji temple which is one of the most recognizable landmarks of the city. You would also like to visit Roponji which an entertainment hub and is extremely popular amongst foreigners. Heading over to Hama Rikyo Gardens you will realize how beautiful and overwhelming it is. It has a history dating back to hundreds of years ago.

Do not miss the ride to the Imperial palace, the home of the emperor of Japan. You can have a tour of the complex to find that the traditional values are at the core of this place even in the era of modernization. Visit the entertainment and business hub of Shibuya where you get to witness the energy of the city.

Take a day trip to the fabulous Mount Fuji. This is Japan’s highest and perhaps the most beautiful mountain, it is located within the boundaries of a Scenic National park. Tokyo holds a bunch of surprises for you, and if you have not been to this part of the world then you are missing out a lot.


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