Visiting Tokyo, all you need to know

Best time to go

In spring when the cherry trees and plum trees are in bloom and in autumn are the best periods to visit: the prices are not high as in August, as it is less crowded by tourists and you will avoid the heat of the summer

Tokyo, Rainbow bridge

Tokyo, Rainbow bridge

Sightseeing in Tokyo

In the metropolis of Tokyo, the capital of Japan, there is a lot to see.
The National Museum is a plunge into the great and ancient Japanese art through the collections housed in separate buildings. There are also the notable collections of the National Museum of Modern Art. Among the buildings, you should visit the temple of Senso Ji with its pagoda in the middle of the traffic and the oasis of calmness in the Meiji-Jingu, a stylish sanctuary garden dedicated to Emperor Meiji and his wife.

Tokyo National Museum

Tokyo National Museum

To fully understand the love for Japanese seafood cuisine, you can go to the wholesale fish market in Tsukiji, the largest fish market in the world. It is very lively and you can eat cheaply in small restaurants with excellent raw material which is directly taken from the fishermen’s nets. An alternative view is offered from requests for “cruising around Tokyo”, a short cruise aboard a boat from which you can see all the bridges in the city, including the famous Rainbow Bridge. For a unique view from the top of the metropolis, you can go to the Tokyo City View observatory, with its giant windows on the 52nd floor of Mori Tower, or the Tokyo Tower. The quarters are trendier in the Shibuya city, full with young people of extravagant look at all hours, and Shinjuku, crowded with big screens and lights. There, a must-try is the cocktails at 52nd floor of the Park Hyatt, where there is the New York Bar, brought to prominence by Scarlett Johansson in the movie Lost in Translation.

Alone in Tokyo HD from Philip Bloom

Photo: City photo 1 :boma.dfoto, City photo 2: anecia

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