Ready for the sensory experience of a lifetime? Visit Tokyo, one of the most famous and unique cities in the world.
This busy capital is a city of lights, people and noise, so it’s easy to feel overwhelmed on your first visit. But once you throw yourself in, there’s so many unforgettable experiences to be had here – from haggling with stallholders at the Tsukiji Fish Market to sipping a matcha tea and people-watching at the bustling Shibuya Crossing, one of the busiest railway stations on the planet.
Tokyo is famous for its Harajuku extreme fashion district, where the streets are bursting with museums, cafes and shops. If you like your attractions quirky, continue the tour with a trip to the Akihabara district. This is a mecca for Anime and manga fans, with a dazzling array of electronics and video games shops. Take your camera – this is an amazing spot for photography.
Want to experience Tokyo’s softer side? Visit in springtime, when the city’s world-famous cherry blossoms are in full bloom in Ueno Park, Meguro River and other green spaces. This is a busy time of year in Tokyo, with cherry blossom festivals and throngs of visitors filling the city.
Tokyo is also home to one of the top spiritual sites in the world – the beautiful and ancient Sensoji Temple, accompanied by Shinto and Asakusa shrines. This is a real tonic to the chaos of the city centre, along with the stunning imperial Meiji Shrine complex.
After an exhausting but happy day of sightseeing in Tokyo, you’ll be well rewarded with a truly incredible choice of Japanese cuisine. One of the world’s greatest food cities, it’s famous for next-level sushi, comforting Tsukemen (dipping noodles) and monjayaki pancakes. And make sure you visit a bakery for an irresistible sweet or savoury Tokyo bun.
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