Tokyo is one of the most popular cities in the world, with an approximately 12 million inhabitants, is today the world’s largest financial center, a giant Megalopolis. With the oldest and most recognized university, with approximately 400 national museums and art galleries, the most famous being the National Museum, National Museum of Modern Art, Folk Art Museum, and numerous private galleries, make Tokyo city a true scientific center, cultural and contemporary of the Japan.
Touristic Destinations in Tokyo:
Asakusa is the largest district of the city, situated on the Sumida River. It is famous for its many shops, cinemas, night life and clubs, and recreation centers. The historic center of the district is the Sensoij Temple, the oldest Buddhist temple. In Japan, 83% of the population are Buddhist. This temple was built for the goddess Kannon, the most respected and beloved goddess, is the symbol of the kindness and mercy for those who suffer. The ensemble consists of 10 buildings on a quite large territory, with three main gates each with its own symbol. From the main gate, Kaminarimon (The Thunder Gate), the Nakamise Street Sensoij leads to the temple hall and is a major tourist attraction for those who come here – a variety of shops, restaurants and more traditional Japanese souvenirs. Every year in Asakusa, in July is held the Flower Festival and in December takes place the art fairs.
Ginza is a district and a street with the same name, a paradise for the luxury shops consumers, with thee most famous brands, with the most outstanding restaurants and modern nightclubs. Here you will find the most expensive stores in the world, with artistically decorated windows using the latest technologies. Ginza is considered a museum of the economic progress from Japan. Saturdays and Sundays and during festivals, the street is closed, the traffic becoming a big pedestrian area.
Imperial Palace – the Japanese imperial dynasty is the oldest known dynasty in the world, according to the chronicles of the first king ascended on the throne in 660 IHR. The Imperial Palace is a symbol of the Japanese culture, is located in the heart of the town, surrounded by a park with high cliffs, protecting the entire area from the rest of Megalopolis. If you want to visit the Palace, is open only two times per year: January 2(the new year) and on December 23(the King’s birthday). The palace dates from the late of 16th century and was completed in 1968. It should be noted that the Palace is very different from European royal palaces, by simplicity and lack of luxury. The tourist attractions are the gardens around the Palace and the Kitamonaru Park, considered the most beautiful place to enjoy by the the wonder of early summer with cherry flowers, the symbol of Japan.
This is the first part with the famous touristic destinations from Tokyo.