There are few places like Tokyo in Japan where you can wander around ancient temples before you suddenly find yourself in a karaoke bar. Experience the unique lively fish auction at Tuskiji Market before the sun rises. Take a refreshing walk beneath the cherry blossom trees which stand along the Sumida River. Spare tranquil time in the East Gardens of the Imperial Palace, and take a lecture in Japanese history at Edo-Tokyo Museum. Finally, get as much udon noodles, wagashi and sushi as you can manage throughout your journey.
TOKYO, JAPAN -2 DECEMBER 2015- International arrivals at Narita International Airport (NRT), one of two main airports serving the Tokyo metropolitan area in Japan. (EQRoy / Shutterstock)
TOKYO – December 6: Shinkansen bullet train at Tokyo railway station in December 6, 2014 Tokyo, Japan. The Tokaido Shinkansen operate between Tokyo and Osaka and stop at Yokohama, Nagoya, Kyoto. (jiratto / Shutterstock)
TOKYO – APRIL 2: Top view of the E2 Series bullet train and Cherry blossom trees on April 2 , 2015 in Tokyo. E2 Series service as Asama for Hokuriku Shinkansen line(Tokyo – Kanazawa or Nagano route). (Piti Sirisriro / Shutterstock)
TOKYO, JAPAN – APRIL 2: Cherry blossoms festival in Ueno Park on April 2, 2015 in Tokyo, Japan. Ueno Park is the most famous place to enjoy viewing cherry blossoms which is a Japanese custom. (Takashi Images / Shutterstock)
TOKYO, JAPAN – NOVEMBER 15, 2015: Unidentified rickshaw drivers with passengers in Asukusa station nearby Sumida river (rickshaw drivers with passengers in Asukusa station (cowardlion / Shutterstock)
TOKYO,JAPAN, NOVEMBER 25, 2011 : A group of girls is posing in the middle of the street for fashion advertising in the street near the Shibuya crossroad in Tokyo, Japan.
Tokyo, Japan – May 14, 2015: Candy a go go candy shop and vendor at Harajuku’s Takeshita street, known for it’s Colorful shops and Punk Manga – Anime overall look. (StockStudio / Shutterstock)
Tokyo, Japan – May 14, 2015: Crape and ice cream vendor at Harajuku’s Takeshita street, known for it’s Colorful shops and Punk Manga – Anime overall look. (StockStudio / Shutterstock)
Tokyo, Japan – April 12, 2015: Japanese merchants are selling snacks to customers at Nakamise Dori, one of the oldest shopping streets in Japan. (Supannee Hickman / Shutterstock)
Tokyo, Japan – 4 June, 2015: Street view at Tsukiji Market in the morning with cars, people and worker driving turret truck. (Kenishirotie / Shutterstock)
TOKYO, JAPAN – JULY 28, 2015: The Edo-Tokyo Museum building. The museum illustrates the past of Tokyo, once kown as Edo. (Sean Pavone / Shutterstock)
Tokyo International Exhibition Center (Tokyo Big Sight), Ariake, Tokyo, Japan – 5 March 2016: venue for the 2020 Summer Olympics (voyata / Shutterstock)
ODAIBA – TOKYO, JAPAN – November 9, 2015 : Statue of Gundam at DivercCity Tokyo Plaza in Tokyo. It is a full-size in ratio 1:1 of Gundam Statue Performances a the biggest Gundam in the world. (Vasin Srethaphakdi / Shutterstock)
SUIDOBASHI, TOKYO – JANUARY 13: Big-O (Ferris wheel) in Tokyo Dome City Attractions on January 13, 2013. The world-first ring-type Ferris wheel without hub. 80 m high, Tokyo sky view can be enjoyed. (Takamex / Shutterstock)
TOKYO, JAPAN – OCT 9: Bank of Japan Head Office Building in Tokyo, Japan on October 9, 2015. Tokyo is both the capital and largest city of Japan. (Takashi Images / Shutterstock)
Buildings of Imperial palace in Tokyo, japan
Statue of the great samurai Kusunoki Masashige at the East Garden outside Tokyo Imperial Palace, Japan.
MEIJI JINGU SHRINE – TOKYO – JAPAN – JAN 2016 : Japanese Marriage at Meiji Shrine, Tokyo on 9 Jan 2016 (Jirat Teparaksa / Shutterstock)
TOKYO – DEC 23: Traditional wedding in Meijijingu on December 23, 2006 in Tokyo, Japan. Meiji Jingu is the Shinto shrine dedicated to the divine souls of Emperor Meiji and his consort, Emperor Shoken. (BEEE / Shutterstock)
TOKYO, JAPAN – AUG 14, 2015: Meiji Shrine, located in Shibuya, Tokyo, is the Shinto shrine that is dedicated to the deified spirits of Emperor Meiji and his wife (NH / Shutterstock)
TOKYO, JAPAN – MARCH 21: Sake containers at Yoyogi Park near Meiji Shrine on March 21, 2015 in Tokyo, Japan. (Pabkov / Shutterstock)
TOKYO, JAPAN – JANUARY 09,2015 : Young Japanese women wearing a traditional dress called Kimono at Senso-ji Temple in Tokyo, Japan (kalapangha / Shutterstock)
Tokyo, Asakusa. January 25, 2015. girls in japanese typical dress. The kimono is the traditional japanese dress and means literally “something to dress” (pongnathee kluaythong / Shutterstock)
Tokyo – Dec 5, 2015 – unidentified women wearing kimono are salespeople of Kagetsudo shop selling ‘ ‘Jumbo Melon Pan’ which is a famous snack at Asakusa district (Vassamon Anansukkasem / Shutterstock)
TOKYO, JAPAN – October 27 2015: The Senso-ji Temple in Asakusa is the most famous temple in tokyo. Also known as Asakusa Temple, it’s the oldest temple in Tokyo. (Phattana Stock / Shutterstock)
TOKYO, JAPAN – APRIL 14 : Chefs working in sushi restaurant in Tokyo taken April 14, 2014 in Tokyo. Sushi is popular cuisine culture in Japan. (bluehand / Shutterstock)
TOKYO, JAPAN – MARCH 14, 2014: Signs densely line an alleyway in Kabuki-cho. The area is a renown nightlife and red-light district. (Sean Pavone / Shutterstock)
TOKYO, JAPAN – DECEMBER 8, 2012: Neon signs in Shinjuku, the red light district of Tokyo. (monotoomono / Shutterstock)
TOKYO, JAPAN – DECEMBER 8, 2012: Pachinko Gambling in Shinjuku District, Tokyo (monotoomono / Shutterstock)
Tokyo, Japan – November 22, 2015: A man deciding what to get from a vending machine in Tokyo. Japan has one of the largest numbers of vending machines in the world. (Ye Choh Wah / Shutterstock)
TOKYO – JULY 4: Kabukicho is an entertainment and red-light district July 4, 2011 in Tokyo, Japan. Named after an unbuilt kabuki theater, it hosts thousands of nightclubs and hostess bars. (Sean Pavone / Shutterstock)
TOKYO,JAPAN – SEP 12 ,2015 : The Tokyo Skytree is a new television broadcasting tower and landmark of Tokyo. It is the centerpiece of the Tokyo Skytree Town in the Sumida City Ward. (Sakarin Sawasdinaka / Shutterstock)
Tokyo, Japan- Jan 07, 2014: Tokyo Sky tree TEMBO GALLERIA 450m (stepmorem / Shutterstock)
TOKYO JAPAN – MAY 22, 2015: Tokyo Dome baseball stadium night view. Tokyo Dome is a 55000 seated baseball stadium opened in 1988. (TK Kurikawa / Shutterstock)
TOKYO, JAPAN – December, 29, 2015 : Tokyo Tower is the world’s tallest, self-supported steel tower in Tokyo, Japan (Hit1912 / Shutterstock)
Tokyo – Tourist Mecca of Asia
By Abhinav Gajanan Kumar
If there is one place on earth, which symbolizes the confluence of past, present, and future, it’s got to be in Tokyo. Known as the metropolitan city of the world, Tokyo leads the global conglomerate of international cities. It is the nerve center of international trade and global finance. The pride and capital of Japan, here are 5 reasons why Tokyo is considered as the tourist mecca of Asia.
Japan is known for its ancient lineage of history. Tokyo has embodied itself since history as a cultural and historical strategic location for all of Japan, even in South East Asia. From the era of shoguns and samurai warriors to the modern years, Tokyo is a political and cultural nerve center. The foundation of Tokyo as a great city was laid from a humble beginning of a small fishing village called Edo. Even though Kyoto was the capital in Imperial Japan, Tokyo was the de facto competitor. Japanese and Tokyo natives take great pride in their city’s history. Tokyo holiday packages by established tourist players ensure that tourists get a good glimpse of the history of Tokyo and Japan with the help of artifacts and museums.
See an animated movie and you will realize why Tokyo is considered as the birthplace of modern architecture. The high rise mega structures and ancient buildings showcase Japanese style and adaptability over centuries. The structure displays the intelligence and the immense artistic sense since ancient times. Even if you glimpse at one structure, you will see the complexity of the structure and immense intricacy of the inter laying pattern. Even the latest and modern structure defies physics and imagination. The Tokyo skyline is dotted with immense high rises which will capture your thoughts and appreciation. Tokyo tour packages enable tourists to take advantage of the immense architecture which imbibes the cultural vibrancy of Japan.
3. Bullet trains
Bullet trains have become synonymous with Tokyo. Achieving speeds up to 500 km per hour and famous for their punctuality, they have become the lifeline of the workforce in Tokyo. The bullet trains are sturdy and are known for their comfortable and lush feeling even at tremendous high speed. A tourist experience in Tokyo is incomplete without riding the bullet trains at least once.
If you are a foodie, then head on to Tokyo, the food heaven of the world. Michelin, the international gourmet rater, has given Tokyo around 191 stars, which is 5 times more than Paris. Sushi, a fish dish is a delight to be savored. If you are visiting through Tokyo travel packages, be sure to taste this world famous savory dish. Sushi is synonymous with Japan and is a national cuisine icon.
The Japanese are proud and protective of their nature. They have tried to preserve and enhance the nature available in the midst by creating as many parks and botanical gardens as possible. Some of the notable gardens include Tokyo imperial palace & Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. Cherry blossoms are one of the prime attractions in Tokyo.
Book your tour and travel packages to Tokyo now and get set to have a memorable experience with the global capital city of the world.
Abhinav Kumar is a freelance Content Writer, who writes Travel related Blogs and Articles like Taiwan Tour Packages and Thailand Tour Packages.