Must-See Attractions In Tokyo
Tokyo is a city that is often as being one that is surrounded by a shroud of mystery and illuminated brighter than any city in the world. However, when you go to Tokyo you will notice that it is going to have a lot of attractions that you can easily miss because you have so many attractions already to look at. This is why I have decided to cover the must-see attractions in Tokyo. These will make it quite a bit easier for you to plan your trip and know you will be able to find something to do, but also know what to expect so you will not be in for so much of a culture shock as a lot of tourists get when they first come to Japan and see that everything is completely different than what they may be used to where they came from before.
How Did I Find The Best Attractions In Tokyo
Well, I have to say that I did this with a lot of work and effort. However, I do have to say that I know you are going to love the attractions I have found and I know that I really like doing this so it is for the best of both of us. The best part is the attractions, for the most part, are family friendly and this will make it quite a bit easier for you to have a great time when you are on vacation because it means you can bring the entire family with you to enjoy the attractions they are looking at and know you will not end up disappointed in what you are looking for.
Tokyo National Museum
The Tokyo National Museum may not seem like it would be that big of a draw, but if you like looking at the Japanese artworks and seeing how they have changed through the years, then you have to come to the Tokyo National Museum. This is a museum that houses the largest number of Japanese artworks from cultural backgrounds to some of the amazing artworks that you would never see outside of the location. The museum houses over one hundred thousand pieces of art, but because of the size limitations can only display so many at any given time. This is what makes it nice because if you go one year and come back you could easily see some of the rotating exhbits that are present as the museum tends to rotate over four thousand exhibits for you to enjoy.
All little boys want to grow up and become a great warrior. At least that used to be the thought process in Japan. However, not a lot of the warrior lifestyle is a memory of the distant past and is preserved so it will never be forgotten at the Samurai Museum. This is a lovely museum that is going to take and capture a time in Japan’s history that will amaze you but also makes it easier for you to have a great time because it is going to allow you to have a lesson in history that you cannot get in any history books. When you are at the Samurai Museum you will want to make sure you take the guided tour as it will allow you to find out about some of the information you would never have learned when you are just taking the tour and bringing yourself to the museum. Definitely worth the extra time and cost that could be associated with the guided tours.
Akasaka Palace is not as beautiful as what you would find in Europe, but it is definitely a place you are going to enjoy because it allows you to take a tour of the Japanese palace that has held the face of the country for many years. The palace is definitely a place that is very enjoyable and one that you are going to like because it will make it easier for you to have a great trip and know you are seeing something that you normally would have overlooked. Even without the royal majesty of say the palaces in Paris, it does have a great place that will give you a tour. When you go to Akasaka Palace, I would recommend that you take the time for the audio tour because you will learn more about the location and the country than if you just went on the tour without any information at all.
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Shrines are definitely something that are very popular in Japan. In fact, my country even has a shrine tour that some people take to visit all of the shrines in the country. The Meiji Jingu Shrine is one that a lot of people will recognize because of the gate that is present, but also the way they are able to get into the shrine. The shrine is very enjoyable and if you want to get out of the city, well somewhat, you will be able to get into the shrine and know that once inside you have a chance to sit down and enjoy the peace the shrines are well known for. Then you will not be concerned about the shrine not providing you with the comfort you want to have because you can easily have a great time and relax more than what you think.
Take A Cultural Tour
Cultures are different from France to Germany to America. However, when you come to Japan you will notice the culture is quite a bit different than what you would expect. This can easily lead to you having a major culture shock because of the changes that you are getting into. When you look at the culture changes you will notice it is going to be easier for you to learn more if you take a culture tour. These tours can vary in length and on what you are going to see. So you will want to make sure you check this out because they are definitely going to make it easier for you to have a great trip and learn about the culture that is present in Japan.
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
A garden is amazing and in Japan they are well known for the gardens they have in the country. What is amazing is the Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden is located in Tokyo. This is a garden that will simply take you out of the city and seemingly feel like it would be out of place. However, the garden is well maintained and is definitely a place you will want to go and visit. The garden and park itself is very large in size in comparison to some of the other parks that are present, but it is definitely a park that you will want to visit for the cherry blossoms, which happen on a regular basis. What else you will notice is the green house that is present in the park is going to make it easier for you to see some of the plants you would not normally see in Tokyo. This is going to make it easier for you to have a great trip and know you are getting out of the hustle and bustle of Tokyo and going to enjoy your trip.
Additional Attractions In Tokyo
Yes, Tokyo has more attractions than you can literally shake a stick at. I mean really you can turn a street corner and easily run into something you did not expect to see. However, when you are in Tokyo you need to realize it can be overwhelming if you are trying to catch all the attractions. That is why I had to limit myself to the number that I have listed in regards to the attractions. The ones that I have listed are the ones that I have found to be among the best and easily some of the ones you will want to go and see or take, as in the tour. While you may find other attractions, I am going to attempt to cover more attractions in the future, but with a beautiful country like Japan around me, it is very difficult to find the time to cover some of the additional attractions.
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