the business district of Shinjuku a notorious shopping, business, entertainment district
Shibuya for younger generations
Harajuku, definitely Japan’s teenagers capital
Tokyo Dome City, a leisure complex, not far away from The Dome Stadium,
Ameyoko an incredibily busy market street
Among the attractions not to be missed are some temples and shrines listed here below:
Yasukuni Shrine, dedicated to Japan's war deities .
Meiji Shrine, dedicated ... More to the deity of Emperor Meiji
Sensoji Temple, in the Asakusa area
Other places offer tourists beautiful japanesecen style landscape gardens like Hama Rikyu, alongside Tokyo Bay or Mount Takao, a mountain near Tokyo downtown.
The Imperial Palace, in Tokyo down-town, Tokyo Tower, a steel tower, 333 mt. high, are to be seen, too!
Tourists, on such an occasion, don’t fail a visit to Tsukiji Fish Market, one of the world’s greatest fish markets, something unforgettable and curious to keep in touch with the oriental fascinating world!
For true lovers of both history and architecture all around Tokyo are temples and historical treasures as in Kamakura, Yokohama, Japan’s second largest city, only half an hour away, Hakone a National Park with hot springs and views of Mt. Fuji, Fuji Five Lakes, a resort at the foot of Mt. Fuji.
Tokyo Dome City is a leisure complex in central Tokyo consisting of the Tokyo Dome baseball stadium, an amusement park, the La Qua spa, a variety of shops and restaurants and Tokyo Dome Hotel. Tokyo Dome City experienced got to fame when LaQua, an indoor complex with real hot spring water, was opened in 2003.
Before 1868, Tokyo was known as Edo owing its name to a small castle town in the 16th century, that became Japan's political centre. Little by little, Edo changed into one of the world's most populous cities. In 1868, the emperor and the capital were moved from Kyoto to Edo, later called Tokyo or eastern capital. Tokyo was partly destroyed by the Great Kanto Earthquake in 1923 and the air raids of 1945.
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