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Special Tokyo Travel Guide
As one of the world’s leading metropolises Tokyo has a great degree of attraction for tourists. It is a mixture of traditional Japanese and modern technology. There are 30 million people live here. You can buy anything and nothing seems impossible.
Tokyo has shopping malls and markets everywhere. The beautiful temple building and traditions are easy to find in the city.
There are some special attractions for the travelers who plan to travel Tokyo.
The Ryogoku district is known as the centre sumo wrestling. By Ryogoku Station lies the modern sumo wrestling arena from 1985, Kokugikan, which hosts 3 of the 6 great annual Japanese sumo tournaments. They take place in January, May and September. If you are lucky you can get to see the sumo wrestlers practice.
2. Asakusa Kannon Temple
The temple of Asakusa Kannon is also called Sensoji, and it is Tokyo’s oldest and most impressive temple ground. The temple was completed in 645. The entrance to the Asakusa Kannon temple is through the mighty Gate of Thunder, Kaminarimon. The actual temple grounds consist of the central temple was built in 1647 by Iemitsu Tokugawa.
3. Ueno Park
Ueno Park was laid out in 1873 and is one of the largest in Tokyo. At the southern entrance of the park is a statue of Saigo Takamori, who played an important role in the transition period between the Edo and Meiji periods of the 19th century. Moreover, the park is home to a number of historical buildings, museums, as well as a zoo. The park is also one of the most popular areas for experiencing the cherry trees in bloom in the spring.
4. Shinjuku District
In the Shinjuku district you find most of Tokyo’s modern skyscrapers. This is the modern Japan with tall buildings, loads of shopping canters and boutiques, and the great entertainment area in Kabukicho, where restaurants, bars, and pachinko game halls lie side by side.
5. Tokyo Tower
Tokyo Tower is inspired by the Eiffel Tower in Paris. The tower measures 333 meters and it was finished in 1958. There is an amazing view from the two observation decks situated 150 and 250 meters up. On a clear day you can see Mount Fuji.
6. The imperial Palace
The imperial palace of Tokyo is situated in a beautiful and large green area at the heart of the Japanese capital. Access to the palatial grounds is only possible a few times each year, but if you walk along the moat you can see the elegant Japanese building, the beautiful Nijubashi Bridge, and the surrounding walls.