Tokyo, the illustrious capital city of Japan, is also known for its beauty and captivating places and sceneries which make tourists love the city. Plus the rich history and culture behind these tourist attractions, one will surely never forget their stay in Tokyo. No wonder why Tokyo Japan tourism is always dubbed excellent.
While you indulge yourself in looking for the best spots you might want to visit for your Tokyo tour, here is a rundown of Tokyo Japan tourism’s celebrated tourist destinations and activities that you must try.
Try one of Japanese traditional food: Sushi. But for you to enjoy the Sushi you want to eat, visit one of Tokyo’s conveyor belt Sushi restaurants. Pieces of sushi are placed in a conveyor belt which circulates around the shop so you can pick only those that you want to eat, and as much you can or want to eat. They call it Kai-ten Sushi.
Once you learn to love Sushi, visit the renowned Tsukiji Fish Market. You will not only find the best fish for your sushi but you also get to learn how to make one with the help of a sushi master.
Another must try is Sake, Japan’s famous traditional rice wine. While you are in Tokyo, enjoy the Sake sampling in the Meishu Center and The Sake Plaza. Shelling out a minimal amount of yen, you’ll get to taste as much as 5 varieties of Sake.
Off to Tokyo Japan tourism’s icon: Mt. Fuji. A breath-taking landscape for its almost perfect symmetrical cone which makes it an icon for Japan and a frequent subject of the Japanese art. Mt. Fuji is one of Japan’s three Holy Mountains, a center of mountain worship of Japanese ancient times, and it abounds the country’s heritage.
Another Japanese icon is the Samurai. You can see Japanese Samurai performance and display during the Yabusame Festival held during the month of May in the shrine of Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha, just at the foot of Mt. Fuji.
During springtime, Cherry blossoms are the best artistic sight. Traditionally, the locals celebrate this season with Cherry blossom viewing which they call Hanami. Cherry blossom, known as Sakura for the Japanese people, are richly symbolic and another renowned Japanese icon.
Tokyo is the home to the Japanese Emperor, although you may not see the emperor during your visit, you can actually set foot to the Imperial Palace’s grounds. The Imperial Palace East Garden is open for viewing to the public except Mondays, Fridays, and on special occasions, for free! The Imperial Palace East Garden holds Tokyo’s imperial history but is sure fantastic.
These Tokyo Japan tourism’s prides are surely mesmerizing. Planning your tour to Tokyo ahead will give you enough time to get yourself booked for tours to these places, but you can also choose to be a backpacker tourist. Tokyo is known safe and tourist friendly city, although not many locals speak English, but they are good with providing directions and help.