Tokyo Essential 2


As we said in the previous post dedicated to Tokyo, there are many places to visit both modern and old, it is a city of contrasts, from the bustle of its streets we pass to the silence and relaxation of its parks, the streets full of neons and electronics , we pass to the majesty of its palaces and temples.
Here we offer you some suggestions of more places than you, you can not miss in Tokyo

Kōkyo 皇居 or Tokyo Imperial Palace

It is the official residence of the Japanese emperor and is located in the grounds of the ancient castle of Edo.
The palace and the large gardens are surrounded by an immense moat flanked by huge stone walls are undoubtedly a must see.
Most of the palace buildings are not open to the public, but if the gardens The interior of the palace is open to the public for only two days each year, the birthday of the Emperor and the New Year's Day (January 2).

Tokyo Imperial Palace

Tokyo Imperial Palace

Ueno park 上野公園

It is a huge park in the center of Tokyo. An igran lake with a multitude of goose-shaped pedal boats makes it one of the most lively parks in all of Tokyo, especially in spring during the Shakura, when people go on a picnic under the cherry blossoms.
Within the park facilities are: the National Museum of Tokyo, the National Science Museum of Japan, the National Museum of Western Art, a concert hall, the Tōshōgū chapel, Benzaiten chapel, and the Zoo.
Therefore, they make this area a popular tourist and recreational center both Japanese and foreign.

Ueno park

Ueno park

Ginza 銀座

It is the most luxurious neighborhood in Tokyo, the big corporations of Japan, they have their offices there and the concentration of department stores, boutiques and restaurants, make it one of the most expensive neighborhoods in the world, where everything is luxury, from the buildings until a coffee. .
All major fashion brands, such as Louis Vuitton or Gucci, as well as restaurants with 3 Michelin stars are in this area.
If you can afford it, it is a good place to go shopping, but simply walking through Chuo-Dori, main street of Ginza, is a good tourist attraction.

Ginza

Ginza

Hotaluna ホタルナ

"HOTALUNA" is a boat of the future, with an innovative form that does not leave us indifferent. with a design by manga and anime artist Leiji Matsumoto, which resembles a spaceship more than a ship, invites us to take a tour of Tokyo Bay or climb the Sumida River to the foot of Tokyo Skytree
It could give the impression that we are talking about a boat to make tourist cruises in the Bay of Tokyo, but nothing is further from reality it is a kind of water bus that makes only two or three trips a day, the rest of the schedules They make normal boats or their brother Himiko, with a similar design and which was the first to enter into operation and soon a new, more modern and similarly designed boat will be added, the Emeralds.
It is definitely a good means of transport and at the same time enjoy the scenery from inside and outside the ship and see Tokyo in a different and relaxed way.

Hotaluna

Hotaluna

Tsukiji fish market 築 地 市場

The Tokyo Central Metropolitan Wholesale Market, known as the Tsukiji Fish Market, is the largest wholesale fish market in the world and also one of the largest wholesale food markets in general. The market is located in Tsukiji in the central area of Tokyo, and is a point of attraction for foreign tourists.
If you are a lover of shushi, you can not stop trying some of the dishes offered by the restaurants on the market and if you do not like raw fish, see the madness of the movement of trucks, elevators, motorcycles, pedestrians all mixed is also worth it the visit, in addition to the stores of various objects.
If you like to get up early, you can attend the tuna auction, 5:00am.

Tsukiji fish market

Tsukiji fish market

Hamarikyu Gardens 浜 離宮 恩賜 庭園

Located at the mouth of the Sumida River, the park covers an area of 250,165 square meters around the Shioiri pond and is surrounded by a moat of seawater from Tokyo Bay.
The garden full of very different plants, make flowers during all seasons.
The tea house located in the middle of the gardens lake, offers matcha and Japanese sweets following the style of the tea ceremony.
Surrounded by large office skyscrapers, it is a haven of peace within the Tokyo madness.

Hamarikyu Gardens

Hamarikyu Gardens

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building 東京 都 庁 舎

Tokyo City Hall or Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building also known as Tochō, is a complex of buildings that contains the headquarters of the Metropolitan Government of Tokyo, which governs not only the 23 neighborhoods, but also the cities and towns that make up the metropolitan area of Tokyo.
Located in Shinjuku, one of the most important financial districts of the city, each of its two towers houses a plant for observing the panoramas of the city and even on clear days see the Fuji in the background.
Both viewpoints are free and we can see another panoramic view of Tokyo at 200 meters.
Its views are only comparable to those seen from Tokyo Skytree or Tokyo Tower, but from another perspective and also for free.

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building

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