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8 Places to Never Miss in Tokyo – Details of Tokyo’s Touristy Allure

The capital of Japan, Tokyo, is a city that's heavily populated. The city holds great significance as the location of the Imperial Palace, the parliament, and the seat of Government.


About Tokyo

Tokyo has a modern flair due to its contemporary architecture. The city is regarded as the most expensive city to live in. With an impressive network of subways, Tokyo has made it easier for tourists to get around. The cultural side of the city is shored up by museums, art galleries, festivals, and traditional Japanese sports like sumo wrestling. As a tourist destination, the city is well-equipped to serve its visitors with the likes of Citadines Shinjuku Tokyo. Most tourists seem to like to spend their holiday at an apartment Hotel Shinjuku.


The Imperial Palace

The main attraction of Tokyo, the Imperial Palace wows visitors with its spectacular architecture. Bordered by moats and walls, the palace is still in use by Japan's royal family. Nijubashi Bridge is another highlight of the palace; the name of the bridge translates to 'double bridge' on account of its reflection in the water. The thick wall that surrounds the palace is another key feature. A range of tours is available to tourists, and one needs to register for the tours in advance.


Ginza District

Often likened to Times Square in New York, Ginza District is a Tokyo attraction you must visit. The place has been the trade hub of Tokyo for centuries; this is also where five ancient roads merge. Shopping here is fun, but what's even better is sitting at a café watching people get on with their day. If you can stand the chaotic atmosphere, weekends are the best time to visit the area – this is when all the shops are open.


National Museum of Nature and Science

With a reputation as one of the most visited museums in the country, the National Museum of Nature and Science holds a collection of over 200,000 materials. Founded in 1871, the museum is one of Japan's oldest museums. Visitors are offered various interactive exhibitions. A visit to this superb museum will no doubt be educational, and you are bound to leave the museum feeling inspired.


Ueno Park and Ueno Zoo

Tokyo's largest green space, Ueno Park is among the most popular tourist attractions of the city. Its charming grounds are what attract visitors, but the park has several temples and museums as well. Gravel paths add character to this fantastic 212-acre park. Ueno Zoo is another highlight. Established in 1882, the zoo is the country's oldest zoo, and it is home to over 3,000 animals.


The Tokyo National Museum

One of the nation's treasures, the Tokyo National Museum houses an extensive collection of artworks including Japanese, Indian, and Chinese art. The Buddhist sculptures from China are a key highlight of the museum. Among other most noted artefacts are military equipment, old textiles, and historical weapons. The museum has a collection of amazing Japanese artwork that goes back centuries. Tours are available, and most of them are guided by an English-speaking guide.


The National Museum of Western Art

A short walk from Ueno Station is the National Museum of Western Art. The museum was founded in 1959 as per the plans by Le Corbusier, a famous Swiss-French architect. The collection of artworks is the courtesy of Kojiro Matsukata, who loved to collect art.


Other Places of interest

Interesting places to visit in Tokyo aren't limited to just six places. There's a diverse array of places one should visit; these include Miraikan and Edo-Tokyo Museum, the Meiji Shrine, the Tokyo Skytree, and the National Art Centre.

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