Tourism in Tokyo

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Tokyo is the most populous metropolitan area in the world an added to all those people, are a great number of tourists that the city enjoys. Obviously, with a city this big, it has a lot of attractions for visitors to see but according to possibly the best, recommended travel blogs these are ones that are among the most popular:

Tokyo’s Imperial Palace, as you would expect, is certainly worth a visit but almost as impressive as the palace itself, are the Palace’s East Garden. Many of the shrines and tombs located in the Palace are free to see, as is entry to the magnificent East Garden where you will find Emperor Showa’s collection of art on display in a museum.
Palette Town is home to Toyota’s car theme park and exhibition hall, both of which are worth visiting.

The headquarters of Fuji TV is somewhat of a landmark in Tokyo and although you are free to visit the recording studios of TV programming, there is a charge for entering the building’s observatory with its spectacular views over the city.

The Suginami Animation Museum allows you to follow the history of Japan’s animation and see exhibits that demonstrate the Anime making process.

To get a real bird’s eye view of Tokyo, Mount Fuji and the surrounding area, a trip to one of two 45th floor galleries of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, will afford you that.

There are some interesting parks in Tokyo that are worth visiting like Yoyogi Park where you can enjoy street performers and bands all day long on Sundays or Ueno park which is world famous for its Cherry Blossoms and Lotuses.

The Sumo wrestling Museum is full of the history of sumo and has pictures of all the greats through that history, something like a hall of fame. Near to this museum is the Kanto earthquake Museum which recalls the deadly earthquake of 1923.

For the opportunity to read your very own newscast, you should visit the NHK Broadcasting Museum where you are also shown how the 1964 Olympics, advanced broadcasting technology.

If you have kids accompanying you, you may want to take them to Tokyo’s Fire Museum where they will be allowed to try on old firemen suits and play on the old trucks, all whilst getting their photos taken of course.
Of course, the list could go on and on with a city this size but perhaps two of the most popular attractions for visitors to Tokyo, are Mount Fuji and the high speed trains. Although not strictly Tokyo attractions, they are certainly attractions that you shouldn’t miss if you are visiting Tokyo. Also don’t forget to meet a Geisha for a photo op.

Of course, if you want some home style entertainment, you can always go to Tokyo Disney but where ever you do choose to visit, a trip to Tokyo will afford you memories that are distinctly oriental and ones that are sure to stay in your memory for a very long time.