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Cruises to Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo, Japan Cruises

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Tokyo is Japan's capital city and the world's most famous metropolis. Towering skyscrapers, ancient art, and pretty cherry blossoms is one of the most exciting places in the world. There are so many shopping, entertainment, culture, and dining options in Tokyo today. Several excellent museums, temples, and gardens can be found in districts such as Asakusa. The city center of Tokyo and the suburbs close to its outskirts are also rich in attractive green spaces.

What Best Things to do in Tokyo?

Tokyo is full of surprises, so arrive with a plan and plan to get a little lost along the way, in a good way. There is a sense of speed and hyperactivity in the city's streets, while calmer attractions include temples, gardens, museums, and origami classes. Apart from these things, there are several other things to do in Tokyo listed below. 

1. Tokyo Tower

At the Tokyo Tower, travelers can enjoy watching the city's dazzling skyline from a broadcasting facility and take in the views. As you approach the structure at night to enjoy its modernist appeal, you can also experience the thrill of climbing to the top for sweeping views of the city. It is 333 meters tall and was the tallest structure until Tokyo SkyTree was built in the year 2010. There are three distinct sections of Tokyo Tower. A lively area of cafes, restaurants and souvenir shops is located at the foot of the tower. There is a "look-down" window on the Main Deck, which offers magnificent views of the city and memorable views.

However, if you want to experience a breathtaking view, head to the Top Deck, at 250 meters high. This vantage point offers views of the metropolis below and any mountain in the distance, including Mt. Fuji.

2. Tokyo Imperial Palace

Tokyo's Imperial Palace is the primary residence of the Imperial Family, built 400 years ago. It is located on the former site of the Edo Castle. The area is surrounded by moats and massive stone walls in the Center of Tokyo. It’s walking distance and takes hardly 10 minutes from the Tokyo Station. It is known as the oasis in the city. This ancient palace is adorned with flowers year-round, with many natural and green spaces. The palace contains many sights to see. Visitors are welcome to view all of these free of charge.Three different areas are available for you to explore: East Gardens, Outer Gardens, and Inner Palace, which is reserved.

3. Tokyo SkyTree

Tokyo SkyTree is the observation and broadcasting tower in Sumida, Tokyo. Its total height of 634 meters which makes it the tallest building in Tokyo. A visit to this tower starts from the 4th floor, where tickets to the observation deck are sold. From there, visitors can take a smooth elevator ride to the top of the base of the first observation deck, where visitors can purchase tickets for the second observation. 

Also, Read: 5 Best Beautiful Gardens in Tokyo 

4. Shibuya Crossing

Shibuya Crossing, the world's busiest intersection, should convince anyone even remotely impressed that Tokyo is the world's most populous city. Giant video screens flash commercials at every corner as black-suited business men, wide-eyed tourists, and bag-toting shoppers cross in tandem. It feels reassuring, a reminder that no matter what disparate paths we take in life, they tend to strike at some point in the future. Dusk is when the scramble is at its peak, in its most flattering light. From the Shibuya Sky rooftop observatory, 230 meters above street level, you can get a birds-eye view of the famous crossing and panoramic views of the city.

5. Sensoji Temple

The Sensoji is one of the most beautiful and traditional things in Asakusa, Tokyo. It is one of Tokyo's most classic neighborhoods where you can still find old wooden shops amongst the concrete. The vibrant red temple usually gets crowded, but you can escape by wandering off through the gardens to one of the quieter shrines. Take part in fortune-telling and incense burning in the central area for good luck. On the 8th floor of the Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center, you can view the Tokyo SkyTree (the world's second tallest tower) and the Nakamise shopping street leading to Sensoji.

Best Time to Visit in Tokyo

The best time to visit Tokyo is in fall (late September to November) and spring (March to May). The summer in Tokyo is hot and humid, and it starts from late June to the end of August. Moreover, the winter season starts from December to February and is cold but not that cold for traveling.

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