Opened in 1983, Tokyo Disneyland has become one of the city’s most popular attractions. The seven themed lands here are full of friendly characters, exciting rides, and interactive worlds to explore.
Head to Asakusa to visit Sensoji Temple, the oldest Buddhist temple in Tokyo. A long, traditional shopping street leads from the main gate to the central complex, where you’ll find a beautiful five-story pagoda and the temple’s ornate main hall.
The famous Kabuki-za (Kabuki Theater) is one of the best places to see kabuki, with performances held almost every day. Tickets can be purchased at the theater or booked online in English. There are even English headsets available to help you enjoy the show.
A world apart from the skyscrapers and neon lights that dominate much of the city, Yanesen is a quaint, historic neighborhood that emits a more bohemian, traditional vibe. Among the temples, shrines, and old-fashioned homes, you’ll find Yanaka Ginza, a buzzing shopping street full of stores selling crafts, food, and souvenirs.
Built in the early 17th century, Happo-en Garden is a picturesque and tranquil setting perfect for an afternoon stroll. Most of the bonsai trees here are over 100 years old, and one is over 500. Visit the tea house to enjoy a traditional tea ceremony.
Tokyo’s impressive Imperial Palace is built on the site of Edo Castle, which served as the seat of the Tokugawa shogun from 1603-1867. Today it is home to Japan’s Imperial Family and is surrounded by a park with a moat, stone walls, and bridges.
For artistic works and archaeological artifacts, the Tokyo National Museum is Japan’s premier institution. Here you’ll find more than 110,000 individual items, including nearly 100 national treasures. Audio guides are available in English to help you make the most of the experience.
Meiji Shrine (Meiji Jingū) is one of Japan’s most popular shrines. It is dedicated to the deified spirits of Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken. The shrine grounds and neighboring Yoyogi Park make up a beautiful forested area that’s perfect for a peaceful afternoon stroll.
One of Japan’s most celebrated museums, the National Museum of Nature and Science features a nearly endless array of exhibits, covering everything from the dinosaurs to outer space to modern technology.
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