The world’s most populated city has more to offer than convinience. Litter-free streets, almost no crime and the most efficient public transport system in the world make Tokyo a stress-free city, even for the country types.
Here’s five places to check out during your time in this unmissable city.
Five Places to Visit In Tokyo
1.Akihabara – Electric City, home to the world’s computer games companies, shops selling, um, sexy dolls, Pokemon themed everything and all the traditional Japanese convenience. A short ride from Tokyo Station, this is the perfect place to start your trip.
2.Ueno – Just up the road from Akihabara is the more relaxing area of Ueno. Home the massive Ueno Park, this area offers some of the best attractions. The museum of Western Art, The National Museum of Science and Nature and most importantly, Ueno Zoo. Home to the infinitely cute XiangXiang, one of the only baby pandas in the world outside of China, as well as many other amazing animals, Ueno Zoo is the perfect place to spend a few hours away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
3. Shibuya – the most famous crossway in the world (by no coincidence the busiest, Shibuya crossing and the area surrounding it is one of the top places to see in Japan. Be humbled while grabbing a photo with Hachi, the most loyal dog in history and checking out the amazing “Myth of Tomorrow” painting. Then grab a Macha Latte at Starbucks and giggle at people taking selfies while stood right in the middle of Shibuya crossing.
4.Harajuko – The Hipster centre of Tokyo, Harajuko has become popular with Japan’s fashionable millennials. Halfway between Shinjuko and Shibuya, and with it’s own own Metro and JR Station, it is an easy place to get to. With crepe stands out-numbering bars and underground (literally) shops selling second-hand Patagonia sweaters and Vespas, this small but lively corner of Tokyo is well worth exploring for a few hours.
5.Shinjuko – The world’s business train station has more to offer than just, um, trains. Despite it’s incredible diversity, Shinjuko has a community feel to it. With it’s range of shops, attractions, restaurants and of course, incredible transport links, Shinjuko is a place to spend a couple of hours exploring before moving on.