Here are the top 20 things to do in Tokyo, the capital of Japan
Japan, the Land of the Rising Sun is a popular place for tourists thanks to its nature of consisting both of older and modern buildings and traditions. When people think of Japan, half of them will think about samurais, shrines and other feudal aspects, while the other half will think about busy cities and futuristic innovations. The most amazing thing about Japan that both of the aspects are true. Japan is full of technological innovations, but they still honor their very old traditions, including their own religion, the Shinto, and of Buddhism as well. Their two capitals also reflect these two sides. Kyoto is more on the traditional side, as it was the capital of the nation for a very long time, while Tokyo, t he current capital, is on the moderns side, but of course it still retains a lot of the older, more traditional buildings and aspects. Even if you don’t like crowds, as Tokyo is the most populous metropolitan area in the world, the city is still a must-see for anyone traveling to Japan, and for that, we have collected the top 20 things to do in Tokyo.
- Tokyo Tower
As a tower that was inspired by the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Tokyo Tower stands out among the other tall structures of Tokyo thanks to its distinct colors and style. The tower was built as an observational and communications tower, and quickly became a symbol for the rebirth of Japan as an economic power in the second half of the 20th century. Approximately 3 million people visit the tower each year, and visitors can climb the tower for a spectacular view of the city.
Nakamise is a long line of shops, or more like a shopping street. It has almost a hundred shops where tourists can try traditional japanese food and snacks, and buy all kinds of souvenirs that they can take back home.