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Tokyo – Tourist Mecca of Asia

Evеrу year, millions оf people frоm diffеrеnt раrtѕ оf thе wоrld соmе tо ѕее thе tор Tokyo lаndmаrkѕ аnd monuments that can be fоund аll round thе сitу. Onе оf Tоkуо'ѕ mаin аttrасtiоnѕ iѕ that it'ѕ a mеlting роint of different architectural ѕtуlеѕ. There are structures аnd lаndmаrkѕ thаt are hundrеdѕ оf уеаrѕ оld, whilе some аrе juѕt a fеw dесаdеѕ оld. Yоu gеt to ѕее a uniquе mixturе оf trаditiоnаliѕm аnd mоdеrnitу during a viѕit to this сарitаl city.

A Short Infо Abоut Tokyo

Tоkуо is thе сарitаl city of Jараn and it iѕ аlѕо nаmеd аѕ thе mоѕt рорulоuѕ mеtrороliѕ in the wоrld that's whу it iѕ often саllеd Grеаtеr Tоkуо. It is lосаtеd аt the uрреr part оf Tоkуо Bау on the Pacific Cоаѕt оf сеntrаl Hоnѕhu whiсh iѕ the lаrgеѕt аmоng four main islands of Jараn, whеrе it liеѕ bеtwееn thе Pacific Oсеаn and Sеа of Jараn.

Whеrе tо Gо аnd Whаt tо Dо

Givеn bеlоw аrе thе рорulаr tоuriѕt ѕроtѕ in Tokyo:

  1. Tоkуо Stаtiоn

    Built in 1914, is an imроrtаnt lаndmаrk nоt juѕt in Tokyo but fоr thе еntirе country of Jараn. It is thе grand central ѕtаtiоn оf thе Japanese rаilwау ѕуѕtеm which iѕ considered оnе of thе mоѕt modernized railway ѕуѕtеmѕ in thе wоrld tоdау. Tоkуо Station also happens tо bе one оf 2 terminals in Tоkуо fоr thе wоrld famous bullеt trаinѕ whiсh connect major сitiеѕ асrоѕѕ Jараn.

  2. The Imperial Pаlасе

    The Imperial Pаlасе iѕ one оf thе bеѕt knоwn Tоkуо lаndmаrkѕ. During thе Shоgunаtе, thе fеudаl military rule in Jараn, thе Imperial residence wаѕ in Kуоtо. It wаѕ rеlосаtеd tо Tokyo only аftеr thе ѕhоgunаtе wаѕ аbоliѕhеd. Thе Imреriаl Palace wаѕ bаdlу destroyed during thе WWII, hоwеvеr, it wаѕ rеbuilt in the еxасt ѕаmе ѕtуlе аnd соntinuеѕ to аttrасt ѕсоrеѕ оf tоuriѕtѕ еvеrу year. It iѕ wоrth mentioning that the general рubliсѕ аrе allowed to еntеr the раlасе only twice a year - on January 2nd and on December 23rd.

  3. Tokyo Tоwеr

    Tokyo Tоwеr iѕ vеrу popular with bоth lосаlѕ аnd tоuriѕtѕ visiting Japan. Stаnding at a height of 333 mеtеrѕ, this tоwеr iѕ 13 meters taller than the Eiffеl Tоwеr, a similarly dеѕignеd ѕtruсturе in Pаriѕ. If уоu are lооking fоr a bird's eye viеw оf Tоkуо, you саn go tо the twо оbѕеrvаtоriеѕ hеrе - оnе аt 150 mеtеrѕ аbоvе thе grоund аnd another one аt 250 mеtеrѕ аbоvе thе ground.

  4. Thе Tоkуо Eаrthquаkе Memorial

    Alѕо саllеd thе Tokyo Mеmоriаl, hаѕ a ѕаd history. It wаѕ fоundеd in 1930 tо соmmеmоrаtе thе hundreds оf thоuѕаndѕ оf people whо lоѕt their livеѕ in thе mаѕѕivе earthquake thаt hit Tokyo in 1923. It wаѕ thеn called the Tokyo Earthquake Mеmоriаl. In 1945, a series оf U.S. air rаidѕ almost dеѕtrоуеd thе сitу аnd again a huge number оf реорlе lost thеir lives. Aftеr thе war, thе name оf thе memorial wаѕ changed tо Tоkуо Mеmоriаl to соmmеmоrаtе the livеѕ оf thе victims оf both the earthquake аnd the air rаidѕ. To date, two memorial ceremonies аrе held hеrе each уеаr - one fоr thе еаrthԛuаkе victims and оnе fоr the air rаid viсtimѕ.

  5. Thе Jараn Cаlligrарhу Muѕеum

    Thе Jараn Cаlligrарhу Muѕеum is уеt аnоthеr tор Tоkуо landmark. Aѕ thе nаmе ѕuggеѕtѕ, thiѕ muѕеum diѕрlауѕ ѕоmе of thе finеѕt wоrkѕ оf calligraphy. The mаin соllесtiоn here соnѕiѕtѕ оf more thаn 3,000 pieces, аn еntiсing trеаt fоr аrt lоvеrѕ.

  6. The Rаinbоw Bridgе

    The Rаinbоw Bridgе iѕ a twо-ѕtоrеу structure ѕраnning a length of 918 mеtеrѕ. Thе bridge соmрriѕеѕ еight traffic lаnеѕ, twо train linеѕ, a bеаutiful реdеѕtriаn wаlkwау, and some observation tоwеrѕ. Yоu саn tаkе a nice ѕtrоll аlоng the wаlkwау in the еvеning аnd ѕроt several Tokyo landmarks. Thе surrounding аrеа аlѕо happens tо bе one оf thе most buzzing wining аnd dining аrеаѕ in the city.

  7. Tokyo Shiba Tоfuуа Ukai

    Thiѕ is оnе оf thе tор dеѕtinаtiоnѕ fоr fооd and сulinаrу еxреriеnсеѕ in Tokyo. Thе ѕроt is fоund in thе middlе оf thе сitу, juѕt a fеw minutеѕ frоm the place known as Rорроngi. In раrtiсulаr, this dеѕtinаtiоn iѕ home tо vаriоuѕ rеѕtаurаntѕ, whеrе реорlе from all соrnеrѕ of thе wоrld соmе to share mеаlѕ. Onе оf thе mаin rеаѕоnѕ bеhind thеir immеnѕе рорulаritу is thаt they have ѕеаѕоnаl menus thаt change оftеn.

Aссоmmоdаtiоn in Tokyo

There аrе many tуреѕ of ассоmmоdаtiоnѕ аvаilаblе, frоm Tоkуо hоtеlѕ tо rуоkаn to minshuku. The grade of the Tоkуо hоtеlѕ vаriеѕ frоm luxurу fivе-ѕtаr hоtеlѕ to buѕinеѕѕ tо budgеt hotels. Many mаjоr Tokyo hоtеlѕ аrе соnvеniеntlу lосаtеd nеаrbу tо ѕhоррing centers and tоuriѕt spots аnd offer еаѕу tо ассеѕѕ both Nаritа and Haneda airports - Tokyo's intеrnаtiоnаl аirроrtѕ.

Climate

For visiting Tokyo, the best time of the year is from September to April, when the weather is very pleasant.

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Chidorigafuchi

One of the twelve moats around the Imperial Palace and, due to its breathtaking scenery, a popular place among tourists. It is especially nice in spring when you see cherry blossoms. The trees are illuminated during the night and form an excellent flower path where people can enjoy and take pictures. Many locals and tourists come here to relax and enjoy nature here. People often raise tents and offer food, snacks and other refreshments to others. It's a great place for a run, and you should not miss it, even if it's not in the middle of the cherry blossom season. It is a great way to see downtown Tokyo, but also to enjoy the tranquility. If you do not feel like running, you can board a paddle boat and see the beautiful landscape from the water. The moat is just a short walk from Kudanshita and Hanzonmon subway stations.
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Tokyo National Museum

13-9 Uenokoen, Taito, Tokyo 110-8712, Japan
The Tokyo National Museum, TNM for short, was founded in 1872 and is the oldest Japanese National Museum, the largest art museum in Japan and one of the largest art museums in the world. The museum collects, houses and preserves a comprehensive collection of art and archaeological objects of Asia focusing on Japan. The museum has more than 110,000 items, including 87 Japanese treasures and 610 important cultural assets. The museum also conducts research and organizes educational events related to its collection. The museum is located in Ueno Park in Taitō, Tokyo. The facilities consist of Honkan, Toyokan, Hyokeikan, Heiseikan, Hoyry-ji Hōmotsukan and Shiryōkan and other facilities. In the museum there are restaurants and shops as well as outdoor exhibitions and a garden where visitors can enjoy a seasonal view.
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Tokyo Anime Center

14-1, 新宿区
Paradise for all anime fans. This site features permanent as well as temporary exhibits on all popular anime series and films. In addition, there are regular charity concerts in the facility as well as charity events where rare items are auctioned by anime companies. The center sells unique merchandise and has numerous screens that either show the latest information on anime in Japan or present certain films as a PR form.
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The National Art Center, Tokyo

7 Chome-22-2 Roppongi, Minato, Tokyo 106-8558, Japan
The National Art Center is a museum in Roppongi, Minato, Tokyo, Japan. It is a joint project of the Cultural Authority and the National Museums Independent Administrative Institution. It's in a place where a research facility at the University of Tokyo used to be. The building was designed by Kisho Kurokawa. It is one of the largest showrooms in the country. Access is from Nogizaka Station to the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line. Unlike other national art museums in Japan, NACT is an empty museum with no collection, permanent exhibition and curators. Like the Kunsthalle in German-speaking countries, it houses temporary exhibitions that are sponsored and curated by other organizations.
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Ueno Imperial Grant Zoo (East Garden)

9-83, Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-8711, Japan
The Ueno Zoo is a 14.3-hectare zoo managed by the Tokyo Municipality, located in Taitō, Tokyo, Japan. It is Japan's oldest zoo, which opens on March 20, 1882. It is a five-minute walk from the park exit of Ueno Station and has good public transport links to Tokyo. The Ueno Zoo Monorail, the country's first monorail, connects the eastern and western parts of the site. The zoo is located in Ueno Park, a large city park housing museums, a small amusement park and other attractions. The zoo is closed on Mondays.
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Edo Tokyo Museum

1 Yokoami, 130-0015, 墨田区
The Edo-Tokyo Museum is a museum of Tokyo's history during the Edo period. It was founded in 1993. The main features of the permanent exhibitions are the life-size replica of Nihonbashi, which was the bridge to Edo; the Nakamuraza Theater; and scale models of cities and buildings from the Edo, Meiji, and Shōwa times. The museum is located next to the Ryogoku Kokugikan. It was designed by Kiyonori Kikutake. The distinctive sublime shape of the museum building is modeled after an old Kurazukuri-style warehouse. The Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architecture Museum is a branch of the Edo Tokyo Museum.
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Ryogoku Sumo Hall

28 Yokoami, 130-0015, 墨田区
Ryogoku Kokugikan, also known as Ryogoku Sumo Hall, is an indoor sports arena in the neighborhood of Yokoami in Sumida, one of Tokyo's 23 stations in Japan, adjacent to the Edo-Tokyo Museum. It is the third building in Tokyo associated with the name Kokugikan. The current building was opened in 1985 and has a capacity of 11,098 people. Mainly used for sumo wrestling tournaments, it hosts Hatsu Honbasho in January, Natsu Honbasho in May and Aki Honbasho in September. It also houses a museum about sumo. The venue is also used for other indoor events such as boxing, pro wrestling and music concerts. In recent years, it hosted the final of New Japan Pro Wrestling's annual G1 Climax tournament, Invasion Attack and the King of Pro Wrestling, as well as WWE's The Beast in the East in 2015.
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Sumida Park

Japan, 〒131-0033 Tokyo, Sumida, Mukojima, 1丁目、2丁目、5丁目地先
Sumida Park is a public park in Sumida and Taito, Tokyo, Japan. Cherry blossoms are seen in spring and the Sumidagawa Fireworks Festival takes place in July. Sumida Park has about 700 cherry trees planted on both sides of the Sumida River, planted by Tokugawa Yoshimune.
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Yasukuni Shrine

3 Chome-1-1 Kudankita, Chiyoda, Tokyo 102-8246, Japan
Founded in 1869, this Shinto shrine is devoted to those who who died in wars in the 19th and 20th century. It has been hugely controversial since 1978, when it was discovered that fourteen class A war criminals have been enshrined on the premises, too. Do not forget to visit the adjacent military and war museum commemorating the wars that involved Japan.
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Sports

Tokyo Dome

61, 112-0004, 文京区
Tokyo Dome City, referred to as Big Egg City before January 1, 2000, is an entertainment complex in Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan. It includes the world's largest roofed baseball stadium known as Tokyo Dome, an amusement park known as Tokyo Dome City Attractions, and Korakuen Hall. In May 2003, a spa resort known as LaQua opened for business near Tokyo Dome City Attractions. It also hosts character shows for Toei Company's Toei Superheroes, including the Kamen Rider and Super Sentai series. The Tokyo Dome City contains the Tokyo Dome Hotel, a 43-story hotel that is easily visible from the street and from the Tokyo Subway Suidobashi Station, which is only two blocks away.
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Nippon Budokan

3, 102-8321, 千代田区
Nippon Budokan, often shortened to simply Budokan, is an indoor arena located in Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan. Budokan was originally built for the judo competition in the 1964 Summer Olympics, hence its name, which translates in English as Martial Arts Hall. Its primary purpose is to host martial arts contests and for a time was a popular venue for Japanese professional wrestling. It has hosted numerous other sporting events such as the 1967 Women's Volleyball World Championship and other events such as musical concerts. A number of famous live rock acts have played at Budokan. The Beatles were the first rock group to play there in a series of concerts held between June 30 and July 2, 1966. Several live albums were recorded at Budokan, including releases by Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Cheap Trick, Dream Theater and Ozzy Osbourne.
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Meiji Jingu Stadium

1, 160-0013, 新宿区
The Meiji Jingu Stadium is a baseball stadium in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan. It opened in 1926 and holds 37,933 spectators. Property of the Meiji Shrine, it is the home field of the Tokyo Yakult Swallows professional baseball team. It also hosts college baseball, including the Tokyo Big6 Baseball League and the Tohto University Baseball League.
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Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium

Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium in the Aoyama district of central Tokyo is the spiritual home of Japanese rugby union and the headquarters of the Japan Rugby Football Union. Named for Prince Chichibu, the late brother of Emperor Hirohito, the venue is used mostly for rugby sevens and rugby union matches. It will be demolished. The space will be used for a parking lot for the 2020 Summer Olympics. Meiji Jingu Stadium will be demolished and the space used to build a replacement rugby ground.
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Restaraunts

Tsukiji fish market

5 Chome-2-1 Tsukiji, Chuo, Tokyo 104-0045, Japan
This market is the largest and best-selling wholesale fish and seafood market in the world. The fish market, which spread in a quiet upper-class residential area, moved to Tsukiji in 1923 after an earthquake. It was opened in 1935 and many buildings from this period are still standing today and are still used today. It is popular with locals and tourists alike and offers the opportunity to enjoy the lively atmosphere of a Japanese culinary hotspot. If you want to buy fresh foods like vegetables and traditional Japanese foods, visit this page. You can also take a break from shopping at one of the local restaurants - they serve excellent sushi. Remember to not negotiate with the sellers as this is considered very rude. If you wake up early and want to register at 4.30am, you can also join the live tuna auction before 5am. Tourists are only admitted to the following sectors: seafood wholesale, vegetable and fruit wholesale, restaurants and the foreign market.
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Nakamise Street

A historic road connecting Kaminarimon with the center of Sensoji Temple. On the street you will find traditional-style stalls offering a wide selection of traditional Japanese dishes such as Kibidango, Agemanju or Ningyoyaki. Here you can also buy beautiful souvenirs such as folding fans or Yucatas. If the rumors about the construction are to be trusted, the road is one of the oldest in Japan. A historical heritage, proud of its carefully preserved buildings and the look of the stalls. The 250-meter-long shopping street is a popular meeting place for tourists and locals with 30 million visitors a year. While its bustling and vibrant nature certainly adds to its atmosphere, the crowds can become so thick they do not feel well. If you can, avoid visiting the road on the weekends and try to schedule your visit as early as possible. The easiest way to reach it is by taking the Asakusa subway station.
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Ameya Yokocho

4 Chome Ueno, 台東区 Tokyo 110-0005, Japan
Close to Ueno Station, this market is a great place to get almost everything from fresh seafood to clothing at very reasonable prices. It is also the place to go if you want to experience the atmosphere of real Japan away from the main tourist centers. Covering an area of ​​about 500 meters, the market spread after World War II when it started as a black market where people could buy goods they needed (mostly anything that contained sugar). In these times it was extremely difficult to get into normal business. The street also offers a variety of restaurants and food stalls to choose from. They sell everything from ramen to pineapple pieces on a stick. If you see something that you like and it seems too expensive for your taste, do not be afraid to bargain. On weekend afternoons it can get very busy. If you want to avoid the biggest rush, come around lunchtime on a weekday.
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Kappabashi kitchen street

Kappabashi-dori, also known as Kappabashi or Kitchen Town, is a street in Tokyo between Ueno and Asakusa, which is almost exclusively filled with shops serving the catering business. These shops sell everything from knives and other kitchen utensils, mass-produced utensils, restaurant furniture, stoves and decorations, to esoteric items such as plastic displays found outside Japanese restaurants. The road is also a tourist destination.
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Kyushu Jangara

6, 千代田区
These chain restaurants offer an interesting variety of food and are very cheap and reasonably priced. Come here for the traditional ramen - the Japanese "fast food". This restaurant has something for everyone - you can enjoy pork, spice, all sorts of vegetables, eggs, seafood, even an option for vegans. The ramen here is authentic and is the perfect place to immerse yourself in Japanese culture and traditional food without spending a lot of money. The place also has an English menu, just ask. However, it can be a bit crowded at lunchtime.
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Tokyo Ramen Street

丸の内 1-9-1東京一番街 東京駅八重洲南口地下1階 南通り
If you want to explore Japanese cuisine, ramen is a must-try for you. This street, conveniently located underground, just a few steps away from the Yaesu Underground Exit, is where you can find all the best ramen joints in the city. Each of the 8 restaurants makes ramen full of different flavours, following their own regional recipes.
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Akiba Owl Cafe

Japan, 〒101-0022 Tokyo, 千代田区Kanda Neribeicho, 67
You've heard of cat cafés, now get ready for an owl café. Apart from being given a delicious cup of coffee, you will also be taught how to interact with the birds and how to feed them safely. It is even possible to take commemorative pictures, although these are not free-of-charge. Understandably, the café has been extremely popular ever since its opening. It is therefore highly recommended to make a reservation before your visit.
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Ninja Akasaka

Japan, 〒100-0014 Tokyo, 千代田区Nagatacho, 2−14−3
This may well be the most interesting theme restaurant you will ever come across. As the name suggests, it is modelled after a ninja castle, complete with themed decorations and waiters dressed up as ninjas, performing various tricks. A great place for a dinner which your entire family will enjoy. Be ready to pay for the fun though, this restaurant isn't one of the cheapest out there.
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Sushi Dai

1 Tsukji, 104-0045, 中央区
Even though the queues can be long, if you're really into sushi, this sushi-ya is a must-visit place, offering a once-in-a-lifetime experience. It is situated right in the inner Tsukiji fish market, so your sushi is guaranteed to be made from fresh produce. To snatch a seat here, prepare for some real queuing. The wait can get 2 or 3 hours long. It is highly recommended you come as early as possible, too.
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Going Out

Ginza

Ginza, Chuo, Tokyo 104-0061, Japan
Everything in Ginza is of high quality, from real estate to coffee. Counting among the most expensive neighborhoods in the world, it is said that a quarter of a century ago, one square meter in that district cost more than $ 900,000. Although this is no longer the case, the area still attracts the big fashion brands like Louis Vuitton or Gucci. And if you want to take a break from shopping, relax in one of the many 3 Michelin starred restaurants and enjoy the unique Japanese details that make this neighborhood special, be it robot doormen or immaculate cleanliness. The best travel time is on the weekend. Every Saturday and Sunday, from 12:00 to 17:00, the main street Chuo-dori is closed to cars and is only accessible to pedestrians. On the other hand, there are likely to be a lot of people as the district is popular with tourists and locals alike.
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Kabukiza Theatre

15, 104-0061, 中央区, JP
The Japanese theatrical performance is a specialized art that has been refined for centuries. Quite different from the traditional western theater, it is definitely worth a look. The Kabuki-za Theater House is the best place to enjoy one of the most popular forms of Japanese theater - the kabuki. The building has a capacity of nearly 2,000 visitors and is built in a Japanese revival style.
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Aoyama Flower Market

Japan, 〒107-0062 Tokyo, Minato, Minamiaoyama, 5 Chome−1−2, 青山エリービル1F
One of the most unique places to catch a breather in Tokyo, this café and teahouse in one is tucked away in a flower shop. Sit among the blooming greenery, admire the flower at your table, and enjoy the one-of-a-kind sort of atmoshpere. You can buy some vases or decorations there too, while you're at it.
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Hard Rock Cafe Roppongi

5-4-20 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0032 Japan
Visit this branch of world-famous theme restaurant, enjoy some of its both delicious and iconic meals and marvel at the musical history collection that is displayed inside. The Roppongi café boasts one peculiarity compared to the others - there is a giant King Kong climbing its right side wall.
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Hard Rock Cafe Ueno-Eki

Atre Ueno 1F, 7-1-1 Ueno Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-0005 Japan
Visit this famous rock'n'roll chain restaurant and enjoy its delicious American classics as well as its popular interior design. The Ueno branch of the Hard Rock Café chain has one undeniable advantage - its great location. It is only a few steps away from the famous Ueno Park. A perfect choice for those looking for a pleasant place to take a break at.
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National Theatre

〒102-8656 東京都千代田区隼町4-1
The National Theatre of Japan is a complex consisting of three halls in two buildings in Hayabusa-chō, a neighborhood in Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan. The Japan Arts Council, an Independent Administrative Institution of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, operates the National Theatre. It primarily stages performances of traditional Japanese performing arts.
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Tokyo Bunka Kaikan

〒110-8716 東京都台東区上野公園5-45
The Tokyo Bunka Kaikan is a Japanese concert hall located in Ueno Park, Taitō, Tokyo. Designed by Japanese architect Kunio Maekawa, it was built in 1961 and renovated in 1998–99. Its larger hall seats 2303 people, and its small hall seats 649. It is operated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture.
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Imperial Theatre

The Imperial Theatre, previously Imperial Garden Theater, is a Japanese theater located in Marunouchi, Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan operated by Toho. Opened in 1911 as the first Western-style theater in Japan, it stages a varied program of musicals and operas.
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Meijiza

103-0007
The Meiji Theatre is a theatre in Chūō, Tokyo, Japan. It was originally constructed in 1873. It presents kabuki and Western stage plays.
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Hiking

Imperial Palace

1-1 Chiyoda, Tokyo 100-8111, Japan
The impressive residence of the Japanese Emperor is located on the former site of Edo Castle. It is an absolute must in the city center - the palace and the large gardens, which are surrounded by moats and stone walls, are simply breathtaking. Come and enjoy a taste of nature in the bustling city. The palace is located on the site of an old castle, which was the seat of the shogun in the 15th century. It only became the seat of the imperial family in the 19th century, when Emperor Meiji moved the imperial household from Kyoto to Tokyo. However, the largest part of the present palace is only about 50 years old, since most of the old buildings were destroyed during the Second World War. The beautiful castle garden, which was opened to the public in 1968, is freely accessible at all times. They are especially worth visiting in spring when the cherry trees bloom in the gardens. The interior of the palace can also be visited, but only with prior reservation or with one of 300 tickets issued daily. However, there are only a few headsets with information in English.
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Ueno Imperial Grant Park

This park, which spans a battle of the 19th century, is one of the largest and most popular places of public relaxation in Tokyo. It is also full of interesting sights. Opened to the public in 1973, the Ueno ensures that even the most demanding visitors will find something among the many attractions on the grounds. Here you will not only find several shrines and monuments, but also a private zoo with a five-story pagoda. There are also several museums and the campus of the most prestigious university in Japan, the University of Tokyo. The best time to visit the park is in the spring, when you can join Hanami. During this immense folk festival you can walk among the nearly 9,000 blooming sakura trees in the park and enjoy the beauty and grace of their flowers with the locals.
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Hamarikyu Gardens

1-1 Hamarikyuteien, Chuo, Tokyo 104-0046, Japan
Hamarikyu Gardens is a public park in Chūō, Tokyo, Japan. Located at the mouth of the Sumida River, it was opened on 1 April 1946. The park is a 250,165 m² landscaped garden surrounding the Shioiri pond. The park itself is surrounded by a moat surrounded by Tokyo Bay. It was rebuilt in the 17th century as a public garden park on the grounds of a Shogun Tokugawa family villa. Visitors can also refresh themselves in a teahouse in Nakashima, located in the middle of the pond in the garden, offering matcha and Japanese sweets in the style of a tea ceremony. A peony garden, plum grove and cosmos fields have flowers for every season. Japanese falconry and aikido will be performed on New Year's Day.
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Kokyo Gaien National Garden

1-1 Kokyogaien, 千代田区 Tokyo 100-0002, Japan
This remarkable Japanese garden complex is situated in the city center, right in front of the Imperial Palace. It is an ideal spot for a relaxing afternoon stroll. The park has been open to the public since 1949. It is quite popular, not only for its flora but also for the many fascinating sites that are its part, such as the Nijubashi bridge.
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Koishikawa Korakuen Gardens

1-6-6 Koraku, Bunkyo, Tokyo 112-0004, Japan
A stunning garden that belongs amongst the oldest in the entire Japan - the Koishikawa Korakuen was built during the Edo period and has remained one of the most popular relaxation places in Tokyo ever since. If you really want to enjoy the best the garden has to offer, visit at the end of the year when the Fall paints the trees' leaves in various hues of red and yellow. Another great time to visit is during the so-called plum season, in time for hanami - the cherry flower viewing custom.
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Site of Edo Castle

Edo Castle, also known as Chiyoda Castle, is a flatland castle that was built in 1457 by Ōta Dōkan. It is today part of the Tokyo Imperial Palace and is in Chiyoda, Tokyo, then known as Edo, Toshima District, Musashi Province. Tokugawa Ieyasu established the Tokugawa shogunate here. It was the residence of the shōgun and location of the shogunate, and also functioned as the military capital during the Edo period of Japanese history. After the resignation of the shōgun and the Meiji Restoration, it became the Tokyo Imperial Palace. Some moats, walls and ramparts of the castle survive to this day. However, the grounds were more extensive during the Edo period, with Tokyo Station and the Marunouchi section of the city lying within the outermost moat. It also encompassed Kitanomaru Park, the Nippon Budokan Hall and other landmarks of the surrounding area.
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Akasaka Palace

Japan, 〒107-0051 Tokyo, 港区Motoakasaka, 2−1−1
Akasaka Palace, or the State Guest House, is one of the two State Guesthouses of the Government of Japan. The palace was originally built as the Imperial Palace for the Crown Prince in 1909. Today the palace is designated by the government of Japan as an official accommodation for visiting state dignitaries. Located in the Moto-Akasaka, Minato, Tokyo, the building took on its present function in 1974, having previously been an imperial detached palace. In 2009 the palace was designated as a National Treasure of Japan.
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Hibiya Park

Hibiiya Koen 1-6, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0012, Japan
Hibiya Park is a park in Chiyoda City, Tokyo, Japan. It covers an area of 161,636.66m2 between the east gardens of the Imperial Palace to the north, the Shinbashi district to the southeast and the Kasumigaseki government district to the west.
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Koishikawa Botanical Garden

3 Chome-7-1 Hakusan, Bunkyo, Tokyo 112-0001, Japan
The Koishikawa Botanical Gardens are botanical gardens with arboretum operated by the University of Tokyo Graduate School of Science. They are located at 3-7-1 Hakusan, Bunkyō, Tokyo, Japan, and open daily except Mondays; an admission fee is charged. The gardens date to 1684, when the 5th Tokugawa shogun, Tsunayoshi, established the Koishikawa Medicinal Herb Garden. In 1877, after the Meiji Restoration, they became a part of the university and the birthplace of Japanese botanical research. Today research activities are focused on the evolution, phylogenetic systematics, and physiology of higher plants.
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Playing

Tokyo Dome City

1 Chome-1-1 Kasuga, 文京区 Tokyo 112-0003, Japan
A huge entertainment centre, that is sure to make your day off helluva fun, expecially if you bring your family along. The complex boasts some 20 attractions, including the fastest roller coaster in Tokyo (called the Thunder Dolphin) that rockets through the air at the breathtaking speed of 130 kmph. There is also a 60 metres high Ferris Wheel, and even an excellent spa.
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Asakusa Hanayashiki

1, 111-0032, 台東区
Hanayashiki is an amusement park in Asakusa, Taitō, Tokyo that has operated since 1853. It is operated by Hanayashiki Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Bandai Namco Holdings. It is claimed to be the oldest amusement park in Japan. One of the unofficial mascots of the park is the Panda Car.
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Relaxing

Kitanomaru Park

Kitanomaru Park 1-1, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Kitanomaru Park is a public park in Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan located North of the Tokyo Imperial Palace. The park is the location of both the Nippon Budokan, an indoor sports and performance venue, the Science Museum and the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo. As of May 1, 2008, the Kitanomaru Park area had a registered population of 598, of which 361 are male and 237 are female, although this population almost exclusively consists of serving members and dependents of the Imperial Guard of the National Police Agency.
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Nezu Shrine

Japan, 〒113-0031 Tokyo, Bunkyo, 根津1丁28-9
Nezu Shrine is a Shinto shrine located in the Bunkyō ward of Tokyo, Japan. Established in 1705, it is one of the oldest places of worship in the city, and several of the buildings on the shrine grounds have been designated as Important Cultural Property. It was built in the Ishi-no-ma-zukuri style of Shinto architecture, following the Tōshō-gū shrine in Nikkō. It is famous for its Azalea Festival which is held on its grounds from early April until early May, and it has been described as "Tokyo’s most beautiful shrine" and as one the city's "most spectacular spring scenes".It is one of the Tokyo Ten Shrines.
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Chinzan-Sō Garden

2-10-8 Sekiguchi, 112-8680, Tokyo
Relax, unwind and enjoy a bit of sightseeing in this stunning historical garden. Rumour has it, the area that this garden stands on had been a favourite place for strolls as early as the 14th century. The garden itself was only opened in 1877 though. Today, it combines natural beauty with many historical artifacts, such as stone monuments and statues, or three-story pagoda. Well worth the pleasant walk.
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Shiba Park

Shiba Park is a public park in Minato, Tokyo, Japan built around the temple of Zōjō-ji. The park is located between the Minato municipal offices and Tokyo Tower. Many of the footpaths in the park offer excellent views of Tokyo Tower, so the park is a popular spot for dates and appears in many television and film sequences. The Central Labor Relations Commission is located here. Shiba Tōshō-gū shrine, an example of Tōshō-gū architecture, is also located in the park. A giant ginkgo tree, designated Natural Monument and believed to have been planted there by Iemitsu Tokugawa, can be found in the grounds of the shrine.Thomas Glover had his Tokyo residence here.
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Former Shibarikyu Gardens

Japan, 〒105-0022 Tokyo, 港区Kaigan, 一丁目
The Kyū Shiba Rikyū Garden, also known as Kyū Shiba Rikyū Onshi Teien is a public garden and former imperial garden in Minato, Tokyo, Japan. The garden is one of two surviving Edo period clan gardens in modern Tokyo, Japan, the other being Koishikawa Kōrakuen Garden in Koishikawa, Bunkyō, Tokyo. Kyū Shiba Rikyū is often regarded as the most beautifully designed garden in Tokyo, and was once called the "most beautiful" scene in Japan.
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Yokoamicho Park

2-chome Yokoami-cho, Sumida-ku, Tokyo, Japan
This beautiful park isn't only a great spot to relax at. It is also a notable historical sight, known for its role as a memorial to the 1923 devastating earthquake that left behind approximately 100,000 victims. Over 40,000 people were killed in the park itself in the aftermath of the quake. In 2006, the main memorial to the victims of the Bombing of Tokyo in 1944 and 1945 was opened here as well.
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Shopping

Akihabara District

If you're a fan of anime that has taken the western comic book and cartoon market by storm, this is the place for you. If not, come and find out what the jumble is about. The area is also known for selling all technological things, hence the nickname "Electric Town". The entire area around Chuo Dori Street is full of various shops and even cafes catering to the needs of the Otaku, as the fans of the anime call it. You can browse the comic books in certain stores, have a snack in a bar where the waitress is dressed like an anime story character, or watch people on the street wearing cosplay. The easiest way to get there is by train, as the center of the area is Akihabara Station. You can also use the subway and get off at a station of the same name.
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Roppongi Hills

6 Chome-11-1 Roppongi, Minato, Tokyo 106-6108, Japan
This area is one of Tokyo's newest and most expensive urban development projects. Dozens of shops, restaurants, cafés, cinemas, a museum, a hotel, an outdoor amphitheater, an observatory and some parks are all around the 238 meter high Mori Tower. The district, which is comparable to a city within a city, was opened in 2003. Since then, it has become one of Tokyo's most prestigious addresses. Many leading IT companies have their offices here. Although relatively new, Roppongi Hills has already attracted much controversy. Many citizens of Tokyo have protested against the demolition of the old neighborhood that took place before the construction of the building, and there were also complaints about the overly complicated layout. Do not forget to equip yourself with a good map or a GPS device, as the environment is often compared to a labyrinth.
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Chūō Street

This street is one of the most expensive areas in Tokyo. Rental prices here, especially at the intersection of the Chuo and Marronnier streets, have been boosted by many high-end designer brands, such as Louis Vuitton, who are building their businesses here. Chuo is also the main street of the Akihabara district. In addition to a fashion heaven, it is also a mecca for gamers and anime fans. If you feel you have to buy electronics, this is the place. It is best to visit the road on a weekend afternoon when the 1.1 kilometer main road is closed to traffic and becomes a major pedestrian street. During these events, which is called the Paradise of the Pedestrian, the streets are filled with various musicians and artists, giving the entire Chuo a lively and festive atmosphere.
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Omotesandō

The Omotesando is a hip street full of people and offers luxurious shops with the most expensive brands like Louis Vuitton on every corner. Interestingly enough, the area was originally supposed to serve only as an avenue leading to the nearby Meiji Shrine. It was not until the 20th century that companies began to approach here. Today, the Japanese get Dior, Prada, Gucci or Zara. Some call it the Tokyos Champs-Élysées.
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National Museum of Western Art

7-7 Uenokoen, Taito, Tokyo 110-0007, Japan
A stunning collection of Western artworks housed in an equally stunning building by Le Corbusier, inscribed as a cultural heritage on the UNESCO World Heritage List in July 2016. A must-visit for anyone interested in architecture. As the name might suggest, this museum and gallery in one focuses on all things Western. There are sculptures, paintings, ceramics, and much more.
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Uniqlo Ginza

6 Chome-9-5 Ginza, 中央区 Tokyo 104-0061, Japan
This store, spanning over some 5,000 square meters, is the largest Uniqlo in Japan, as well as second largest in the world. It also calls itself the world's best Uniqlo. No matter whether that statement is true or not though, the glamorous Uniqlo Ginza surely does turn shopping into completely new experience.
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Club Sega

東京都千代田区外神田1-10-9
If you like video games, you're in luck. This gigantic complex in the heart of Akihabara full of arcades and game simulators is just waiting to be discovered by you. In addition to the more usual offerings, the complex also boasts a VR war game called Mortal Blitz, which was only revealed to the public in 2017.
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Don Quijote Akihabara

3, 101-0021, 千代田区
Yet another store belonging to the popular Don Quijote discount chain, this shopping complex is one of the flagships of the Akihabara district. In addition to the usual offerings, the 8-floors-high department store boasts a wide selection of products, which can only be found at this particular branch, like glow sticks, an impressive selection of cosplay costumes, and memorabilia related to the nation's favourite Pop stars.
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Ginza Sony Building

5-3-1 Ginza, Chuo, Tokyo 104-0061, Japan
Designed in Postmodern style and packed with stores and restaurants, this impressive skyscraper used to be one of the landmarks of the Ginza area. Since March 2017, however, it is under reconstruction, with reopening planned in 2022. The public will be able to access the area during the Olympic Games in 2020, however, when it will be temporarily transformed to a public park.
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Sightseeing

Tokyo Tower

4 Chome-2-8 Shibakoen, Minato, Tokyo 105-0011, Japan
If you look at this tower, you might think for a moment that you were in Paris. Although the TV tower was inspired by its French counterpart, it even surpasses the height of the Eiffel Tower. It is the second tallest building in Japan. Most of the entertaining things on the site focus on "Foottown," the five-story building at the foot of the tower. In 2017, a new theme park was opened on the 4th and 5th floors dedicated to the popular Japanese animated series One Piece. There you will also find tourist information, toilets, cafes, restaurants and even an aquarium. If you are looking for great pictures, you should not visit the tower at night. From dusk to dawn, it is lit by colorful lights that change over time.
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Senso-ji

1, 111-0032, Taito-ku
Built in the early 7th century, this is the oldest and most visited temple in Tokyo. It is dedicated to Kannon, the Japanese goddess of mercy. Rumor has it that the temple was built to protect the statue of the goddess. Whether the statue exists or not is a mystery. The temple complex hosts many festivals and events such as the Sanja Matsuri. There is also a seasonal Hozuki Market and Hagoita Market on the grounds of the temple complex. It is especially worthwhile in spring when the cherry trees bloom in the gardens. Due to the fact that the temple is still a place of worship and is one of the most popular attractions in the city, one can assume that it is very crowded. From 2017, the main temple pagoda is closed due to a reconstruction.
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Tokyo Station

〒100-0005 丁目, 1 Chome Marunouchi, Chiyoda, Tokyo 100-0005, Japan
Tokyo's main intercity train station is served by regional local transport lines and Shinkansen high-speed rail lines. Even if you do not go anywhere, admire their speed! Although heavily damaged in World War II, it was quickly rebuilt and has since been restored. If you plan to travel on a high-speed train or a limited express train, you will need to buy a limited express ticket. There are two types of limited express tickets - with or without reservation. If you wish to travel to first class on these trains, you will need to purchase a "Green Car" ticket in addition to the limited express ticket. If you want to travel with other first-class trains, you only need the Green Car Ticket. You can buy a ticket at the ticket offices or travel agencies. For shorter distances you can use a ticket machine.
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Zōjōji Temple

4-7-35 Shibakoen, Minato, Tokyo 105-0011, Japan
This Buddhist temple served as the family shrine for the Tokugawas - one of Japan's most famous families. Six of the fifteen Tokugawa shoguns are buried here. It is also a great place to take pictures of the Tokyo Tower. Next to the tombs of the shoguns you will find another strange sight at the back of the temple - the unborn kindergarten. The small area is full of statues, each representing a child who could not have had a childhood - either miscarriage, abortion or stillbirth. The easiest way to get there is to reach Hamamatsu-cho Station and then walk.
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Asakusa Shrine

2 Chome-3-1 Asakusa, Taito, Tokyo 111-0032, Japan
Also called Sanja-sama, this shrine is popular with tourists and locals alike after the three fishermen to whom it is dedicated. It is one of the few temples in Tokyo that survived the bombing in the last year of World War II. Thanks to that you can still admire the original construction of the building. The shrine hosts the annual Sanja Festival every May. It was built in 1649 to honor the forgotten trio of local brothers who, rumor has it, discovered a statue of the goddess Kannon in a river. According to legend, this statue remains hidden in the nearby Senso-ji Temple. Since 1951, the shrine has been one of the major cultural assets selected by the Japanese government. The area is full of tourist shops and restaurants. The closer you get to the shrine, the more the peaceful, historic atmosphere of the place begins. Inhale the scent of burnt incense that fills the air, and watch the locals, some dressed in traditional Japanese clothing, pray. If you're lucky, you might even come here for a traditional wedding.
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Kanda Shrine

Japan, 〒101-0021 Tokyo, 千代田区Sotokanda, 2-16-2
This beautiful shrine dates back to the 8th century. It serves as the venue for one of the most important Shinto festivals in Tokyo - the Kanda Matsuri, which is celebrated each year in memory of the victory of the Shogun Tokugawa at the Battle of Sekigahara. It is also a favorite place of prayer: to this day, people visit the shrine to pray for prosperity among three deities included here. The most passionate visitors to this shrine are technology lovers. Although it may seem a bit unusual, it actually makes sense. This is because the temple near Akihabara's shopping area, which is known for the sale of various technical devices, sells talismans intended to help prevent the breakage of these devices. You can travel here by metro, Ochanomizu Station (JR and Marunouchi Line) or Shin-Ochanomizu (Chiyoda Line).
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Kaminarimon

1 Asakusa, Taitō-ku, Tokyo, Kanagawa-ken, 111-0032, Japan
This unmistakably bright, large red gate is the first thing most tourists see when they enter the Senso-ji Temple. In English, the name is Thunder Gate and has become a tourist attraction over the years. The gate was built in the first half of the 10th century AD and rebuilt several times throughout its history. The current building dates from the 1960s, when it was rebuilt after the Second World War. It is almost 12 meters high and wide. Note the two statues sitting on each side of the gate inside. They show two Shinto gods - Fujin, the wind god, and Raijin, the god of thunder. It is because of them that the gate is usually called the Thunder Gate.
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Tsukiji Hongan-ji

3-15-1 Tsukiji Chuo Tokyo 104-8435, Japan
This unusual temple is certainly an eye-catcher. It is relatively young and was built in the 1930s. The unique design, which is clearly inspired by South Asian temples, comes from Itō Chūta. The temple is used by the faithful of the Jodo Shinshu branch of Buddhism. The easiest way to reach it is the subway. The Hibiya Line stops right next to the stop.
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Yushima Tenman-gū Shrine

3-30-1 Yushima, Bunkyo, Tokyo 113-0034, Japan
One of Tokyo's many beautiful shrines. This one's history reaches back to the 5th century AD. Nowadays, the shrine is mostly popular with students because of the Kami of Learning enshrined there. Because of that, the temple gets busiest during the season of examinations, when it is pretty common to find it stuffed full with groups of youngsters. They are all seeking the kami's blessing to help with passing their exams.
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Traveling

Asakusa

Asakusa Station is a railway station in the Asakusa district of Taito, Tokyo, Japan, operated by Tobu Railway, Tokyo Metro, and Toei Subway. It formed one terminus of the original subway line in Tokyo, now the Ginza Line.
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Ueno

Ueno Station is a major railway station in Tokyo's Taitō ward. It is the station used to reach the Ueno district and Ueno Park -- which contains Tokyo National Museum, The National Museum of Western Art, Ueno Zoo, Tokyo University of the Arts and other famous cultural facilities. A major commuter hub, it is also the traditional terminus for long-distance trains from northern Japan, although with the extension of the Shinkansen lines to Tokyo Station this role has diminished in recent years. A similar extension of conventional lines extended the Takasaki Line, Utsunomiya Line and Joban Line to Tokyo Station via the Ueno-Tokyo Line in March 2015, using existing little-used tracks and a new viaduct.Ueno Station is close to Keisei-Ueno Station, the Tokyo terminus of the Keisei Main Line to Narita Airport Station.
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Akihabara

Akihabara Station is a railway station in Tokyo's Chiyoda ward. It is at the center of the Akihabara shopping district specializing in electronic goods.
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Asakusa

Asakusa Station is a railway station in the Asakusa district of Taito, Tokyo, Japan, operated by Tobu Railway, Tokyo Metro, and Toei Subway. It formed one terminus of the original subway line in Tokyo, now the Ginza Line.
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Yurakucho

Yūrakuchō Station is a railway station in the Yūrakuchō district of Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company and the Tokyo subway operator Tokyo Metro. It is Tokyo Metro's fifteenth busiest station in 2016.
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Ueno

Ueno Station is a major railway station in Tokyo's Taitō ward. It is the station used to reach the Ueno district and Ueno Park -- which contains Tokyo National Museum, The National Museum of Western Art, Ueno Zoo, Tokyo University of the Arts and other famous cultural facilities. A major commuter hub, it is also the traditional terminus for long-distance trains from northern Japan, although with the extension of the Shinkansen lines to Tokyo Station this role has diminished in recent years. A similar extension of conventional lines extended the Takasaki Line, Utsunomiya Line and Joban Line to Tokyo Station via the Ueno-Tokyo Line in March 2015, using existing little-used tracks and a new viaduct.Ueno Station is close to Keisei-Ueno Station, the Tokyo terminus of the Keisei Main Line to Narita Airport Station.
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Tokyo City Air Terminal

1, 103-0015, 中央区
Tokyo City Air Terminal, also known as T-CAT, is a bus terminal for Airport Transport Service, an airport bus operator, in downtown Tokyo, Japan. The terminal is located in Nihonbashi-Hakozaki-cho, Chuo-ku, beneath Hakozaki Junction, the three-way interchange for Shuto Expressway Route 6 and Route 9, three blocks southeast of Suitengu shrine. T-CAT is a gateway for passengers going to and from Narita International Airport and Tokyo International Airport. The major stockholders in T-CAT's operating company include Japan Airport Terminal Co., Ltd., Keikyu Corporation, Mitsubishi Estate Co., Ltd., Airport Transport Service Co., Ltd., Keisei Electric Railway Co., Ltd., and Airport Facilities Co., Ltd.
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Ueno

Ueno Station is a major railway station in Tokyo's Taitō ward. It is the station used to reach the Ueno district and Ueno Park -- which contains Tokyo National Museum, The National Museum of Western Art, Ueno Zoo, Tokyo University of the Arts and other famous cultural facilities. A major commuter hub, it is also the traditional terminus for long-distance trains from northern Japan, although with the extension of the Shinkansen lines to Tokyo Station this role has diminished in recent years. A similar extension of conventional lines extended the Takasaki Line, Utsunomiya Line and Joban Line to Tokyo Station via the Ueno-Tokyo Line in March 2015, using existing little-used tracks and a new viaduct.Ueno Station is close to Keisei-Ueno Station, the Tokyo terminus of the Keisei Main Line to Narita Airport Station.
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Roppongi

Roppongi Station is a subway station in Minato, Tokyo, Japan, operated jointly by Tokyo Metro and Toei Subway.
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Hotels

Hotel Okura Tokyo

4, 105-0001, 港区
Hotel Okura Tokyo is a luxury hotel opened in 1962 in Minato, Tokyo, Japan. It is operated by Okura Hotels and was a member of The Leading Hotels of the World. The historic main wing was demolished in 2015, with a modern replacement on the site set to open in 2019.
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Hotel New Otani Garden Tower

Built out of an Edo-era mansion, this extensive hotel complex features some 20 restaurants, over 800 rooms, several bars and even a spa, to provide for all your needs. All of that is surrounded by some 10 acres of traditional Japanese gardenscape, and located conveniently close to some of the most popular sights in Tokyo.
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Conrad Tokyo

1 Chome-9 Higashi-Shinbashi, 105-7337, Minato

The Prince Gallery Tokyo Kioicho

2, 102-8585, 千代田区

Rihga Royal Hotel

Nishitetsu Inn Nihombashi

Comfort Hotel Tokyo Higashi Nihombashi

7-Eleven Inc. is a Japanese-owned American international chain of convenience stores, headquartered in Dallas, Texas. The chain was known as Tote'm Stores until it was renamed in 1946. Its parent company, Seven-Eleven Japan Co., Ltd., operates, franchises, and licenses 66,579 stores in 17 countries as of 30 June 2018. Seven-Eleven Japan is headquartered in Chiyoda, Tokyo and held by the Seven & I Holdings Co.
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