Tokyo is a huge and bustling tourist destination that attracts visitors from all over the world who want to experience the sights and sounds of Japan’s capital city. Ranked first for “Best Overall Experience” by TripAdvisor in 2014, Tokyo offers a wealth of attractions whatever you enjoy doing. When you visit Tokyo you can be assured of a friendly welcome as well as excellent nightlife and retail experiences, and, on the historical side of things there are also some great opportunities to step back in time.
Tokyo is a place where you find a new experience around every corner. It’s a fast and furious mix of style, culture and quirkiness. Gaze in admiration or take a step back in time walking along cobbled streets. Immerse yourself in pop culture, sit back and enjoy the delicious cuisine that’s on offer or get some serious retail therapy in one of its malls. There are a myriad of different things to do in Tokyo but if you’re still looking for inspiration we’ve put together a list of our top 10 Tokyo attractions.
Osaka is a major city in Japan which, over the years has been known mostly as a merchant city while today it’s an excellent shopping destination that has a diverse range of other attractions too. Shopping is definitely something that Osaka has embraced, and one of the most popular retail spots is Den Den Town which is a hub for fans of electronics and manga/anime. If your taste in shopping is more mainstream then you may want to head to the Umeda district of the city which is home to Hankyu Sanbangai shopping mall and a wide range of stores to suit every taste. Another major shopping venue in the city is Yodobashi Camera where you can find a huge selection of electrical goods on sale.
When you first arrive in Kyoto you’d be forgiven for thinking you’d come to the wrong place. A bustling metropolis filled with people and buildings, Kyoto first appears to be a modern city yet look a little deeper and you’ll soon begin to see its more beautiful side. Awash with history and culture, Kyoto actually has a plethora of things to see and do including its numerous temples, palaces and parks.
With over 2,000 religious places Kyoto is certainly not short of things to see and do. Brimming with temples and shrines, Kyoto also offers great cuisine, beautiful parks, and impressive palaces in this city that was once the Imperial capital of Japan. Today modern day Kyoto stands side by side with its ancient history and culture but if you can’t decide which Kyoto attractions to visit, check our top 10 things to do in Kyoto.