Located in the center of Tokyo, the palace is the official home of the Emperor of Japan. Formerly the Edo Castle, the Imperial Palace is still surrounded by water-filled moats. This building, which was heavily damaged during the Second World War, was surrounded by ditches for protection. The Imperial Palace is located in Chiyoda, close to Tokyo Station. The interior of the palace can only be accessed on 2 January and 23 December, the emperor’s birthday.
The Sensoji Temple is also known as Asakusa Kannon Temple. It is a Buddhist temple. It is one of the most colorful and popular temples in Tokyo. Its construction was completed in 645 and is of great interest as it is the oldest temple in Tokyo.
Visiting hours: Open daily from 06.00 to 17.00.
Entrance to the temple is free.
Ueno Park, founded in 1873 and hosting many museums and temples, is one of the most frequently visited places by tourists. In addition, the presence of Shinobazu Pond is another reason that attracts people here. Kaneiji Temple, the largest temple in the city, is also located in the park. The Tokyo National Museum, the National Museum of Western Art, the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the National Science Museum are the main museums of the country. Ueno Zoo, which is also inside the park, is the first zoo in Japan.
Kaneiji Temple, founded in 1625, was one of the largest and richest temples of the city during its period. The ruins of the temple, destroyed during the war, are scattered around the five-story Pagoda and Toshugu Shrine park.
Yoyogi Park is one of Tokyo ‘s largest city parks with large lawns, ponds and forests. Before the park was founded in 1967, the Tokyo Olympics were held in the area. Free access to the park, including the famous Meiji Temple.
Shinjuku is the busiest city center, home to the world’s busiest train station, the Shinjuku station and the Tokyo Government Building.
Western Shinjuku region; skyscrapers, houses, luxury hotels and twin towers, while eastern Shinjuku; Kabukicho is the area of Japan’s largest and craziest Red Light District, with shops, shopping centers and underground electronics, bars, entertainment venues. Many subway lines are used to reach the region, but the easiest way to reach is via the JR Yamanote line.
Located in the center of Tokyo, this tower is the tallest steel tower in the world at a height of 333 meters. The 1958 tower is 13 meters taller than the Eiffel Tower. It is the symbol of Japan’s postwar rebirth. In addition to being a popular tourist spot, the Tokyo Tower serves as a broadcasting antenna. There are cafes, restaurants and souvenir shops in the tower.