If speaking of the history of Tokyo itself, before 1868, Tokyo was known as Edo. A small castle town in the 16th century, Edo became the center of Japanese politics in 1603 when Tokugawa Ieyasu established his feudal rule there. Decades later, Edo grew to become one of the most populous cities in the world. With the Meiji Restoration of 1868, the emperor and the capital moved from Kyoto to Edo, which was named Tokyo ("Eastern Capital").
How is it possible if you visit Japan and do not spend time in Tokyo, then what can you do while in Tokyo?
1. Mount Takao
If on holiday to Tokyo, do not forget to come to the nature tour. One of the nearest natural attractions to downtown Tokyo, it offers beautiful scenery, interesting temples, and interesting hiking opportunities. Despite being outside the city center, the mountain is still inside the metropolitan Tokyo and takes only 50 minutes and 390 yen to reach Shinjuku.
2. Explore Shibuya
This is a place that will make you feel at home to walk the street because it is filled with outlets and store stores are amazingly interesting and sell a variety of fashion needs. In addition, Shibuya is the center of fashion and youth culture, and the streets are the birthplace of many Japanese fashion and entertainment trends. More than a dozen large department store branches can be found around an area that caters to all types of buyers.
3. Visit Tokyo Disneyland
Disneyland is a very attractive play area by offering a variety of games that if dear in the miss. In addition, Tokyo Disneyland is perfect for taking pictures, Do not forget to bring the camera yes!
4. Visit Tsukiji Fish Market
Do not miss a visit to this market, because you will not be able to find a scene like this in Indonesia. This market is a huge wholesale market for fish, fruits, and vegetables in downtown Tokyo. This is the most famous of the ten wholesale markets that handle food and flower distribution in Tokyo. There are over 2000 tons of products in this market, you will see the sights of various types of fresh seafood and the busy atmosphere of scooters, trucks, sellers, and buyers rushing around. An interesting market to visit!
5. Visit the Yasanuki Shrine
Japan is always famous for its charming temple shrine, one of which is Yasanuki temple. The temple is also filled with controversy, the Yasukuni Shrine has the meaning of " peaceful nation shrine," located in the Chiyoda district of Tokyo, Japan. This temple has been around since 1896 by Emperor Meiji. This temple has a purpose to commemorate the person who died for the Japanese Empire during the Meiji Restoration period. What makes this temple controversial is the use of this temple as a place where some spirits are perceived as war criminals in World War II. The temple records all names without prejudice. Everyone is considered equal without regard to their services, social status, or other. Interesting right?
6. Visit the Imperial Palace of Tokyo
If you are in Japan and especially Tokyo, do not forget the history tour at the imperial palace of Tokyo. You will get a lot of education around Japan there. This is where the king and his sons and their families live, an emperor for the Japanese people is a symbol of the form of God, so the emperor is highly respected in Japan.
7. Visit the Gundam Museum
8. Asakusa Temple hunting
If you are in Japan take the time to buy by at Asakusa Temple, can say like Malioboro in Yogyakarta Indonesia, because you can meet with citizens who chat with each other and the tourists who shop, goods are also provided goods typical of the typical Japanese country.
9. Shop at Takeshita Dori in Harajuku
It is Japan's most extreme cultural center and fashion style, but also offers shopping for adults and some historical places. So it looks very interesting and unique. The focal point of Harajuku's youth culture is Takeshita Dori (Takeshita Road) and side streets, filled with many trendy shops, fashion boutiques, used clothing stores, crowded places and fast food outlets aimed at fashion and teenagers who are aware of trends and fashion. If you want to see how fashion in Japan, do not forget to stop by here huh!
10. Yoyogi Garden
Japan is always synonymous with its beautiful garden park, one of them Yoyogi garden. Here you can foto the photo as much as the charming background garden. There are many facilities in this place, such as swimming and water showers and views of green plants. If you walk north, you will meet lush trees and greenery. Usually used to relax and walk with their pets. If you are in the south of the park, there will be a stage that can be used for the festival.
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