Must See Attractions in Tokyo
Tōkyō could be the capital of Japan. With over 13 million people within the town limits alone, Tokyo could be the core of the most populated urban area on the planet, Tokyo Metropolis (which has a population of over 37 million people). This huge, wealthy and fascinating metropolis has something for all: be it high-tech visions for the future, or nostalgic glimpses of old Japan. Tokyo is classified as lying in the humid subtropical climate zone and has four distinct seasons. Summers are generally hot and humid with a temperature range around 20-30°C, though it can occasionally climb into the high thirties. A beautiful weekend afternoon is better spent in Yoyogi Park, where young people from all walks of life gather to socialize, practice their hobbies (devoid of any fear of public humiliation), join a drum circle, play sports, etc. Afterwards, have a stroll down the trendy Omote-sandō shopping street nearby.In a suburban section of Shinjuku, a clean white building rises five stories high—a museum completely specialized in the works of Yayoi Kusama. The building looks slim, but it houses a almost all the larger-than-life and avant-garde artist’s pieces. Fancy a stroll in a Japanese garden? Get that and more at Shinjuku Gyoen. Along with native, traditional gardens, the 144-acre park pockets French Formal and English Landscape gardens, that are worth the modest entrance fee. Landmarks are stunning and impossible to forget, like a Taiwan Pavilion perched along a serene pond. A cosmopolitan, European atmosphere permeates the sculpted streets of Jiyugaoka. Down its narrow-cobbled lanes and along its leafy streets, dating couples stroll submit hand, locals chat on benches in the shade of trees, friends linger over lunch in terrace cafes. Despite coronavirus restrictions, this well-heeled neighborhood in Meguro City (a ward in Tokyo) is bustling. In October 2018, the world’s largest fish market, Tsukiji, power down after 83 years and re-opened in two distinct parts. At the first location, it’s more or less business as usual, with street-food stalls serving up sets from seared tuna to uni sandwiches in squid-ink sticky buns. Golden Gai is a clutch of narrow streets, tucked in the shadows of Shinjuku, is lined with countless low-slung dive bars with only a number of seats, all recalling post-war debauchery. There’s no order to the scene, and given that bars are stacked—some at ground level, though some can be found up steep, svelte staircases—it’s only as fascinating to wander aimlessly because it is to reach with a game plan.