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Tokyo Imperial Palace

Tokyo Imperial Palace

Japan's Imperial Palace is regarded as the heart and soul of Tokyo, standing on a huge site that still bears the remains of Edo Castle, stronghold of the Tokugawa shogunate. The present palace was...

Yasukuni Shrine

Yasukuni Shrine

To the north of the Imperial Palace lies the controversial Yasukuni Shrine, built to commemorate the Japanese war dead and now regarded as home to the souls of about two and a half million...

Edo-Tokyo Museum

Edo-Tokyo Museum

Tokyo's museum dedicated to detailing the city's history, art, culture and architecture through the medium of visual displays is an impressive, not to be missed attraction. Edo was the old...

Akihabara

Akihabara

Tokyo's electronic wonderland has become world-renowned. In a small area near Chuo-dori Avenue, west of Akihabara Station, are clustered more than 250 electrical appliance and electronics...

Senso-ji Temple

Senso-ji Temple

The Asakusa neighbourhood of Tokyo draws visitors to admire the city's oldest temple, Senso-ji, founded in AD628 with a quaint legend attached to it. The story goes that two young brothers fishing...

Tokyo Disney Resort

Tokyo Disney Resort

Plenty of fun is to be had for the young and young at heart at Tokyo's Disney Resort, virtually a carbon copy of the theme park found in California in the United States. The resort consists...

Tokyo National Museum

Tokyo National Museum

Close to Ueno Station, enclosed in the Tokyo Metropolitan Imperial Gift Park, the National Museum boasts the largest collection of Japanese art in the world. Exhibits range from antique kimonos...

Mount Fuji

Mount Fuji

The dormant volcano of Mount Fuji, 62 miles (100km) southwest of Tokyo, has been revered since ancient times and no exploration of Japan is complete without visiting the mountain that is...

Kamakura

Kamakura

The city of Kamakura, about 30 miles (50km) southwest of Tokyo at the base of the Miura Peninsula, was the political powerhouse of Japan in the middle ages and the seat of government for most of...

Yokohama

Yokohama

While visiting Japan's largest city, Tokyo, it is quick and easy to pay a visit to the country's second largest metropolis as well: Yokohama can be reached in less than 30 minutes by train...

Tokyo Tower

Tokyo Tower

This tower is modelled in the vein of the Eiffel Tower in France, only in true Japanese style, it is more colourful and serves a technological purpose. Tokyo Tower functions chiefly as...

Meiji Jingu

Meiji Jingu

A hop, skip and jump away from the Harajuku Station, the Meiji Jingu is an easily accessible shrine and worthwhile stop in Tokyo. Built as homage to the Emperor Meiji and his wife, the...

Ueno Zoo

Ueno Zoo

The oldest zoological garden in Japan, Ueno Zoo is one of Tokyo's most popular attractions for children and adults alike. Boasting exotic animals such as giant pandas, polar bears, Indian lions,...

Monkey Park

Monkey Park

Children visiting Monkey Park will be able to enjoy learning about monkeys while watching them run around freely. Their individual movements and characteristics also give away a lot about them and...

Kite Museum

Kite Museum

This fascinating museum is an absolute must for any child who loves kites, or any adult who has ever flown a kite. The Kite Museum exhibits mainly traditional style Japanese kites, 'Edo Nishiki-E...

Joypolis Sega

Joypolis Sega

A little boy's dream come true, Joypolis Sega will thrill and entertain children of all ages. Offering rides, games and much more, kids will be kept busy for hours on end in one of the...

National Children's Castle (Kodomo-no-Shiro)

National Children's Castle (Kodomo-no-Shiro)

The Children's Castle is geared towards children of all ages and features a variety of activity rooms for kids to keep themselves entertained. With gymnasiums, playgrounds, climbing walls,...

Inokashira Park

Inokashira Park

Inokashira Park is a tranquil oasis amidst the bustle of Japan's capitol city. The park contains a temple dedicated to the goddess of love, a petting zoo and aquarium, and is lively with...

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