The Japanese capital has something to offer to every visitor. The humble beginnings of Tokyo (東京) as a small village called Edo are still preserved in form of Meiji Shinto Shrine in Harajuku, Sensoji in Asakusa, Kyu-Iwasaki-tei Garden, Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum and Meguro-ku Old farm house.
Greater Tokyo is known as the most populous city in the world. Tokyo is also the largest city in Japan, and one of 47 prefectures of Japan. In 2015, Tokyo was named the most livable city by the Monocle in 2015. Tokyo is a cultural hub that has become the heart of modern technology and latest fashion trends.
Tokyo is well-known for its abundant shopping locations. If you are into hip and fashionable things, places like Shibuya and Shinjuku would be a great idea. For some higher-class shopping, Ginza is the place to go. Akihabara is a must-visit for Anime lovers, while Takeshita Dori (Harajuku) comes alive especially during the weekends with young Japanese dressing up in a mind-blowing fashion. Odaiba (Tokyo Bay) is also an awesome place to visit if you want to visit the big Gundam statue and the connecting Rainbow Bridge that lights up from sunset till midnight .
Increasingly, more people are starting to speak in English. Tokyo would be one of the best places for first-timers to explore Japan as the transportation and abundance of information would make the trip-planning more convenient. And being centrally located, you can also decide to squeeze in a day or two to go to other locations as most flights and transportation options could easily be found in Tokyo itself.
If you ever want to meet your friends, never decide to meet in Shinjuku station. Awarded in 2011 by Guinness World Record as the busiest station in the world, even locals get lost in the station if they are not familiar with the place.
Ever wondered how such a populous city could still be clean and well managed? You would have to come over to experience this metropolitan city at least once in your life.Whether you are a nature-lover, Japanese shrine and garden lover, a strong Anime fan, food lover or even an avid shopper, Tokyo has a little of everything for everyone.