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Tokyo is the capital city of Japan and one of the country’s 47 prefectures.
The city is located on the island of Honshu and hosts the seat of the
Emperor of Japan and the Japanese government. Tokyo is the Japanese
equivalent to the Hollywood of the US since it is famed as the place of
shooting many Japanese movies, TV serials, animated series and novels, and
video games. Tokyo enchants its visitors with its first-rate offerings in
museums, theatres, festivals and its traditional Japanese sport- Sumo
Things to do in Tokyo
Imperial Palace is arguably the most popular tourist attraction in Tokyo.
The palace is used by the Imperial family and is constructed on a mid-15 th century site where a fortress was built. This fortress later
turned into the starting point of modern Tokyo and the city was built
around it. The Imperial Palace is home to several 400-year-old parks and
Ginza is the busiest and most famous shopping area in Tokyo. It has been
the favorite marketplace of the citizens for many centuries now since it is
located on a place where Japan’s five primordial roads used to meet. Ginza
boasts top-end shops and boutiques. In weekends, an open-air market is
organized with zero motorized traffic.
Senso-ji Temple is a famous shrine located in Tokyo’s Asakusa district.
This architecturally beautiful and religiously illustrious temple is
dedicated to the Buddhist goddess of compassion, Kannon. Built in 645 AD,
the temple is visited by many temple doves every day, who are considered to
be the goddess’s sacred messengers.
Best Time to Visit Tokyo
Summer season, the months from June to August are the best to book flights
from New York City to Tokyo. Tourists can book flights from NYC to TYO
during summers to enjoy famous cultural events like Sumida River Fireworks,
and Asakusa Samba Festival.