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Tokyo is the capital city of Japan and one of its 47 prefectures. Located
on the island of Honshu, the city hosts the seat of the Emperor of Japan
and the Japanese government. The city is the Japanese equivalent to the
Hollywood of the US because it is famous as the place of shooting many
Japanese movies, TV serials, animated series and novels, and video games.
Tokyo delights its visitors with its top-class offerings in museums,
theatres, festivals and its traditional Japanese sport- Sumo Wrestling.
Things to do in Tokyo
Central to all the attractions in Japan is the Imperial Palace. It is used
by the Imperial family and is built on a mid-15th century site
where a fortress was built. This fortress later became the starting point
of modern Tokyo and the city built around it. The Imperia Palace features
several 400-year-old parks and historical attractions. Visitors take a
special interest in the Nijubashi Bridge here which is famous for its
near-perfect reflection in the water flowing below it.
Japan’s answer to America’s Times Square, Ginza is the busiest and most
famous shopping area in Tokyo. It has been the preferred marketplace of the
citizens for many centuries now because it is located on a place where
Japan’s five ancient roads used to meet. Ginza features top-end shops and
boutiques, big shops and imposing palatial stores. It is at its supreme
best at weekends when an open-air market is organized with zero motorized
Tokyo’s Asakusa district is home to the city's most famous shrine- Senso-ji
Temple. This architecturally exquisite and religiously famous temple is
dedicated to the Buddhist goddess of compassion, Kannon and was 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 your
flights from San Francisco to Tokyo. Book your flights from SFO to TYO
during summers to enjoy famous cultural events like Sumida River Fireworks
and Asakusa Samba Festival. It is advised to book Tokyo flights in advance
to avoid paying more during peak season.