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Must-Visit Attractions In Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo is one of the busiest and the finest cities in the world. If you are visiting, there are several things you’ll want to see while there. From beautiful classic tourist attractions to some not so well-known spots. Tokyo is a real gem if you know what to see.
The Robot Restaurant
Japan is a leader in the field of robotics so it is no surprise that they would have a restaurant with a robotic theme. Even if you’re not hungry, this is a place you’ll want to check out. This high tech display with flashy neon lights is great fun, allowing you to see the robot show while you eat. This restaurant is located in the Shinjuku area, also known as the biggest red light district in Tokyo. Don’t miss a chance to see this show as there is no other place quite like it. Advanced reservations are required.
Sumo Morning Practice
Sumo started in ancient times but has become a national sport in Japan, though it is also a part of the culture there. There are a number of Sumo stables in Tokyo, and some of them are open for public viewing of their morning practice. Watching Sumo wrestlers is totally breathtaking. It is astonishing to see how hard they train physically and mentally. Although the cost can be pricey, it is an experience that you will not soon forget.
Ueno is located at the center of Tokyo’s old downtown and is one of the biggest parks in the city. Ueno Park is made up of a number of attractions, including museums, a zoo, and historical monuments. You will also have the opportunity to see a giant panda.
If you plan to visit, it’s a good idea to allow an entire day to explore. While visiting, you may also want to visit Ameyoko Street where you’ll find a vibrant and chaotic atmosphere and several discount stores, groceries, as well as street food stalls.
Toyko Metropolitan Government Building
Visiting the observatories in Tokyo to get a night view of the city is essential. Tokyo is impressive, especially at night. The observatories in the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building are recommended as they are free and offer a great view of the city. This could be something you do before starting your night on the town. There are several night spots a short distance from the observatories.
The Yanesen District is the perfect place to explore if you want to get away from the crowds of tourists and see classic Tokyo. Here you will see a number of old buildings, temples, and shopping locations. There are also a number of restaurants when you are ready to stop for a meal. This is where you’ll see residents doing their shopping and going about everyday life. Although there is nothing flashy about this district, it is one place where you can experience authentic, old Tokyo.