Must-see: Tokyo, Japan
This is a guest post from Taiwanese Tripper Crystal, a worldwide traveler who currently resides in Bowling Green, USA. She gives us the scoop on top places to see in Tokyo.
Tokyo, the capital of Japan, with a population of 12.64-million, is the biggest of the 47 prefectures throughout Japan. Tokyo is a place that you can find both modern and traditional. It's a great city to travel for foreigners because of its distinctive culture, food, fashion, art and people. Below are some places you should go when you have a chance to visit Tokyo.
Here, you can find many small independent shops that carry up-to-date clothing, as well as boutiques and cafes. It is always packed with young fashionable people.
If you happen to like dessert then you are in luck! Takeshita Dori has a really famous crepe stand named Marion Crepes where you can choose from many different flavors. Many people come to Takeshita Dori just to eat the crepe here. You should definitely try one if you have chance to visit Takeshita Dori.
Shibuya Crossing（渋谷，しぶや）is a very large pedestrian crossing outside of Shibuya Station. Shibuya is a shopping area, many malls, shops and restaurants that you might lost track of the time.
Tsukiji fish market (Tokyo Fish Market)
The Tsukiji fish market is the biggest seafood market in the world and one of the most popular places in Tokyo for gourmet tourists. Here, you can find the best quality of fresh seafood in Tokyo. You can either buy there or eat there. There are many small sushi restaurants that are owned by the fish vendors in the market so you can be sure to satisfy your stomach with high quality seafood and cheapest price in Tokyo. After your stomach is happy, you can have energy to continue your adventure in Tokyo.
Sensoji Temple (せんそうじ) is the oldest, and one of the most significant temples in Tokyo. This is the place you shouldn't miss while traveling in Tokyo. Since Buddism and temples are part of Japanese culture, you should go there to experience the traditional architecture of temples and ritual. If you are lucky enough, you probably can see the traditional Japanese wedding there like I did.
Omotesando (表参道) is an architectural showcase street in Tokyo, featuring a multitude of fashion stores designed by internationally renowned architects. The astonishing designs caught my eyes while I was there. Surprising and enlightening. Omotesando is well-known as an upscale shopping area, sometimes is referred to as "Tokyo's Champs-Élysées". Its latest development, Omotesandō Hills, was opened in 2006. On the sides of Omotesando, you can easily find trendy cafes, restaurants, bars, etc. Omotesando have everything you want from fancy brand bags to vintage glass bottles.
Shinjuku (新宿区 Shinjuku-ku), the best place you can spend your night at. Shinjuku is a major commercial and administrative center. Shinjuku Station is the world's busiest railway station, handling more than two million passengers every day. There are many street musicians and arties in Shinjuku in the night time and you can get to experience the real nightlife in Tokyo.
Shinjuku is always full of energy, and the night view of Shinjuku is just too pretty to forget. The place you MUST GO if you ever visit Tokyo!
I hope you all enjoy my post of Tokyo, Japan. Tokyo is the city that never sleeps and people will never get bored or tired of visiting. Are you ready to take an adventure in this amazing city?
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