20 Reasons to Getaway to Tokyo, Japan

Author: Preeti DesaiPosted on 25-07-2014

The best time to visit Tokyo is the spring from March to May and autumn from September to November.

1. Asakusa Sensoji Temple, Tokyo


Senso-ji is Tokyo's oldest temple and also know affectionately as the temple of the Asakusa Kannon, it draws millions visitors every year.

2. Tokyo Bay


Like viewing fireworks from a cruise boat than visit end of July for the Sumida River Firework Festival and August for Tokyo Bay Firework Festival.

3. Tokyo Bullet Train


Japan's high speed trains (bullet trains) are called shinkansen and the travelers boast that you could literally sleep in the train without noticing it was moving.

4. Tokyo Cruise


Boats pass under 12 unique bridges on the Sumida River which are illuminated at night, and the reflection of lights on the river brings a romantic mood to the cruise.

5. Disneyland, Tokyo


Tokyo Disneyland is one of the famous Disneyland Theme parks including Fantasyland, Tomorrowland, Adventureland… Tokyo also has a sister theme park, Tokyo DisneySea.

6. Hakone Pirate Ship, Tokyo


The Hakone Pirate Ships are a famous sight on Lake Ashi - are sightseeing cruise ships, which are decorated as replicas of pirate ships.

7. Tokyo Imperial Palace


The Imperial Palace is situated in the center of Tokyo. The palace is surrounded by a water-filled moat and splendid gardens and has rebuilt many times.

8. Tokyo Imperial Garden


The Imperial Palace East Gardens (Kokyo Higashi Gyoen) are a part of the inner palace area and are open to the public.

9. Lake Ashi, Hakone, Tokyo


Lake Ashi with Mount Fuji in the background is the symbol of Hakone.

10. Meiji Shrine, Tokyo


Meiji Shrine, located in Tokyo, is the Shinto shrine that is dedicated to the deified spirits of Emperor Meiji and his wife, Empress Shoken.

11. Mount Fuji, Tokyo


Stunningly impressive, Mount Fuji is visible from Tokyo. You can get one of the best views of Mt. Fuji from Hakone.

12. Nikko National Park, Tokyo


Nikko has been a center of worship for centuries, and is famous for its shrines, mountain landscapes, lakes, waterfalls, hot springs, wild monkeys and hiking trails.

13. Nikko National Park Jizo Shrine, Tokyo


Did you know that a popular legend states that jizo protector statues change places from time to time, and a visitor will never see them in the same order twice.

14. Nikko National Park Lake Chuzenji, Tokyo


Lake Chuzenji (Chuzenjiko) in Nikko National Park was formed by lava flows from the now-extinct volcano several thousand years ago.

15. Nikko National Park Ryuzu Waterfalls, Tokyo


Ryuzu falls is a natural waterfall - Ryu means dragon and its twin water shoots do indeed bring to mind images of the horns of a dragon.

16. Rainbow Bridge, Tokyo


Checkout the shining lights of Tokyo by night across Rainbow Bridge, a suspension bridge over the Tokyo Port.

17. Rikugien Garden, Tokyo


Rikugien is one of Tokyo's most beautiful, Japanese style landscape gardens with a central pond, islands, forested areas, man made hills and several teahouses.

18. Tokyo to Kyoto (in autumn)


Second half of November is usually the best time to enjoy the colorful autumn leaves in Kyoto. Kyoto is surrounded by mountains, and temples, gardens, and shrines are plentiful.

19. Tokyo to Kyoto Kinkakuji Golden Pavillion


Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion) is a Zen Buddhist temple in northern Kyoto whose top two floors are completely covered in gold leaf.

20. Tokyo to Nara Deer Park


Nara Deer Park is home to hundreds of freely roaming deer – Deer are considered in Shinto to be messengers of the gods.

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