Major Sightseeing Places of Tokyo


Ali Ertuğrul OZTARSU – The AsiaN

Tokyo is an important capital of Asia with its traditional and modern faces. There are a lot of places to visit in a short time visit of tourists. If we look at both historical and modern places, I can recommend that districts to visit:

Asakusa: It is the north-eastern part of central Tokyo which is a significant area of the city. It has a more traditionally Japanese environment than other neighborhoods. Asakusa is one of the popular destinations in Tokyo with its cheap accommodation opportunities.

The Sensoji Temple and Nakamise Market are major symbols of this area as an addition to its other colorful buildings and places. The famous temple locates near the Nakamise Market which is a tremendous place to buy souvenirs.

It is possible to see the wonderful view of Sensoji Temple. This is an economically reasonable place for tourists to buy traditional gifts. Traditional tastes are also available here.


Shibuya: This is the modern face and the crowdest place of Tokyo. It consists of shopping centers which surround Shibuya Station, one of Tokyo’s busiest railway stations. This area is also known for famous fashion centers of the country. Several years ago, this district was known with technology equipment.

From here, it is possible to reach Shinjuku Gyoen (former imperial garden), Yoyogi Park and Meiji Shrine. The pedestrian crossing of “Shibuya Crossing” is also popular. Hundreds of people are crossing the ways at the same time and you can watch this hilarious moment on the second floor of the cafe.

Meiji Shrine locates in Shibuya district of Tokyo. This is the Shinto shrine that is dedicated to the deified spirits of Emperor Meiji and his wife, Empress Shoken. It has a huge area which covered by a big forest that includes 120,000 trees of 365 different species, which were donated by Japanese people.


Ueno: It is best known as Ueno Park. Tokyo National Museum, National Museum of Nature and Science and National Museum of Western Art and a big public concert hall locate at this area. There are also several Shinto and Buddhist temples here.

This area is part of Shitamachi district which hosted working class population of the city in the history. Today this is one of the most crowded and historical destinations for tourists. Ueno Station is the nearest train station. This area hosts a large number of homeless people. You can easily find various Indian, Turkish, Central Asian and Middle Eastern restaurants here.

What to eat and drink?

Matcha Aisu: Green ice-cream which is made of all kinds and colors of green tea.

Uroncha: Chinese tea which can be tried in Japanese restaurants.

Soba: This is Japanese noddle style. You can order with meat or vegetables since there are various types of that meal. You can also try the duck-meat-noddles.

Sushi: This is the well-known Japanese meal which is includes cooked vinegared rice wits seafood, meat or vegetable combinations. Its original name is nare-zushi. You can find the best quality in Tokyo.

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3 Responses to Major Sightseeing Places of Tokyo

  1. Sinem/시넴 30 November , 2016 at 12:55 am

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  3. Melissa 30 November , 2016 at 1:55 am

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