Outline of Tokyo

Tokyo is exciting metropolis mixed with the new/old things. There are shrines, temples and Japanese garden between high rises and each area has its uniqueness.

In 1867 Tokugawa Shogun turned his power to the emperor, and in 1868 a new government was formed with Emperor Meiji at its head. This is called “Meiji Restoration” The capital was moved from Kyoto to Edo and its name was changed to Tokyo meaning “eastern capital”.

Today Tokyo is the center of Japan in terms of politics, economy, culture and entertainment.

Northern Tokyo

Ueno area

Ueno Park

A huge park known as forest of museums including national Museum of Western Art, Tokyo National Museum and Ueno Zoo.

Saigo takamori

Ameya Yokocho

A paradise for bargain and souvenir hunters, lined with many food stands.

Asakusa area

Sensoji temple

The oldest temple in Tokyo and land mark of Asakusa.


A street selling kitchen wares and plastic fake foods which look more real than the real.

Yanaka area

  • One of the few areas of Tokyo that survived the Great Earthquake and Big fire, retaining good old atmosphere.

Eastern Tokyo

Tokyo Skytree

The world’s tallest 634meters high self-supporting broadcasting tower known for the panoramic view from its two observation decks at 350 meter and 450 meters

Ryogoku area

Ryogoku Sumo stadium, Kokugikan with Sumo museum

Three Sumo tournaments are held in Jan. May and Sept and Sumo museum is must to learn Sumo.

Edo-Tokyo Museum

Edo-Tokyo Museum displays the transition from Edo to Tokyo and people’s life during those days.

Japanese sword museum

Sumida Hokusai Ukiyoe, Wood block print Museum

Akihabara area

  • Lined with electronics shops and sub culture entertainment like Maid café and Cosplay.

Shibamata area

Taishakuten Temple

Shibamata Taishakuten Temple having 400 year’s history is well known for its intricate wood carvings and Japanese garden. The visitor walk along the corridor encircling the temple viewing changing scenery.


ranma ransom lets in light

Yamamoto-tei, a former merchant’s residence features Japanese-Western style, creating a harmony of a Japanese drawing room, western architecture and Japanese garden. Ranked 4th by American magazine Sukiya Living,the Journal of Japanese Gardening in 2019.

Central Tokyo

Tokyo station

Red brick station expressing the essence of Europe.

Tokyo Station

Tokyo Station

Imperial palace

Imperial Palace is Imperial residence and located at the old site of Edo castle, surrounded by moats and stone walls.

Yasukuni shrine

Yasukuni shine is a Shinto shrine dedicated to souls of about 2.5 million Japanese who died in war for their country.

Hamarikyu garden

Enjoy a big contrast between high rises and calm Japanese garden having seawater ponds and tea houses where you can enjoy Matcha tea and Japanese sweets.

Tsukiji fish market

  • Oopened in 1935, now is lively place to encounter good sushi and traditional Japanese cuisines.

Ginza area

Ginza Wako
Ginza Wako
  • Silver (Gin in Japanese) used to be minced here in Edo period, now the mecca of Japanese fashion.

Tokyo Tower

333m high tower modeled after Eiffel tower in Paris as a symbol of Japan’s postwar recovery.

Tokyo Tower

Southern Tokyo

Odaiba area

  • A new seaside city where the latest museum of science and Tokyo Big sight, a major complex of exhibition are located.

Western Tokyo

Shinjuku area

Shinjuku Metropolitan Government Building, Tocho

Enjoy Tokyo city view from 202 meters high North and South observation desks.


Shinjuku Kabukicho

A major evening tour attraction area with Robot restaurant and Samurai museum.

Shinjuku Gyoen national garden

Created as Imperial Garden, now opened to the public, having Japanese, English and French gardens.


Formerly samurai residence area in Edo era, now narrow and steep streets lined with Japanese style restaurants.

Koishikawa Korakuen Garden

Designed and planted on the base of beautiful sceneries from Japan and China.

Nakano, Koenji

  • Shopping arcade with daily shops and a Mecca of Manga and anime.

Shibuya area

Shibuya Things To Do 

The most expanding area where many high rises are under constructions.

Shibuya Scramble Crossing & Statue of Hachiko

Amazing experience of scramble crossing with hundred people from 5 directions.
Hachiko was a loyal dog and his owner was Prof. Ueno…


Meiji shrine

A peaceful huge shrine dedicated to Emperor Meiji and his consort.

Harajuku, Takeshita and Omotesando

Harajuku, Takeshita and Omotesando shopping streets for teens, young adults.