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Aug 20, 2015

Jet-setting to Tokyo: What to see and do

Japan is an incredibly distinct place. With such unique, vibrant, and stunning landscapes, Japan ought to be on every traveler’s bucket list.

The bustling city of Tokyo has a plethora of activities, attractions, and sights.

It can be quite a challenge fitting everything into one trip.

While virtually everything in this destination promises something interesting and fun, here are our favorite sites to check out while you’re there.

The Tokyo Sky Tree (Photo courtesy of the Tokyo Sky Tree)

The Tokyo Sky Tree (Photo courtesy of the Tokyo Sky Tree)

Tokyo Sky Tree – Known as the tallest building in Japan and the second-tallest structure in the world, the Tokyo Sky Tree tower is quite hard to miss…standing at 634 meters tall! This giant of a tower is the new television broadcasting tower and landmark of Tokyo. The highlight of this site includes its two observation decks, offering some of the most breathtaking views of the city.

The Shibuya Crossing at night (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia)

The Shibuya Crossing at night (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia)

Shibuya Crossing – If you truly want to feel like you’re in Tokyo, try maneuvering through the bustling Shibuya Crossing. Though it’s not necessarily an “attraction” per se, it’s still something worth checking out. Noted as the world’s busiest intersection “the Scramble” (as what most people call it), serves as a hub for hundreds and hundreds of pedestrians. Travel photographers take note, this is THE place to be if you want to capture the true essence of Tokyo.

Sumo Wrestling at the Ryogoku Katugikan (Photo courtesy of Kanpai Japan)

Sumo Wrestling at the Ryogoku Katugikan (Photo courtesy of Kanpai Japan)

Tokyo Sumo Wrestling Tournament – If you are lucky enough to travel here in January, May, or September, then make sure you check out a Sumo tournament. While it is Japan’s oldest sporting event, attending a Sumo tournament seems more like a theatrical experience. Catch the action at the Ryogoku Katugikan, Tokyo’s national Sumo Hall. It’s busy arena makes for a rather lively spectacle.

Octopus found at the The Tsukiji Fish Market (Photo courtesy of the Digital Journalist)

Octopus found at the The Tsukiji Fish Market (Photo courtesy of the Digital Journalist)

The Tsukiji Fish Market – The Tsukiji Fish Market is known for being one of the world’s largest fish market, handling over 2 000 tons of fresh fish per day. Aside from the array of fish, this market draws tourists with its busy tuna auctions. If you’re a fan of general people watching, visiting this market would be a real treat.

The Senso Ji Shrine  (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia)

The Senso Ji Shrine (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia)

Senso Ji Shrine – Japan is known as a region possessing a plethora of shrines and temples. Located in Asakusa, the Buddhist temple is one of Tokyo’s most colorful and popular temples, as well as the oldest. Aside from the “Thunder Gate” greeting guests upon entry, the site also has a historical shopping street where you can indulge in cultural treats and buy unique trinkets and gifts.

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