The city of Tokyo, the busiest capital of Japan, has many modern structures along with ancient architectural monuments. The city of Tokyo, formerly known as Edo, is divided into about 47 different cities. Today the city of Tokyo is popular all over the world for shopping, entertainment, culture and a variety of food. Tokyo also tops the bucket list of tourists due to its excellent museums, historic temples, gardens and aesthetic architecture.
There are countless places to visit throughout the city of Tokyo. As well as having the opportunity to see various ancient and modern installations, you will also find the joy of the beaches of Izu and Ogasawara Islands.
The Tokyo Sky Tree is a broadcasting and observation tower located in Sumida, Japan. With a height of 634 meters, the tower was recognized as the world’s tallest self-contained tower in March 2011. From here the view of Asakusa Area and Sumida River Bank is most beautiful. The tower has two observation decks for tourists at a height of 350 and 450 meters.
The 350 meter high observation deck is known as the “Tembo Deck” and is basically spread over three levels. With the wide windows of the upper level, you will have the opportunity to see the most beautiful panoramic view of the city at a 360 degree angle. There is a souvenir shop on the middle floor, and on the ground floor there is a caf ও and glass panels overlooking all the streets below the tower. Located at an altitude of 450 meters, the “Tembo Gallery” is basically a curved staircase that increases in height as you turn. The observation deck on the top floor of this deck offers a more beautiful view of the city of Tokyo. The Tokyo Sky Tree is open daily from 8am to 10am. It can be seen in a good way within 1 hour. Adult entry fees for visiting the Tembo Deck and Tembo Gallery are 3,000 to 3,500 yen. However, there are special discounts for international tourists with valid visas. The tower also has an aquarium and a planetary theater.
The ancient Buddhist temple of Senjo Ji is located in Asakusa, Tokyo, which is one of the most popular temples in Tokyo. The temple is within walking distance of Asakusa Station. Founded in the 7th century, the temple has two main gates, a pagoda and a hall. Upon entering here, you will see the “Kaminarimon Gate” from where you have to enter the Senjo-G Gate. This gate is decorated with different types of red lanterns. This place is a special tourist attraction for taking pictures. After crossing the first gate, you will be able to enter the main hall of the Senjo-ji Temple, originally known as “Nagamise Street”. About 250 meters wide, this shopping street has a lot of traditional Japanese. In front of the main hall is another large gate known as the “Human Gate”. A little away from the gate is the 5-storey pagoda where there is always a crowd of tourists and various worshipers. Although the temple is open 24 hours a day, the main hall of the temple is open from 6 am to 5 pm. However, tourists can visit here any time of the day or night. Main Street and Nakamise Street shops are closed at night. And after sunset, the lights are on here till 11 o’clock at night. Many people come here at night to take pictures and walk around alone as the crowds are less. The temple hosts various Japanese festivals throughout the year.
At 333 meters, it is the second tallest tower in Tokyo. The Eiffel Tower has a structural resemblance to the Tokyo Tower, a symbol of Japan’s renaissance as a new economic power after World War II. The main deck of the tower is 150 meters high and offers some interesting views of the city. There are some “look down windows”, souvenir shops and cafes to stand on.
The panoramic view of the surrounding buildings from the third highest observation deck in Tokyo, located at an altitude of 250 meters above the Tokyo Tower, is breathtaking. A complimentary drink is served while walking around this observation deck called “Top Deck” and some special stills of the tower are shown. Just below the Tokyo Tower is the “Foot Town Building” with numerous souvenir shops, cafes and restaurants. The special attraction here is the “One Piece Show” of the indoor amusement park called “One Piece Tower”. The Tokyo Tower deck, which is open from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m., costs 900 yen for one deck and 2,800 yen for two decks. Admission to the One Piece Tower, which is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., is 3,200 yen.
Located in Shibuya, Tokyo, the temple is dedicated to Emperor Meiji and his wife. Many people are seen hanging their wishes on a wooden board in a particular tree in a temple full of trees, which is basically a kind of belief. But he has to spend 500 yen to buy a wooden board and a good luck pouch. The best time to visit is from 8am to 2pm. Before entering the temple, one has to wash one’s hands and face with water and perform some religious rituals. When the loot is lit around the night, a strange magical atmosphere is created.
The Imperial Palace is the main residence of the Emperor of Japan, located near Tokyo Station. Built over a large area like a park, the palace has private residences, archives, museums and administrative buildings. The most beautiful iconic view can be seen from the bridge of the gate on the east side of the palace. In case of entry here, you have to bring your passport.
Tokyo National Museum
Founded in 182, it is the oldest museum in Japan. The culture and traditions of Japan and Asia 40 years ago are highlighted here. There are various ancient exhibits in different buildings. The entry fee to the museum is 620 yen per person.
Obaida Recreation Center, located on an artificial beach in Tokyo Bay, is one of the most popular tourist attractions. Nice view of Mount Fuji from Seaside Park on the beach. And there will be an opportunity to see the robot at the Miracan Science Museum.
Mount Mitake is an ideal place for hiking a short distance from Tokyo. In addition to enjoying the beautiful scenery, you will also see mountains, rock gardens, temples and fountains of interest. It would be better to take time for the whole day.
Edo Tokyo Museum
The various histories of the city of Tokyo during the Edo period are preserved in the Edo Tokyo Museum. At present, however, special emphasis has been laid on juggling and paper cutting or origami. The entry fee to this museum is 600 yen per person.
Yue Island is one of the volcanic islands in Japan. Here you will find scuba diving as well as volcanoes and mountains.
Also visit are Rikuji-En, Shinjuku Gyoen National Park, Ropponji Hills, Ghibli Museum, Harajuku, Roponji (RPP). Tokyo Disneysea), Ueno Park, Tokyo Disney Resort, Mount Takao, Rainbow Bridge, Sumida Park and Aquarium
How to get to Tokyo
From Dhaka, you can take a Cathay Dragon, Thai Lion Airlines, Singapore Airlines or China Southern flight to Tokyo. Depending on the airline, it takes about 8 to 16 hours to travel from Dhaka to Tokyo.
Where to stay
Tokyo’s Senjo-G Temple, Ueno Park, Tokyo Station, Tokyo Tower are some of the best quality hotels, apartments and guest houses to stay in. These include Guest House Trace, Unijo in Tokyo Hatchobori, Tokyo Gogo House, World Traveler House Hikari, Khosao Tokyo Origami, Stato, Hotel Meigetsu, Hotel New Tachigia, Economy Hotel Hotelair.