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Tokyo, the capital of Japan

Tokyo is a tecnological city

Tokyo is the capital of the land of the rising sun. Wildly unknown to foreigners until it opened its gates in the late 1940’s, Japan still remains a mystery to many of its foreign counterparts. In Tokyo you can find harmonious mixture of Shinto and western technology, giving you both a perspective of the yin and yang firsthand.

Wander around Tokyo and you before you see it, you will smell the fresh fish markets that occasionally litter the streets in the morning. Pay heed to Buddhist and Shinto shrines that humbly exist along skyscrapers and for a serene and beautiful walk try the Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden. The garden gives you a taste of fung shu, the contrast of space and objects, quite perfectly. Go up with the Mori Tower Tokyo City View and see the expanse of the city. Like Times Square in New York City, the famous Shibuya Station makes great for people watching. With luck you will see some of the wilder fashions of Japan stroll past.

You will never have sushi until you’ve had Japanese sushi. As mentioned earlier, the fish markets ensure the freshest sushi, straight from the sea and into your mouth. Try all sorts, from the sakimaki (tuna) roll to the braised unagi (eel). Don’t be fooled by the names, most of the food is better than the name hints.

Live in a haiku by going to Tokyo during the cherry blossom season in March and April. If you are in for a contrasting view of Japanese culture, plan your trip around one of the many Sumo tournaments during January, May, or September. And you know that karaoke is available every night of the week.

City: Tokyo
Country: Japan
By: Tokyo Hostels
Published on 01-Ago-2010
Section City Live
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