A Visitors Guide To Tokyo Japan
Tokyo, Japan is an exciting travel destination. Head to the city where the East meets the West but do some planning before you take off.
Asia is a lovely place to visit and you will be able to take advantage of some bargains when you travel to Tokyo if you plan ahead. Hotels in Japan are no more expensive then many places and often less expensive than the hotels in Europe. You may even find that as a foreigner you will receive a small discount if you make reservations online. Be sure to check different websites so that you can compare prices and accommodations.
Once you arrive in Tokyo consider the cost of getting around. You have several options depending on how much you are willing to spend. Check to see if the hotel where you are stating has free transportation to pick you up and return you to the airport. Another option is the Keisei Sky Liner train. When you are ready to start touring the city you can take the subway. Buy a Tokyo Combination ticket and you will be set for an entire day on the streetcar, JR train, subway or Toei bus. Thirteen subway lines run in Tokyo from 5am to around midnight. Younger travelers, ages 6-12 only pay half the regular price.
Because the majority of food in Tokyo has to be brought in from other places, it is usually one of the things you will need to allow extra money for. There are some food values, however if you plan ahead. Dont eat at the restaurants or hotels that plan their businesses around tourists with deep pockets. If you want the best value you will eat lunch in one of the little restaurants in the skinny streets on the business districts. Ask about the restaurants found in the basements of office buildings because you are likely to find a great mix of delicious food and reasonable prices.
Do you have at least one or two days to spend in the city in the role of tourist? Get ready for an adventure! Anime is a big cultural rave right now and no one is better at it than the people in this country. If you want to go a little further and see Anime in human form you are in the right place. Head to the Harajuku district and experience Anime in a very personal way. You can also visit Shibuya which is a trendy spot especially favored by the young.
There are many traditional arts that remain popular in Tokyo. There are places to learn flower arranging. You can dress as a geisha and have your photo taken and you will want to leave time to visit traditional sites like the shines, temples, museums and gardens. These are spots to visit that represent the older aspects of a culture that is found no where else on earth.
Tokyo is also a city of the future. You can shop at some of the most fashionable places imaginable in the Roppongi district. Have fun shopping your way through 53 stories and you may want to visit the City View observatory and the Mori Art Museum.
Welcome to the exciting city of Tokyo, Japan!
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