Tokyo is Japan’s capital and the world’s most populated city. When people from other countries go to Japan, Tokyo is the first on their checklist of sights to see. Seven of the 10 most frequented places in the country are in the main city, according to the Japan National Tourist Organization.
Presently, Tokyo comes with a relatively almost endless choice of shopping around, recreation, customs and dining options to its tourists. The city’s background can be treasured in districts such as Asakusa, and with numerous outstanding museums, historical temples and gardens. On the contrary to common belief, Tokyo also boasts of interesting landscapes within the city center and reasonably short train travels at its borders.
Mt. Fuji is the most popular mountain in Japan. The area around Mt. Fuji is the most appealing tourist path for there are all kinds of sightseeing and tourist spots as well as vacation resorts. To climb up Mt. Fuji, you will have to plan an overnight stay.
Tokyo Disneyland still tops the best things to do with kids in Tokyo.
The No. 1 spot travelers go to is Shinjuku, a large, crowded skyscraper district in Tokyo. Built in the early ’70s, Shinjuku continues to add newer and even higher towers. Its commuter train rail station is the busiest, with about a few million passengers a day.
Shinjuku includes three main segments: offices, shopping and nightlife. The shopping is composed of a line of trendy department stores, primarily branches of the stores you’ll find in Ginza or somewhere else. Many tourists at night head for Shinjuku’s Park Hyatt, the hotel made popular by the film “Lost in Translation”, to have some drinks at the penthouse New York Bar and partake in the city-wide panoramic views. The Kabukicho district is also a favorite hangout, thanks to its numerous bars and lounges.
Tokyo’s next most-visited area is the well-known Ginza area, a shopping haven that’s home to the extravagant stores, Japanese and foreign alike. If you go looking for the luxury brands from around the world, Ginza is where you want to be, many in custom-designed specialty shops.
Also on the top of the getaway list are Shibuya and Harajuku, the two centers to see what the stylish kids are wearing these days. Traditional attractions shouldn’t be missed, such as the museums, zoo and Asakusa, an old-style temple district.
Tokyo Disneyland still tops the best things to do with kids in Tokyo. Disney Sea & Disneyland Japan are spectacular recreational parks with the iconic Cinderella castle, a complete replica of a medieval Italian village, Gondolas in the river, an erupting man-made volcano, magical nighttime lighting effects, and the ever famous Disney parades and fireworks finale.