In this tour, we will visit the very famous two towers in Tokyo – Tokyo Tower and Tokyo Skytree.
Get ready to kick off our tour at Tokyo Station, which is nestled between two towering buildings. Did you know that Tokyo Station is hailed as the most gorgeous station in Japan? It’s quite surprising that despite the number of people who have visited Tokyo, very few capture the stunning beauty of the station building with their cameras. It’s a pity, really! So, let’s make sure we don’t miss this opportunity and start our tour with a quick photo session in front of this magnificent station.
First, we will visit Tokyo Tower, a symbol of Japan’s post-war reconstruction. You cannot miss this stunning red and white radio tower that’s renowned as one of the most beautiful towers in the world.
Near Tokyo Tower is Zojoji Temple, where you can take pictures of a modern tower and a traditional temple at the same time. Then we will make our way to Tokyo Sky Tree, which happens to be the world’s tallest radio tower, standing tall at 634 meters. But before that, we are going make a quick stop at two amazing places. Firstly, the Kabukiza Theater, where you can witness the mesmerizing performances of traditional Japanese Kabuki theater. And secondly, the Ryogoku Kokugikan, where you can experience the excitement of sumo wrestling, which happens to be the national sport of Japan.
After visiting Skytree, we will stop by Sensoji Temple. A photo taken in front of the majestic Kaminarimon will definitely be something you can show off to your friends when you return to your home country. In front of Sensoji Temple, there is a shopping street called Nakamise Street where you can buy souvenirs and Japanese sweets. If you’re a little tired from your run so far, it’s a good idea to enjoy some tea and sweets at Nakamise Street.
After that, we’ll head to Ueno and run through the bustling streets of Ameya Yokocho. It’s one of the liveliest and oldest shopping streets in Japan, and you can feel its vibrant energy just by walking through it. (P.S. I highly recommend searching for Ameya Yokocho on New Year’s Eve to get a glimpse of its incredible festive atmosphere!) Once we’re done exploring this vibrant shopping district, we’ll be getting close to the end of our tour. And if you want to take some souvenirs back home, Ameya Yokocho is the perfect place to pick up some unique and authentic gifts.
Lastly, we’ll head back to Tokyo Station, but not before passing through Akihabara – Japan’s largest cyber town and also known as the ultimate destination for anime enthusiasts! Get ready to immerse yourself in the vibrant anime culture and indulge in the latest gadgets and electronics. From there, we’ll make our way back to Tokyo Station, marking the end of this exciting tour.