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Tokyo, Japan - Places to Visit
Places to Visit
Japan is an island both literally and figuratively. This has helped it become one of the world’s most homogenous societies and a truly fascinating culture. But Japan is not isolated, far from it. Tokyo is a wonderful mixture of East and West, Japanese and international ideals. The Pacific Ocean which once separated Japan from the outside world now brings waves of influences inward while sending torrents of products back. Japan is a world leader and this makes Tokyo, the country’s futuristic metropolis, a great place to visit.
Tsukiji Central Wholesale Market
Early every morning before the sun rises, one of Tokyo’s most popular tourist attractions prepares for a ritual that has become a tradition for many years. Just looking around here, it’s safe to say that simply calling this a fish market is definitely an understatement. You won’t find any guided tours here; instead tourists come from around the world just to get a taste of true Japanese culture.
A kabuki performance is a unique theatrical experience combining high drama with beautiful costumes and stunning stage sets. The Kabuki-za Theatre is located in Ginza, with matinees and evening performances held on most days of the year. English-language earphones are available for a small fee.
Sensoji Temple is an ancient Buddhist temple located in Asakusa, Tokyo. Many tourists both Japanese and abroad visit the city’s oldest temple every day. Throughout the year you can find many festivals here associated with the shrine. Sensoji Temple is a very popular tourist spot because of Nakamise Dori; a pedestrian lane approaching the temple. Here you can find vendors selling everything from souvenirs and crafts to local sweets and traditional snacks.