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Tokyo, located in central Japan, is home to sightseeing spots such as the landmark Tokyo Tower and the downtown-like atmosphere of Asakusa. In this article, we will introduce essential travel information for sightseeing in Tokyo, from recommended sightseeing spots to access and souvenir information....

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What is Tokyo?

Tokyo is Japan's most populous city. It is located right in the center of Honshu.

The historic buildings still remain today, adding a historical and cultural atmosphere to the city's atmosphere. It's not just the townscape. Let's take a look at the charms of Tokyo, which is rich in tourist resources, such as Harajuku, the epicenter of ``cute'' fashion, and fresh seafood brought in from nearby Tokyo Bay.

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How to get to Tokyo

How to get from Taipei to Tokyo

Fly from Taoyuan International Airport to Haneda Airport. Taoyuan International Airport has around 15 direct flights to Haneda every week. Airlines include JAL, Tiger air, China Airline, etc.

The round-trip fare ranges from 37,080 yen to 60,000 yen, and the journey takes approximately 3 hours.

Take the train from Haneda Airport to the city center. Trains connecting the airport and Tokyo Station run once every 10 to 20 minutes. The journey takes 40 minutes and costs 670 yen.

How to get from Osaka Station to Tokyo

From JR Shin-Osaka Station, take the Nozomi Shinkansen to Tokyo Station, which takes about 3 hours. The regular price is 13,870 yen.

Shinkansen tickets can be purchased at places such as ``Midori no Madoguchi.''

Tokyo area guide

central Tokyo

This area is home to prestigious tourist spots such as Tokyo Station and the Imperial Palace. On the other hand, it is a perfect area for tourists looking for local experiences, such as Akihabara, the anime mecca, and Tsukiji, where you can easily enjoy seafood.

Eastern Tokyo

It is an area that is steeped in Japanese culture, including Asakusa, famous for Sensoji Temple, and Ryogoku's sumo wrestling. There are also new landmarks nearby, such as the Tokyo Sky Tree, making this area a blend of the past and the present.

Western Tokyo

This area is a gathering place for young people, such as Shinjuku, famous for Kabukicho, Harajuku, known for its cute fashion, Shibuya, home to the scramble crossing, and Shimokitazawa, a town known for second-hand clothes and music.

5 sightseeing spots in Tokyo

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2. Tokyo Sky Tree

A spot where you can get a panoramic view of Tokyo from a height of 634m. You can enjoy your time in any way you want, whether it's relaxing with the two of you, spending time with your family, or just relaxing on your own!

3. Sensoji Temple

It is Asakusa's number one tourist spot, visited by over 30 million worshipers every year. As you pass through Kaminarimon, you will find local restaurants and souvenir shops lined up, and the area is bustling with people.

4. Meiji Shrine

Meiji Shrine is located in Shibuya Ward, near Harajuku and Omotesando. It was built about 100 years ago to enshrine Emperor Meiji and his wife.

Even today, it has the highest number of worshipers in Japan and is a place of worship for the people.

5. Ueno Zoo

Ueno Zoo, located right next to Ueno Park and near Ueno Station, is the oldest zoo in Japan, opened in 1882.

Even today, many animals from all over the world are on display.

There are other recommended sightseeing spots in Japan!

Tokyo souvenirs

A souvenir shop where you can purchase Pokemon goods that are loved all over the world. There are plenty of things that will definitely satisfy Pokemon fans, including original stuffed animals and smartphone cases that can only be purchased at the Pokemon Center!

Tokyo climate and clothing

Tokyo is characterized by hot summers and cold winters.

The average temperature from May to June is 23.5℃, making it a pleasant climate. However, it can get cold at night, so it's a good idea to bring a light hoodie or cardigan.

On the other hand, winter is characterized by cold temperatures with an average temperature of 4.9℃ to 5.2℃ from January to February. It also snows, so if you're visiting Tokyo in winter, you'll need to be adequately protected from the cold by wearing down jackets and coats.

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