Landmarks

Ameya-Yokocho

Description Ameyayoko-chō: this shopping street near Ueno Station is filled with a variety of shops, many of them quite small, hawking their wares – ranging from fresh seafood to dried products to variety goods to clothes – right on the street. At the New Year holidays (when it is extremely busy), the degree of crowding on this street is a regular feature on the news! The prevalence of haggling, which is somewhat unusual in Japan, and the many hawkers for the shops calling out to passers-by make this a distinctive experience and a popular destination for tourists.

Tsukishima - Monja

Description A type of Japanese batter pan-fried with all kinds of ingredients, it is made with dough and has the consistency that is more liquid than it is solid. The different ingredients that are added are done so before it is placed into a pan and deep friend. It has the consistency of melted cheese when it is finished and is served with a small spatula. A traditional Japanese dish it can be found at many street vendors, as well as eateries around Tokyo.

Shibuya Crossing

Description Shibuya is one of the 23 different wards located around Tokyo. It has a population that was estimated as 208,371 in 2008 which makes it one of the most densely populated ward in the city of Tokyo. It is near the Shibuya Station, which is one of the largest and busiest stations in Tokyo. Home to many fashion centers, it is a place that is populated with people from the younger generation.

Yanaka Cemetery

Description A large cemetery that is located in Ueno, the Yanaka Cemetery is famous around Tokyo for the cherry blossoms that adorn it in the months of April and May. They cover the paths of the cemetery which is why it is more commonly referred to as the cherry-blossom avenue. Home to over 7000 graves, it has both old generations and new ones alike. Not only a place to visit loved ones passed on, it is a sight to behold for the beauty of the setting.

Edo-Tokyo Museum

Address 1-4-1 Yokoami, Sumida-ku, Tokyo 130-0015Map
Description The Edo-Tokyo Museum is a historical museum that was built in 1993. It is home to the life-sized exhibitions of Nihonbashi which was the bridge which originally led to Edo. It also is home to the Nakamuraza theatre, and other buildings of historical significance. It is located in Ryogoku and it was designed by the creator Kiyonori Kikutake. Having its own distinct architecture, it is not only a museum, but an architectural feat for the city of Tokyo.

Shinjuku - Kabukicho

Description The Kabukicho is a red light and entertainment district that is located in Shinjuku Tokyo. It is home to many of the finest clubs and entertainment venues in Tokyo. It also houses many hotels, shops and nightclub restaurants. Because of the many things to do it is a hoping place to be, and mostly populated by those of the younger generation who are looking for a late night and a good time. If you are looking for the best night life atmosphere, this is the place to be.

Shimbashi - Nightlife

Description If you are looking for the best restaurants, amazing entertainment and just a place to relax, unwind, or even get a little crazy, the Shimbashi nightlife is something that you definitely don’t want to miss. It is close to mass transit and has may restaurants and nightclubs to frequent. Not a dull moment to be found, whatever entertainment you are looking for, this is truly the place that never sleeps and something the place that you want to be to be in the action of the city.

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