Top 5 Tokyo Sites
Visiting any great city can be a little overwhelming and with so much to see, how is anyone supposed to decide on which sights are at the top of their list and which will be saved for another time? For those who are short on time or simply can't decide what to do first here are the main sights that shouldn't be missed in Tokyo. There are, of course, many more things to see and do in Tokyo, but this offers a good starting point.
The Tsukiji Fish Market is well known for the vast array of numerous different types of fish on display and on offer. This is certainly a more relaxing trip for those who want to see the natural Tokyo as it has been for years. The visit is ended perfectly with a meal at one of the local restaurants where the freshest fish imaginable is served. Have a look at some reviews beforehand to ensure that you find the best restaurant around there for you.
The Sensoji Temple is another must see and is located in Asakusa, Taito. It is Tokyo's oldest temple and certainly a sight to behold. It is surrounded by many different restaurants, snack bars and shops, so tourists often make a day of being in this area. The Kaminarimon (Thunder Gate) frames the entrance to this bright and colourful temple.
The Roppongi area is the ideal location for those looking for a good night out in Tokyo's lively night life. It is in the district of Minato and is known to be one of the richer areas of the city, but be wary of some of the more suspicious and dangerous areas.
The Meiji Jingu Shrine is a truly inspiring sight, located in Shibuya. It is dedicated to Emperor Meiji and his wife, Empress Shoken, because the Japanese wanted to pay their respects to these influential figures.
Finally, it would be a shame to miss Sumo at Ryogoku Kokugikan. There are many different events held in this hall, such as music concerts and boxing, but to see Sumo wrestling there would be a fine finish to a special trip to Tokyo.