Most Crowded Areas in Tokyo

Most Crowded Areas in Tokyo

At the end of the 19th century Tokyo became the most important representation of a Western-style city in East-Asia. Though the city had preserved several traditional buildings, the urbanization and modernization caused serious changes in Tokyo's infrastructure. The best representation of a modern district in Tokyo is Ginza, which is nowadays compared to the 5th Avenoue of New York. Since the early 1900s, Ginza had been a very significant part of the city, even though it is not the center... [ read more ]

Most Popular Kabuki Theaters in Tokyo

Most Popular Kabuki Theaters in Tokyo

Though Kabuki Theaters are vital parts of Japanese art and culture, they are not as acknowledged as the other symbols of the country, such as sushi, geisha or sake. Kabuki theater is a typically Japanese art form. It presents performances which are well-combined with dance and excellent costumes and make-ups. This avantgarde art provides a show where only male actors are performing. Kabuki, or the amazing Japanese dance-drama show was born at the beginning of the 17th century and it is st... [ read more ]

Top 4 Reasons to Visit Tokyo

Top 4 Reasons to Visit Tokyo

Tokyo is one of the most popular tourist destinations all around the world. More than 500 million people visit this huge city, including foreigner and Japanese tourists too. Tourism is a major industry in the capital of Japan. The most important sights of the city are all related to culture, but besides this, entertainments districts, different stores, museums, Japanese gardens, parks and downtowns attract visitors as well. If you still don't know why you have to visit Tokyo, let me sugg... [ read more ]

Top 3 Amusement Parks in Tokyo

Top 3 Amusement Parks in Tokyo

Nowadays amusement parks are very popular all around the world. Not only children, but adults enjoy these parks as well. Amusement parks differ from theme parks, they do not have specific and intricate themes; they are characterized by rides such as merry-go-rounds, roller coasters and ferris wheels. Japan has more than a thousand amusement parks and many of them are located in the capital. Presently, Tokyo has 16 amusement parks, though not all of the are functioning at these days. If yo... [ read more ]

Best Amusement Arcades in Tokyo

Best Amusement Arcades in Tokyo

Arcades are entertaining machines which are operated with coins. These are usually placed in public places, like in a bar, plaza or restaurant. Amusement arcades are places where arcade video game fans can play their favorite games. Arcade games were popular in the 1970-90's, but nowadays they are still famous, especially in some Asian countries, just like Japan. There are dozens of arcade places in Japan, but the most popular ones are located in Tokyo. If you are in Tokyo and you have s... [ read more ]

Top 3 Tall Structures in Japan

Top 3 Tall Structures in Japan

Japan is one of the most developed countries all around the world. After WWII the country made an unbelievable recovery and became a very powerful nation. Science and technology are the two industries on which the country focuses, but biotechnology and many other economic branches are important as well. In Japan, thousands of amazing buildings and structures represent the advancement of the country. Tokyo Tower is considered to be the symbol of the capital, but many other buildings are a... [ read more ]

Top Michelin Three-star Restaurants in Tokyo

Top Michelin Three-star Restaurants in Tokyo

Tokyo is a very big and crowded city. Due to its large population, Tokyo has approximately 100.000 restaurants. Besides the traditional Japanese restaurants Chinese, French, Italian and Indian restaurants are also available in the city. Usually French and 'Japanese haute couture' (Kaiseki Ryori) restaurants are the most expensive ones. Thus, 11 of Tokyo's restaurants are ranked as Michelin three-star restaurants (probably the highest ranking restaurants all around the world). Compared to... [ read more ]

Top 5 Japanese Gardens in Tokyo

Top 5 Japanese Gardens in Tokyo

Japanese gardens (or Nihon Teien) are very important symbols of Japanese art and culture. The gardens represent idealized landscapes with amazing views. They can be rock gardens, Zen gardens, roji, stroll gardens or courtyard gardens. These gardens usually include sand, ponds, rocks and of course, plants and flowers. The aesthetic pleasure of the gardens appeared in the Edo Period. Since than, Japanese gardens had conquered the world: they not only attract tourists, but many Japanese gard... [ read more ]

The best traditional inns in Japan

The best traditional inns in Japan

Traditional Japanese inns, called ryokans, first appeared over four centuries ago, in the Edo period, when weary travelers on the highways needed bed and food for the night. Nowadays, stopping at a ryokan is not just a necessity on a long trip, it is a pleasure. People come to stay at ryokans simply to enjoy traditional Japanese hospitality and food. The greatest charm of ryokans is their traditional architecture: the rooms have sliding doors, the floors are covered in tatami mats, communal ... [ read more ]

Tips for cherry blossom viewing in Japan

Tips for cherry blossom viewing in Japan

Cherry blossoms, or sakura, are one  of the most famous symbols of Japan, and quite possibly the favorite flower of many Japanese. The soft pink petals of the sakura flowers announce the arrival of spring, and the time of the year when you can spend time outside, admiring the beauty of nature. Cherry trees grow all over Japan, and while the precise time of the year when they bloom depends on the weather and the altitude, one thing all cherry trees in Japan have in common is their power to a... [ read more ]