Sightseeing in Tokyo
It is a guide of the main sightseeing spot of Tokyo that can transfer from Tokyo Monorail. It is the guidance of the tourist attraction of Akihabara, Ueno, Tokyo (Marunouchi)/Nihonbashi, Ginza/Tsukiji, Roppongi, Odaiba, Hamamatsucho/Shiodome, Shinjuku, Asakusaand Shibuya/Harajuku
Akihabara, which needs no introduction as the world's number one town for electronics, not only has a plethora of shops with every type of electronic product imaginable, but recently is populated with cosplayers: people who dress up as their favorite characters from animation, comics and games. The area sees a lot of visitors on weekends and holidays, as it is a gathering and origin point for many subcultures.
Ueno, home of the nationally-famous Ueno Zoo, bronze statue of Takamori Saigo and the powerful voices of the shopkeepers calling across Ameya Yokocho, is an excellent place to shop.
With shopping and dining, as well as parks and museums near Ueno Park, it is a place that will keep you busy all day.
With dignified, long-standing department and specialist stores, streets faced with lines of famous European luxury brand company stores, Ginza is perhaps Japan's most brilliant area.
Nearby, Yurakucho, with a JR station of the same name, is not simply a stop on the way to Ginza, but a great place for food and shopping at its enormous commercial complex.
Tokyo Station is a hub for many train lines. And just outside is Marunouchi, one of Japan’s most prominent commercial districts. Among the attractions is Kokyo Gaien National Garden with its abundance of natural features and ancient historical structures. At Nihonbashi, you can see where the traditional Five Routes of the Edo Period start, along with a variety of Important Cultural Properties of Japan. Nihonbashi and Tokyo in general serve as a crossroads where the past and the present meet and continue to develop even today.
Odaiba is a waterfront area built on reclaimed land in Tokyo Bay where you can gaze on both the heart of the city and the ocean as you shop, dine and have fun. Well-known as an entertainment spot in Tokyo, tourists from all over the country throng to the area on holidays. Plus there are many more exciting things being developed, making Odaiba even more alluring. It is sure to bring something new each time you visit.
With the opening of such locations as Roppongi Hills and Tokyo Midtown, Roppongi continues to remake itself with great new venues for commerce, art, restaurants, bars, and shopping. Well known in Japan and abroad as a district filled with energy, Roppongi has a deserved reputation for its cosmopolitan nature and is popular with visitors from abroad, particularly at night.
Dominated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, the west exit is a forest of towering skyscrapers, while the east exit is crowded with department stores, a massive entertainment district and a flood of people. Add the newly-developed south exit area, and you have Japan's most dynamically moving station: Shinjuku. A short way away are Shinjuku Gyoen and the Meiji Shrine, both filled with peaceful green, making this metropolitan area have something for everyone.
When considered from Haneda Airport, Hamamatsucho is the end point of the Monorail line. Head west a few hundred meters and you'll arrive at Zojo-ji Temple. The area originally prospered as a temple town, but has developed into a forest of skyscrapers in recent days, making it seem part of the heart of the city.
Step under the giant paper lantern of Kaminarimon (Thunder Gate) and pass nearly 90 shops that have stood lining the street since the Edo period and you will be greeted by Senso-ji Temple, built in 628. Also on the grounds are Asakusa Shrine and a five-storied pagoda, making it a must for sightseeing. Even outside of the grounds, Asakusa's old streets and atmosphere make it a wonderful place to visit.
Shibuya, where young people are always decked out in the latest fashions, is lined with popular brand and specialty stores.
Many of the shops are mentioned in magazines. No matter the day, there are always throngs at the scramble crossing in front of the station.