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How to spend top weekend in Tokyo - ideas on extraordinary attractions and sites

Is it possible to find secret places in vibrant Tokyo that is always full of tourists? It’s possible if you know where to search. As a rule, foreign travelers pay little to nothing attention to Yanaka district. It’s hard to see a foreign guest in this part of the city, and that’s a mistake. This old district has miraculously survived the war period. It’s a charming place to wander on silent and narrow streets, look at tiny houses, and explore items in local specialty shops. While walking on Yanaka Ginza, don’t forget to find a specialty shop that offers uchiwa fans. When you’re tired of walking, relax in one of the cozy local cafes and try authentic street food – rice pies.
Tokyo never ceases to conquer travelers with its unique attractions. A trip to the Asakusa district will help you to get acquainted with old traditions, see beautiful historic buildings and … Open
If you want to diversify your excursion program and try something extreme, head to Meguro district and visit Japan Mint Tokyo. During more than 60 years of work, the collection of the museum has expanded greatly and now consists of more than 45,000 items. The length of the most precious “artifact” is almost 9 meters. The excursion is, nevertheless, very interesting and resembles an exciting lecture.
Members of different subcultures will prefer another part of Tokyo - Dzingubasi Bridge. On an ordinary weekday, the bridge doesn’t look any different from other constructions – it’s a typical pedestrian bridge with many people hurrying somewhere. Everything changes on Sunday, when youth and adults dressed in incredible outfits and with fancy makeup start appearing on Dzingubasi. It’s possible to see members of various subcultures there – fans of anime, gloomy goths, and hippies who are also not rare in Tokyo. Everyone is very friendly and people gladly take pictures with tourists, so a mere walk on Dzingubasi Bridge can easily replace a visit to a subculture festival. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
When night comes to the city, Tokyo starts flashing with neon signs. The city is truly rich in various night time entertainments. The most popular bars and nightclubs are located in the … Open
Have you ever dreamt of climbing to the roof of a Tokyo skyscraper and look at the city from above? If so, hurry up to Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building , one of the highest and most beautiful skyscrapers in Tokyo. There is a wonderful and, what’s even more important, a free observation deck on one of the top floors. Having admired the panorama of the megalopolis, you can buy interesting souvenirs without leaving the skyscraper.

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If you are ready to wake up really early, Tsukiji Fish Market is a place to visit. Every morning, fish sales take place from 5 to 7 a.m. on the largest fish market in the city. Famous chefs and locals come to Tsukiji to buy freshest and finest fish and seafood. It’s incredibly interesting to watch how the sales happen. When all exclusive harvesting is sold, make a walk in the market and purchase exotic delicacies, fruit, and vegetables.
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1. The best way to move around the city is subway. This will not only help you to save money, but also will help to avoid traffic jams. We suggest purchasing subway map that will … Open
Fans of shopping and gourmet travelers will be pleased with their visit to Nakamise district that is famous for numerous shops and cafes. It’s the best destination for travelers who want get acquainted with Tokyo street food. The choice of souvenirs on sale is no less amazing.


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Tokyo by Night When you are in a mood for eating something unusual, head to Sunshine City . This shopping complex is the location of a unique café, Cup Ice Museum , that offers more than 400 types of ice cream. The varieties of the all-time favorite dessert include some very exotic options, for example, ice cream with onion or garlic, sushi and wasabi, clams, fish, and even beer.
The luxurious The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo is a true landmark of the city. It is open in the highest skyscraper in Tokyo. The hotel has more than 200 guest rooms in the 54-storey building, and … Open
If unhurried walking in the city and observing architectural landmarks look like the best entertainment for you, don’t forget to find Chushin-ji building near an ancient temple and take pictures near the extravagant Sugamo Shinkin bank.
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Tokyo
♥   Castle 'Minato Castle' Akita, 1.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Shakujii castle' Nerima, 15.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Kawagoe Castle' Kawagoe, 36.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Sakura Castle' Sakura, 41.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Tamanawa Castle' Kamakura, 45.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Tokyo and around
♥   Art museum 'Museum of the Imperial Collections' Tokyo, 1.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Bridgestone Museum of Art' Tokyo, 1.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'National Museum of Modern Art' Tokyo, 1.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'New Otani Art Museum' Tokyo, 1.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Mitsui Memorial Museum' Tokyo, 1.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all palaces
Public palaces near Tokyo
♥   Palace 'Edo Castle' , 1.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Okura Imperial Palace' , 1.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Akasaka Palace' Tokyo, 2.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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