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Top Sights in Tokyo

Imperial Palace

imperial palace

The current Imperial Palace (Kokyo) is home to the Japanese Emperor and his family. The Palace was destroyed during the Second World War by bombing, but was rebuilt in the same style in 1968. [more…]

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Tokyo Tower

tokyo tower

The design of the tower is based on the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France. Since 1958 it has been the world’s tallest self-supporting iron tower at 333 meters. The Eiffel tower is only 320 meters tall. It has two observation floors where you can enjoy a 360-degree view. The Tower also has an Aquarium, Wax Museum and other various amusements, shopping arcade, restuarants and cafes. [more…]

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Odaiba Island

odaiba island

Highlights include Fuji TV studios; Joypolis – a virtual reality arcade; Aqua City shopping center. Palette Town, including one of the world’s largest ferris wheels and Venus Fort – a shopping mall with over 150 shops and cafes in streets lit by an artificial sky; Megaweb, which has a massive automobile showroom. [more…]

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Sensoji (Asakusa Kannon)

sensoji

A Buddhist temple completed in 645, making it Tokyo’s oldest temple. However, the current building (1950s) is a ferro-concrete replica of an earlier building from 1692, which was destroyed during the 2nd World War. [more…]

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Meiji-Jingu

meiji jingu

A Shinto shrine dedicated to the divine souls of Emperor Meiji and his consort, Emperor Shoken. Emperor Meiji passed away in 1912 and Empress Shoken in 1914. [more…]

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Zojoji Temple

zojoji

Founded in 1393 as an orthodox and fundamental nembutsu seminary for Jodo shu in the Kanto (east Japan) region. [more…]

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Tokyo International Forum

international forum

A magnificent convention center designed by architect Rafael Vinoly. It is famous for its swooping curve shape in glass and steel, set off across its plaza. [more…]

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National Diet Building

diet building

The National Diet Building, completed in 1936 and is constructed entirely out of Japanese building materials, is the place where both houses of the Diet of Japan meet. [more…]

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Roppongi Hills & Mori Tower

mori building

Roppongi Hills is a massive business and shopping complex, often described as a ‘mini-city’. The centerpiece of the complex is the 54-story Mori Tower, with panoramic views of the city from the Observation deck. [more…]

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