Tokyo Hotels offer excellent stay with top class amenities. It is given the status of alpha+ world city. Many consider the city to be expensive. The most imposing area is the Imperial Palace which is the main residence of the Emperor of Japan. The complex has been built like a park which consists of several buildings, the palace, private residences of the imperial family, museum, archive and administrative offices. There are numerous museums in the city. In Ueno Park, you can visit the Tokyo National Museum where you will get to see various traditional Japanese art forms. The National Museum of Emerging Science, Innovation in Odaiba, Edo-Tokyo Museum near the Sumaida River, Nezo museum and the national Art museum are some of the other popular places.
Tokyo has a number of islands called the Izu islands and the Ogasawara islands. The Ogaswara national park is a UNESCO world heritage site. The people on the islands use the abundant supply of seafood as sashimi, miso-soup, steamed or charcoal-grilled recipes. You can enjoy Japanese drama like the Noh and Kabuki in national and private theatres. Symphony orchestras and musical organization perform traditional as well as modern music. The Nippon Budokan is an internationally famous arena that plays host to modern Japanese and international pop or rock music. Colorful festivals keep the locals busy. Major events like the sanno at Hie Shrine and the Sanja at Asakusa Shrine. An elaborate parade with thousands of people and decorated floats form part of the Kanda festivals.
The Tokyo cuisine is acclaimed in the entire world. Fukagawa-meshi or dojo-nabe, the local cuisine has evolved over 400 years. The Tsukudani, tsukemono and miso are popular local specialties. Sushi has developed universal appeal. The Soba is also a popular dish that came into being in the mid-Edo period. Slurp and enjoy the aroma of the buckwheat noodles.
The best part of the town for fashion and style is the Harajuku which is a neighborhood in Shibuya. Buy Tsumugi or pongee fabric from the area of Murayama-oshima area. The fine patterned dyeing from the Isa area looks beautiful on the refined and monochrome textiles. The Hachijo Island is the principal manufacturer of Kihachijo or golden silk textiles. It attracts tourists from every country and is used for casual wear. Take rest in one of the beautiful Japanese gardens after a tiresome walk in the busy streets of Tokyo. The techniques of growing dwarf trees /shrubs in small containers or Bonsai originated in Japan. The Showakinen Park is a lovely leisure spot and is used for cycling, boating, barbeque and a number of other activities. The Hama-rikyu, the Kyu Shib-rikyu, the Kiyosumi are other refreshing gardens.
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