Tokyo 1 day tour, Tokyo Station, Maiji shrine,Imperial inner garden,Takeshita street, Togo shrine, Ramen, Sensoji temple, Izakaya in Asakusa, Ueno park, Ameyoko street!!

Tokyo 1 day tour, Tokyo Station, Maiji shrine,Imperial inner garden,Takeshita street, Togo shrine, Ramen, Sensoji temple, Izakaya in Asakusa, Ueno park, Ameyoko street!!

Ameyoko street

Hi I’m Nobu, I like traveling overseas and in Japan, visited 25 countries! 

I’m a National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter of English for 8 years.

For the people who are interested in and planning trip to Japan , 

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We did a 1 day tour in Tokyo!

Tokyo Station

Tokyo station

Tokyo Station, the main entrance to Tokyo, opened in 1872.

And the current station building was completed in 1914.

Although Tokyo is the most modern city in Japan, Tokyo Station is the most retro station in Japan.

Meiji Shrine

Meiji shrine
Meiji shrine

A shrine built in 1920 to worship Emperor Meiji and Empress Meiji.

It is the largest shrine in Tokyo.

At that time, 100,000 trees were donated, and botanical experts designed the shrine to become a natural forest over a period of 200 years.

After 100 years, the average height of the trees is about 20 m.

After another 100 years, the average height will be 30 m.

Meiji shrine Inner Garden

Meiji shrine inner garden
Water lilies in the inner garden
A turtle in the inner garden

The garden was a gift from Emperor Meiji to the Empress.

The water lilies were beautiful.

We saw a turtle was crawling on the grass!


Ramen and gyoza for lunch.

The soup, a mix of soy sauce and pork bone broth, was very tasty.

Takeshita Street

Takeshita street in Harajuku
Ramen lunch

A trendy street for young people.

Always full of elementary and junior high school students.

Togo shrine

Togo shrine is a quiet shrine just 1 minute walk from Takeshita street.

There is a nice Japanese garden with pond.

Togo shrine in Harajuku

Omotesando Street

Omotesando street
3D advertisement in Omotesando

The main street leading to Meiji Shrine.

Both sides are lined with famous brands from all over the world.

There is a 3D advertisement at Omotesando crossing!

Sensoji Temple

Asakusa, Sensoji temple
Strawberry mochi in Asakusa

Tokyo’s oldest temple, founded in 628.

Nakamise shopping street is always crowded with tourists.

We tried some foods there!

Izakaya in Asakusa

Izakaya in Asakusa
Smoking fan in Asakusa

Take a break at an izakaya (Japanese-style pub) on a back street in Asakusa.

A break with a beer is very relaxing.


Ueno Park

Ueno park
Ueno park UKIYOE
Ueno park hydrangeas
Ueno park hydrangeas

Walking from Kiyomizu-dera Temple to Shinobazu Pond.

The scenery is very nice.

There is a picture of the same place in Ukiyoe of Edo period.


Ameyoko street
Ameyoko street
Ameyoko street

It originated from the black market after World War II.

Even now, all kinds of foodstuffs are sold.

Recently, the number of stores from various countries has increased, making it a multinational town.

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Enjoy Tokyo and Japan as locals do!

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