Tokyo as Foreign Tourists Have Never Seen It Before
In this article, I will introduce you to a part of local Tokyo that foreign tourists have never seen before.
I’m Nobu, the certificate English guide in Japan for 7 years.I show you hidden Japan which you have never seen and heard!
Tokyo for foreign tourists
Tokyo is the world’s largest metropolitan area with a population of over 38 million people.
27.8% of all foreign visitors to Japan come to Tokyo as their destination, and 15.18 million foreign tourists visited Tokyo in 2019.
Tokyo is home to Asakusa, where is the Sensoji Temple founded in 628, the pristine Meiji Shrine in a huge forest surrounded by 10,000 trees.
Mt. Takao, a religious mountain with three stars in the Michelin tourist guidebook that is overflowing with nature.
As the modern side there are the high-end shopping area Ginza, Shibuya, home to the world’s most busy Shibuya crossing .
Shinjuku, Japan’s largest entertainment area, Akihabara, the mecca of video games and anime, Harajuku, the hot spot of pop culture.
And Odaiba, a man-made city that looks like a futuristic city, and many other beautiful Japanese gardens and natural attractions.
As you see , it is impossible to visit them all in one week.
But of course, there are still many wonderful places that only Tokyo people know about.
Today, I would like to introduce one of them to you.
You may have heard of the Rainbow Bridge. When you go to Odaiba, which looks like a futuristic city, you will take the unmanned Yurikamome train and pass by it.
From the Rainbow Bridge, you can see the Tokyo Tower and other parts of the city center up close, as well as the beautiful harbor area of Harumi Pier and Odaiba.
The Rainbow Bridge, however, can be seen from a distance, but usually not from up close.
Shibaura south pier park
This Shibaura South Pier Park is the place you can see the Rainbow Bridge up close.
It is located right under the huge pillar of the Rainbow Bridge Tokyo city area side and offers a wonderful view of Odaiba on the other side of the river and the Harumi Pier.
In fact, most people in Tokyo don’t even know about it. Only a few people in the vicinity enjoy taking a relaxing nap or fishing in this park.
The Rainbow Bridge is accessible by car, Yurikamome, and also on foot. It is 1.7km long, so it would take 20-30 minutes to cross on foot. But be careful, bicycles are not allowed. It is also a well-known spot for taking pictures of the beautiful night view of the Rainbow Bridge, Odaiba, and Harumi Pier at night.
Shibaura South Pier Park is a 20-minute walk from Tamachi Station on the JR Yamanote Line.
If you want to see Tokyo as you have never seen it before, this is the place for you.
I’m Nobu, one heart enjoy together!!!