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Meiji Jingu Shrine

Considered one of the largest Shinto shrines in Tokyo, the Meiji Jingu is dedicated to Emperor Jingu and his wife. Its construction was completed in 1920, but the shrine was destroyed by the Second World War and subsequently rebuilt. The shrine and its buildings are close to Harajuku Station and are located in the middle …

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Senso-ji Temple Asakusa Shrine

The Sensoji (also known as the Asakusa Kannon Temple) is a Buddhist temple located in Asakusa, one of the most colorful and popular temples in Tokyo. History Legend has it that in the year 628, two brothers caught a statue of Kannon, the goddess of mercy, in the Sumida River and that, although they put …

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Tokyo Skytree

Tokyo Skytree opened in May 2012 and has become a major symbol of Tokyo, which is the center of Tokyo Skytree Town, which also includes Tokyo Solamachi, a complex with many stores and restaurants, as well as an aquarium and planetarium. Panoramic viewpoint The Tembo Deck, located 350 meters above ground, is spacious and offers …

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Tokyo Station

Tokyo Station or Tokyo eki (東京駅) is the main rail transportation interchange in the capital of Japan. In addition, it also serves as a departure point for a number of bus and coach lines that serve other cities in Kanto Prefecture and other parts of Japan. But it is not only interesting because it is …

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Tokyo Imperial Palace

The Tokyo Imperial Palace or Kōkyo (皇居) is located right next to Tokyo Station and is the official residence of the Japanese imperial family. The current Imperial Palace is located on the former site of Edo Castle, a large park surrounded by a moat and huge stone walls in central Tokyo. Edo Castle was the …

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Gotokuji Temple

Gotokuji Temple (豪徳寺) is a place to visit if you love cats, as it is considered the birthplace of the famous maneki-neko amulet. You know, the little cat with its upper right paw raised for good luck. And no, it is not of Chinese origin. This Buddhist temple is located in Setagaya district, in the …

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The Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty is a well-known icon throughout the world. In 2011, it celebrated its 125th anniversary. At least the one in New York, of course. But you don’t have to go there to see it, as there is a smaller version in Tokyo, in Odaiba. If you go to the artificial island of …

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Tokyo Tower

Located at 333 meters high in the center of Tokyo. The Tokyo Tower is the tallest freestanding steel tower and is 13 meters taller than its model, the Eiffel Tower. A symbol of Japan’s post-war rebirth as a major economic power, the Tokyo Tower was the country’s tallest structure from its completion in 1958 until …