Tokyo Travel Guide, Japan
Tokyo can be one of the best destinations for your next holidays. This capital city of Japan is densely populated and you should be ready to mingle with the crowd if you are really interested in knowing true Japanese culture. You cannot find such great blend of traditional and modern ethics in any part of the world. This is one of the oldest cultures in the world and you can see that ancient traditions are followed in many parts of the country even though modern values are incorporated. This fine balance has made the city very popular among tourists; Tokyo has something to offer every month you visit.
Area: 377435 sq km
Population: 126.5 million
Language spoken: Japanese
Tokyo’s architecture gives a unique blend of modern and traditional constructions. The city has a cosmopolitan look with tall buildings everywhere, but you can still find some fabulous traditional designs that show a glimpse of the old Japanese architecture. However, you will not find much to peep in the past, as the city had to be reconstructed due to a severe earthquake that had hit the city. Nevertheless, you can find a good number of old temples that are a pleasure to visit.
Japan is a country with many industries and the city of Tokyo is no exception. Tokyo is the economic hub of Japan. The city has one of the best infrastructures. It is well connected with an excellent network of buses, trains, motorways and subways. Public transport services are preferred by the locals and the railways are commonly used by them.
People and Culture
People living here are highly disciplined. Even though they have accepted the modernization, they still have deep rooted traditions in them. You can expect excellent hospitality from the people of Japan. They are actually workaholic, which is the reason for its sound economy. The flashing city has respect for ancient temples and people spend a lot of time worshipping their Gods. Festivals are an integral part of Tokyo’s culture and people love to celebrate these festivities in a grand manner. There are number of festivals throughout the year for you to enjoy.
You will surely have exciting holidays when you visit Tokyo during these festivals as each of them is celebrated in a very different way.
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- Tokyo Great Cycling Tour
travel tip by Elza posted more then 30 days ago
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- Shopping in Ginza
travel tip by MadSuh posted more then 30 days ago
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travel tip by blackangel_66 posted more then 30 days ago
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