SIGHTSEEING

SIGHTSEEING

Tokyo, the capital of Japan, has a multitude of sightseeing spots so you can enjoy shopping and dining, as well as appreciating art. It is also nice to visit tourist spots in the areas surrounding Tokyo.

Tokyo University

Tokyo University is widely considered to be one of the best universities in Japan. Its spacious campus (54,000m2) has many historical buildings. Above all,“Akamon (Red Gate)” was built as a gate of the former estate of Kaga Yashiki and has been designated a national important cultural property. Furthermore, the campus boasts of Yasuda-Kodo and plenty of greenery including a ginkgo tree-lined street and Sanshiro Pond. This makes it an ideal jogging course. It takes about 2 minutes on foot from Hotel Forest Hongo to the main gate of the university.

Tokyo University

Ginza

Ginza is one of the best shopping districts in the world. This attractive city combines the latest trends with traditions. Department stores, world famous brand shops and long-established stores are dotted around the area so you can enjoy international shopping. Furthermore, theaters and more than 200 galleries are located across the area for you to appreciate art. After enjoying Ginza in your own way, why don’t you satisfy your appetite at some of the best Japanese restaurants, Michelin-starred restaurants and Sushi bars at Tsukiji?

Akihabara

This area is commonly called “Akiba.” Most of Akihabara is centered on Chuo-dori Street and Kanda Myojin-dori Street and is famous for its many electronics shops. Akihabara is a“cutting-edge multimedia city” where there are shops for computers, computer parts, cell-phones and Internet-related products. It is also considered to be a mecca for otaku (geeks) with a high concentration of shops related to anime, comic books, idols, figures as well as maid cafes which continue to captivate fans around the world.

Asakusa

Asakusa mainly consists of the Shitamachi areas with “Kaminarimon” and its great red lantern as a landmark. With the recently-opened Tokyo Skytree in the background, the area holds festivals all year around including the Sakuramatsuri Festival and the Sanjasai Festival in spring, the Hozuki-ichi, Sumidagawa Fireworks Festival and the Samba Carnival in summer, Torokai in autumn and Hagoita-chi in winter. Asakusa is filled with typical Japanese warmth. You can go sightseeing by rickshaw or walk around the city. Why don’t you appreciate one of the oldest tourist spots in Tokyo?

Shinjiku

Shinjuku is the cultural center of Tokyo, yet the city still continues to evolve. Shinjuku is centered on its station which boasts of 3.5 million passengers passing through it each day. The area around the east exit has busy streets as well as plenty of department stores and shopping districts, while the area around the west exit is dotted with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, high-rise buildings and numerous hotels. The area around the south exit has a nice terrace to walk on and you can also visit Shinjuku Gyoen Park to relax.

Odaiba

The Odaiba waterfront is a must-see spot in Tokyo where families can have a good time for the whole day. We recommend you visit the popular tourist attractions as you feel the breeze from Tokyo Bay while enjoying entertainment, gourmet foods and shopping.

Tokyo Skytree®

On May 22, 2012, the world tallest broadcasting tower at a height of 634m finally opened in Tokyo. The tower combines Japanese traditional beauty with cutting-edge technology. You should definitely check out the panoramic view of Tokyo from its observation deck.

Tokyo Skytree®

Tokyo Disney Resort

Tokyo Disney Land is a Disney-themed theme park which consists of 7 themed areas. You can enjoy playing with the residents of this land of fantasy and magic. Tokyo Disney Sea allows you to become an ocean adventurer and enjoy the world of Disney in 7 themed-areas.

Ryogoku Kokugikan

You can watch live sumo matches. Tournaments are held three times a year in January, May and September.

Kabuki (National Theater)

Noh (a major form of classical Japanese musical drama performed by masked characters in beautiful costumes) and kabuki (a classical Japanese dance drama performed by performers wearing stylized make-up and costumes) are Japanese traditional performing arts highly appreciated all over the world.

Edo-Tokyo Museum

The museum was established in 1993 in order to preserve the historical legacy of Edo-Tokyo as well as to encourage people to think about the future of Tokyo by looking back on the history and culture of Tokyo.

Tourist Attractions in Areas around Tokyo

Hakone

Hakone is located 80km west of Tokyo and inside the Fuji Hakone-Izu National Park. Hakone is blessed with hot spring spas and scenic spots which attract 19 million people each year.

Kamakura

Kamakura is surrounded by mountains and seas and dotted with a large number of shrines, temples and museums. The shops in this area blend well together with the beautiful scenery of the ancient city.

Nikko

There are 3 shrines including Toshogu Shrine which has been designated a world heritage site. Toshogu enshrines Tokugawa Ieyasu and the building boasts of beautifully colored statues created through excellent workmanship.

Mount Fuji

Mount Fuji is a symbol of Japan with a height of 3,776 m. The period between July and August is ideal for mountain climbing when the mountain captivates you with her magnificent and mystic beauty.