With reports of Japan likely to lift the ban on individual tourist visa requirements in October and removal of a limit on the daily arrivals, travellers are already eager to wend their way to the Land of the Rising Sun. So, we bring you a round-up of the top five places in Tokyo to help you plan ahead.
Tsukiji Outer Market
For the unacquainted, Tsukiji was once the most famous fish market in the world. Still a pilgrimage-like popular spot in Tokyo for sushi lovers, this market is a must-visit place. Although the daily morning tuna auctions have moved to Toyosu Market, Tsukiji is still a spectacular spot to hop around.
Tokyo Imperial Palace Area
This popular tourist destination is built on the site of the old Edo castle. Built in the 1960s, the Tokyo Imperial Palace is home to the Japanese royal family and is surrounded by a moat. However, the bridges that cross the canal create a lovely place for one to walk around and click pictures.
Akihabara pushes you to the future, a stark contrast to the Tokyo Imperial Palace. Also known as Electric Town, this place is the mecca of anime or manga lovers. Looking around these shops is entirely worth it since one gets to see some fantastic things for sale, which range from old video games to countless anime figurines.
This place offers a lot, including the Sensoji Temple and the Nakamise shopping street. Quite interestingly, this street, and the surrounding streets, are often filled with people wearing traditional kimonos. If you make it to the main roads, you can go on a rickshaw tour pulled by people wearing old-fashioned clothing.
One of the most iconic places in Tokyo, this crossing has been featured in movies like 'Lost in Translation' and 'The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift.' In some ways, this crossing has become representative of Japan. A visit to Tokyo is incomplete without crossing this road for many tourists.