Animated" is perhaps the best word to describe Tokyo. Crazy about its anime, Japan's mega city is constantly buzzing with movement – feet clacking down sidewalks, cars zooming along streets, subway trains humming below ground, ships cruising in and out. And yet bright lights and loud signs beg you to pause, to break your motion for just one second to pray (oops, we mean pay) at the altar of consumerism. This is a city that feeds on motion and progress.But when you want to stop in Tokyo, the city will certainly make it worth your while. The tech-savvy locals may whizz past the monuments and urban parks daily (except during the cherry blossom season when everyone floods the green space), but, we assure you, the museums and historical sites are world-class. Here, there are photos to be taken, sushi to be eaten and a lot of shopping to be done. So what are you waiting for? You better get a move on.
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Even if you're not a sushi connoisseur, the Tsukiji Market offers an unforgettable experience. It is the largest and oldest fish market in the world, handling upward of 1,800 tons of seafood per day. Ships arrive in the wee hours of the morning, and by 5 a.m., the famous tuna auctions have already commenced with wholesalers bidding for good-looking specimens. Unfortunately, due to the increased number of tourists, these exciting auctions are closed to the public, except for a small viewing area open from 5 to 6:15 a.m. While we encourage early risers to queue for this small space, the rest of the market, which always welcomes visitors, is sufficient to whet your appetite.Nearly 500 different types of seafood are sold here, ranging from basics (like tuna) to the exotic, as well as the high priced (a box of uni, or the edible part of a sea urchin, is $250 per box). If all the excitement and bartering starts to make you a little hungry, don't hesitate to grab a bite here. There are numerous sushi stalls and tiny restaurants in the market (Sushi Dai and Daiwa Sushi are popular spots) that serve fish at their freshest. But if you aren't a much of a seafood fan, no matter. There's still something for you here. The market also sells loads of produce (about 270 different types) and features a few ready-made meal stalls that aren't all seafood-based, including Mosuke Dango, where you'll find sweet dumplings. There's also Indo Curry Nakaei, which serves curry. Plus, the nearby outer market offers a series of streets filled to the brim with restaurants and cafes that feature a vast array of delectable cuisines.
即使你不是寿司鉴赏家，东京也为您提供了一段难忘的经历。它是世界上最大和最古老的鱼市，每天处理1800吨的海鲜。船只在凌晨到达，早上5点到达。著名的金枪鱼拍卖活动已经开始，批发商竞拍好看的标本。不幸的是，由于游客数量的增加，这些令人兴奋的拍卖活动对公众开放，除了一个从5点到6点15分开放的小型观景区。虽然我们鼓励早起的人排队等候这个小空间，但市场的其余部分，总是欢迎游客，足以满足你的胃口。这里有近500种不同类型的海鲜，从基本的(如金枪鱼)到异国情调，以及高价(一盒uni，或海胆的可食用部分，每箱250美元)。如果所有的刺激和物物交易开始让你有点饿，别犹豫，在这里吃点东西。在市场上有很多寿司店和小餐馆(寿司和大和寿司是很受欢迎的地方)，它们在最新鲜的地方供应鱼。但如果你不是一个海鲜迷，没关系。这里还有你的东西。市场上还出售大量的农产品(大约270种不同的品种)，还有一些现成的小吃摊档，这些摊位并非全是海鲜食品，其中就包括Mosuke Dango，在那里你可以找到甜的饺子。也有咖喱的Indo Curry Nakaei。此外，附近的外市场还提供了一系列的街道，这些街道充满了餐馆和咖啡馆，那里有大量美味的美食。
If you're looking to learn a little (or a lot) about Japan's history, the Tokyo National Museum is the place to go. This museum is one of the country's most expansive, housing about 116,000 pieces of art and artifacts that cover the longest recorded history of Japan. Strolling through the halls of its numerous buildings, you'll spot relics such as samurai armor and swords (a traveler favorite), delicate pottery, kimonos, calligraphy, paintings, and much more, some of which are designated as national treasures and Important Cultural Properties by the Japanese government. In addition to artifacts from Japan's history, you'll also find pieces from all across the Asian continent, including Buddhist scrolls that date all the way back to 607.Travelers were impressed with all that the Tokyo National Museum has to offer. Even some who admitted they aren't museum people enjoyed the variety of unique artifacts on display. Travelers appreciated that the museum featured English translations, something that some visitors noticed other Tokyo top attractions lacked (think the Ghibli Museum). Museum goers also say that there so much to see in the Tokyo National Museum that you probably need an entire day if you want to get through everything. If you don't have enough time to do this (or just don't want to) the best thing to do is get a map of the museum beforehand and pick what you want to do before you venture in.The Tokyo National Museum is easily reached on the metro. The closest metro stops are Uguisudani and the Ueno metro station. Be sure to enjoy the fresh air of the surrounding Ueno Park before or after you visit the museum. The park also features a zoo, the National Museum of Nature and Science, the National Museum of Western Art, a scenic pond equipped with row boats and plenty of verdant green space. Admission to the museum costs 620 yen (about $6) for adults. The museum welcomes visitors from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day except Mondays, when it is closed. For more information, check out the Tokyo National Museum's website.
The Meiji Shrine is a Shinto (Japan's original religion) shrine dedicated to Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken. Japanese history credits Meiji for modernizing Japan by incorporating Western principles into Japanese society, including adopting a cabinet system into government. After the emperor's death in 1912 and that of his consort in 1914, the Japanese commemorated their contributions with the Meiji Shrine. While the buildings are certainly worth visiting, the surrounding forest (considered part of the vast Yoyogi Park) is a sight to see as well. That's because 100,000 of the trees standing were all donated by Japanese people from around the country as a thank you to emperor.While at such a holy site, take time to divulge in traditional rituals. When entering the shrine, you'll first meet the Torii, or the shrine's large archway. It's traditional to bow once entering then again when you leave. To foreigners, the temizuya may appear to be a drinking fountain, but it's actually a cleansing station where visitors have the opportunity to purify themselves with holy water. It's common to wash your hands and rinse your mouth out, but don't drink the water or allow the wooden dippers provided to touch your lips. When approaching the main shrine, it's customary to pay your respects by bowing twice, then clapping your hands twice, make a wish and bow once again. Carrying out such respects are optional, the rules of the shrine are not. Don't photograph the interior of the buildings; don't eat, drink or smoke unless you're in designated areas.
Travelers say that while this is not the most striking of temples they have seen, it is by far the most peaceful and welcoming. Visitors appreciated that the shrine encouraged foreigners to participate in traditional rituals and prayer service (with instructions posted on how to join in within the attraction). Even if you don't choose to participate in prayer, reviewers say a visit here is worth it to observe the Shinto practices, as it better helped them understand Japanese culture as a whole. The Meiji Shrine and its surrounding forests are also incredibly serene, with many visitors saying it was the perfect place for a much-needed break from the concrete jungle. While here, visitors encourage travelers to write down a personal prayer or wish and tie it to the prayer wall (as pictured) to commemorate your experience at the shrine.
The oldest religious site in Tokyo is also its most visited. The Sensoji Temple sees about 30 million annual visitors and dates all the way back to year 628. Despite its claim to antiquity, however, the structures that currently stand are relatively new reconstructions of previous edifices (during World War II, nearly the entire temple was razed). The Sensoji Temple is dedicated to Asakusa Kannon, the Buddhist god of mercy and happiness. According to legend, two fishermen struck gold and found a statue of the god while fishing on the Sumida River. The Sensoji shrine is dedicated to this lucky catch as well as features a small homage to the fisherman who caught the statue. Unfortunately, while here, you won't be able to see the actual statue. It is there, but it isn't on public display. It has never been. Either way, Buddhists and interested tourists alike flock to this attraction with the hopes that being in the presence of Kannon's healing powers will rub off on them. After you've properly toured Sensoji, take some time to check out the shops that line Nakamise Dori, which you'll find on the way to the temple.The majority of travelers enjoyed their experience at the Sensoji Temple. Visitors found the temple to be beautiful and enjoyed admiring its grand stature and intricate architectural details. The only complaint among travelers was with the attraction and all the activity surrounding it; Sensoji can get so crowded that it can be difficult to be able to simply admire the attraction. If you don't want to share space with throngs of tourists, visitors suggest coming early morning or late at night.
You'd think the Imperial Palace would be mobbed with tourists, but it's not. You can credit the lack of crowds to an application policy, which limits the number of visitors. That's because the Imperial Palace is home to the Emperor of Japan and the royal family. And before that, it was the residence for some of Japan's most important figures, including Emperor Meiji (credited for modernizing Japan) and rulers during the Edo Period (the time period before Japan was modernized by Meiji). Because of its significant importance in Japanese society, admittance to the site is hard to get (you have to put in your application several weeks in advance) and access inside the actual palace is even fewer and far between.As such, most travelers suggest skipping the application entirely (those who went on the tour were disappointed with how little of the palace is open to visitors) and admiring the compound from afar. Visitors also say the East Gardens, which are part of the Imperial Palace complex, are much more of a sight to see. This flourishing green space has plenty of shady spots and open fields, perfect for relaxing. And during cherry blossom season, these gardens are a choice spot for locals looking to enjoy the seasonal foliage.Visitors are free to explore the East Gardens anytime between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The park closes a half hour earlier during the winter and a half hour later during the summer. Tours of the palace are given at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and they usually last one hour and fifteen minutes. The closest metro station is Nijubashi-mae station. For more information and to apply for a visit, check out the Imperial Household Agency's website.
Envision a mini Atlantis rising out of the water, conveniently right next to downtown Tokyo. That's Odaiba. This neighborhood/mini-island situated on the Tokyo Bay is a hub of entertainment, eateries and eye-catching architecture, including the futuristic-looking Fuji Television building. Some of the area's top attractions include the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation and the relaxing Odaiba Seaside Park, which comes equipped with its own beach and Tokyo's own Statue of Liberty. There's also a host of amusement parks the kids will no doubt enjoy. In Tokyo Leisure Land in Palette Town, you'll also find go-karts in Mega Web and one of the world's largest Ferris wheels.There's also the Legoland Discovery Center. DiverCity Tokyo Plaza and Decks Tokyo Beach facility offers lots in the way of dining and shopping in addition to entertainment options. Meanwhile, adults will likely be drawn to the Ooedo-Onsen-Monogatari, a natural hot springs theme park where visitors can walk around in traditional yukata robes while dipping their toes in one of the 13 varieties of baths available. But, aside from the many distractions on Odaiba, the gorgeous views across the water have most eyes turned back toward downtown. And at night, the Rainbow Bridge electrifies the glittering skyline with glorious colors.Travelers say there is so much to do in Odaiba, that you're going to need more than a day to properly see everything. The best way to tackle this tourist-friendly area is to pick out what you want to do ahead of time. Travelers definitely recommended the shopping, as a number of brand name stores can be found here. Travelers also suggested sticking around for views of the twinkling city lights at night, which can be seen from multiple points of Odaiba. Visitors do note that while there is a beach at Odaiba Seaside Park, swimming isn't advised.You can visit this amenity-packed island anytime, any day, though individual businesses have their own hours. There are multiple metro stops that service Odaiba, including Kokusai-tenjijo-seimon and Odaiba-kaihinkoen stations. For more information about Odaiba, visit the Tokyo Tourism Board website.
The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, commonly referred to as the Miraikan, attests to Tokyo's entrepreneurial spirit and penchant for science and technological innovation. This high-tech museum features a plethora of exciting interactive displays spread across three themed permanent exhibits. In Explore The Frontiers, visitors can learn about space exploration by stepping into a model of the International Space Station, which has been autographed by astronauts who spent time there, including Buzz Aldrin. There's also Discover Your Earth, where you'll find a large LED paneled Earth sculpture, as well as the robotics-heavy Create Your Future exhibit. Make sure you get an eyeful of Honda's impressive ASIMO robot while here. ASIMO has opposable thumbs, can run, and even kick a soccer ball (as it did with President Obama in his 2014 visit to the museum). Kids will particularly enjoy the displays as they can touch, climb on and play with many of them. The museum also features science workshops for kids, talks from researchers and the GAIA 3-D Home Theater.
Despite its draw, many travelers offered mixed reviews of the museum. Some reported feeling like kids, amazed at the vast amount of things to learn and do, while other adults said the museum is best suited for children. Some visitors also found the exhibits to be lacking, saying the information provided was very basic (the jury is out on whether its language for kids to understand or a translation issue). Travelers did recommend hanging out for the ASIMO demonstration, though some others who attended said the show was boring and the robot not as up-to-date as they hoped. Those who did bring their kids in tow said they had a ball.The museum welcomes visitors from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Monday. On Odaiba, you can easily walk to the museum from the Fune-no Kagakukan and the Telecom Center metro stations. Admission for adults costs 620 yen (roughly $6) for adults and 210 yen (about $2) for youth 18 years old and younger. Note: On Saturday, individuals 18 and younger get in for free. For more information, check out the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation's website.
通常被称为Miraikan的国家新兴科学与创新博物馆证明了东京的创业精神和对科技创新的偏好。这个高科技的博物馆展出了三个主题永久性展品的各种令人兴奋的互动展示。在“探索边疆”中，参观者可以通过加入国际空间站的模型了解太空探索， 在那里呆过的宇航员，包括巴兹·奥尔德林。还有探索你的地球，你会发现一个大型LED镶板地球雕塑以及机器人重创“未来创造”展览。确保你在这里看到本田令人印象深刻的ASIMO机器人。ASIMO可以反对，可以跑，甚至踢足球(就像2014年奥巴马总统访问博物馆时那样)。孩子们会特别喜欢这些显示器，因为他们可以触摸，爬上和玩很多。该博物馆还设有儿童科学讲习班，研究人员和GAIA三维家庭影院的讲座。尽管最后许多旅客提供了对博物馆的不同评论。有些人报告说像孩子一样感到惊讶，大量的事情要学习和做，而其他成年人说，博物馆是最适合儿童。有些参观者还发现展品缺乏，说提供的信息是非常基本的(陪审团是在其语言是否为孩子理解或翻译问题)。旅行者确实建议出席ASIMO示威游行，虽然其他一些参加者说这个节目很无聊，机器人也不像他们希望的那样是最新的。那些带着他们的孩子拖着说他们有一个球。博物馆周三至周一上午10点至下午5点欢迎游客。在台场上，您可以从Fune-no Kagakukan和电信中心地铁站轻松步行到博物馆。大人入场费用为成人620日元(约6美元)，18岁以下的青少年210日元(约2美元)。注：星期六，18岁以下的个人免费入场。欲了解更多信息，请查看国家新兴科学与创新博物馆的网站。
There are plenty of skyscrapers that provide bird's-eye lookouts in Tokyo. So what makes the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Tower special? It's free! At 202 meters high (662 feet), its two observatories (North and South observatory) are the highest vantage points you can reach in the city without having to shred some yen (at least that we know of).Travelers loved their experience at the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building because it was so fuss-free. Free admission, few lines, speedy elevator, helpful customer service and no time restrictions at the top was ideal for travelers who were looking to take their time with the incredible views in front of them. The observatories offer 360-degree views of the city and visitors say on a clear day, Mount Fuji is visible in the distance. If you can, travelers suggest visiting at sunset. The transition from day to night, when some say truly Tokyo comes to life, is magical.
Admission is free, but you might want to save some cash for the multiple dining options located at the top. Both of the observatories are open daily but have different closing hours. The South Observatory is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. while the North Observatory closes at 11 p.m. The closest metro station is Nishi-Shinjuku. For more information, check out the Tokyo Tourism Board's website.
New York has Fifth Avenue, London has Oxford Street, Paris has the Champs-Élysées and Tokyo has Ginza. The neighborhood is a shopper's paradise, housing all types of storefronts from affordable, big-name retailers such as H&M and Zara to upscale design houses such as Dior, Armani and Cartier. You can also find loads of specialty stores selling traditional items, such as kimonos, incense and chopsticks, as well as more unconventional finds, such as stores dedicated to buttons, model trains and even charcoal-infused beauty products. You can also find a plethora of Hello Kitty products at the Sanrio flagship store located here, as well as all the toys your kid's (or your) heart desires at the massive Hakuhinkan Toy Park.If you're not much of a shopper, Ginza still offers loads in the way of things to do. The neighborhood is also an arts hub, housing more than 200 galleries to its name. There are also plenty of theaters as well. If you're looking to catch a traditional kabuki performance while in Tokyo, Kabuki-za is considered one of the city's best. And if you're a foodie, you'll probably end up in Ginza anyway. That's because the neighborhood houses lots of Michelin-rated restaurants, including the three-star Ginza Kojyu, which is also considered one of the 50 best restaurants in the world.Travelers say the best way to soak up the Ginza atmosphere is to forgo the overpriced goods in favor of a tasty meal. While the neighborhood no doubt caters to the elite, affordable dining options are available, just keep an eye out for ramen stalls and food trucks that are located throughout the area.
关键信息：成人600日元(约合5.60美元)480-300日元(约$ 4.45- $ 2.80)。星期二至星期日上午9:30 至下午5:30，星期六上午9:30至下午7:30。
For a greater understanding of Tokyo's evolution, head to the gigantic Edo-Tokyo Museum. This expertly designed museum showcases the city's history with large- and small-scale models chronicling Tokyo's architectural transformation as well as recreating Japanese life through the centuries (exhibits with statues recreate cultural practices and norms of the time). Here, travelers can walk through Tokyo's humble origins (via the life-sized Nihonbashi Bridge) in the early Edo Period to the Meiji Restoration (the period where Japan transitioned from traditional to a more modern society, influenced by western principles), through the subsequent industrial revolution, past the devastation of the World Wars and into today's modern metropolis. In addition to models of all shapes and sizes, the museum also features historical and cultural relics visitors can observe up close, including traditional kimono gowns and woodblock prints.Overall, travelers were delighted with all that the Edo-Tokyo Museum had to offer, with many saying they spent nearly half a day here. Visitors described the museum as incredibly informative and interesting and appreciated the vast amount of history on display. Travelers recommended taking advantage of the complimentary museum tour guides on-site (available in multiple languages). Tours span an hour and a half to two hours and reservations are accepted from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the 6th-floor Voluntary Guide counter.The Edo-Tokyo Museum is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, and open until 7:30 p.m. on Saturday. Admission costs 600 yen (about $5) for adults. The Edo-Tokyo Museum is located near the Sumida River right next to the Ryogoku subway station. For more information, check out the museum's website.
Just to the west of downtown Tokyo lies a gorgeous urban oasis. Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden comprises 144 acres of green space and is unique in that it incorporates three landscaping styles – Japanese Traditional, French Formal and English Garden. During the spring, the park gets an extra boost in visitors for its vibrant display of cherry blossoms. If you plan on visiting during this beautiful time, make like a local and come to the park equipped with picnic supplies.Travelers say the Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of Tokyo. Even if you don't have a couple hours to spare for a picnic, visitors say a short stroll is enough to take up the park's peaceful atmosphere. Travelers also report that there are plenty of amenities within the park, including restrooms, places to eat as well as a greenhouse and teahouse.You can find Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden just a couple blocks away from the Shinjukugyoen-Mae metro station. The park is open Tuesday through Sunday, though during cherry blossom bloom time, the attraction is open daily. Keep in mind there is a small entrance fee of 200 yen (around $2). For more information, check out the park's website.
Akihabara is nirvana for techies. Tokyo's premier electronics district, which is also referred to as "Akiba," has gadgets of all kinds found in booths on side streets and main street mega department stores. You'll spot the latest technology on the shelves, which will probably put your equipment to shame. And if you're in the market for hard-to-find bibs or bobs, you're likely to find that here too. If you're unsure where to start, stop at the larger-than-life Yodobashi department store (often billed as the largest electronics store in the world) or stroll along the neighborhood's main street, Chuo Dori, which becomes car-free on Sundays. In addition to being an electronics hub, Akihabara also caters to serious gamers and anime lovers. Here, you'll find loads of gaming arcades as well as shops and street stalls selling comics and character figurines. You'll also probably spot a few cosplayers casually walking down the street.While Akihabara is no doubt unique, recent travelers had mixed reviews about the district. Those who expressed interest in anime loved their visit, saying you can't leave Tokyo without experiencing the world Akihabara has to offer for fans. Those without a greater interest in the subject matter enjoyed the buzzing activity and plethora of neon signage that permeates the area but ended up growing bored after a period of time. Some were downright offended by the inappropriate nature of some of the anime culture (think maid cafes), so this area may not be suitable for young children. Visitors solely interested in shopping for electronics felt overwhelmed by the options and recommended researching in advance to maximize your time in the neighborhood.
Akihabara sits in central Tokyo and is accessible via the metro. The closest metro stop is Akihabara. Although you can visit the neighborhood anytime and its free to explore, individual stores have their own hours. For more information, check out the Akihabara district's website.
关键信息： 成人700日元(约合6美元)，小孩13-15岁250日元(约合2美元)，12岁以下的孩子免费。周四 - 周二上午9:30 - 下午5:00。
Across the water from Tokyo Disneyland, the Tokyo Sea Life Park provides educational fun for the whole family. This well-designed aquarium features numerous habitats that mimic bodies of water from around the world, like the Caribbean Sea, Indian Ocean, Atlantic Ocean and Tokyo's very own Tokyo Bay. Here you can find a variety of fish from those regions, including Tokyo's famous bluefin tuna. Travelers will also run into penguins during their visit, puffins and turtles, to name a few. There's also a petting area where patrons can get up close and personal and touch sting rays and bamboo sharks.Travelers found the aquarium to be informative and were impressed with the variety of sea life housed here. Travelers loved the penguin exhibit as well as the touching station and recommended a visit if you have kids in tow or are staying near Disneyland and looking to pass some time. The views of Tokyo Bay, which surround the aquarium, were a nice bonus for visiting travelers (the entrance to the Sea Life Park is a large glass dome situated on the edge of the water).
在东京迪斯尼乐园的水面上，东京海上生活公园为全家人提供教育乐趣。这个精心设计的水族馆拥有许多模仿世界各地水体的栖息地，如加勒比海，印度洋，大西洋和东京的东京湾。在这里你可以找到这些地区的各种鱼类，包括东京着名的蓝鳍金枪鱼。旅行者在参观期间也会遇到企鹅，海雀和海龟等等。还有一个宠物区，顾客可以亲密接触，触摸蝠鲼百和竹鲨。旅客发现水族馆信息丰富，并在这里住的各种海洋生物留下深刻的印象。旅行者喜欢企鹅展览以及感人的景点，如果你有孩子或者住在迪士尼乐园附近，想要过一段时间，那么建议去看看。环绕水族馆的东京湾的景色对游客来说是一个不错的奖励(海洋生物公园入口处是一个位于水边的大型玻璃穹顶)。东京海上生活公园从上午9点30分到下午5点开放，下午4点入场。周三休息，入场费用为成人700日元(约6美元)，儿童250日元(约2美元)。位于Kasai Rinkai公园的水族馆距离JR Kasai Rinkai Koen地铁站仅有5分钟的步行路程。欲了解更多详情，请查看东京海洋生物公园的网站。
关键信息：成人1000日元(约9美元)，4-18岁的儿童700-400日元($ 6.50- $ 1)，4岁以下的儿童免费。星期三 - 星期一上午10点 - 下午6点。
Both avid and amateur anime fans love the Ghibli Museum. The museum showcases the work of Hayao Miyazaki's Studio Ghibli – the famous Japanese animation company that produced films like "Spirited Away" and "Ponyo." Don't expect formal, indoor exhibits. The facility's quirky interior design mimics the animation studio. There's also a play area for kids (which comes equipped with a life-size, fuzzy Cat Bus), a reading room full of books recommended by the museum and a rooftop garden that features character sculptures, including the silent robots from "Castle In The Sky." You can even watch a short film that plays exclusively at the museum and rotates each month.Considering how difficult it is to secure tickets and the museum's removed location, travelers say visiting this attraction is only worth the extra effort if you're a Miyazaki fan. Devotees loved having the opportunity to get lost in the director's magical world, which many say the museum executed just about perfectly. The only complaint? The expensive gift shop. Even avid fans were disappointed with some of the shop's high prices. English travelers also warned that English signs and placards are few and far between here.You can find the Ghibli Museum in the Mitaka-shi neighborhood within Inokashira Park, located in eastern Tokyo. Take the JR Chuo line to the Mitaka subway station and then walk along the Tamagawa Josui "waters" for about 15 minutes to reach the museum. Visitors are welcome 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Monday. Note that you must buy tickets in advance. Tickets are available to purchase online on the 10th of each month for visits a month in advance. Travelers say it's best to be online the moment tickets become available, as they are known to sell out in less than an hour. For adults, admission costs 1,000 yen (around $9) for adults over the age of 19. There are also numerous discounted admission rates based on age. To purchase tickets, and to find out more information, head to the Ghibli Museum's website.
狂热和业余动画爱好者喜欢吉卜力博物馆。博物馆展示了宫崎骏吉卜力工作室(日本着名动画公司，制作“千与千寻”，“波妞”等)的作品。不要指望正式的室内展品。该设施古怪的室内设计模仿动画工作室。还有一个孩子们玩耍的地方(配备了一辆真人大小的模糊的猫巴士)，一个阅览室里摆满了博物馆推荐的书籍，还有一个屋顶花园里有人物雕塑，包括“Castle In The Castle天空。” 你甚至可以看一个专门在博物馆玩的短片，每个月都会旋转。考虑到确保门票和博物馆的拆除位置是非常困难的，旅客们说如果你是宫崎粉丝，访问这个景点只值得额外的努力。奉献者喜欢有机会迷失在导演的神奇世界，许多人说博物馆执行完美。唯一的不足的地方就是礼品店一般都很昂贵。即使狂热的粉丝也对这家店的高价格感到失望。英国游客也警告说，英国的标志和标语在这里很少。在位于东京东部的井之头公园内的三鹰市附近可以找到吉卜力博物馆。乘坐JR中央线到三鹰地铁站，然后沿着玉川州水井“水”行走大约15分钟到达博物馆。欢迎游客周三至周一上午10点至下午6点。请注意，您必须提前购买门票。门票可在每个月的10号提前一个月的网上购买。旅行者说，门票最好提前在网上买好，因为这些门票和有可能在一个小时的时间内就卖光了。对于成年人，19岁以上的成年人入场费为1000日元(约合9美元)。根据年龄也有许多折扣入场券。要购买门票，并了解更多信息，请前往吉卜力博物馆网站。
The Japanese remake of the Eiffel Tower serves a predominately practical purpose. The orange and white tower, which rises 1,092 feet into the air, serves as a radio and television broadcasting structure supporting 62 miles of frequencies. The tower also caters to tourists, offering two observation decks, one at 490 feet (the main observatory) and one at 819 feet (the special observatory). The observation decks offer 360-degree views of Tokyo's sprawling cityscape and come equipped with guides pointing out notable buildings in the skyline. And if you visit on a really clear day, you'll be able to spot Mount Fuji in the distance. The Tokyo Tower also has its own cafe, where patrons can sip tea while admiring the views, as well as Club 333, a music venue that hosts performances daily. And if you're on the hunt for souvenirs, travelers say this is a surprisingly great place to peruse thanks to all the on-site shops.Unlike its French counterpart, the best time to visit the Tokyo Tower is at night, according to reviewers. That's because the tower lights up beautifully, and often in multiple colors depending on when you visit. You'll also encounter stunning vistas from atop Tokyo SkyTree, a much taller tower located about 8 miles northwest, but you'll have to combat hordes of fellow tourists. Recent visitors said of the two towers, this one is less crowded.
Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi东京丸之内四季酒店
Grand Hyatt Tokyo东京君悦酒店
Visit the free attractions Here's a list to get you started: Tsukiji Market, Meiji Shrine, Imperial Palace, Sensoji Temple and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office. And that's not including Tokyo's many must-visit neighborhoods and parks.
Buy vintage And by "vintage," we mean the apparel that arrived in stores a month ago and has already been recycled to thrift stores. Tokyo fashions last for a mere second, so don't try and keep up. Buying vintage will make you look "classic" in Japan and cutting-edge back in the States.
Eat Japanese food This one might seem self-evident, but we need to mention it again. Dining at Western-style restaurants will cut into your budget, so eat delectable sashimi and ramen at local spots.