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The metropolitan area of Tokyo covers more than 2000 square kilometres, and there is plenty to discover around every corner. The sprawling Imperial Palace in Chiyoda district has exquisite gardens and parts of the interior are accessible to the public when the royal family are not in residence. The country’s indigenous Shinto faith is still widely respected, and the city has many temples that can be visited, notably the Meiji Jingu shrine in Shibuya district.
To get an idea of the true scale of the city and for some incredible views, head to the top of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government building in Shinjuku.
Tokyo is most famous for its culture and subcultures, and visits to the city’s different neighbourhoods are real journeys of discovery. The excellent mass transit system makes it really easy to hop around the city. It is clean, safe and efficient, with information in Japanese and English, although it can be a bit confusing, so take some time to get used to it and ask your Tokyo hotel for advice if unsure.
Chuo district, north of the centre, is known as a high-class area, with luxury shops and restaurants. The Ginza Blossom theatre puts on regular shows in the area. Chiyoda district, next door to this, is Tokyo’s “Electric Town”, where you can buy any technology products and gadgets you want, and has attracted many gamers as a result. The anime/manga subculture is particularly prevalent here.
For a taste of traditional Tokyo, head to Taito district in the heart of Old Tokyo, which is well known for its temples, especially the magnificent Sensoji, Tokyo’s biggest Buddhist temple. Or for the ultimate in youth fashion, visit Yoyogi Park in Harajuku (East Tokyo) on a Sunday, where the various subcultures display their trends and socialise.