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What to do and see in Tokyo

Visit the Imperial Palace and its gardens:

Palacio Imperial de Tokio

Brief description: official residence of the Japanese Imperial Family. The East Gardens can be visited for free. The surroundings of the palace can be visited in a free guided tour, which requires registration at Kikyo-mon Gate at least 30min before the visit. Duration of visit: 1 hr 15 min. Palace opening times: visits only during the week, at 10.00 and at 13.30. ...

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Visit Tsukiji fish market:

Mercado del Pescado Tsukiji

ul> Brief description: Tsukiji was the most important wholesale fish market in Tokyo until October 6, 2018. That day, the wholesale area closed its doors to move to a new location in Toyosu, where it reopened on October 11 under the name of Toyosu Market. In Tsukiji, most of the restaurants and shops outside the market are still operating and are open to the ...

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Visit to Yoyogi Park (try to go on a Sunday):

Parque Yoyogi

Brief description: one of Tokyo's most famous parks, not only for its vegetation, but also for the different urban tribes that hang out there and the other cultural rituals on show. It is best to go on a Sunday, when the atmosphere is livelier. First, visit the Meiji temple, which is a very popular and lively site often used for Japanese weddings (very curious ...

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Visit to Takeshita Dori Street:

Takeshita Dori, Tokio

Brief description: legendary Tokyo street where teenagers dress as dolls and the shops are rather alternative. We suggest walking along the whole street to the end and then carrying on along Harajuku Street. Don't miss the chance to taste the famous crepes (400¥) at any of the street stalls. Try the cream one with chocolate sauce, banana pieces and chocolate ice ...

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Visit Omotesando Street:

Brief description: great avenue with the most prestigious and exclusives boutiques, being considered the Champs Elysees of Tokyo. Decorated with trees on the sidewalk, in Omotesando you can enjoy an atmosphere of fashion that breathes peace. Duration of visit: 1 hr. How to get there: walk along Harajuku Street to the end and then turn right until you enter ...

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Visit to the Shibuya District:

Shibuya, Tokio

Brief description: one of the most popular districts of Tokyo, known for its four-way crosswalk - the most famous and busiest in the world - who has appeared in many films. It is an entertainment and shopping area focused on youth. In the evening you will be surprised by neon signs and giant screens hanging from the buildings. But in Shibuya you can find everything: ...

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Visit to Shinjuku District:

Shinjuku, Tokio

Brief description: another of Tokyo's famous districts, full of skyscrapers, shops and, mainly, offices. Head for its metro/train station, Tokyo's busiest, and wander around among the huge buildings. We recommend a visit to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building from where there is free access to an observatory with splendid views over the whole city. You can go ...

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Visit to the Roppongi Hills viewpoint and Mori Art Museum:

 Roppongi Hills

Brief description: Roppongi Hills is another small city of skyscrapers within Tokyo. The main tower (Mori Tower) is home to a contemporary art museum, an interior viewpoint with views over the whole city and another recently built viewpoint in the open air. It is worth visiting to see the views of the city by night. The best view of the Tokyo Tower is from ...

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Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography:

Brief description: for photography lovers. The free exhibition is a little amateur but well worth the visit. Duration of visit: 1 hr 30 min. Opening times: opens from 10:00h to 18:00h every day except on Thrusday and Friday that closes at 20:00h. Mondays is closed. Cost: free. How to get there: take the JR Yamanote line to Eibisu station. Leave by the south ...

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Visit Hibiya Park:

Parque Hibiya, Kioto

Brief description: in Ginza, right next to the gardens of the Imperial Palace, you will find Hibiya park. Not very big, but pleasant to walk along. It features ponds full of turtles, a fountain, various seating areas and places to sit and have a coffee. If you get hungry do not hesitate to eat at some of the food stalls, which are usually placed along the paths of the ...

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Visit Ueno Park:

 parque Ueno

Note: this visit is dispensable, in case you thing the day is too tight, it is better to focus on the other visits. But if you are traveling in April and it is the cherry blossom week, you cannot help going (see special section on the "Practical Information" area). Brief description: large park, famous for its numerous museums, lakes and temples. We suggest taking ...

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Visit Asakusa District:

Barrio Asakusa

Brief description: Asakusa is one of the best representations of the old Tokyo. It has become one of the most visited places in the city due to its small streets and traditional buildings. Known for hosting some of the most popular points of the Japanese capital such as the Sensoji Buddhist temple, the Asahi building or the entrance gate (Kaminari). We recommend ...

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Visit the Ginza District:

Ginza, Tokio

Brief description: Ginza district is famous for its department stores, boutiques and restaurants. With exorbitant price shops, it is the best way to experience luxury. Only one square meter of space in the center of the district is worth more than ten million yen, being one of the most expensive areas of Japan. You should not be surprised to see people paying 10 euros ...

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Visit the Caretta Shiodome centre:

Brief description: skyscraper centre with offices, numerous shops, restaurants, cafes and hotels. A small "city" within the city. The high point is going up to the Sky Restaurant. Taking the lift is genuine experience as it is transparent and goes up 51 floors at breathtaking speed. At the top is a zone of very well-priced restaurants with impressive city views. Even ...

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Visit the Advertising Museum:

Brief description: for advertising lovers and anyone else interested. It features festival-winning ads and a curious display on the evolution of advertising in Japan. Opening times: open from 11.00-18.00 from Tuesday to Saturday. Closed on Sunday and Monday. Duration of visit: 1h. Cost: free. How to get there: on the Caretta Shiodome site, on B1F.

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Visit Odaiba Island:

Odaiba, Tokio, Japón

Brief description: artificial island with several shopping centres. It is well worth a visit just for curiosity's sake, for the views and the walk to get there. Take a look first at Odaiba Aqua City (with more lovely views of the city) and then walk to Venus Fort (interesting for its Las Vegas-like recreation of day and night). Duration of visit: 2-3 hrs. Cost: ...

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Akihabara and Kanda:

Akihabara, Tokio

If you feel like a short walk after the train journey, there are two famous streets near the hotel: Kanda-Jinbocho, a street of second-hand bookshops, and Akihabara Electric Street, where electronic appliances of all kinds are sold at a good price. There are some very appetising sushi restaurants near Akihabara station

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Short description: located 2 hours by train from Tokyo and at the foot of the mountains, Nikko houses a beautiful compendium of temples and shrines surrounded by lakes and waterfalls. It was declared a World Heritage Site in 1999 by Unesco. In front of the train station you can find the tourist information office, where they will give you maps and all the information ...

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Short description: Kamakura is a coastal city located 1h by train south of Tokyo. Its strategic enclave surrounded by mountains and sea made it the capital of the empire for more than 100 years. Today it is a small coastal town very popular with both local and foreign tourists and in it you can enjoy numerous temples, shrines, monuments and hiking trails. In summer, ...

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Cherry blossom:

florecimiento de los cerezos

The cherry blossom is an event in Japan. It takes place in spring, during a single week of the year, since the flowers are so ephemeral that fall from the trees without even have withered. The Japanese revere them because they say they represent the beauty and transience of life. And that is why they pay them tribute in the party called Hanami, which involves meeting ...

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