Tourist Destinations and Attractions in Tokyo, Japan

Kusatsu Hot Springs

Kusatsu Hot Springs is one of the popular hot springs resort in Japan. Located at an altitude of 1,200 meters above sea level, in the mountains, Gunma Prefecture, Kusatsu hot spring has a high temperature and has been used to treat various skin diseases by local people long time ago. Kusatsu Onsen is providing the best natural hot springs for bathing and recreation for tourists.

Kusatsu Onsen is a hot spring resort has been known for centuries, here available hot water with a high volume. The temperature can reach 90 degrees Celsius.

Some myths say, the hot water is often used by the first emperor of Tokugawa in the 16th century when he used to bring water from the hot springs to his palace to take a shower.

Tokyo Tower

If you come to Tokyo, it feels a little less valid if you do not take photos with the Tokyo Tower as a background. Tower was built in 1958 is indeed one of the symbols of Tokyo. Tokyo Tower which originally named Nippon Denpato is located in Shiba Park area, colored orange and white an  accordance with aviation safety regulations.

In addition to functioning as a transmitter tower, Tokyo Tower also has an attraction for local and foreign tourists. Therefore, this tower also provides some facilities that can attract the tourists. Don’t forget every night at winter, the courtyard Tower will be decorated with Christmas trees and decorations with the beautiful lights.

Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, is one of the national park located in the Shinjuku district, Tokyo. According to history, this park was the residence of the Naito family in the Edo era, which eventually turned into a national park managed by government in 1949.

This park has 145 acres or equivalent for 116 soccer fields. Divided into 3 sections with different themes, French Formal, English Landscape and Japanese traditional. Each section has its own characteristics with different plants. Especially for the Japanese Garden in which there are Japanese tea house, where we can follow the Japanese tea ceremony at some additional cost.

The park is usually full of visitors every spring or fall, even though the other seasons are always visited by tourists. Its because the Japanese have a tradition for doing a picnic together, they called Hanami and Momiji, the event to enjoy the maple leaves are reddish in the fall.

Tokyo Sea Life Park

Tokyo Sea Life Park or the Japanese language is better known as Kasai Rinkai Suizokuen, is one of the many Aquarium in Japan. Located in the area of Kasai Rinkai Park, and is managed by the local government of Tokyo. Aquarium was founded in 1989.

If you travelling to this place, don’t miss to around at Kasai Rinkai Park, enjoying the sunset at the beach, visit the Bird Sanctuary Center and also climbed Diamond and Flowers Ferris Wheel.

Asakusa Kannon Temple

Asakusa Kannon Temple is the oldest temple in Tokyo. According to the story, one day in the 7th century, two fishermen found the Kannon statue, which is the Generous Goddess in Buddhism, in their nets. The first temple according to the story, was built as a shelter of this statue. Since then the temple was rebuilt and enlarged several times until the temple was a big as today.

Near the altar there is a place where people throw sticks to find their fortunes. After depositing a coin, the race will shake the container containing the sticks to come out. The sticks have a number. After that, the person will go to a boxes to find a paper with the numbers that listed in the sticks. That pieces of paper contains your future forecasts.

Tokyo Disneyland

Disneyland, wherever located, is always filled with people throughout the season. It seems there is no off-season here. Both adults and children are enjoy the fun.

Tokyo Disneyland is located in Urayasu, Chiba. Located just outside Tokyo. The best way to go to this place is by JR Keiyo train from Tokyo Station to Maihama Station.

There are so many things to do in Tokyo Disneyland, so you may need to stay at hotels near Tokyo Disneyland. Disneyland official hotels can be expensive but very comfortable. There are direct buses from Narita / Haneda Airport to these hotels, and there are free shuttle buses to Tokyo Disneyland from those hotels. You can go back to your room to rest during the day and return to Disneyland.

If you prefer to stay in the hotel, outside the Disney area will be cheaper than the official Disneyland hotels, cheap hotels in Tokyo or other hotels are available in Makuhari area.

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