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"Tokyo - Blend of Modern City and Ancient Monuments" Top 5 Page for this destination Tokyo-to by victorwkf

Tokyo-to Travel Guide: 5,386 reviews and 14,503 photos

Latest: My latest visit to Tokyo was in November 2006 and it was a great trip with very nice weather. I will add on new tips and photographs of this trip to the existing ones. Please also visit my Fuji-Hakone VT page with tips and photographs of the scenic Hakone area near to Tokyo, including Mount Fuji and Lake Ashi.

Tokyo is the capital city of Japan and one of the most populated cities in the world. This city is busy, modern, clean and very safe, but at the same time very expensive to visit due to the strong Japanese Yen.

The above photograph of the Zojoji Temple next to the Tokyo Tower is a good illustration of Tokyo. This city is interesting because modern skyscrapers (such as the Tokyo Tower) co-exist with ancient monuments and temples (such as the Zojoji Temple). You will also see ultra modern fashion and ancient culture co-existing in this exciting place.

Let me share with you some experiences and photographs of my trip to Tokyo, which I hope will be useful to you.

This photograph shows the modern skyscrapers of Tokyo around the famous Ginza area. Japan's economy is one of the most powerful in the world, which is a remarkable recovery from World War 2. Travelling in Tokyo is very safe and walking around the city is very enjoyable experience for me.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Modern, clean, safe and exciting city
  • Cons:Expensive city and language barrier
  • In a nutshell:This is the heart and soul of Japanese culture & modernisation
  • Last visit to Tokyo-to: Nov 2006
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • xaver's Profile Photo
    Oct 31, 2010 at 12:08 AM

    great page, pity I was not luky enough to see mt Fuji from Hakone.

  • loisl's Profile Photo
    Dec 23, 2008 at 1:57 AM

    Victor, you and your family have a merry christmas and a very happy new year! Cheers, Peter

  • Jun 14, 2008 at 7:23 PM

    Excellent Tokyo page!

  • Sep 18, 2007 at 11:22 AM

    Even though I agree that Tokyo can be expensive, we have to keep in mind that 400 yen for a meal is less than $4, and 8000 yen for a room is only about $69. Try to find those kinds of deals in Toronto or New-York!

  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    Jan 31, 2007 at 2:35 AM

    Excellent additional updates. Tsukiji sashimi and Plaire ramen looks delicious (tottemo oishii). Cheers, SL

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    Dec 1, 2006 at 6:30 PM


  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Jun 10, 2006 at 2:12 PM

    Victor, that opening photo of yours sure brings back strong memories of Tokyo! Excellent photos as always and very helpful tips on this amazing city!


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