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"Tokyo & Japan in General" City Overview Tip by Bonnieclyde

City Overview, Tokyo: 31 reviews and 39 photos

Favorite thing: I found Tokyo to be an amazing city, clean, friendly, and at the same time ultramodern with ancient temples & palaces. While driving would be a real challenge, with the language & sign problems, the transportation system is great & the roads are good, - though the best way to get around is probably by subway & bullet trains as the roads are crowded.
The outlying cities, Nagoya, Nikko, & Kyoto especially are 'fantastic' for their ancient temples & scenery, though Tokyo does have the Emeror's palace right in the center of the city and is great as well. From atop the Tokyo Tower, you get a great 360 degree panorama view of the city & also of Mt. Fuji in the distance - there are telescopes to provide 'close-up' views.
Springtime is probably the best time to visit - around Easter when the cherry trees are in full bloom, though I can imagine the Fall colours must be spectacular as well.

Fondest memory: My favorite memory of Japan is of the Temples & park-like region of Kyoto.

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  • Written Jul 18, 2007
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