Tokyo – the whirlwind of the world.
The metropolis of 38 million people – sharp contrasts everywhere.
Here you can step into the future, here you can step into history thousands of years old.
Tokyo – the city that buzzes 24/7, the city of tranquility, the city of controlled chaos.
The city that is rare – it’s uniqueness unsurpassed.
The city of thousand possibilities.
Where to start?
Koenji – Tokyo’s Coolest Neighborhood
It avoided Japan’s modernization of the 1980s. It has the retro character of pre-boom Japan. The area is full of small quaint shops, Buddhist temples, funky bars, inside, outside, restaurants and home to a vibrant punk culture and scene.
At night – it’s an endless whirl of activity to the small, the inside and outside restaurants, live music at the clubs, people strolling about the endless neon signs. It’s another world.
Amazing Far-Out Tokyo Station.
The station is used by more than 500,000 people daily, with 4,000 trains departing and arriving daily. But it is more than a train station. It is an underground city. Everything you need is available at the small stores, big stores, food courts, restaurants – everything one needs to live underground here without leaving the station.
Take look at this slideshow.
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
The garden was created over a 65-year period – starting in 1603, part of the residence of the feudal lord’s Tokyo residence.
In 1903 Japan’s imperial family started using it for recreation and entertainment purposes. It was totally destroyed during World War all, rebuilt in 1949 as a public park.
The park is comprised of three parks – English, French and Japanese – the one we visited – an oasis of tranquility and serenity.
The crossing is one of Tokyo’s most recognizable attractions – the world’s busiest intersection with as many as 1.5 million people crossing it weekly.