Tokyo Vacation Cruises
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Tokyo Vacation Cruises

Tokyo Vacation Cruises

Written by Jeff Heath
Tokyo started out as a small village in the 12th century named Edo which meant 'Gate of the Inlet' because it is the place where the Sumida River meets the Tokyo Bay, but it is thought that this area of Japan has been inhabited since prehistoric times. This obscure town did not gain importance until it was invaded by
the first of many military rulers. Today not only is Tokyo the capital of Japan but it is also one of the most Golden Temple in Tokyo populated cities in the entire world. Tokyo is located on Honshu which is the largest of the four main islands that create the Japanese archipelago. Because of its rich history and unique culture, Tokyo has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Many days throughout the year numerous cruise ships can be seen entering and leaving the bay carrying throngs of adventurous vacationers. After exploring the shoresTokyo Vacation Cruises of Tokyo, the vacationers return to their ships happily anticipating their next destination.

Something for Everyone

There is so much to do in see while in Tokyo that vacationers who are on a tight time schedule will already be planning their next trip back before they have even departed from the city. The Imperial Palace is considered to be the heart of Tokyo and Downtown Tokyo is a must see. This is where the Edo Castle once stood when the city was in its earliest stages of development. Today, the Imperial Palace is home to the Japanese Emperor and his family. Kitanomaru Park, the Eastern Imperial garden and the Imperial Garden are all located on
the palace grounds and are open to the public. Other government buildings are located in the area surrounding the Imperial Palace. The Kasumigaseki District is to the south and west and is the sight of the National Diet Building which is the seat of the national legislature, the Supreme Court and the offices of the Prime Minister. The Tokyo Tower is to the south of the government district and strongly resembles the Eiffel Tower. Kids of all ages, shapes and sizes will definitely want to make a trip Kiyozumi Pond in Tokyo to Tokyo Disneyland. Ueno Koen isTokyo Vacation Cruises a wonderful park that has a little something for everyone. There is a zoo with a wide variety of animals, temples, museums and galleries all located in this park. Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park is one of the most popular tourist destinations in all of Japan. It is also home to Fuji, Japan's tallest mountain which towers over Tokyo at 12,387 feet above sea level. It is considered a sacred place and each year hundreds of pilgrims travel long distances to worship at the shrines and temples located on the slopes of the mountain.

A Fashion Oriented City

Besides exploding with history and culture, Tokyo is also considered theTokyo Vacation Cruises hippest city in Japan. The city is absolutely bursting with nightlife. In the evenings, young people dressed in the latest fashions flock to various hot spots. Tokyo is a shopping Mecca. The Ginza Shopping District is full of high-end retail and is the most expensive place to shop. Ikebukuro is also a shopping and entertainment area that boasts several department stores. The Kando Kosho Tengai is a popular gathering place for students. Cafes and second hand bookshops line the streets. Shibuya is very popular amongst the younger generation and features department stores and specialty shops. Roppongi is packed with bars and clubs that mirror those in the west. This is by far Tokyo's most popular nighttime spot.
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