Tokyo Sights

Lights, sushi, manga! Sprawling, frenetic, and endlessly fascinating, Japan’s capital is a city of contrasts. Shrines and gardens are pockets of calm between famously crowded streets and soaring office buildings. Mom-and-pop noodle houses share street space with Western-style chain restaurants and exquisite fine dining. Shopping yields lovely folk arts as well as the newest electronics. And nightlife

kicks off with karaoke or sake and continues with techno clubs and more. Whether you seek the traditional or the cutting edge, Tokyo will provide it.

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Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park 33

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Fuji Go-ko (Fuji Five Lakes) 9

Fuji-san (Mt. Fuji) 1

Hakone 12

Izu Peninsula 11

Nikko 23

Yokohama 22

Ueno 20

Kamakura 17

Imperial Palace and Government District 13

Greater Tokyo 12

Aoyama, Harajuku, and Shibuya 10

Roppongi and Azabu Juban 8

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Roppongi 8

Nihombashi, Ginza, and Yuraku-cho 8

Akihabara and Jimbo-cho 8

Tsukiji and Shiodome 6

Shinjuku 5

Mt. Takao 1

Odaiba 1

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Forest 2

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Museum/ Gallery 45

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Restaurant–Sight 1

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Spa–Sight 2

Store/ Shop/ Mall 9

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Engaku-ji

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

The largest of the Zen monasteries in Kamakura, Engaku-ji (Engaku Temple) was founded in 1282 and ranks second in the Five Mountains...

Enno-ji

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

In the feudal period, Japan acquired from China a belief in Enma, the lord of hell, who, with his court attendants, judged the souls...

Enoshima

  • Island

The Sagami Bay shore in this area has some of the closest beaches to Tokyo, and in the hot, humid summer months it seems as though all...

Hase-dera

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

The only temple in Kamakura facing the sea, this is one of the most beautiful, and saddest, places of pilgrimage in the city. On a landing...

Hokoku-ji

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Visitors to Kamakura tend to overlook this lovely little Zen temple of the Rinzai sect that was built in 1334, but it's worth a look.

Jochi-ji

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

In the Five Mountains hierarchy, Jochi-ji (Jochi Temple) was ranked fourth. The buildings now in the complex are reconstructions; the...

Jomyo-ji

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Founded in 1188, this one of the Five Mountains Zen monasteries. Though this modest single-story monastery belonging to the Rinzai sect...

Kamakura Great Buddha

  • Public Art (Mural/Sculpture/Statue)

The single biggest attraction in Hase is the Great Buddha—sharing the honors with Mt. Fuji, perhaps, as the quintessential picture-postcard...

Kamakura Treasure Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

This museum was built in 1928 as a repository for many of the most important objects belonging to the shrines and temples in the area;...

Kamakura-gu

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

This Shinto shrine was built after the Meiji Restoration of 1868 and was dedicated to Prince Morinaga (1308–36), the first son of Emperor...

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