Tokyo

Tokyo, the capital of Japan, was formerly known as Edo and has been the capital of Japan for over 400 years since the Edo period. Ieyasu Tokugawa, who ended the Warring States period, called artisans from various places to create the rich Edo city. Tokyo has a population of over 13 million and is said to be a megacity. When going to Tokyo for the first time, many people will be surprised to see the bustling city.

東京江戸博物館
Edo-Tokyo Museum

Shibuya Scramble Crossing is famous for its crowds and is the location of movies such as “Resident Evil 4”. The statue of Hachiko in front of Shibuya station represents a dog named Hachiko. Hachiko had waited for the return of his dead owner for about nine years in front of Shibuya station. According to another theory, many people fed Hachiko, so Hachiko was there to eat. (LOL)

The statue of Hachiko

Speaking of Tokyo food, Edomae sushi is famous. Edomae sushi consists of fish caught in Tokyo Bay, which used to be called Edo Bay, and the typical ingredients are tuna and conger eel. At Tsukiji and Toyosu Markets in Tokyo, you can eat Edomae sushi and dishes made with fresh fish, such as seafood bowls, so if you like seafood, you should go there! Tsukiji Hongwanji Temple in Tsukiji is a fashionable temple, so I think you should go to Tsukiji Hongwanji Temple after eating delicious food at Tsukiji.

Tsukiji Hongwanji Temple

If it’s a sightseeing spot in Tokyo, I like the old downtown area of Shibamata. Because there are many old buildings, it has a nostalgic atmosphere. The word “nostalgic” means feelings of sentimental longing for the distant past. While time has passed, the past era never returns. However, it feels usual to see what remains as it was in the past. Among the buildings in Shibamata, I’m particularly interested in candy stores. The candy store sells old candy on the first floor and runs a toy museum on the second floor. Additionally, there is an old desktop Invaders game in the store, and you can experience the old game.

Shibamata Toy Museum