Tokyo Imperial Palace

Why Did The Capital Of Japan Move From Kyoto To Tokyo?

Kyoto is one of the oldest cities in Japan and was the capital for more than a millennium after its inception in 794 A.D. It was only after the Meiji Restoration (明治維新), around 1868, that the Royal Family moved out of Kyoto into their new imperial home in Tokyo. As they moved to Edo (江戸;…

Find the Best Accommodation in Tokyo with Our Area by Area Hotel Guide

A capital city basked in both traditional and modern Japanese culture at every glance, Tokyo’s diverse neighbourhoods all have a unique charm ready to be discovered and endless places to stay to provide you with the base to do so. Japan’s reputation for good hospitality, politeness and cleanliness holds true for a lot of its…

The 4 Best Things to Do in Marunouchi to Make You Fall in Love with Tokyo

Marunouchi is a modern-looking district found at the very heart of Tokyo, just a stone’s throw from Tokyo Station and the Imperial Palace. The name Marunouchi translates as “inside the circle” and originates from its location inside the palace walls of the Edo Castle hundreds of years ago. Originally inhabited by some of the country’s…

Discover the Best Things to Do in Tokyo with Our Area Guide

As the largest metropolitan area in the world, it goes without saying that the number of things to do in Tokyo are infinite. However long you stay in Japan you’re sure to feel like there’s not enough time to discover as much of the country’s amazing capital as you’d like. Tokyo is unequalled by other…

4 Places to Visit When You’re Stuck in Tokyo but Longing for Kyoto

Kyoto (京都) is arguably one of the best must-see places in Japan: a prefecture full of picturesque spots that preserve Japanese culture and history. But when, for whatever reason, you’re stuck in Tokyo’s (東京) busy streets and tall buildings, with so little time and resources (that shinkansen or plane ride does not come cheap!), you…

Top 30 Things to Do in Tokyo, Japan’s Glamorous Capital!

Tokyo is the capital of Japan and one of the most glamorous cities in Asia. With its low crime rate, countless bars and restaurants, and numerous cultural and historical sites, it’s no wonder that it sees millions of tourists every year. The Tokyo 2020 Olympics are coming and an even larger number of tourists is…

3 Beautiful Fairytale-Like Love Stories of Japanese Royal Family Members

The Japanese Royal Family, or the Imperial Family, consists of Emperor Akihito (明仁さま), the Empress Michiko Shoda (正田美智子さま), their children and other family members. The Imperial House was founded in 660 BC by the first emperor of Japan, Jimmu (神武). It is the oldest dynasty in the world, with 125 preceding monarchs reigning over Japan…

Want to See and Enjoy Tokyo Affordably in One Day? Check This!

At the mention of Tokyo (東京), I am sure everyone has the idea that it is a costly place to visit. However, this is not 100 percent true. Just recently, my friend and I spent a day traveling around Tokyo area in, what I would say, an economical way. So how did we do that?…

Tokyo Imperial Palace – A Piece of History in the Midst of Modern Metropolis

The Tokyo Imperial Palace is one of the must-visit places in Tokyo, as well as in all of Japan. The beautiful gardens, stunning architecture, and the feeling of ancient legacy, these are just a few reasons why many local and overseas travelers find themselves flocking here. Let’s have a closer look at Tokyo Imperial Palace…

Don’t Miss Out on Seeing Japan’s Royal Family in the Imperial Palace

The Japanese Imperial family is a symbol of the grace of the nation. All of them, for the most part, remain reserved and graceful in all situations. It is indeed enticing that the Imperial Family opens the gates to the palace on the days of the Emperor’s birthday (December 23rd) and the New Year greeting…
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