With an area of approximately 2,000 square kilometers and a population of over 13 million, Tokyo is the core of the most densely populated area on Earth. A city where the old is juxtaposed with the hyper-new, Tokyo contains high-rise buildings and flashing neon as well as historic shrines and temples. Each area of the city provides visitors with a gateway to a different world. These include Shinjuku, home of the world's busiest train station; Shibuya, a shopping district popular with Japanese youth; Minato, home to tourism centers Odaiba and Roppongi; and Taito, which features traditional parks and neighborhoods. Tokyo is serviced by two international airports, Narita and Haneda, and is on the itinerary of nearly every visitor to Japan.
Toden Arakawa Line is the last remaining streetcar line in Tokyo which runs between Waseda and Minowabashi at an average speed of 13km/h. One trip costs only 170 yen for adults regardless of the distance ridden, allowing visitors to enjoy small trips.
Worshippers visited this shrine to pray for protection from rough waves breaking through the levee and destroying their crops. The long row of red torii gates is impressive.
Completed in May 2012, Tokyo Skytree is the world's largest broadcasting tower standing at 634m. With offices and tourist/commercial facilities incorporated within, the tower is always bustling with activity.
Kyoto was Japan’s capital for 1,000 years. Among its World Cultural Heritage shrines and temples and charming alleyways, Kyoto reminds visitors of Japan’s halcyon days.
Osaka is the center of Japan’s second-largest metropolitan area, after Tokyo. The city’s friendly personality is expressed in a local dialect peppered with phrases like ookini (“Thanks much!”).