If you are in Tokyo or plan to visit Tokyo in the near future, there is a lot of places that you can visit during your stay. Two of the currently iconic building that is a must is Tokyo Station and Tokyo Skytree, a higher version of the old Tokyo Tower. If you are into shopping, then take the Yamanote Line (山手線) that passes Tokyo’s most busiest and major stations such as Yūrakuchō, Shibuya, Shinjuku, and Ikebukuro. . I had something to do in Tokyo, so in my very short visit, the only iconic places that my family and I could visit was Old Tokyo Tower and Tokyo Disney Land. We roam around and came home very tired. Here is some souvenir from the tight schedule.
The Old Tokyo Tower is located in Shiba Park, Minato-Tokyo. The Tower was built in 1958 as the second tallest artificial structure in Japan. This 333 metres high iconic building was inspired by the Eiffel Tower. The tower acts as a support structure for an antenna. Originally intended for television broadcasting, radio antennas were installed in 1961, but the tower is now used to broadcast signals for Japanese media outlets such as NHK, TBS and Fuji TV. Due to taller buildings nowadays, a new Tokyo Sky Tree finished in 2012 to replace the old Tokyo Tower (source Wikipedia).
The facility is open year round from 10.00 to 21.00, with entrance fees 310Y (children over 4 years), junior high (460), and adult (820). Public transportation to the old Tokyo Tower:
Metropolitan Subway Oedo Line – stop at Akabanebashi St.
Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line – stop at Kamiyacho Station
Metropolitan Subway Mita Line – stop at Onarimon Station
Metropolitan Subway Asakusa Line – stop at Daimon Station
JR Yamate Line – stop at Hamamatsucho St.
Tokyo Disneyland is a theme park at the Tokyo Disney Resort located in Urayasu, Chiba, Japan, near Tokyo. Its main gate is directly adjacent to both Maihama Station and Tokyo Disneyland Station. It was the first Disney park to be built outside of the United States and opened on April 15, 1983. The park was constructed by Walt Disney Imagineering in the same style as Disneyland in California and Magic Kingdom in Florida.Tokyo Disneyland and its companion park, Tokyo Disney Sea, are the only Disney parks not owned by The Walt Disney Company. There are eight themed areas in the park: the World Bazaar; the four classic Disney lands: Adventureland, Westernland, Fantasyland and Tomorrowland; and two mini-lands: Critter Country and Mickey’s Toontown. The park is noted for its extensive open spaces, to accommodate the large crowds that visit the park. (source Wikipedia)
If you visit at this time of the year, the parades that will be shown are Jubilations and Tokyo Disneyland Electrical Parade Dreamlights. More over you can enjoy other Disney shows such as Minnie Oh Minnie, Super-Duper Jumpin’ Time, One Mans’ Dream II – THe Magic Lives On, Lilo’s Luau & Fun, Mickey & Minnie’s Poly nesian Paradise Horseshoe Roundup, Pecos Goofy’s Frontier Revue.
Boy, this them park can be packed with crowds. You have to wait for 1-3 hours to enter a facility. If you just come to see around, then staying at a business hotel will cut cost but if you want to try all of the attraction, I recommend that you stay in one of the Disney resort hotels.
We dined here and there around the city. Nothing really special to recommenced. Enjoy Tokyo