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Travel Bucket List 2021: 5 Interesting Things to do in Tokyo Where Olympics 2020 Will Take Place

Tokyo is now host to Olympics 2020 and here we have listed out 5 interesting things to do when you are in the Japan's busy capital. From neon-lit skysc****rs, historic temples to paradise-like oasis of green, there are many interesting places to explore. Scroll down to check them out.
Spectacular view from the Tokyo Skytree

This one place is a must-visit when in Tokyo. Tokyo Skytree is a 634-meter-tall communications and observation tower which rises out of the city's Sumida district of Minato like a huge rocket ship. Interestingly, it is the country's tallest structure and also the world's tallest freestanding tower. This place was initially opened in 2012 and soon, became one of the city's most visited tourist attractions - thanks to the incredible panoramic views from its restaurant and observation decks! With a number of cylindrical observations marked at different heights, it also has a unique glass spiral walkway to an even higher viewpoint at the 450-meter point. Would you dare to climb atop that? You can visit its official site for more info: http://www.tokyo-skytree.jp/en/

Nature walks at Ueno Park and Ueno Zoo
Nothing less than a paradise-like oasis of green right in the heart of Japan’s busy capital, Ueno Park (Ueno Kōen) is definitely one of Tokyo’s most popular tourist attractions. In addition to its lovely grounds, the park also houses numerous temples and museums to explore. Here, you can also take a boat trip on the reed-fringed Shinobazu pond, around a little island with its Bentendo Temple. Also, don’t forget to visit the 17th-century Toshogu Shrine, with its 256 bronze and stone lanterns. Besides, Ueno Zoo is another highlight which was opened in 1882. In fact, it is Japan's oldest zoo, and is famous for the pandas presented by the People's Republic of China. It also houses more than 3,00 animals representing some 400 species. Fun fact: the Aqua-Zoo, one of the largest aquariums in Asia, is also worth a visit, especially if you're traveling with kids. Do visit them to get a value worth of your time! You can visit this official site for more info: http://www.tokyo-zoo.net/english/index.html

Visit the Sensō-ji Temple
Sensō-ji Temple is Tokyo’s most famous shrine which lies in the Asakusa district of Tokyo. The exquisite temple stands at the end of a long street market hosting vendors selling masks, carvings, combs made of ebony and wood, toys, kimonos, fabrics, and precious paper goods. Dedicated to Kannon, the Buddhist goddess of compassion, this temple was established in AD 645 and retains its original appearance despite having been rebuilt numerous times. One of the highlights of this shrine are the fascinating temple doves, said to be Kannon's sacred messengers. (Fun fact: Drop a coin in the Omikuji boxes near the entrance and retrieve a piece of paper that will tell your fortune). Visit this official site: http://www.senso-ji.jp/english/

Splendid shopping experience in the Ginza district
For the uninitiated, Ginza is Tokyo's busiest shopping area and it's as iconic as Times Square in New York, and in fact, much older. Yes, you heard us right! Notably, it has been the commercial center of the country for centuries, and is where five ancient roads connecting Japan's major cities all met. The shoppers’ paradise is lined by exclusive shops and imposing palatial stores. There also many tea and coffee shops or restaurants that you can explore. This place is also where you'll find the famous Kabuki-za Theatre, home to traditional Kabuki performances!

Tour the Imperial Palace
One of the popular tourist attractions in Tokyo is the Imperial Palace, which houses 17th-century parks. It is in the Marunouchi district of Tokyo. Interestingly, still in use by the Imperial family, the Imperial Palace stands on the site where, in 1457, the Feudal Lord Ota Dokan built the first fortress, the focal point from which the city of Tokyo (or Edo, as it was then) gradually spread. Stunning right? Tours of the Imperial Palace are available on a pre-registration basis. The tour includes the Kikyo-mon Gate, Someikan (Visitors' House), Fujimi-yagura (

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