Spotlight on Tokyo
What sort of images does the word Tokyo evoke? Cartoons and cuteness? Samurai and geisha? Unique fashions and vibrant nightlife? Colourful signs in every direction and restaurants serving the most delicious miso soup? Visiting Tokyo is an experience like no other. You’ll be bombarded with a million different images, on a million different screens and experience life in the fast lane, but that’s just one angle.
Japan old and new
There are, of course, historical remnants of dynasties that lasted thousands of years to explore and palaces of such magnificence, you’ll be desperate to find out more about how the urbane and sophisticated in Japanese society lived their opulent lives.
The Imperial Palace Plaza is a great place to start your tour of the city. Built on the remains of Edo Castle, a key structure during the Edo period, you’ll stroll beside the moats and marvel at the stone walls. From here you can travel out to the Harajuku area where the young parade in their colourful costumes, or the well known Ginza district.
Here at Aspen Travel we offer two substantial walking tours of Tokyo, which is the very best way to get to know this electrifying city. Trafalgar Tours and Kuoni are booking partners of ours, whom we have worked with for many years. Both trips will take you to the many iconic temples and shrines that can be found in key corners of the surrounding area. You’ll visit the narrow, winding streets of the old town and the brash, in your face cafes, restaurants and boutiques of the more modern areas.
Attractions, accommodation and cuisine in Tokyo
Along your travels you’ll walk through carefully sculpted Japanese gardens and fascinating museums, which are monuments to Japan’s colourful past, as well as witness the majestic Mount Fuji, scenic Five Lakes district and the Great Boiling Valley of the volcanic zone.
Local sushi is a precious treat, as are black eggs cooked in the natural heat of the hot springs. As for accommodation, you’ll be staying in some of the most forward-thinking hotels in the world, where your every need will be met effectively and respectfully.
For an unparalleled city experience, that will light up your mind and inspire you, please give us our professional travel-booking team a call. We’ll be able to answer any question you might have about travel in the Far East, as well as advise on any current deals and discounts.