About the city
Tokyo is the capital city of Japan and popularly considered as the most treasured urban areas on the planet. With an estimated population of around 12 million spread across Tokyo’s 1,288 sq. km, it’s centrally located in such a way that almost one fourth of Japan’s population lives within the commuting distance from the city. City offers the most harmonious place to live in as its one of the safest cities in the world with helpful and hardworking residents.
Tokyo with its hi-tech industries, neon lights, colorful lifestyles, rich culture, stunning sceneries and hustle and bustle of the city, is not just a wonderful and delightful tourist destination but also a great place to do business with many blue chip companies located around here.
Tokyo enjoys all four seasons with temperate to subtropical conditions prevailing in most parts of the city. Spring blooms here around the months between April to May and summers can be quite hot in the city with humidity and rain dangles around the months of June to August. Autumn arrives in Tokyo around the month of September and could stay until the month of early November. Winter is mild in the city with low humidity and occasional snow during the months of late November until March.
Tokyo offers various religious spots highlighting its rich and diverse culture. Sensoji Temple located in Asakusa District was built to honor two legendary brothers who kept trying to bring back the statue of Kannon, which was returned to them the next day itself. Toshogu Shrine, which is listed as the National Treasure, was constructed in 651 and was dedicated to shogun Tokugawa Leyasu.
Art and history lovers can learn more about Tokyo’s history and its artistic connections at Edo-Tokyo Museum, Mori art museum, Shitamachi Museum, Tokyo National Museum, Ota Memorial Museum of Art etc. Daytime traveling in the city can become more fun by visiting favorite destination of Tokyo’s residents, Ueno Park, which also includes other attractions like Ueno Zoo, National Museum of Western Art.
Night comes and party begins in Tokyo with happening nightlife at various clubs and discos located in the city like Byblos, Jugan-ji etc. Tokyo also offers many places for relaxation like Club on the Park Spa, Matsuri-yu Spa, La Qua and Great Edo Hot springs and Spas.
Many exotic and beautiful attractions are located around Tokyo city too in its closely located neighborhoods. Roppongi Hills contains a complex of hotels, museums, restaurants, shops and movie theatres offering a new cultural getaway. Akhihabara is another Tokyo’s neighborhood, which is most famous among the tourists for its electronic connections. All imaginable gadgets are available here and the Sony Plaza is one of the most popular shopping destinations located here.
For observing unique presentations of foods in plastic, Kitchen Town (KappaBashi), located in Tokyo’s neighborhood features plastic food items displayed in restaurant windows. Shinkuju is the business center with many tall buildings located here and is a home to many clubs, discos, stores, restaurants and massage parlors. Odiaba located in the neighborhood is a fabricated island with various themes parks and interesting architectures.
Tokyo is easily accessible from any point around the world via air. All major airlines fly to Tokyo, Japan and some of the carriers flying from India are Air India, Cathay Pacific, Asiana Airlines in cooperation with China Airlines, All Nippon airways and Japan Airlines. Fare could vary on each airline depending on the traveling class, stopovers and one way or return basis.
Making way towards the Tokyo city from the international airport could simply be arranged by taking airport Limousine buses leaving regularly from both terminals and stopping at all major hotels. Fare range is around JPY 2700-3900. Traveling with in the city is easy by using the underground train service, buses, taxis that are clean and reliable but could be little expensive during the day with heavy traffic.
Important feature observed in any destination by travelers is staying options available in the particular place. With Tokyo, all travelers can be rested assure as there many different accommodations available suiting the taste and preference of all individuals. For making this even easier for tourists, there are many websites offering complete list of accommodations along with their features and prices. One such website offering comprehensive list of hotels is hotel-listings-online.com. The site will offer you an exclusive range and excellence quality of contented and comfortable all types of accommodation not only in the city but also in USA, UK, and Europe and around the world with outstanding room amenities.
With such features available over the Internet, it’s simpler to make bookings online much in advance for stress free traveling and to avail well discounts and bargains. Hotels and resorts for staying in Tokyo can be chosen according to the class of service and preferred locations.
Hotel Rates and Charges
Depending upon the choice made, prices also vary. For a comfortable stay at economically good price, hotels are available with in the price range of JPY 7300-22500. Whereas a four star accommodation can cost around the price range of JPY 25000-45000. Moreover, for those who wish to stay in a more pampered atmosphere with lush surroundings and excellent service, five star accommodations can be availed in the price range of JPY 30000-60000.
All accommodations in Tokyo offer various services and facilities for providing a comfortable and relaxed stay. Apart from being centrally located with in the city or located at close distances from major attractions, hotels offer certain facilities like fully equipped gym, spas offering body tantalizing massages and wraps, currency conversion exchange, laundry and valet service, concierge services, shopping arcade, swimming pools, beauty parlor etc.
Rooms are also well equipped with various amenities like spacious beds and cupboards, big bathrooms with large tubs, blow dryers, telephone with data ports etc offering a deluxe stay and comfortable stay in Tokyo to all hotel guests.
Amusing and interesting Facts
It’s noted that most of shopping stores in Tokyo are fascinatingly designed with groceries located at the ground level, clothes and beddings in the middle and restaurant located at the top of multi-storied malls. The name of Tokyo when broken down in Kanji, it means “East” and “Capital”. Another interesting fact about the city is that in Japan, fair skin is regarded as beautiful.
Tokyo is the city that is considered as the commercial and cultural center of Japan that leaves its mark in the minds of visitors that’s appreciated long after their visits to this wonderful destination.