|Tennis court rent (1 hour on weekend)||$15.39|
|One-way ticket (local transport)||$1.57|
|1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff||$0.59|
|Internet (6 Mbps, unlimited data)||$37.78|
|Water bottle (1.5 liter)||$1.37|
|Loaf of white bread||$1.80|
|Mid range bottle of wine||$14.73|
Tokyo is everybody’s dream destination, at least in the East. It is highly urbanized; it is stuffed with great things waiting to be discovered, it is world’s biggest city both in terms of economy and population.
Although Tokyo is considered to be one of the most expensive travel destinations, there are ways and means that could help you minimize your costs exploring it. One of these ways is dropping the guided tours and just getting around the place by yourself. Tokyo is easier to explore on your own that you might impress.
When you are ready to explore Tokyo, make sure that you would not miss out on key attractions.
First, there is of course Tokyo Disney Resort. It is now made up of two separate parks – the globally famous Tokyo Disneyland and the unique water themed amusement park Tokyo Disney Sea, which exclusive to Japan. There are a lot of fun and enjoyable activities for all members of the family in store here.
Next up, there is Tokyo Dome City. It’s a complete space with an amusement park, shopping hubs, restaurants, and spa. Your whole day will be occupied with the things you can do in here. It even has a stadium where baseball games and concerts are often held.
Another must-see is the Tokyo Tower. It’s a humongous 332-meter tower that’s even higher than the world-famous Eiffel Tower. Go to the observatory platforms and enjoy picturesque views of the city and Mount Fuji during a clear day. Otherwise, you may visit the Tokyo Tower Wax Museum, the Trick Art Gallery, and the Mysterious Walking Zone, which are all housed in the tower.
If you want to experience the ultimate R&R embraced in the fluttering pink hues of cherry blossoms, check out the Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden during Spring. There are many other flowers in blossom, greenhouses, and quaint tea ceremony houses that you can explore.
For a trip to enrich your spirit, visit the Asakusa Shrine. It is the most famous and most visited shrine in Tokyo, which also hosts the Sanja Festival every May. The Sanja Festival is a major historic festival wherein hundreds of portable shrines or the mikoshi are paraded. It also signifies how the townspeople previously celebrated festivities in the past.
Museums and cherry trees galore! These are what await you at Ueno Park. It offers a veritable smorgasbord of visual delights – art, architecture, nature – all rolled into one.
The Tokyo Tower is Japan's answer to the Eiffel Tower in Paris. It soars above the Tokyo metropolis, a symbol of Japan's reemergence as a major economic power after the devastation of World War II. At night, the tower casts a bright glow that beckons and invites, making it one of Japan's most popular tourist attractions.
A national treasure ensconced in a picturesque garden and hectares upon hectares of shady trees, the Meiji Jingu Shrine is Tokyo's largest. This shrine is also among the country's most sacred shrines and is one of three Imperial Shrines (or jingu). It is built in the middle of the Yoyogi Park, making it a tranquil oasis amidst the urban sprawl that is Tokyo.Source