Tokyo, the ultimate metropolitan in Japan, where everyone tends to flock to. It is the capital of Japan and home of many well-known tourist spots, amongst them Shibuya, Harajuku, and Akihabara. The Capital has a extremely efficient public transportation system, with the train lines able to transport you nearly anywhere – with cost, of course. If you’re on a budget, walking is definitely an option for the bigger areas.
Tokyo alone has the population of all of Canada – so you can imagine how crowded it gets on trains and streets.
Depending on where you go within Tokyo, you can find quiet, green spaces, but you can also find towering skyscrapers and bustling roads. There is much to do, especially in the food and shopping scenes. And, if you like music, a concert from your favorite artist will most likely certainly be playing somewhere in Tokyo.
I studied abroad here for a year in 2013, my school located near Tokyo Tower. I was able to travel and review a couple of places (even outside of Tokyo), so if you’d like to read more in-depth about my experiences, you can go here. Please excuse the shameless plug.
Tokyo is one of my favorite places to go, simply because all things gather here. Many restaurants and brands from abroad start their businesses in Japan within the capital, and major conventions, like Comiket, are held nearby.
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