Tokyo, a metropolis like no other, offers you unique and inspiring moment by the marvelous mixture of traditional and contemporary attractions.
The most popular historical place is Asakusa’s Sensoji Temple and Nakamise Road, a colourful street of festive stalls, which are always bustling with local worshippers and tourists alike. Many UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage productions in the world-famous arts of Kabuki, Bunraku, and Noh are offered at various theatres. Visitors can also observe and practice the Zen-inspired tea ceremony, as well as Ikebana, an elegant traditional form of flower arrangement.
At the same time, Tokyo is a growing megalopolis bursting with ideas and innovation. Throughout the city are examples of ultra-modern and glass-walled skyscrapers, like the magnificent Tokyo Metropolitan Government building near Shinjuku Station. The sights and sounds of Western music and youth culture keep Shibuya constantly vibrant, and the bustle of modern business means things are never slow in the Shinagawa area. The Ginza and Yurakucho areas are the heart of big business and gorgeous architecture. The Omotesando Hills complex (designed by Tadao Ando), Tokyo Midtown, Shiodome skyscrapers, and the TOKYO SKYTREE are all symbolic of Japan’s ever-furthering venture for modernity.
Autumn in Tokyo is one of the most pleasant seasons, as temperatures are neither too cold nor too hot, and you often are treated to fine days with clear skies*. Chrysanthemums, the national flower, bloom to create beautiful displays of abundant flora that enchant visitors.
*Average temperature in september : 73°F / 22.8°C