Wht about the most attractive buildings? The Tokyo Tower is a communications and observation tower in the Shiba-Koen district. It was originally inspired by the Eiffel Tower, hence their similar appearance. Tokyo’s Ritz Carlton is home to one of the most expensive suits in the world. The room, designed by Frank Nicholson, costs £15 500 GBP per night. And Tokyo’s Imperial Palace is a large tourist attraction that is mostly closed to the public. However, some special areas open to the public on the Emperor’s birthday and New Year.
Tokyo has the most top-rated restaurants in the world. It is home to over 14 three-star Michelin restaurants which is more than Paris, London and New York together!
Besides, did you know that Komagata Dozeu restaurant has been serving Tokyo in the same plot of land since 1801? Withstanding numerous earthquakes and volcanoes, this traditional restaurant has not changed much over the last 200 years! The entrance is nothing fancy, but for a few benches for those waiting in line; the main dining area still has tatami floors with cushions to sit on and small tables to eat off from. All dishes served here are made with a fish called Dozeu, or Dojo. This isn’t just another Asian restaurant; it’s an institution!
Travelling in a densely populated city like Tokyo can be hard, especially when you’re commuting in trains. During rush hours, you will find ‘passenger arrangement staff’ commonly known as ‘pushers’ or ‘Oshiya’, whose job is to push passengers inside the train and help them aboard. Well this may sound harsh, but without the help of these Oshiya, the trains would not be able to leave on time. No wonder the Japanese trains are always on time!