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Tokyo is a beautiful city. For first-timersit is an overwhelming place to be in. During the spring time, the gardens around the city come to life. The city offers contrasting features, on one hand where visitors are standing amidst the skyscrapersin Shiodome,...more

Tokyo, Japan

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Tokyo is a beautiful city. For first-timersit is an overwhelming place to be in. During the spring time, the gardens around the city come to life. The city offers contrasting features, on one hand where visitors are standing amidst the skyscrapersin Shiodome, on the other within minutes you can be in the serene surroundings of the Hamarikyu Gardens. The history of the city is well-preserved in the Asakusa District and the numerous museums across the city.
Tokyo features a wide array of sights; visitors can get an exclusive view of the city from the observation deck of the Tokyo Tower and the viewing platforms at the twin towers at the Tokyo Metropolitan Government building. The Tokyo National Museum is a great place to learn about the city and its heritage. The Mori Art Museum has a number of artworks from renowned artists. Walk around the Tokyo Bay to get impressive evening views of the bay and the nightlights of the city.
Tokyo is an exciting place for shoppers. They can enjoy some good shopping opportunities in the city. Tokyo is an excellent destination for buying clothing and cosmetics and practically everything. The Antique Mall in Ginza and the Antique Market in Omotesando are good for shopping for antiques. The Takeshita Street and the Akihabara are also great places to shop at. Regardless of what shoppers are looking for they can find it in the markets of Tokyo.

Nearby Airports

There are two major airports that serve Tokyo. The Narita Airport serves international flights whereas the Haneda Airport serves domestic air traffic. Both the airports offer good and easy connectivity to the city.
From the Narita Airport the easiest way to get to the city is by the limousine bus service. It takes about 2 hours and a one way trip costs around ¥3,500. Taking the Skyliner or the Narita Express is the fastest way of getting to the city. The Keisei Limited Express Tokkyu trains are affordable and take around 1 hour to reach Nippori or Ueno; a one-way trip usually costs ¥1,000-1,200. Taxis are also available from the airport to the city but are expensive and can cost up to ¥30,000.
The Haneda Airport too offers good connectivity. The Tokyo Monorail is the best and easiest way to get to the city. It costs around ¥470 and runs to Hamamatsucho. There is also the private Keikyu line, which connects the airport to the city. These trains run to Shinagawa and Yokohama. There are limousine buses that connect the Haneda Airport to the Narita Airport.

Halal Restaurants

There are a number of halal restaurants in Tokyo where visitors can find a variety of cuisines including authentic Japanese delicacies and different varieties of sea food. Some of the halal restaurants in Tokyo include Siddique Hamacho, Asian Izakaya Siddique Ningyocho, Surya, Dong Khoi Kayabacho Shinkawa, Ali Siddique, Gandhara, etc.

Mosques

Tokyo has a number of mosques. The most prominent mosque in Tokyo is the Tokyo Mosque; it is the largest mosque in Japan. The other mosques in Tokyo include Masjid As-Salaam, Al-Tawheed Mosque, Masjid Otsuka, Masjid Darul Arqam, Makki Masjid, etc.

Things to Do and See in Tokyo

  • Imperial Palace
  • Tokyo Tower
  • Mori Art Museum
  • Koishikawa Korakuen Park
  • Tokyo National Museum
  • Tokyo Metropolitan Government building
  • Rainbow Bridge
  • Roppongi Hills
  • Bunkyo Civic Center
  • Riding Sky Bus Tokyo
  • World Trade Center Building
  • Boat ride on Sumida River
  • Tokyo Disney Resort
  • Inokashira Park
  • Ghibli Museum
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