Japan’s capital, Tokyo, is one of the busiest places on earth. From crazy colored lights from the skyscrapers to the historic temples. Currently holding 37 million inhabitants, it is the largest city in the world. It was named “Edo” before changing to Tokyo in 1890 during the Meiji Restoration.
Tokyo is tax-free making it one of the best shopping destinations in the world. It has the world-renowned shopping district, Ginza. There you can buy from international labels such as Chanel, Cartier and Bulgari. For those on the hunt of the more unusual or crazy cutting-edge, Harajuku and Omotesandō is where you need to be.
For the foodies out there, Tokyo has the most top-rated restaurants in the world. Over 14 three-star Michelin restaurants reside there. Then, after a tiring day in Tokyo, it’s Ritz Carlton has one of the most expensive suits in the world. For about $2,000 per night, you can stay in a room personally designed by Frank Nicholson.
It is a shame that Tokyo’s Imperial Palace is usually closed to the public. Some areas are open to everyone on New Years and the Emperor’s birthday. It is best to time your schedule if you want to make the most out of your visit.