Tokyo is rich in culture and monuments and palaces that speak about the history of this city and entire Japan. On this page, visitors can find a complete list of sights they should not miss while staying in Tokyo. From Imperial Palace, through unbelievable parks and Japanese gardens, to bazaars where you can try amazing culinary specialties.
Shibuya is one of the most modern city districts of Tokyo. With large shopping malls and countless stores of international fashion houses, Shibuya is one of the most prestigious fashion districts in this city. You should pay special attention to Central Gai Street, and if you are able, take a walk there at night. The brightness of Times Square with neon signs is nothing compared to Tokyo and this street.
Akihabara is a vibrant shopping mall known for its hardware stores, from small stalls to huge department stores like Yodobashi Multimedia Akiba. There are places specializing in animation and video games including the Tokyo Anime Center, for exhibitions and souvenirs, and Radio Kaikan where toys and collectibles are on display. Many consider Akihabara to be the center of modern Japanese popular culture and a major trading area for video games.
Roppongi belongs to Minato District. It is especially known for the Roppongi hills (where the Mori Tower rises, a skyscraper overlooking the area), for its numerous nightclubs and for being a destination for many Western tourists and immigrants, although most visitors are Japanese. The name "Roppongi", first used since 1660, literally means "six trees". Legend has it that the name is due to the fact that during the Edo period, six daimyō lived in the area, whose name was kanji (ideogram) containing the word "tree". Roppongi was not too populated before the Meiji period, although the area was a place of trade for centuries, chosen in 1626 to cremate the wife of the shogun Tokugawa Hidetada.