Tokyo Vacation CruisesTokyo started out as a small village in the 12th century named Edo which meant 'Gate of the Inlet' because it is the place where the Sumida River meets the Tokyo Bay, but it is thought that this area of Japan has been inhabited since prehistoric times. This obscure town did not gain importance until it was invaded by
Something for EveryoneThere is so much to do in see while in Tokyo that vacationers who are on a tight time schedule will already be planning their next trip back before they have even departed from the city. The Imperial Palace is considered to be the heart of Tokyo and Downtown Tokyo is a must see. This is where the Edo Castle once stood when the city was in its earliest stages of development. Today, the Imperial Palace is home to the Japanese Emperor and his family. Kitanomaru Park, the Eastern Imperial garden and the Imperial Garden are all located on
A Fashion Oriented CityBesides exploding with history and culture, Tokyo is also considered the hippest city in Japan. The city is absolutely bursting with nightlife. In the evenings, young people dressed in the latest fashions flock to various hot spots. Tokyo is a shopping Mecca. The Ginza Shopping District is full of high-end retail and is the most expensive place to shop. Ikebukuro is also a shopping and entertainment area that boasts several department stores. The Kando Kosho Tengai is a popular gathering place for students. Cafes and second hand bookshops line the streets. Shibuya is very popular amongst the younger generation and features department stores and specialty shops. Roppongi is packed with bars and clubs that mirror those in the west. This is by far Tokyo's most popular nighttime spot.
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