Many people visit Japan and don’t speak or understand the Japanese language. If you find yourself wandering around the city and you feel like you have no way to ask directions, you don’t have to be afraid. From public transportation to tourist sites, there will be signs in English. If you approach the Information Booths, most of the people there are good at speaking English.
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Sensoji (浅草寺, Sensōji, also known as Asakusa Kannon Temple) is a Buddhist temple located in Asakusa. It is one of Tokyo’s most colorful and popular temples.
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Akihabara is (in)famous as the headquarters of everything manga, anime, and games, a colorful paradise for every geek and Otaku! Tokyo’s “Electric Town”, located on the eastern side of the central Chiyoda ward. The area houses thousands of shops selling every technological gadget you can imagine, from computers to gaming consoles and vacuums to DVDs, at rather reasonable prices.
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Secretly, I’m a geek (sometimes not so secretly). I used to watch Gundam as a kid and have collected a few items when I was growing up. While planning my trip to Japan, I made sure to include Gundam Cafe to my list. And it didn’t disappoint!
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Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden is one of Tokyo’s largest and most popular parks. Located just a short walk from Shinjuku Station, you can enjoy its sprawling lawns and quiet groves perfect for a morning or afternoon stroll. In late March and early April, it is one of the go-to when you want to sea the cherry blossoms. The central lawn areas are particularly stunning.