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Asakusa
Asakusa
#About the Place that Resembles the Old Tokyo

Asakusa is the area around the Sensoji Temple, the oldest, colorful and most loved temple of Tokyo. This is one of Tokyo's most important historical sites. The character of Asakusa is reminiscent of the old Tokyo and it is pleasant to spend time in the temple and the market nearby, even for a whole day.

On the Nakamise Dori Street, the street leading to the Sensoji Temple, you will see the Nakamise Market, which offers many stalls and shops, with Edo art crafts, traditional Japanese clothing, kimonos and many tourist memorabilia.

At the entrance to the Sensoji Buddhist Temple stands a large two-story red gate called Kaminarimon. The name of the gate means "God of Thunder," and indeed, on the gate you can see the decorations of the figures of the gods of the wind and the thunder.

On the second floor of the gate there is a library in which Buddhist and antique books are preserved. The gate, the pagodas and the other structures in the Temple were destroyed during World War II, and reconstructed with precision.

After the Kaminarimon Gate, enter the road that leads to the temple, a 300-meter road with a colorful and spectacular street market. In this market you will see hundreds of colorful and cozy stalls offering local souvenirs, fortune tellers and other intriguing Japanese surprises.

Both to the Sensoji Temple and to the large market adjacent to it, the entrance is free.



#The History of Asakusa

Asakusa’s district is the remnant of a distant historical era. While wandering around, you can feel how the passersby felt, in an age when pleasant, smiling geishas walked there. In Kannonura Street you can also see from time to time, women wearing such clothes.

Between the 17th and 19th centuries, when Tokyo was the capital of the military Tokugawa Shogunate, the Asakusa area was the center of their entertainment.

Today Asakusa is one of the most important historical sites in Tokyo, a place reminiscent of Tokyo of other, earlier times.


#Tips

The entrance to the temple is free.


A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/NiEi1Vp7zcw


More of Asakusa:

https://youtu.be/RuCcoLw7omI


A Trip Around the Entire Area:

https://youtu.be/b5AurdhTcUc
Rikugien
Rikugien
#The Place of Escape from the Hustle and Bustle of Tokyo

Rikugien Garden, with an emphasis on the first syllable, is a charming and spacious Japanese garden where you can escape for a moment from the hustle, bustle and bustling city. Here you can leave behind the city race and enter for a while or more, for a pleasant and relaxing Japanese rest. Enter the garden at the wooden gate, see the goldfish in the beautiful pool of water, stand on the stone bridge and sit in the cozy and peaceful tea house. Take a moment of peace and then return, equipped with renewed energy, to busy Tokyo. Rikugien is located next to the Komagome Station on the Yamanote Line.



#A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/HkBlVYoQPbA



#In the Spring:

https://youtu.be/NT5d95nmISo



#A Night Tour:

https://youtu.be/ThPSqPqJtq8
Tokyo Imperial Palace
Tokyo Imperial Palace
#About the Imperial Palace in Tokyo

The existence of the Japanese Empire today is no small matter. Japan's local culture has preserved one of its ancient symbols of power to this day. What can represent this success better than the existence of the Imperial Palace?

The Emperor's Palace is a palace surrounded by gardens located in the heart of Tokyo, the capital. Today it serves as the official residence of the Emperor of Japan, where the official ceremonies of the Emperor, which since World War II is a representative role in the country, are held. By the way, the Emperor of Japan, who lives in the palace today, is the only monarch in the world, who still holds the title of "emperor." This is a relatively new palace built in 1968 after the former palace was destroyed in World War II. The emperor lives with his family in a vast area surrounded by protective trenches and green groves. In the palace itself, ceremonies are held to welcome new ambassadors, and here the emperor meets leaders of other countries visiting Tokyo.

The palace of the emperor of Japan is surrounded by a protective canal and by gardens or parks, which constitute the largest green lung in Tokyo. Its size is even more impressive when you consider how dense this town is and the cost of every meter built.

The entrance to the palace and some of the surrounding gardens is forbidden, as they serve the imperial family of Japan. Some of these charming gardens are open to the general public. The Nijubashi Bridge is especially famous, also known as the "double bridge" which stands at the entrance to the Imperial Palace.

In spring and especially in April, many of the city's residents and visitors come here to enjoy the spectacular cherry blossoms.



#About the Palace

The Emperor's Palace is actually a well-protected castle surrounded by protective trenches and guard towers, along with thick forests.

The palace is a green lung in the heart of Tokyo, with a total of 3,410 square kilometers. There's a garden of hundreds of Dwarf Bonsai trees, which vary from hundreds of years old and up to 600 years old.

The palace opens to visitors twice a year - on the emperor's birthday, which takes place on December 23 and January 2, on New Year's Day. On the other days, visitors can visit only the eastern garden of the palace, where they can enter the museum showing the imperial collections.

The palace employs about 1,000 service personnel and artists, including cooks, groomsmen, court musicians, palace fishermen, gardeners who take care of the famous bonsai trees of Japan and the Royal Guards, among them the exchange of guards at its gate.



#The History of the Palace

The palace in front of you sits on the ruins of a palace constructed in the 17th century. In the past, the castle served as the fort of the house of Tokugawa Shogunate and was called The Edo Castle. In 1869 Emperor Meiji of Kyoto moved to the Edo Castle (the original name of Tokyo) and since then it has been called the Castle Palace.

During World War II, the palace was destroyed by Allied bombings and in 1948 another palace was erected in the palace gardens of the Shogun, in the area that is now the eastern garden of the palace. The new palace (the present one) was built in 1968. Despite its modernist style, it also has architectural elements from the ancient Japanese tradition and architecture.



#Tips

The entrance to the eastern gardens in the palace of the Emperor is free. The public parks are Kitanomaru Park, the Kokyo Gaien Gardens and the Kokyo Higashi Guoen.

Go to a restaurant on the 36th floor of the nearby Marunouchi Tower and look out over a breathtaking view that includes the palace, the royal gardens and the magnificent view around them.



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/z1kf4yXfrUk



The Wonderful Gardens Around the Palace:

https://youtu.be/m3R7MC3aeUM



The Guard Change at the Palace Entrance:

https://youtu.be/UnHuFOh1nk8
Tokyo Tower
Tokyo Tower
#About the Tower Inspired by the Eiffel Tower

Did you know that the Eiffel Tower can be seen not only in Paris? In the heart of Tokyo, you can see the Tokyo Tower, a communication and an iron observation tower, inspired by the famous Parisian tower and considered the second highest tower in the city.

The Tokyo Tower is considered the tallest iron tower in the world, a local icon and a clear marker of modern Tokyo. It is 333 meters high, 13 meters higher than the Eiffel Tower, which means that this tower is hard to miss, even from a distance.

The Eiffel Tower is dark colored, while the Tokyo Tower is painted in combination with intense orange color, along with subtle shades of white. This tower attracts masses of visitors who come see the capital of Japan from the two observations, at different heights of 150 meters and 250 meters, which gives a great view of the city.

In addition to having a spectacular view of the city, the Tokyo Tower also offers a hologram and mystery museum, a huge aquarium with tens of thousands of small fish and a wax museum. At its base you can enjoy the 4-story "FootTower" mall with shops, galleries, restaurants and buffets.



#The History of the Tokyo Tower

The Tokyo Tower, which until 2010 was considered the tallest tower in Japan, was built in the 1950's. It was in the era of post-World War II recovery, when Japan began to restore its status and started to become an economic superpower.

It was built for the NHK public broadcasting, which began broadcasting in 1953 and needed a regional broadcast tower. So it was decided to be the tallest tower in the world, above the Empire State Building, which was the tallest tower of the time. A lack of building materials and funding led to the anticlimax, and finally the height of the tower was determined according to the needs of the television and broadcasting company in the Kanto region, with a radius of only 150 kilometers.

The tower, opened in 1958, was designed by Japanese architect Tasho Naito, a famous architect who specialized in tower design. Naito, who sought inspiration in the Western world, chose the Eiffel Tower in Paris as inspiration for this radio tower.

The tower is capable of surviving earthquakes, twice as powerful as the Great Earthquake of 1923, and typhoons with winds up to 220 kilometers per hour.

Some of the steel brought for the construction of the tower, which was built by about 400 laborers, came from the scraps of American tanks that were damaged in the Korean War.



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/BRXj0ei9Kzg


A View from Above:

https://youtu.be/WRgj-fDYmEY

Must See in Tokyo

Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
#About Tokyo’s National Park

Although Tokyo is a modern and technologically advanced city, you can find between its high-tech skyscrapers and new technological complexes small parks and beautiful gorgeous green gardens.

A landscape without towers, roads, buildings, stores or advertising signs can be found in Shinjuku Gyoen National Park, one of the most beautiful parks in Tokyo. There are three sorts of charming gardens - a traditional Japanese-style garden, an English garden and a French garden. On top of that, there is a huge variety of trees, including 1,500 cherry trees, which bloom so nicely in the spring and are very popular in Japan.

Among its paths, bridges, lakes and green cherry trees, along with the traditional Japanese wooden structures and rich scenic landscape, its colorful and multicultural diversity makes this park one of Japan's touching and heartwarming places.

The Shinjuku Gyoen Park, founded on a gigantic 600-acre land, was first opened in 1949. It originated in a Japanese aristocratic dynasty, built in the place where the private castle of Lord Naito was located.

Touring around these park areas is especially relaxing and gives great pleasure to the eyes and soul. It will provide you a green lung in the center of the city, while in the background you can always see the skyline of Tokyo's modern buildings.



A Closer Look:
https://youtu.be/Qp4B-NqhZVM



The Cherry Blossom in Shinjuku:

https://youtu.be/edQ8SDZv-Nc



More of the Sakura:

https://youtu.be/bv50faIZr-g
Tokyo Zoo
Tokyo Zoo
#About the Zoo where You Can See Panda Bears

The Tokyo Zoo is a beautiful zoo where the main attraction include sweet pandas. In fact, most visitors here come to this zoo just to see them. The distance to the panda bears is minimal and the pleasure is great.

The Tokyo Zoo, which is located in Ueno Park in Taito, was opened in 1882. It was the first zoo of its kind in Japan and in practice is considered the oldest zoo in the country.

At the Tokyo Zoo you will find the largest number of species from any other zoo in Japan. There are thousands of animals, of more than 400 different species. Among them you will find fascinating animals, such as Japanese roaches, royal penguins, guanacos, ostriches, rabbits, red-crowned cranes and white-tailed sea eagles.

Even if the highlight of the visit here are the pandas, find the Sumatra Tiger and the Gorilla of the West Lowlands, which are considered almost as popular.



#Tips
The entrance to the zoo is very cheap and children under the age of 12 are free.



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/kMVsGEqlVns
The Nijubashi Bridge
The Nijubashi Bridge
#About the Most Photographed Bridge in Tokyo

The Nijubashi Bridge or the Double Bridge at the entrance to the Imperial Palace, is the photogenic entrance bridge of the Emperor's Palace in Tokyo. And the truth is that not only in the city - it is one of the most familiar and photographed places in all of Japan.

The unique setting from the two-arched bridge offers a breathtaking view of the Imperial Palace and the Old City.

The public is permitted to pass through the famous stone bridge only twice a year - once on New Year's Day and once again on the emperor's birthday.

The bridge is just a minute's walk from the underground station. Walk along it, and along the canal of the palace, and up up the bridge and into the palace gate.



#Tips

Next to the Nijubashi Bridge you can watch the palace guards change once an hour and then stand at the gates of the palace.



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/V1dgqRAEuBo



It is very Beautiful:

https://youtu.be/6Dsim6Hm4-Y



#It is a Popular Tourist Photo Spot:

https://youtu.be/TqwYta0Pz2M
Meiji Jingu
Meiji Jingu
#About the Shrine in Tokyo

Meiji Shrine in the Harajuku quarter in the center of Tokyo is the Shinto Temple, the common religion in Japan. It is a national symbol established in 1920 and named after Emperor Meiji, the Japanese emperor of the 19th century who is considered the modern father of Japan.

The Shrine of Meiji, known and famous for its New Year's Day celebrations, is an active and vibrant temple. In particular, you can see it on Sundays, when masses of people visit the 1,000-acre compound.

The temple serves for quite a few traditional wedding ceremonies, in the Japanese style. If you see a ceremony while you are here, you will enjoy seeing family relatives in a traditional kimonos, and the men in Western suits.

The temple complex includes beautiful gardens, which blossom in June, during the season of the iris. In fact, the temple is located in Yoyogi Park in the young and colorful Harajuku district. It is said here that the rich vegetation is based on excellent contributions by pilgrims to the most important temple in Japan for Shinto believers.

Even if you do not believe, before entering the Temple, cleanse yourself on the beautiful trough in front of the entrance. Rub some water on your hands and rinse your mouth with the metal cups. Now you are pure, and ready to enter into the Shine.

At the entrance to the temple itself there are special tables at which the Japanese throw a coin, for donations. They then clap hands to draw the attention of the gods. Even after prayer, it is customary to clap and announce that the prayer is over.




#About the Shinto Religion

This Shinto Shrine was built in 1920. It is especially famous for the New Year's Day celebrations that have been going on here for many years. The Temple is a pilgrimage site and the rich vegetation surrounding it, is entirely of donations from pilgrims.

Shinto, the basic religion of Japan, was once the religion of the state here. Today it is subject to the individual's decision.

Shinto shrines will be found everywhere in Japan. These temples are often erected to indicate mountains, rivers, forests, waterfalls and other natural phenomena, which are especially good and beautiful.



#Tips
After visiting the temple complex on Sunday morning, head to the Yoyogi Koen Park and watch the young and colorful, sometimes even wild and youthful street fashion of Tokyo's youth. Among the colorful youngsters in their clothing, hair and makeup, you can also enjoy intriguing street performances.

After visiting the temple, you should go for a walk in the surrounding park. Especially beautiful to visit here in June, the blossom season of the iris.



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/ouq7GiYaP74


Yoyogi Park
Yoyogi Park
#About the Green Park with Colorful and Rebellious Street Fashion

Yoyogi Park is a beautiful park, one of the largest parks in Tokyo, rich in beautiful trees and plants, along with many hiking and jogging paths and places for active city sports. Many see it as Tokyo's Central Park.

Yoyogi has great lawns, lakes, cherry blossoms, fountains and Japanese wooden buildings and benches.

Every Sunday, masses of tourists and locals come here to enjoy the tranquility and charm of Yoyogi, along with the culture and street fashion of the young people who come here to see and be seen. They gather in the nearby park and street of Takeshita Dori, dressed in colorful clothes, stylized hairstyles, while celebrating their most daring, subversive, and extravagant fashions.

Another interesting street show in the park is the "Elvisism" show. It's a bunch of Elvis Presley impersonators, who every Sunday sing and drink beer and make people happy.



#Tips
The most beautiful time to visit here is during Sakura, the cherry blossom season which occurs every year from March to early May.



A Closer Look:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HB-Nb9FnsW8



There is Also a Nice Market Here:

https://youtu.be/Gt5R0pGAiIA



Here are the "Elvis's" performing:

https://youtu.be/u0EnARCOAvs
Uenoonshi Park
#About the Park with the Spring Cherry Blossoms

Uenooshi Park, in the Ueno district of Tokyo, is a large public park near the Ueno Station. There are temples, small lakes, thousands of trees and wonderful green gardens there. All this alongside the green nature and the tranquil walking paths and its varied attractions.

At the southern entrance of the park, open to the public, you can see the statue of the famous samurai Saigo Takamori.

Within the Ueno Park you will find the Tokyo Zoo, ancient temples, a concert hall and some of the best museums in Japan. Among them are the National Museum of Tokyo, with its many national treasures that are considered important to Japan, the National Science Museum, the National Museum of Western Art, the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Shitamachi Museum.

The Ueno Park was built on land where an ancient temple once stood. Nearby is the temple of Toshogu from 1651.
It is considered one of the best places in Japan to witness the cherry blossoms of spring. If you only have time for one park in Tokyo, visit this park. It's worth every minute!



#Tips

The Ueno Park, which is open day and night, attracts many residents and tourists. The peak of the beauty of the visit here is during the Sakura, the cherry blossom season that occurre between March and early May (the date changes every year).



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/LamO_5eeJEI



A Visit During the Sakura Season - The Cherry Blossom:

https://youtu.be/VSbIHKs0gEQ
Harajuku
#About the Trendy Costume District of Tokyo

In the area surrounding the Harajuku Railway Station, the JR East Yamanote Line of the Tokyo Railway Network, is the Harajuku quarter, known for its wild and colorful street fashion and its extreme street culture.

Thanks to its unique street style, the Harajuku district is considered one of the world's fashion centers. Who has not heard about the girls who dress up here, and the boys' extreme clothing and pop culture? Who has not seen the social encounters with the most colorful and creative dress code in Japan? - The street style that was born, developed and updated here over the years, is an inspiration to fashion designers from around the world.

On the weekends, the Harajuku quarter comes to life. On Sunday mornings young people of the city arrive to see and be seen. Every Sunday the park turns into a colorful and crazy fashion show for young people. You can see the latest fashion trends here, with no limit to the styles of clothes and the variety of their extreme hairstyles. This is part of the subculture of the costume games in the world named Cosplay.

In addition to the fashion that trends in the quarter and the mass events of the young men dressed in crazy clothes and diverse styles of fashion, are various performances, street artists and an audience confined to a variety of clothing styles and combinations of clothes and trends of young Tokyo.

Every Sunday their clothes are glamorous and sparkling, adorned with pins and extremely exaggerated dolls. In the Yoyogi Park there is also the beautiful Meiji Jingu Temple, as well as hiking trails and a nice museum.



#The Influences of Fashion in Harajuku

For young Japanese people and especially for those of Tokyo, there is a much more varied and exciting fashion than of the young people of the West. While wandering the city, you will often encounter young people with purple or pink hair, for example, wearing gaudy skirts and stockings in a variety of colors and styles, or those who are stitched in stylized suits. The vibe in the city is that every hour is good for dressing up, in a way that anywhere else in the world would have looked like a costume or part of a theater show.

But everything is overshadowed by the fashionable sights of the Harajuku Station area. Fashion here is crazy. From the Victorian coat, the Gothic mirror, the Kawai look, the cute Pokemon characters and the Hello Kitty, to the costumes of characters from Japanese manga films, and the young Lolita look- it will all look exciting and intriguing and you won't be bored for a minute.



#Tips

The center of attention is Takeshita Dori and Yoyogi Koen.The young people here are aware of the attractiveness of their attire and appearance, and most of them have no problem being photographed. Do not be afraid to ask!

Harajuku is also a shopping center where you can buy local and international brands, especially for young people, in relatively cheap stores and prices.

Almost at the end of every month, the young people hold a colorful and stunning fashion show on Sundays. Very cool!



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/i1-5T2-a59s



The Young Fashion that Rules this Neighborhood:

https://youtu.be/Y1RC3KSLf-k
Akihabara
#About a Huge Area That is Like a Candy Store for Electronic Enthusiasts

Akihabara, Tokyo's gadget and technological neighborhood, is the dream for the average man, and quite a few women. People who like innovations for electronics, computerized toys and gadgets, as well as Japanese anime and manga addicts, here are called "Otaku."

The many electronics stores that each year attract millions of customers who; enjoy the latest gadgets, purchase computing and electronics products at affordable prices, need and to know that this is the most up to date versions of products in the computing world.

Another cool thing about Akihabara is the cultural center for anime, the famous subculture of the successful Japanese animation. On the streets of the area and in stores you can often see locals dressed up or working in fast food restaurants and in the cafes that will serve you your food, dressed as a familiar anime character.

It can be said that Akihabara is the "Mecca" of electronics. Come here, even if you do not want to buy, and be impressed by the many innovations and technological abundance that the Japanese really get hooked on.

Besides smartphones and computers, smart home appliances and robots, you can go into stores and be impressed by the Japanese culture. From stores dedicated to the successful Japanese manga comics, to other stores with books of all kinds and and for all ages, alongside Japanese anime movies with large-eyed figures, to toy stores where you will see new and surprising games alongside fun robots for children.



#Tips
You can find everything on the main street of the neighborhood.

Specific recommendations? Look for stores like Laox, Sofapa, Yodobashi Camera and Yamada Denki.



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/WCKM26VG6WY
Roppongi
#About the Entertainment District for Foreigners in Tokyo

Roppongi Hills, in the center of Tokyo, is an area full of modern towers and impressive buildings, showing visitors the city's innovative architecture, along with Tokyo's newest and hottest shopping centers. Spread around, there are exciting modern statues, designer buildings and delicacies with an amazing selection of specialties, such as square watermelons, cakes in shapes of hearts, or kisses, and more.

Today in Roppongi, the dominating center is the Roppongi Hills project, a new and modern shopping and entertainment center. Not everyone is enthusiastic about this modern area, built by one of Japan's elite, on the edge of an old neighborhood characterized by small old houses.

Roppongi today is not only a shopping area full of luxury stores, and Tokyo's expensive business district, but also the most identified place for city nightlife. Over the years, the city has become a hot spot for tourists and foreigners living in Tokyo. Every foreigner here knows that the small hours of the night are fun in Roppongi's hangouts.

It is one of the active and varied centers for nightlife. It has a variety of bars, nightclubs and restaurants, all considered high quality places. You can have fun evenings here in a good and prestigious cosmopolitan society, rich with English speakers.



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/yY7zEu345tc



The Existing Nightlife:

https://youtu.be/tdKH_6GSang
Shinjuku
#About Tokyo's Night Time Entertainment Area

Shinjuku has existed since the 17th century. Today it is famous as the entertainment center of Tokyo, especially among the young. Boji Chi is particularly great. It is the center of attention - the place where people get together and spend time, both in the evenings and at nights.

In the daytime Shinjuku is dedicated to shopping in attractive shops, all the way into the night, endlessly and without restrictions. Some call it Kabukicho, the street of food or the street of entertainment, others will see it as a shopping street or a street of sin, but one thing is clear - when young people want to be seen and feel present, they come here!

Young, beautiful, made up and ready, the young people of Tokyo flock to Shinjuku Station, which according to the Guinness Book of Records is the world's busiest train station. They are joined by tourists and together they flow by the huge billboards and crazy skyscrapers, to Shinjuku and Kabukicho, looking for nightly entertainment and experiences. Here the clubs, shops, restaurants and Pachinko machines (if not out of fashion yet) are found. Even the Red Light District is hidden in the smaller alleys of the area.

By the way, if you're part of the shopping community, you've also come to the right place even in the evening. The selection of shops here is crazy and if not closed yet, you can also enjoy the "usual" entertainment, called shopping.



A Closer Look at Shinjuku:

https://youtu.be/uRjgoYm9MxE



Boji Chi:

https://youtu.be/s3zbdngPiNQ



Another Look at Fun and Vibrant Shinjuku:

https://youtu.be/NiI7YUKYeDw
Shibuya
#About the Popular Meeting and Entertainment Place of Tokyo's Youth

Shibuya, the favorite neighborhood of the young, is one of the most fashionable, noisy, bustling and fastest areas in Tokyo. The trends of Tokyo's youth take place here, such as, running around in groups, wasting money in the huge and countless shopping and entertainment complexes and more.

The great popularity of Shibuya among the younger generation in Japan, brought and gained strength from the famous Shibuya department stores, specializing in modern fashion. One of them, for example, is Shibuya 109, a huge shopping center near the Shibuya Station. This center has become the centerpiece of unique fashion onTokyo, such as the Kogal and Gyaru.

In fact, there is a spectacular combination of entertainment, shopping and sights of huge billboards that thrash over its huge junction. All this makes Shibuya a kind of Japanese "Times Square" in Tokyo.

One of the places considered to be a fashion fascination, is Center Gai, where many fashion shops and designers work alongside cosmetic shops and more. All of these stand next to entertainment sites, cafes and restaurants, some of which operate for most of the day, while in the backround colorful variety of illuminated and flashing signs shine.

Thanks to its ceaseless movement and the tens of thousands of people who are coming every day, the Shibuya region gained a name all over the world. It is very well known, especially because of its huge and bustling pedestrian crossings, which is one of the best known places in the quarter and offers the busiest cross section in the world.
Because of its many businesses and technology companies, Shibuya gained the nickname "Bit Valley" during the late 1990's. It was an appropriate name for the place where Japan's high-tech scene, start-ups and technology began, during Shibuya's transformation into the technology and information center it is today.



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/0d1CVdudbcc



The Cool District of Tokyo in Shibuya:

https://youtu.be/8pXFktAbx5Y



The Discrict in Fast Motion:

https://youtu.be/cHel0LwRFlA
Shibuya Scrumble Crossing
#About the Busiest Junction in the World

You may have already seen one of the bustling crossroad videos of the Far Eastern capitals. They are crowded with plenty of people crossing the
intersection as the light goes green. It is a crazy sight.

An extreme example of this is the largest pedestrian crossing in the world, located in the Shibuya quarter of Tokyo City, outside the railway station of the Quarter. This is where many tourists come to watch the swarms of people passing through the many pedestrian crossings, in perfect silence and without any urgency or vulnerability.

The data is amazing - in every crossing, 2,000 people cross, making the sum of all the people that cross the whole junction here one million people per day! This pedestrian crossing is an excellent example of Tokyo's vibrant and frenetic lifestyle, which does not stop for a moment. But it is also an excellent demonstration of the remarkable Japanese manners. No one is pushing, angry, or hurting another person. They all cross quietly and efficiently, while maintaining distance and respect for others.

Watching the swarm of people obediently crossing the famous crosswalk is no less than hypnotizing. Read the tips below on how to capture the best place to watch this special crossing. Enjoy!



#Tips

The huge pedestrian crossing is directly opposite the exit of the Hachiko Railway Station. The Starbucks branch, which occupies several floors above the junction, has an excellent view from above. A cup of coffee and a light wait at the window will give you an excellent view of the world's busiest junction.



A Closer Look at the Massive Cross Walk:

https://youtu.be/tNevp2ZZzhU



Here is the Cross Walk from Above:

https://youtu.be/LlSPOnQw86A


אֵאוּרִיקַה - האנציקלופדיה של הסקרנות!

העולם הוא צבעוני ומופלא, אאוריקה כאן בשביל שתגלו אותו...

אלפי נושאים, תמונות וסרטונים, מפתיעים, מסקרנים וממוקדים.

ניתן לנווט בין הפריטים במגע, בעכבר, בגלגלת, או במקשי המקלדת

בואו לגלות, לחקור, ולקבל השראה!

אֵאוּרִיקַה - האנציקלופדיה של הסקרנות!

שלום,
נראה שכבר הכרתם את אאוריקה. בטח כבר גיליתם כאן דברים מדהימים, אולי כבר שאלתם שאלות וקיבלתם תשובות טובות.
נשמח לראות משהו מכם בספר האורחים שלנו: איזו מילה טובה, חוות דעת, עצה חכמה לשיפור או כל מה שיש לכם לספר לנו על אאוריקה, כפי שאתם חווים אותה.