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Top 10 places in Tokyo
Our app features the history of 33 monuments and great sites including places to discover Tokyo. Here is a selection of the top 10 monuments of the city, with an extract of the texts available in the application and written by our teams of specialists. For full content, download our Android and iPhone Guide and start creating your travel journal for your stay at Tokyo
This Buddhist temple built in 645 is the oldest temple in Tokyo: it is dedicated to the bodhisattva goddess Kannon. Two fishermen would have found a statue in their nets; A lord revealed to them that it was the goddess. All three now devoted a fervent worship to Kannon. In 1649 a shogun decided to... Read more
It is the most renowned Kabuki theater in Tokyo. A first building was built in 1889; It was rebuilt in 1911, but it had to be rebuilt 4 times due to a fire in 1921, the terrible earthquake in 1923, the bombing in 1945, the non-compliance with anti-seismic standards in 2010. The new theater dates... Read more
The Imperial Palace was built where the castle of the Shoguns Tokugawa was located after the Emperor had defeated the Shogun's army in 1868. There are still fortifications of this castle destroyed by a fire in 1873 and especially the moat Which completely isolate the palace from the surrounding... Read more
This 60-storey skyscraper has a height of 240 m; It was completed in 1978 and its construction obeyed anti-seismic standards: reinforced concrete base reinforced by a steel structure; The upper part is made of a steel frame with concrete poured between columns to ensure the mobility of the building... Read more
The architect Tachu Naito realized this tower which resembles the Eiffel Tower (325 m) between 1957 and 1958; It has a height of 333 m but weighs only 4000 tons whereas the Eiffel Tower weighs 10000. The architect rigorously applied the anti-seismic constraints so that the tower resists an... Read more
This museum opened in 1872 in another place is the first and most important museum of Japan; It is located in the beautiful Ueno Park. It has a very complete collection of archaeological objects and works of art from Japan and also from China, Korea, India, Central Asia and Egypt. The objects are... Read more
The word Tosho-gu refers to all Shinto shrines dedicated to Togukawa Ieyasu, the founder of the Togukawa shogunate (1603-1868), the third and last shogunal government in Japan. There are sanctuaries devoted to this Shogun throughout Japan: there have been as many as 500, as opposed to 130 at... Read more
The zoo that stretches over 14 ha was created in 1882; It has nearly 2600 animals distributed according to 460 species. Long, the sensation was the giant panda Ling Ling; After his death in 2008, the zoo remained a panda-free moment but since 2011, the zoo has once again two pandas from China.... Read more
The Temple of Suitable Luck is a Buddhist temple of the Zen Rinzai School; It is known for its room going back to the beginning of the 15th century. Dedicated to the bodhisattva Jizo. Legend has it that it was built in 1278 by order Regent Hojo Tokiyori established in Kamakura, capital of Japan at... Read more
This Shinto sanctuary dates back 1250 years, but it was rebuilt several times due to fires, and last time during the earthquake of 1923. It is now made of concrete. We enter the sanctuary by a beautiful monumental gate on two levels, with a dominant red color, built with cypress wood.... Read more
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