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The Most Interesting Historical Places in Tokyo

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Historical Places in Tokyo

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    Among the country's, and the world's, largest institutions of its kind, Tokyo National Museum exhibits Buddhist and Japanese artwork, woodblo
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    Imperial Palace , Chiyoda
    Home of the imperial family, Imperial Palace and its expansive grounds stand among the city's most popular attractions for foreign visitors.
    Tours from $49
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    Senso-ji Temple , Taito
    Completed in 645 CE, Senso-ji Temple holds the status of being the oldest temple in Tokyo. The temple grounds contain an independent Buddhist
    Tours from $44
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    To escape the hustle of urban life in Tokyo, duck into The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace (Edo Castle Ruin) and appreciate the serenity
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    Admire the monumental statue of Kotoku-in (Great Buddha of Kamakura), one of the largest Buddha figures in Japan. The towering bronze statue
    Tours from $30
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    Tokyo abounds with excellent places to stay, from luxury affairs to humble budget-friendly lodgings. Its glittering skyscrapers house numerous international four- and five-star hotels, both in the populous cultural hotspots of Shinjuku and in the business centers of Akasaka and Shinbashi. Meanwhile, hostels catering to the shoestring traveler lie scattered throughout the city. For a memorable, distinctly Japanese experience, seek out a ryokan, a traditional bed and breakfast with tatami floor mats and sliding screen doors.
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