Photo Diary: Exploring Tokyo!

Japan's most iconic city is more than just its bustling capital -- it is the epicenter of where the worlds of the ultramodern and the traditional collide! A day in Tokyo will bring you up close to the likes of fashion-forward Shibuya and Harajuku one minute and then the historic wonders of Meiji Jingū and Sensō-ji the next. As you shuffle from place to place, you'll fall in love with the city's organized chaos (who knew a metro station could have so many tunnels and exits! We're looking at you Tokyo Station!) and the unique and charming culture that makes you feel like you are in a whole new world!  

   Kaminarimon (Thunder Gate) at the Senso-ji Temple  leading to  Nakamise , the main shopping street

Kaminarimon (Thunder Gate) at the Senso-ji Temple leading to Nakamise, the main shopping street

  The main courtyard of the  Senso-ji  Temple

The main courtyard of the Senso-ji Temple

  The view of the  Tokyo Skytree  from Senso-ji

The view of the Tokyo Skytree from Senso-ji

   Shibuya Crossing  (as seen from Shibuya Station)

Shibuya Crossing (as seen from Shibuya Station)

  The streets of  Shibuya  - filled with shopping and entertainment complexes! 

The streets of Shibuya - filled with shopping and entertainment complexes! 

  The view from the  Tokyo City View  observation deck in Mori Art Museum at Roppongi Hills

The view from the Tokyo City View observation deck in Mori Art Museum at Roppongi Hills

   Tokyo Tower  (as seen from Tokyo City View)

Tokyo Tower (as seen from Tokyo City View)

  The  Ginza  district of Tokyo

The Ginza district of Tokyo

  View of the  Ginza  shopping district from Mitsukoshi department store

View of the Ginza shopping district from Mitsukoshi department store

  The streets of  Ginza , Tokyo's upscale shopping district

The streets of Ginza, Tokyo's upscale shopping district

  On special weekends, the streets of Ginza are closed to traffic, allowing shoppers to wander the streets freely

On special weekends, the streets of Ginza are closed to traffic, allowing shoppers to wander the streets freely

  Traditional Japanese breakfast

Traditional Japanese breakfast

  The outer market of the  Tsukiji Fish Market  -- where you can find retail shops, street vendors & restaurants! 

The outer market of the Tsukiji Fish Market -- where you can find retail shops, street vendors & restaurants! 

  The outer market of the  Tsukiji Fish Market

The outer market of the Tsukiji Fish Market