Time in Tokyo Where the New meets the Old

Time in Tokyo is one of the most wonderful parts of my Asian exploration trip and I will forever remember the beauty of Tokyo which is the perfect mixture of old and new. It’s the place time traveling and standing still at the same moment. 

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TOKYO – THE MUST TRAVEL DESTINATIONS

I’ve been to several cities in my life and at this time, I have to say that Tokyo is one of the most beautiful cities I’ve had the opportunity to travel to. Tokyo is one of the most tourist welcome destinations in the world, and there are six reasons to prove my point.

  • Friendly

Though Japanese is known for the distance, they are actually just being polite. If you have problems in Japan, such as find the directions or public transportation way. Shopping staffs are supper helpful, Japan has excellent customer service, and you might even find them overfriendly. 

  • Clean

Time in Tokyo makes me realize that big city is not the problem of cleanliness, it’s the people. Tokyo is surprisingly clean! Even they have the hardcore alcoholic-salary men problems, in the morning, everything backs to the normal states. After traveling to Japan, I learn the facts people expected to take their trash home since there is hardly any trash can.

  • Nature

Tokyo is a city of buildings, but there are some places where you can still enjoy nature and beautiful landscapes. In fact, Japan has a ⅔ landscape is mountains and forests. It’s the perfect destination for both technology and natural travel.

  • Delicious food

Tokyo has many family restaurants, where you can eat cheap and delicious foods. And here is the list of must-try local famous dishes:

  1. Sushi and sashimi (You will be surprised with the quality of fresh fish)
  2. Monjayaki (particularly in the Tsukishima area)
  3. Ramen (Top famous ramen in Tokyo includes but is not limited to Tsuta Ramen – Sugama; Ramen Jiro – Mita Honten; Ichiran Ramen; Rokurinsha in Tokyo Ramen Street; Ginza Kagari; Menya Musashi – Shinjuku) time in Tokyo, time for ramen guys.
  4. Tempura and Tendon bowl: iconic fry Japanese food: crispy and delicious without being greasy. 
  5. Unagi no Kabayaki: freshwater eel that is deboned and basted in sweet soy sauce and grilling. People also like having the rice-version call: Unaju.
  6. Soba: The light and chewy buckwheat noodles that dip in the strong flavors daishi and soy sauce broth.
  7. Yakitori: It’s the perfect grill bar for you to enjoy sake.
  8. Yanagawa Nabe: Nabe means hot pot. Yanagawa uses ingredients that rival freshwater eel as a stamina-boosting food and feature with the beaten eggs.
  • Safety

Japan is also known for safety, and it’s well known for its low crimes rate and LGBT+ friendly. 

  • Convenient and Entertainment: Japan has over 5000 Conbini (Japanese convenient stores) with goods offers, full services: wifi, ATM, Mail, and even delivery service.

 

TIME IN TOKYO – TIME OF OLD MEETS NEW

In the busy Tokyo, the capital of high technology, there is still the rich tradition of cultures and subcultures, where the old and the news meeting, where they merging but not blending in. Tokyo – There is no capital in this world that could be let you have the exclusive experience of the perfect harmony between the art of technology and traditional Japanese culture. And you can feel the significance of the rich culture in these 8 destinations and symbols with your time in Tokyo.

 

Ueno Hanazono Inari Jinja VS Digital Art Museum Tokyo –  Old meets New 

One of the shrines in Ueno Park, which is known for its numerous shrine gates.

This museum presents a vibrant and multifaceted environment developed with cutting-edge technology.

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Maneki Neko VS Hello Kitty

Maneki-Neko, also known as Maneki Neko (means “waving cat” or “beckoning cat”), is a famous Japanese fortunate charm shaped like a seated Japanese Bobtail cat. It “waives” its right or left paw at the visitor.  The goddess of mercy (kannon / ) is said to be reincarnated in the Maneki-Neko, according to Japanese belief. Some lucky cat stories and anecdotes dating back to the early Edo period (1603–1867).

 

Hello Kitty is a fictional character created by the Japanese firm Sanrio in 1974, based on the Japanese “Maneki-Neko.” Hello Kitty is a stylized, tiny white cat. Therefore, Hello Kitty generally hasn’t had a mouth and had colorful ribbons, flowers, or the like behind its left ear. But Hello Kitty has a completely different meaning to Maneki Neko, Hello Kitty is a silent friend, who is always beside you and hears you.

Time in Tokyo Hello Kitty and lucky cat
Time in Tokyo Hello Kitty and lucky cat

Ukiyo-e VS Hatsune Miku

 

Ukiyo-e (which can be translated as “pictures of a floating world”) is a collective name for a type of Japanese painting and/or print (woodblock print) that depicts the lifestyle and worldview of the broader middle class in Japan’s major cities during the Edo era (1603–1867).

Hatsune Miku is a virtual figure created by Japanese mangaka and painter Kei Yamaguchi. She became the mascot for Crypton’s artificial singing voice “Hatsune Miku,” which is based on the Vocaloid2 software synthesizer. She made her public debut in 2007, and she quickly rose to prominence. Nico Nico Douga’s admirers made music videos for her. Hatsune Miku was honored with the Seiun-Award in 2008 for being the first synthetic pop icon.

Time in Tokyo ukiyo e and hatsune miku
Time in Tokyo ukiyo e and hatsune miku

Kabuki VS Robi

Kabuki is a traditional type of bourgeois Japanese theatre from the Edo period (1603–1867) that includes singing, pantomime, and dance, as the name suggests. 

Robi is a humanoid robot that walks on two legs. It stands 34 centimeters tall and weighs roughly a kilogram. Twenty servomotors regulate its movements. Raising technology’s products.

Time in Tokyo Kabuki plays and robi robot
Time in Tokyo Kabuki plays and robi robot

 

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