Tokyo Skytree

The Tokyo Skytree is a iconic landmark of Tokyo city and of Japan as a whole country. It is the masterpiece of the Tokyo Skytree Town in the Sumida City Ward, a stone’s throw away from the historic Asakusa district. With a height of 634 meters, it is the tallest structure in all of Japan and was the second tallest structure in the world at the time of its completion. At it’s basement, there is a mega shopping complex and even a stunning aquarium.

 

Sensoji

Sensoji (also known as Asakusa Kannon Temple) is a traditional Buddhist temple located in the historic Asakusa district. It is one of the most colorful and popular temples in all of Japan. Legend has it that in the year 628, two brothers were fishing and found a statue of the goddess of mercy, and even though they put the statue back into the Sumida river, it always returned to them. Afterwards, Sensoji was built nearby to honour and worship the goddess of mercy and was completed in 645, making it the oldest temple in Tokyo.

 

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“Follow your bliss”, “live your best life”, are phrases that are thrown around everywhere, but I think the Japanese have nailed it with their concept of ‘Ikigai’. It’s about combining your passion with what you’re good at, what this world needs, and how you can make money doing it! :::::: Humans have chased money and material wealth since the beginning of time. And eventually, that never-ending, never reaching the finish line goal of having more ends up dissatisfaction. Ikigai is about focusing on what brings us our life meaning and what lights your soul on fire! :::::: So how do you find your Ikigai? Ask yourself these questions: 1. What do I love? 2. What am I good at? 3. What can I be paid for now — or something that could transform into my future hustle? 4. What does the world need? :::::: We all want to live a fulfilling life. It’s a struggle to find that thing that answers all 4 of these questions. But use your intuition, follow your curiosity, find what excites you, and pursue it with all you’ve got! Life is too short to spend it doing things that don’t light you up ✨ Have you found your Ikigai? :::::: Wearing @augustethelabel :::::: @instasize.official

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Tokyo Tower

Standing 333 meters tall in Central Tokyo, Tokyo Tower is the world’s tallest, self-supported steel tower and 13 meters taller than the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France. A symbol of Japan’s world-class status as a major global economic powerhouse, Tokyo Tower was the country’s tallest structure from 1958 till 2012 before it was surpassed by the Tokyo Skytree. Tokyo Tower is one of the iconic symbols of Tokyo and Japan. The tower’s observatory deck at 150 meters is reached via elevator or a special 600-step staircase. Thanks to the tower’s central location, the observatory there offers a panoramic view of the city and it’s worthwhile to pay the entry fee for the amazing view.

 

Meiji Shrine

Meiji Shrine is a shrine dedicated to Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken. Located just next to the busy Harajuku JR Station, Meiji Shrine makes up a large forested area, offering worshippers a respite from the hustle and bustle of the city. The spacious shrine grounds offer walking paths that are great for a relaxing stroll. This is a great place for prayer, meditation and reflection.

 

Odaiba

Odaiba is a popular shopping and entertainment district on a man-made island in Tokyo Bay. It started out as a set of fort islands, which were built in the 1800s to protect against possible attacks from the sea. Later, the small islands were joined into larger islands by landfills, and a spectacular development project began that aimed to turn the islands into a futuristic residential and business district. Since then, Odaiba developed into one of the most popular tourist attractions with a wide selection of shopping, dining and leisure options. It’s considered to be a great spot for romantic dates and is a popular spot for proposals too!

 

Hama Rikyu

Hama Rikyu is a large, attractive landscape garden in Central Tokyo. Hama Rikyu features beautiful seawater ponds which change level according to the tide, and features a teahouse where visitors can rest and enjoy the nearby scenery. The traditionally styled garden is juxtaposed against the skyscrapers that surround the district!

 

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If you are in Tokyo this spring, make sure not to miss this one —> . TeamLab’s Digital Art Wonderland ‘Borderless’ Gets Cherry Blossom Makeover for Spring . (If you have no idea what I’m talking about, check the usual TeamLab version in my Story Highlights) . Their fantastical exhibitions and ambitious installations are particular favourites of Instagrammers and vloggers out to get a completely otherworldly shot✨ . Only between March and May one of their most photogenic exhibitions, The Forest of Resonating Lamps, will take on the classic sakura pink in tribute to Japan’s most beloved spring phenomenon, cherry blossoms . Other intallations have been transformed as well, using a mix of spring colours and seasonal flora☺️ . #katewigkeit_japan #花見 #桜満開 #sakura #河津桜 #teamlabborderless

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Imperial Palace

The current Imperial Palace is located on the former site of Edo Castle, and has a large park area surrounded by moats and massive stone walls in the center of the city. It is just a short walk from Tokyo station. It is the official residence of Japan’s Imperial Family.

 

Tokyo National Museum

The Tokyo National Museum is the oldest and largest of Japan’s top-level national museums. It was originally established in 1972 at another location. The Tokyo National Museum features one of the largest and best collections of art and archeological artifacts in Japan, made up of over 110,000 individual items including nearly a hundred national treasures. In addition, visiting temporary exhibitions are also held regularly.

 

Yoyogi Park

Yoyogi Park is one of the best and largest parks in Tokyo, featuring wide lawns, ponds and areas of forestation. It is a great place for jogging, picnicking, dating and biking. Yoyogi Park is also well known as a cherry blossom viewing spot in spring season. Furthermore, it is well known for its ginko tree forest, which turns intensely golden in autumn. Before becoming a city park in 1967, the area where Yoyogi Park is located served as the site of the Olympic Village in 1964.

 

Toyosu Market

Toyosu Market opened in 2018 on the man-made island of Toyosu in the Tokyo Bay. It took over the business from the former Tsukiji Market (which is currently being renovated) and currently provides tourists with the chance to observe the exciting fish auction and to feast at one of its many restaurants at its large, modern premises.

 

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