Things to do in Tokyo

Things to do in Tokyo

# Edo

Tokyo is known as a city of modern skyscrapers, but underground it still retains traces of the Edo period. This article introduces Tokyo, where the charm of Edo still remains.

# Origins

The Edo period (1603-1867) was a period that lasted for about 260 years, during which the political center of the country was moved from Kyoto, the center of Japan, to Edo (now Tokyo). For this reason, Tokyo still retains much of the culture and buildings of the Edo period. For example, Senso-ji Temple has existed since the Edo period and is visited by many people as a tourist attraction. In addition, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, modeled after Edo Castle, stands on the ruins of Edo Castle. By visiting these buildings and places, visitors can experience the history and culture of the Edo period in Tokyo.

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There are also places where visitors can feel that the legacy of the Edo period is still alive today. For example, Ueno Park has ponds and shrines created in the Edo period. This park is also home to a modern zoo and museum, making it a place where history and modernity merge. Nihonbashi is also home to many long-established stores that have been in business since the Edo period. These stores not only sell traditional goods, but also develop modern products, allowing visitors to enjoy a town where history and modernity coexist.


An additional attraction is that the culture and customs of the Edo period have been handed down to the present day. For example, Tokyo’s food culture includes many traditional foods that have been handed down since the Edo period. Typical examples include Edomae Sushi, Tempura, Soba, and Udon. These foods have inherited the techniques and culture of the Edo period and offer flavors that are still loved today. The culture of the Edo period is also alive in Tokyo’s festivals. For example, the Kanda Festival and the Asakusa Festival are festivals that have continued since the Edo period and are noted as places where the customs and performing arts of the Edo period are handed down to the present day.

# Conclusion

Tokyo is home to many buildings and places that retain vestiges of the Edo period, and the culture and customs of the Edo period have been handed down to the present day. By experiencing them, visitors can gain a deeper understanding of Tokyo’s history and culture. Furthermore, while modern skyscrapers line the streets, there are also many streets and places that retain the atmosphere of the Edo period, allowing visitors to feel the culture and customs of good old Japan. When visiting Tokyo, please remember to enjoy this fascinating city where you can enjoy both the modern and the good old Japanese aspects.

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