Tokyo is a dazzling neon jungle nestled within a breathtaking oasis. Futuristic skyscrapers dominate the landscape right alongside centuries-old temples. The bustle of people and blazing, high-speed trains overwhelm with relentless noise. Yet, its classical gardens offer tranquility and calm amongst the mass of chaos. This complexity and diversity makes visiting Tokyo a trip full of discoveries.
Once a fishing village, Tokyo has transformed into an economic and world business center. However, it has still retained its historical and cultural identity. The Tsukiji Fish Market is the world’s largest and busiest fish markets. No stay is complete without a sushi breakfast here. The Meiji Shrine, honoring the 19th-century emperor who opened Japan to the west, is indescribably serene. Embrace Japanese culture by visiting a kabuki theater or sumo tournament. Come during the spring to witness its iconic cherry blossoms or in the fall to see the foliage, but don’t get too distracted by trying to check-off all the tourist sites from your list. For most, one of the greatest pleasures here is simply exploring on foot, wandering into boutiques and shops and through its far-reaching, unique neighborhoods. If it is sold anywhere in the world, you can buy it while shopping here in Tokyo.
While most of Tokyo is modern and buzzing with excitement, Kyoto offers deeper views into region’s heritage. A former imperial Japanese capital for over a thousand years, this ancient city is home to more than 1,000 temples that have been perfectly preserved and garnished with lush landscapes. These awe visitors with quiet temples, picturesque gardens and elaborate shrines.
A short train ride away, Osaka, unlike Kyoto, is a more urban environment. It is a large port and commercial city known for its modern architecture, satisfying street food and eccentric nightlife. But, the city also houses the Osaka Castle. Surrounded by a moat and park featuring beautiful pear, peach and cherry trees, it’s the area’s most notable landmark.
Populated by more than 13 million people, navigating the world’s largest city can be daunting for travelers. Let an experienced agent handle the travel arrangements so you can relax, explore the city, and make your own memories. Pacific Holidays packages include round-trip airfare from Los Angeles, train transportation to each new city and hotel accommodations.
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