Asia is such a diverse continent, it makes for a fantastic vacation destination. The only problem you will have is narrowing down where to go! You could visit the fantastic street food markets in Hong Kong or travel around India absorbing all of its spirituality. You could end up narrowing down your destination options for days! So, why don’t I make it easier for you and come up with a cool Asian destination: Tokyo!
Japan’s capital city is super hip and on-trend, and manages to finely balance modernity with tradition and ancient customs. Here are some reasons why Tokyo is truly terrific!
Ok, so Tokyo can be an expensive destination to visit. In fact, some people take out cash loans for bad credit to make sure they can afford their flights and accommodation! However, there is one area that will prove to be cheaper than back home – eating out! And that is largely because the Japanese don’t tip. Excellent service is the norm no matter where you are dining, so there really is no point adding an extra 20% to your bill!
It’s also a given that the food will be outstanding no matter where you dine in Tokyo! You’ll be able to eat lots of local delicacies, such as sushi and ramen. There is also such a diverse dining scene that you will be able to eat great food regardless of your budget. There are lots of affordable restaurants and diners serving some great noodle dishes, so it doesn’t matter if you can’t afford to eat five-star meals every night!
The public transport system in Tokyo is second to none! The overground, underground, and bus services are hardly ever late, and they cover an extensive area in the city. So you will be able to easily get to the attraction that you want to see, and you won’t have to worry about any delays!
Need to relax away from the hubbub of the busy city life? If so, then you just need to visit a bathhouse! There are a few different bathhouses dotted around the city, each with their own reason to visit. For instance, some will let you bathe in fizzy water while others are more traditional and still use facilities from centuries ago! It doesn’t matter which bathhouse you visit, they all cost the same!
Temples And Shrines
If you want to see the traditional side of Japan, there are plenty of shrines and temples in Tokyo. One of the most popular is the Kanda Shrine, which dates back to the Edo Period. The locals go here to pray for success and wealth. Senso-Ji is a Buddhist Temple and the oldest temple in the whole of Tokyo. You’ll find lots of locals selling their wares here, so it’s a great place to pick up some souvenirs.
Tokyo really is a great destination, and you will have such a fun time there no matter what your interests are. Have an amazing trip!