Are you looking for a unique destination? One that takes you into a methodically urbanized area that has streets of people by the thousands, electronic stores resembling an adventure land, and teen fashion that is out of this world? If so, you should visit Tokyo, Japan.
Did you know that Tokyo is home to nearly 38 million people in its collective metropolis area? It’s hot, its trendy, and its booming with things to do.
Many tourists tend to avoid Tokyo during its hot and humid summer season – the high temperatures with the millions of people can easily prove to be too much.
If you are up for an adventure (and can appreciate all types of weather), then this should be your summer destination.
After all, with fewer tourists, everything is just more accessible to you.
Don’t miss these reasons to visit Tokyo this summer. You won’t regret this trip.
1. Summer festivals.
Tokyo in the summer means lots of fun, traditional festivals. You will find all sorts of parades – even dancing parades – and a ton of street vendors and street food to enjoy.
Locals dress in traditional Japanese attire and the history, culture, and traditions that make this country are celebrated with these festivals throughout the summer months.
As a bonus, many festivals include some of the most spectacular fireworks shows you will ever see.
After all, when have you ever witness a fireworks celebration that lasted for a non-stop one hour?
Exactly! That is why you cannot miss this.
2. The food.
Most people just chow down on their food.
To those in Tokyo, food is art.
They make just about anything beautiful, from fruits and veggies, to sushi and sashimi. Eating small portions more often means that you have the chance to savor more dishes.
Whether you are a fan of Japanese food or you are not an experienced lover of it, you will appreciate the food and dining when you visit Tokyo.
Enjoy some of the most beautiful and unique sushi and sashimi rolls, eat some soba (a popular Japanese noodle), or some yakitori (meat on skewers) street food. And, even though food can be a bit pricey here, you will be able to find some great deals.
Don’t forget to check out the Japanese food vending machines, too. Nothing like a hot meal on the go, rather than the candy bar and bag of chips you find here in the U.S.
3. The Tokyo Skytree.
The Tokyo Skytree was a record-holder of the Tallest Building in the World in 2010 and 2011 – at 634 meters high.
Unfortunately, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai has knocked it into second place, but that doesn’t make the tower any shorter.
You will not want to miss feeling so high in the sky.
While visiting, you will find a café, a restaurant, a photo service, an observation deck, and so much more. When you visit Tokyo, you will see the Skytree – and you will know that you must go inside.
4. Baseball in Tokyo.
You thought baseball was just an American sport?
Think again. It is very popular in Japan – and Tokyo boasts two teams that can leave fans in an uproar.
To put it simply, the Japanese are serious about their baseball.
While visiting in the summer, you will have an opportunity to witness this great sport. Choose from 5 pro teams in the area, each with their own persona.
- DeNA Yokohama BayStars– While perhaps not the best team, they can still bring a good time. They have been known to offer a very entertaining show to keep fans supporting their team.
- Saitama Seibu Lions – The Lions are a team that likes to go all the way. They are the star team and usually bring out many fans.
- Yomiuri Giants – Known as a bandwagon team, the Giants have a huge following. You either like them or you don’t, but you can be sure to see their stadium seats fill up.
- Tokyo Yakult Swallows – Most popular team, most historic stadium. Enough said.
- Chiba Lotte Marines – The Marines have hardcore fans that get a bit obnoxious. If you want a rowdy baseball game, here’s where you’ll find it.
5. The parks.
The parks in Tokyo are also somewhat of an art exhibit.
They are beautiful and are overflowing with sculpted gardens.
During your visit, you will want to take some time to step back from the busy Tokyo life and slip into these peaceful parks:
6. Comics café.
Do you love comics? Believe it or not, in Tokyo, comics are huge.
They actually have Comics Cafés where you can sit back and be bombarded with endless comics.
Imagine that? Enjoy some peace and quiet while you read through some awesome action scenes.
These cafés are unlike any other – they are a must-see while visiting Tokyo.
7. The fashion.
You will encounter fashion of all sorts while in Tokyo, especially youth fashion.
It is home to many global indie fashion chains. And, the amount of youth fashion boutiques is out of this world. You will find some eclectic things to don while here.
Any major designer brand in the world can be found in Tokyo. So, happy shopping.
Well, there you have it – great perks of a Tokyo summer in a nutshell.
If you want to start your Japanese adventure off right, charter a private jet and arrive in Tokyo in style. Dine on some of the world’s most beautiful food creations, shop for some of the trendiest fashions, take in a ballgame, relax among delicate Japanese gardens, and ride to the top of the Skytree.
Tokyo, Japan can give you memories to last a lifetime.
This hustling and bustling city will indulge every single one of your senses. Visit in the summertime and you’ll get to experience even more.
Be sure to visit Tokyo this summer.
You’ll be glad you did.