There are 23 wards that make up the greater Tokyo area. Each is its own world with its won unique experiences that set it apart from all the others in Tokyo. Here are my top five wards you must see while visiting Tokyo.
These are in no particular order:
Roppongi: Roppongi is known as a night life hub, especially for foreigners, but there is more to it. Roppongi is home to Roppongi Hills, Tokyo Tower, Zozoji Temple, and much more. It is a great place to stay because it is so close to so many of the most popular wards around Central Tokyo and yet has it’s own charm. It is also a great location and has a lot to offer for everyone.
Shibuya: Shibuya is a must see for anyone that wants to experience the insanity that is Tokyo. From the bustling shops to the world famous Shibuya crossing, it is such a vibrant and busy ward, it is a must see if you want to experience the bustle of Tokyo. It is a great place to shop, eat, and people watch along with seeing all there is in Shibuya.
Shinjuku: If you are looking for the glow of neon lights, small pubs, and back ally restaurants that sit only a few people at a time, Shinjuku is for you. While all of these wards have their own tourist sites (shrines, temples, etc.) it is these unique little things about each that make them a must see.
Akihabara: Electric Town. If you are looking for electronics, games, or a huge anime/manga fan, look no further than Akihabara. There are so many stores, cafes, and shops that cater to your inner (or outer) nerd self that you have to make a stop here and buy as much as you can. You will never know what you will find in these endless stores.
Asakusa: Asakusa is a charming area of Tokyo that is a little quieter/slower pace when compared to Shibuya but is still packed with a ton to see like Sensoji Temple or the modern monster that is Tokyo Skytree. It is a fun place to get lost in the backstreets and find the small shops that are off the beaten trail.
What are you favorite Wards to visit?