Tokyo Tower (東京タワー) is the world’s tallest, self-supported steel tower with 333 meters high located in the center of Tokyo. It is a symbol of Japan’s post- world war II era as a major commercial power. Tokyo Tower was the country’s tallest structure until 2012 when Tokyo Skytree was surpassed it. Along with being a popular tourist spot, Tokyo Tower serves as a broadcast antenna.
Sensoji (浅草寺) is a Buddhist temple located in Asakusa. It is one of Tokyo’s popular temples. The legend says that in the year 628, two brothers fished a statue of Kannon, the goddess of mercy, out of the Sumida River, and even though they put the statue back into the river, it always returned to them. Consequently, Sensoji was built nearby for the goddess of Kannon. The making in 645 had made it Tokyo’s oldest temple.
Lake Kawaguchiko – Mount Fuji
Lake Kawaguchiko (河口湖) is the most easily accessible of the Fuji Five Lakes with train and direct bus connections to Tokyo. A hot spring resort town with various tourist attractions and views of Mount Fuji is located around the lake. The Fuji’s view from this place is highly regarded as the most beautiful view among others.
The best views of Mount Fuji can be enjoyed from the lake’s northern shores and are particularly breathtaking during the cherry blossom season around mid April and the autumn colors around the first half of November.