Travel Photos of Tokyo

Tokyo has been on my mind a lot recently due to the Olympic Games, so I thought I would share some of my favorite photos of this amazing city.

One of the many stunning parks you’ll find in Tokyo.

Tokyo, Japan’s capital city, is the biggest city in the world and is home to 36 million people. Yet it is amazing that with so many people, intensity, extreme heat in the summer, traffic jams, and so many other factors that can make tempers flare, it remains the safest city in the world.

One of the things I love about Tokyo are the many gardens and temples where one can escape the intensity and retreat into a quiet sanctuary. Shinjuku Gyoen National Park is one such place. This 144 acre park dates back the the Edo Period. It was mostly destroyed during WWII, but by 1949 it had been rebuilt and was opened to the public. The park contains over 20,000 trees, as well as French and English gardens, lakes, ponds, a greenhouse and much more.

The Mother and Child Forest in Shinjuku Gyoen National Park, has inviting trails for curious youngsters.

The Koishikawa Korakuen Gardens date back to the early 1600s, at the beginning of the Edo Period. It is the oldest garden in Tokyo and a delight to experience.

Tsuten-kyo Bridge (the red bridge).
Engetsu-kyo Bridge, also known as Full Moon Bridge.

There are many temples in Tokyo as well.

Lanterns in the Waseda District.
TheTravelSketcher at Zenkokuji Temple.
Ema prayer plaques.

And of course, I love wandering in an area and snapping photos.

Bright lights, and throngs of people and cars!
City lights.
Close-up of moss on a fence post.

I hope you enjoyed this post and it motivates you to visit Japan one day. I have been there twice and found the people to be incredibly polite, welcoming, helpful and friendly. I hope to visit again someday to see more of this beautiful country.

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As always, please leave a comment, I would love to hear from you.

Tricia

5 Comments Add yours

  1. I know I say this often, but your photos always bring back such warm memories of journeys that I have been so glad to share with you.

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  2. Nancy Johnson says:

    Wow, Tokyo really is beautiful! I love the bridges ~ red bridge and Full Moon. One of my favorite photos is the of the lanterns! Everything looks so calm, serene and clean!

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    1. Thanks Nancy! I love the parks there. It is a surprising clean city.

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  3. elissbaker says:

    Your photos and descriptions are wonderful. Seeing the aerial footage of Tokyo during the Olympics coverage startled me. It is such a beautiful city! I knew it was big, super clean and on the ocean, but I had no idea it was so beautiful. Your photos show this, too. Thank you for sharing!

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