Tokyo is considered to be one of the most important cities, as well as it holds the title of the world’s most expensive city from 1992 through 2005. It is known for its mix of modern and traditional architecture as well as for having the most Michelin star-rated restaurants worldwide. Bitcoin enthusiasts associate this city with the largest Bitcoin exchange platform in the world Mt Gox (filed for bankruptcy in February 2014), Furthermore, just recently members of Japan’s national Diet, its bicameral legislature, proposed treating digital currencies like Bitcoin as a method of payment, a distinction which would make them legally equivalent to other conventional fiat currencies in the country. Today we will present you what does Tokyo offer for tourists and Bitcoin users.
Assuming that you have tiny time to see the most important places in Tokyo, take a look at our top must-see attractions.
Cherry Blossom Festivals
The most famous district in Tokyo. This is a fashionable, colorful street, that never sleeps. It’s an impressive spectacle of giant video screens and neon. This place guarantees to give you a Tokyo feeling. There’s a particularly hypnotic view over the crossing from the Starbucks (it’s located in the Q-front building across the street).
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
This is one of the best-groomed parks you will ever see. The garden has a great size, and you will need a map to hit all the major gardens: English Landscape, French, Japanese Traditional and the curiously named Mother and Child Forest (Haha to Ko no Mori). There’s also a nice Taiwan Pavilion. If you go inside, you will see the second-story windows. The oldest is a traditional Japanese garden with large ponds, islands, and bridges.
This is Tokyo’s most famous Shinto shrine, dedicated to the souls of Emperor Meiji and his Empress Shoken. People have donated over 100 000 trees form all over the Japan. On Sunday mornings, you are likely to see a traditional wedding ceremony through the courtyard.
Tokyo Imperial Palace is the main residence of the Emperor of Japan. Filled with gardens, ancient bridges made of stones, and museums, it is an important cultural landmark in Japan. The palace, completed in 1968, replaced the one built in 1888. The previous one was largely destroyed during WWII.
Tokyo is famous for delicious cuisine. You will also find many restaurants where you can pay for exquisite meals in Bitcoins. We recommend you:
- The Pink Cow specializes in burritos and other Mexican goodies. (5-5-1 Roppongi Minatoku
Tokyo Roi Building B1F)
- Nossa provides wide rang of dishes form Italian cuisine. (Shibuya-ku, Dogenzaka 1-15-3)
- Diner Swing offers good burgers and delicious snacks. (1-4-11 Nishishinjuku Shinjuku Tokyo)
- Two Dogs great place if you are looking for crafted beer and tasty burgers. The restaurant has an imported wood-fired oven, serving the finest gourmet pizza. (Minato-ku, Roppongi 3-15-24, Aries Bld. 2F)
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