30. Hiroshima Peace Memorial
We all know the atomic bombs that put an end to the Second World War fell on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Now, in Hiroshima, to commemorate this, the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park has been built. This memorial is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and serves as a memorial for the people who were killed in the bombings. The Genbaku Dome that stands till today as a scar from the bombings is where the memorial is located. Every year on the 6th of August, an annual ceremony is held. This park is not only to remember the victims, but also a mode to advocate world peace.
29. Drink Japanese Rice Wine
Rice wine is fermented rice that has a higher alcohol content than wine produced from grapes. Sake, or Japanese rice wine, is made by fermenting rice, and is the national liquor of Japan. The brewing process of sake is similar to that of beer. Sake is usually served in a gently warmed earthenware glass. So when in Japan, do what the Japanese do and drink sake!
28. Ikebukuro Plaza
The capsule hotel at Ikebukuro Plaza makes for an exciting experience when staying in this country as a tourist. This capsule hotel is unique that there are women-only and men-only capsules available. For example, the Ikebukuro Plaza in Tokyo has a floor that is dedicated only for women. So solo women travellers, fret not, you can enjoy your stay! This hotel is just a 5 minute walk from the Ikebukuro station in Tokyo!
27. Tokyo Sky Tree
The Tokyo Sky Tree is a TV broadcasting tower and one of the important landmarks in Tokyo. It is now the second tallest tower in the world at 634 m (2080 ft). An architectural wonder and beautiful in design, the Tokyo Sky Tree is one of the must-see places to visit in Tokyo. Japan is an earthquake prone country, so the architects made this tower earthquake-proof. There is an observation deck at the top and provides one of the most fascinating views of Tokyo. It is open every day from 8 am to 10 pm, an entry fee of 2060 JPY (approx. 18 USD) is charged, and there are additional costs for other activities.
26. Edo Tokyo Museum
This museum gives you an idea of the past and the present state of the city of Tokyo, especially the history of Tokyo from the Edo period. This includes information on how people lived, the civilisation, architecture and everything else! Check the museum’s website for opening days and hours. The entrance fee is 600 JPY per person (approx. 4-5 USD)