Quick & Easy Tokyo 东京自由行 PART 2

Tokyo prior to 1968 was known as Edo, a small castle town in the 16th century but today it is the world’s most populous metropolis and one of Asia’s must visit destinations for unlimited choice of shopping, entertainment, culture, art and dining. Not to mention the rich history offered by this city to visitors is beyond words can describe. If one only have a few days in Tokyo then…

1968年之前,东京被称为江户,是一个16世纪的小城堡。但是,今天东京是世界上人口最多的大都市,亚洲必访的选择无限之购物、娱乐、文化、艺术和餐饮旅游胜地。暂且不提深厚的历史背景,这个城市给予游客的感觉笔墨难以形容。如果一个人在东京只有几天的时间…

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ueno Park 上野公园

Ueno is a good choice for those who seek a walk in the park and a chance to visit a few museums at close proximity. Ueno Park is famous for its cherry blossoms that bloom in Spring and lotuses that flower in Summer. Nearby are the National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo National Museum, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum and the Tokyo Cultural Hall. Children will love the zoo in the park. Next to the Ueno station is the Ameyayokocho Market where one can again wander around shopping for miscellaneous that include clothes, bags, shoes, etc.

对于喜欢在公园散步,参观博物馆的人而言,上野是一个好地方。上野公园因春季樱花和夏天莲花盛开而闻名。附近有国立西方艺术博物馆、东京国立博物馆、东京都市博物馆和东京文化会馆,而孩子们最喜欢公园里的动物园。上野站的下一站是阿美横町市场,你可在这里购买服装、箱包、鞋子等等。

 

 

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Kabukichō 歌舞伎町

Shinjuku is one of the busiest place in Tokyo where the JR train station here serves more than 3.5 million passengers a day. There are large scale shopping stores such as Time Square, Keio department store, Isetan and many more. It is almost impossible to tell one how to walk around Shijuku as it is a big area with too many shopping and entertainment. Stamina and deep pockets are very much needed in this area.

When the sun sets, then that is the time when Kabukicho comes alive and the dancers strip. The place is relatively safe at night but visitors should be careful of scams and pick pockets. There are a few good Ramen stores around where one can request another two extra ramen noodle free of charge if you have such big stomach.

新宿是东京最繁华的地方,JR火车站每天进出的人次超过350万人。这里有大型购物商场如时代广场、庆应义塾百货、伊势丹等等。由于新宿范围太大,购物及娱乐场所太多,你难以教人如何在那儿逛街。脚力和雄厚的财力,在这里都很重要。夕阳西下时,则是歌舞伎町开始活跃,舞者开始赤裸的时候。虽然这个地方晚上相对比较安全,但游客也要小心提防骗子和扒手。这里有几家不错的拉面店,如果你胃口够大,还可以额外吃两碗免费的拉面。

 

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Akibahara 秋叶

Akibahara or Akiba in short is well known for being the world leading electronic place. Not only this is the place for those looking for the latest electronic gadgets, it is also the mecca for otakus. Visiting anime or idol fans from near and far will visit this place especially on Sundays where many be in their manga, anime and Japan cosplay. Some may consider this culture twisted especially for those with traditional up-bringing or conservative mind-set but to others, it is an opportunity where the virtual world comes alive.

秋叶是世界领先的电子产品圣地,这不仅是寻觅最新电子产品的地方,它也是御宅族的圣地。来自各地的动漫迷都会前来此地参观,特别在星期日,许多人会以漫画、动画和日本角色扮演的形象出现。对于比较传统保守的人士而言,这种文化显得扭曲,但对其他人而言,这是虚拟世界变成真实的机会。

 

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Tokyo Sky tree 东京天空树

Tokyo Sky Tree is the venue for those who prefer an indoor, more relaxing and cooler shopping experience. It is the world’s tallest ‘free-standing tower’ at 634m with two observation decks overlooking Tokyo with a spectacular panoramic view. A large shopping complex and an aquarium are located on the base.

东京天空树特别为喜欢室内轻松和超酷购物体验的人而设立,它是世界上最高的“自由独立塔”,高634米,具有两个观景台,可俯瞰东京壮观的全景,底层是一个大型购物中心和水族馆。

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Sensoji Temple 浅草寺

If you only have time to visit one temple then the Sensoji Temple located in Asakusa will be the perfect choice. This is Tokyo’s oldest and one of the most popular yet most colourful temples. It is hard to miss this temple as it has a big red lantern with Japanese wordings written in black hanging in front of the main entrance. Upon entering, visitors will be greeted with a 200 meters shopping street called Nakamise that have interesting small shops selling from typical Japanese souvenirs such as folding fans, chopsticks, etc., to local traditional hand made snacks. Only after walking through the centuries old shopping street then one will approach the main hall and the five starred pagoda. There are many events held throughout the year here and the annual festival of the Asakusa Shrine, the Sanjay Matsui held in May is the biggest.

如果你只有时间参观一所庙宇,那么浅草寺将是你完美的选择。这是东京最古老和最受欢迎,也最丰富多彩的寺庙。你很难错过这个寺庙,因为它有一个写上黑色日文的大红灯笼挂在大门前。步入其间,将有200米长的仲见世购物街欢迎你。这里有许多有趣的小店铺,售卖典型的日本纪念品如折扇、筷子、当地传统的精致点心等等。走过了这条拥有百年历史的商业街,你就会来到正殿和五宝塔。这里整年活动不断,浅草寺每年5月举办的一年一度三社祭是最大型的节庆。

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