Tokyo is the capital and the most populous city in Japan. The city is a perfect amalgamation of modernity and traditions. On one hand, Tokyo is a thriving metropolis with gleaming skyscrapers, famously crowded streets and soaring office buildings and on the other hand, series of small towns and neighbourhoods clustered together, each with its own history, flavour, and atmosphere with fruit stands and small grocery stores. Beneath this technologically advanced appearance of Tokyo, the vibrant culture of the city thrives in its graceful tea ceremonies, ancient temples, exquisite gardens and Imperial palaces. With a vibrant culture, rich history and unique traditions, Tokyo is considered to be one of the most sought after travel destinations in the world.
Tokyo has a wealth of museums giving glimpses into Japan’s rich and diverse history, and an impressive number of smaller museums and galleries showcasing homegrown artists. The best way to get a true taste of the culture, traditions and history of the city is to take a tour of some of the best and most unique museums in Tokyo, which include the Tokyo National Museum, the country’s largest museum and specialising in traditional Japanese art with other famous museums like National Museum of Western Art, National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, National Museum of Modern Art, Edo-Tokyo Museum, Ghibli Museum, Mori Art Museum and The National Art Center. Other top museums in Tokyo include The Museum at Bunkamura, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum, National Museum of Nature and Science, Nezu Museum and Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum. There are a number of unusual museums in Tokyo that are a must visit, especially for kids. These include venues like Tokyo Trick Art Museum, Tobacco and Salt Museum, Kite Museum, Meiji University Museum Criminal Materials Department, Museum of Sewerage, Samurai Museum and the Meguro Parasitological Museum. The museums give you an insight into the lifestyle and culture of the city and give you quiet, quality time to explore the wonder surprises that lurk within them.