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Watch more How to Visit Tokyo videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/514496-Top-7-Museums-to-Visit-Tokyo-Travel Learn about the top eight places to visit on a trip to Tokyo in this Howcast travel video. Tokyo is packed with things to do and see. Many of Tokyo’s biggest attractions are historic and religious. You can visit the Kotoku-in Temple the to see the Great Buddha of Kamakura. Having stood for centuries, the Great Buddha is one of Japan’s most iconic images. Another of Tokyo’s most popular destinations is the Sensoji Temple. Founded in the year 645, this temple has been around longer than any other in Tokyo. Nearby is one of Tokyo’s most famous Shinto shrines, the Asakusa Shrine. Another one of the most important Shinto shrines is Meiji Shrine, which honors the Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken. Tokyo is also home to plenty of modern buildings with awe-inspiring architecture. The Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building is one of the more interesting skyscrapers. On a clear day, you can see Mount Fuji from the observation deck. Tokyo Tower, modeled after the Eiffel Tower, doesn’t offer the best view in town anymore, but it has been an important landmark since 1958. Sushi lovers should pay a visit to Tsukiji Fish Market. This is the largest wholesale seafood market in the world, and the restaurants in the market serve the freshest sushi you’ll ever eat. Get away from the bustling city in Ueno Park, one of the oldest public parks in Japan. A number of attractions and facilities can be found in the park, including Ueno Zoo. Tokyo can be overwhelming, so come with a plan and give yourself time to appreciate the places you visit.
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Watch more How to Visit Tokyo videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/514502-Visiting-Ueno-Ken-Tokyo-Travel Learn about the Meiji Jingu, one of Tokyo's most important Shinto shrines, in this Howcast travel video. Shinto shrines hold a special importance in Japanese culture, and there are many of them in Tokyo. One of the most important Shinto shrines is Meiji Shrine. Having been built in 1920, this is not the oldest Shinto shrine in Japan. It does not derive its importance from age, but from the spirits it is dedicated to. Meiji Shrine honors the beloved Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken. The shrine’s entrance gates, called torii, are the largest in Japan. It’s a good thing they’re so big, because a million people come through these torii on New Year’s Day alone. When you enter or exit through a torii, remember to bow to show respect. It’s a good idea to research all the etiquette you should follow when visiting Shinto shrines. Inside the shrine, you can make a wish, buy charms for good luck or health, and enjoy the tranquility and beautiful scenery. The forest on the grounds of the Meiji Shrine was planted specifically for this shrine. The shrine buildings are all built of Japanese cypress wood. You’ll also want to spend time in the Gardens. In the summer, over a hundred species of iris bloom. The Meiji Shrine is a place of beauty and peace, as well as unity for Tokyo and all of Japan -- it’s definitely something every visitor to Tokyo should experience.
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Watch more How to Visit Tokyo videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/514497-Best-Time-to-Visit-Tokyo-Travel Learn about the top seven museums to visit on a trip to Tokyo in this Howcast travel video. Visiting one of Tokyo’s museums is a great way to get acquainted with the city’s history and culture. The Tokyo National Museum is a good place to start. It’s Japan’s oldest museum and has one of the world’s best collections of Japanese art and antiques, as well as archeological objects from ancient Japan. The Nezu Museum also has an excellent collection of Japanese art. This is where you can see some of the best Japanese paintings, sculptures, calligraphy, ceramics, and much more. You can learn more about the history of Tokyo in particular at the Edo-Tokyo Museum. See what Tokyo looked like as far back as 1590 and and at various other significant times in its history. But not all of Tokyo’s museums focus on the past. For contemporary art, visit the Mori Art Museum. There’s always something new and current on exhibition. The National Art Center is another museum that focuses on being a venue for contemporary art from around the world. The Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum also boasts a collection of modern Japanese art, but it’s also always hosting temporary exhibits, whether for local or international artists. Tokyo is an international city, so you’re not limited to Japanese art. The National Museum of Western Art is home to Japan’s best collection of works by European artists. This is the place to go for Monet paintings and Rodin sculptures. Visit Tokyo’s museums to see the city’s connection with the world and its strong sense of self.
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Watch more How to Visit Yangon videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/512875-Best-Time-to-Visit-Yangon-Yangon-Travel Learn about the top eight places to visit on a trip to Yangon in this Howcast travel video. Yangon’s culture is diverse and fascinating, with a variety of attractions to prove it. The city is home to many beautiful pagodas, or payas. Known as the oldest and most important is the Shwedagon Pagoda, which dominates the skyline. You can’t afford to miss the Shwedagon, but there are others worth checking out too. The Sule Paya isn’t as big, but it’s thought to be just as old. Botataung Paya, situated on the Yangon River, might not be as impressive as the Shwedagon, but its stupa is hollow and visitors are allowed inside to see the relics. You should also stop by the Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda to see the famous giant reclining Buddha. For a different religious experience, visit the beautifully preserved Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue, Burma’s only synagogue, left over from the colonial era. Another great way to take in Yangon’s vibrant culture is by exploring the Bogyoke Aung San Market, where you can buy antiques or handcrafted goods, and watch locals go about their daily business. When you want a break from the bustling city, head for one of Yangon’s beautiful parks. Kandawgyi Lake might be artificial, and it isn’t Yangon’s largest, but it offers a view of the Karaweik, a magnificent replica of a Burmese royal barge. The Yangon Zoo is also on Kandawgyi Lake, so stop by to visit the huge variety of animals living there. There’s a lot to see in Yangon, and you won’t want to miss any of it.
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Watch more How to Visit Tokyo videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/514494-Top-9-Neighborhoods-to-Visit-Tokyo-Travel Learn about Ueno Kōen, one of Tokyo's oldest public parks, in this Howcast travel video. Tokyo is a busy, vibrant city of concrete and skyscrapers. When you need to get away from it all, go to Ueno Park. Ueno Park is one of the oldest public parks in all of Japan, and today it’s the most popular. It’s an oasis of nature, with over 8,000 trees. If you happen to be in Tokyo during the cherry blossom season in spring, Ueno Park is the ideal place to see the flowers. Even if you can’t make it for the short cherry blossom season, you can still admire the lotus blossoms on Shinobazu Pond. Nature is one of the main reasons to visit the park, but a number of other attractions and facilities also can be found in Ueno Park. Ueno Zoo is located in the park. This is Japan’s oldest and most famous zoo. You’ll also find some of Tokyo’s best museums in Ueno Park, like the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, the National Museum of Western Art, and the National Museum of Nature and Science. Even the Tokyo National Museum, the oldest and largest in Japan, is located in Ueno Park. But aside from museums, there are many other cultural attractions -- like Toshogu shrine, which dates back to 1651. Ueno Park is one of the most beautiful and relaxing places to enjoy Tokyo’s culture.
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Watch more How to Visit Munich videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/513727-Best-Time-to-Visit-Munich-Travel Learn about the top ten places to visit on a trip to Munich in this Howcast travel video. You might just think of Oktoberfest when you think of Munich, but there’s really a lot more to this culturally rich city. The wealth of beautiful architecture is a reason to visit in itself. There’s the Schloss Nymphenburg, Germany’s largest Baroque palace with beautiful sprawling gardens. Then there’s the imposing Frauenkirche, with towers taller than any other building in Munich. The historic city center has many of the biggest attractions, including the old city gates Isartor and Karlstor. The main square, Marienplatz, is packed with important buildings; don’t miss the glockenspiel–it rings at 11, noon, and 5 PM. And don’t skip the Residenz, the grand palace where Bavarian royalty lived for centuries. Today, the Residenz is among Munich’s best museums, of which there are quite a few. The Glyptothek and the Staatliche Antikensammlungen both have world class collections of ancient Greek, Roman, and Etruscan art and antiquities. If you’re more into technology than art, the Deutsches Museum has you covered. This is the world’s largest science and technology museum. Finally, enjoy the mild summer weather in the English Garden. This massive city park is the perfect place to relax with a German beer. Munich has a little of everything, so it’s a great destination no matter what you’re interested in.
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Watch more How to Visit Hyderabad videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/512867-Top-3-Museums-to-Visit-Hyderabad-Travel Learn about the top eight places to visit in Hyderabad in this Howcast travel video. Hyderabad is a vast old city, and the biggest draw for visitors is undoubtedly the rich history and culture that can be experienced through its many attractions. Start with the majestic Chowmahalla Palace–this was the seat of the Asaf Jahi dynasty, so it’s one of Hyderabad’s biggest and most beautiful palaces for a reason. You also can’t miss the iconic Charminar mosque, which is the center of historic Hyderabad, and still in use after hundreds of years. Mecca Masjid is another of Hyderabad’s oldest mosques, and it also happens to be one of the biggest in India. Just outside Hyderabad is the ruined city of Golconda Fort, with astounding ancient architecture to explore, and the legacy of Hyderabad’s previous rulers. Nearby are the Qutub Shahi Tombs, the resting place of the sultans of the Qutub Shahi period. The Paigah Tombs, back in Hyderabad, are also worth exploring for their unique, intricate decorations. If you’re getting tired, relax on the shore of the lake Hussain Sagar, where you can see giant statue of the Gautam Buddha that stands in the middle. Finally, learn more about Hyderabad’s rich cultural heritage at the Salar Jung Museum, which is one of India’s largest museums and has an impressive collection of art and antiques from all over the world. There’s a lot to take in when you’re exploring Hyderabad, so make sure to allow plenty of time to enjoy the city.