Surrounding the districts of Ueno, Asakusa, Ikebukuro is the Northern side of Tokyo. This area is quite known for being the commercial and entertainment districts of Tokyo but it provides sights such as temples, shrines, gardens, lakes, beaches, museums and the famous Tokyo Skytree observation deck.
The Tokyo Skytree is a new television broadcasting tower and landmark of Tokyo. It is the centerpiece of the Tokyo Skytree Town in the Sumida City Ward, not far away from Asakusa. A large shopping complex with aquarium is located at its base and it has two observation decks: Tembo Deck & Tembo Gallery.
The Edo-Tokyo Museum is housed in an unique looking building located in the Ryogoku district. The museum's permanent exhibition vividly illustrates the past of Tokyo (formerly Edo) through its exhibits and covers many features of the capital from the Edo Period to relatively recent decades. Visitors are able to experience and learn about various aspects of earlier Tokyo, such as the way of life of people, Edo Period architecture, cultural heritage, political climate, commercial situation and more. Through numerous models of towns, figurines and life-sized figures, the museum makes it interesting to find out about how towns were constructed in the past.
Shrines & TemplesEdit
Here are where most of the shrines and temples are located in or on the outskirts of Tokyo. Many of them are famous for bringing good luck and prosperity to individuals as well as families. Others also use them to pray to the Gods.
Far on the outskirts of Tokyo are where many beautiful beaches and lakes are located. The most famous lake of all time is 'Make Out Point' where all the teenage couples and even adults gather together with their significant others.
The Shepard's Hill institute is a privately owned institution to help troubled youths with many problems ranging from disorders to drug abuse and sexual addictions. The institution works jointly with the Jurojin Hospital.