The Best of Tokyo, Japan’s City of a Thousand Faces
It’s easy to succumb to the stereotype that Tokyo is a cold, concrete skyline with a 24-hour lifestyle dedicated to hard work. But I know it as one of the friendliest cities I have ever visited, with overwhelming personality and too many hidden cultural gems to count. The Imperial Palace is deﬁnitely worth a visit, with its immaculate gardens and history stretching back centuries. The palace was ﬁrst built in 1888 by Emperor Meiji the Great, who oversaw Japan’s transition from a feudal society to one of the world’s great powers.