One of the key distinguishing features you'll find is in the Yasaeu and Marunouchi districts (particularly in Marunouchi). Tremendously wide boulevards, lined with rows of trees and wide sidewalks abound and all very crisp, in the spirit of Japanese Cleanliness. This site you can find nowhere else in Tokyo.
Next is the vast expanse of Chiyoda Park and accompanying East Garden of the Imperial Palace. While not as big as NYC’s Central Park, it takes an hour to walk the entire perimeter.
Lastly there is the Tokyo Tower, offering a tremendous panorama of Tokyo. The highest building in city, at 1,091 feet, essentially it’s an orange Eifel Tower with white stripes, making it Tokyo’s centerpiece.
After meandering the cramped alley ways of Shibuya and Ikebukuro, a walk down Babasaki-dori or Hibiya-dori will leave you awe-struck. To discover this much space in the city is quite a shock. And it’s not just spacious it’s terribly clean and modern. The brilliance even continues down into the subway tunnels and exits. For high-end dining check out the Marounochi Park Building.
The unmistakable MIMT stands out like a beacon on Babasaki-dori Ave. Its 19th century British style lends itself beautifully to the boulevards and fits in rather well giving the downtown a little English flavour. According to their website, MIMT "focuses on modern art from the middle of the 18th to the 20th century." For more info: http://mimt.jp/english/
Directly behind the MIMT is a charming garden and trendy cafe Frenchly named: La Boutique de Joel Robuchon. It’s not with pretense that this cafe is so Frenchly named, their croissants rival any Parisian bakery. Aside from pastry they have a full menu with soups, sandwiches and other light eating. For more info: http://www.robuchon.jp/marunouchi/
How to get to Marunouchi
Yamanote Line Tokyo Station, Marunouchi exit.
While strolling the spacious boulevards is pleasant, Yaseu really does not have much to offer (Marunouchi is more spacious, cleaner and more charming), save for two enormous shopping malls, which tower above you.
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JR Yamanote Line – Tokyo Station