Largely underrated, the Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum is like hopping into a time machine. Unlike a typical stuffy museum, the Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum is a sprawling park that transports you to Tokyo in the Edo, Meiji and Showa eras (1603-1989). Spend the day wandering through preserved buildings, including bathhouses, Japanese and western-style homes and traditional storefronts, that have been saved from Tokyo’s rampant modernisation. Don’t forget your camera and comfy shoes – you’ll spend the whole day walking through old Tokyo and taking Insta-worthy snapshots.
Tokyo is one of the densest, most populous cities in the world. It can feel impossible to avoid the crowds or find a place to relax without queuing for a restaurant or getting stuck in a packed train. However, there are still some spots of tranquility in this exhausting yet wonderful city.
Now, with Japan considering a travel bubble with Thailand, Vietnam, Australia and New Zealand, it might be time for tourists to start compiling their bucket list while keeping social distancing in mind. From gardens to temples, here are some of the least crowded places to spend a quiet afternoon in one of the world's greatest cities.
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