Tokyo's latest, tallest, and mega-popular attraction opened in May 2012, forever changing Tokyo's landscape. In April 2010, it became taller than the old Tokyo Tower at 338 meters. The Solamachi shopping complex is also a great place to eat and shop. Near Oshiage Station and Tokyo Sky Tree Station (renamed from Narihirabashi), the tower is instantly recognizable and an awesome sight to behold.
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This small neighborhood shrine happens to have one of Tokyo's best plum blossom gardens. There are 120 plum trees in 85 colorful varieties. The shrine was historically famous for plum trees where even Hiroshige created a woodblock print. However, in 1910, a great flood ruined the garden. The current garden was built in 1994. Free admission. Near Omurai Station on the Tobu Kameido Line.
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The Kokugikan arena is where three of the six grand sumo tournaments are held. Built in 1985, it is a spacious, well-designed arena. See photos of what's inside as well as a sumo tournament. More sumo photos here.
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