Tokyo is a sprawling metropolis with distinctive neighborhoods that offer something for everybody. Animation fans can marvel at Studio Ghibli movies at their museum in Mitaka, which guides visitors through production from the initial idea to the final artwork. Around Asakusa, cultural devotees can admire the beautiful 1,400-year-old Sensoji temple and enjoy the unique Shitamachi culture while exploring the many handicraft shops. And in Shinjuku, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, with its towering structures, offers a panoramic view of Tokyo and the surrounding area stretching as far as Mount Fuji.
The landscape of traditional handicrafts in Tokyo is broad, with a few standouts highlighting its diversity. Edo Kiriko is a traditional glass craft produced in Tokyo and involves engraving both clear and colored glass with beautiful designs that are polished to a brilliant finish. Edo Sensu Fans, made from just washi paper and natural bamboo, are decorated with attractive artwork making them a treasured accessory for everyday life as well as special cultural events.