The Port of Tokyo's Harumi Passenger Ship Terminal is one of Japan's most convenient terminals with ideal access to any of the scenic sites of Japan. Because Tokyo is located at the very center of the Japanese archipelago, tourists can easily get not only to Tokyo's sightseeing spots but also all other popular destinations scattered from east to west throughout Japan, whether by bullet train, highway, or air.
The sheer level of energy is the most striking aspect of Japan's capital city. While it's true this exciting vibe has a somewhat depressing flip-side - shoebox housing estates and office blocks traversed by overhead expressways crowded with traffic - Tokyo remains a glittering example of the 'miracle' of post-WWII Japan. Despite mega-construction, the average Tokyo suburb hasn't fallen prey to supermarket culture yet: streets are lined with tiny specialist shops and bustling restaurants, most of which stay open late into the night. Close to the soaring office blocks exist pockets of another Tokyo - an old wooden house, a Japanese inn, an old lady in a kimono sweeping the pavement outside her home with a straw broom. More than anything else, Tokyo is a place where the urgent rhythms of consumer culture collide with the quieter moments that linger from older traditions.