Tokyo

About Tokyo

Japan’s capital is a non-stop, buzzing 24-hour megapolis and a must for first-timers and repeat aficionados on the hunt for the city’s best and lesser-known perks and quirks.

A fusion of next-generation modernity grounded in traditional heritage is the real lure of this enigmatic city, which promises to entertain and enthrall all. While the iconic Scramble Crossing in Shibuya is a testament to the city’s exacting, engineered chaos and nearby Omote-sando and Harajuku shopping meccas lead all, Yoyogi Park, just a stone’s throw away, is a tranquil, urban-based antidote. The kaleidoscopic blaze of nighttime neon constantly dazzles and promises unrivaled nocturnal thrills, but numerous hidden gems of archaic serenity are always on hand to provide respite from Tokyo’s pulsating hullabaloo. And then, of course, there’s Akihabara — feel free to explore your inner “otaku,” although it might cost you. Get it?

Places to visit in Tokyo

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Sights in Tokyo

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Toyosu Fish Market

Previously known as the Tsukiji Fish Market, Toyosu Fish Market is now the world’s largest wholesale fish market, which houses a daily tuna auction at the wholesale section. The famed Tsukiji Fish Market restaurants stalls are now at Toyosu, which is a great place where you can eat the freshest seafood rice bowls, ramen, and other local delights.

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Tenipuristo

Great news for The Prince of Tennis fans! The decade-long animation series has finally opened an official store at Shinjuku's Marius Annex.

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Screamin' Wheels

Step back into the 80s with this unique little shop selling all things BMX related including patches, stickers, clothes and the bikes themselves! Located a shor

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New New York Club

A brilliant little restaurant that will make you feel like you're in Brooklyn. From the American products dotted around the interior, to the music played, to th

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Streamer Coffee Nakameguro

Amazing original coffees and a large open space with ample power outlets and fast internet make Streamer Coffee Naka Meguro the perfect cafe to catch up on your

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Shiroichi

Made with raw milk cream, Shiroichi serves up amazing ice cream which is as photogenic as it is delicious. Be sure to try one during Tokyo's hot summer months.

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Japan now has a fried-chicken robot

The world's first fried-chicken robot has made itself home in Tokyo's Osaki Lawson convenient store!

Hotels in Tokyo

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The Millennials Shibuya

Situated in Tokyo, 400 m from Hachiko Statue, The Millennials Shibuya is an adult only accommodation. The property has a terrace and rooms with free WiFi access.

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Hostel East57 Asakusabashi

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Hostel East57 Asakusabashi offers accommodations in Tokyo. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. A flat-screen TV is av

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Hotel Edoyado (Adult Only)

Designed for adults only, Hotel Edoyado is a love hotel featuring free WiFi and offers accommodation in Tokyo, 600 metres from Sensoji Temple. Rooms include a

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Super Hotel Akihabara Suehirocho

Open from April 2015, Super Hotel Akihabara Suehirocho offers well-equipped rooms with free WiFi and complementary breakfast for all guests. Akihabara Station E

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Zabutton hostel

Zabutton hostel offers accommodation in Tokyo. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Some rooms include a seating area for your convenience. Bathrooms are s

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Hotel Bianca (Adult Only)

Hotel Bianca (Adult Only) is a love hotel and offers accommodation in Tokyo. Complimentary breakfast is served daily. Each room at this love hotel is air condi

Neighborhoods

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Tokyo Station (Marunochi )

Tokyo Station is the most time-cherished business district in Tokyo. Giant enterprises, with admirable histories and powerful influence, have emerged here as a

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Yoyogi

Yoyogi Park acted as the Olympic village for the Tokyo Olympic Games in 1964. Now it is fully accessible to the public. Meiji Shrine, a must-visit in Tokyo, sit

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Omotesando

Omotesando is known for its impeccably dressed and coiffed residents. With so many elegant beauties walking the streets, many scouts and hair stylists visit the

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Ueno

Ueno is in Taito, with Ueno Station sitting in the center. Ueno is the starting point of railway networks linking Tokyo and northeast Japan, hence the nickname

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Shimokitazawa

Kitazawa is often called “Shimokita”. Often favored by young people, it is a great place for wandering and shopping. This street offers a refreshing break from

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Akasaka

Akasaka is a town in Minato, Tokyo. It is to the north of Roppongi. In the southwest corner, you will find the Tokyo Imperial Palace. Akasaka, was once the Samu

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Ebisu

Ebisu, located in the Shibuya area, is close to Daikanyama. This was a small, country area in the Edo Period. However, now it is the same size as Daikanyama, an

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Kichijoji

Kichijoji is the most desirable residential area in Tokyo. One reason for this popularity is location. There is an abundance of stores around Kichijoji Station,

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Koenji

Koenji is a comfortable residential area, well-known for small bars and live music. When walking the shopping streets of Koenji, you will find snacks, vegetable

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Shinagawa

Shinagawa ward lies on Tokyo Bay, with Mount Fuji to the west. It is a traditional area, founded in 1947, and was the first area to be developed by the Japanese

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Roppongi

Roppongi literally means ‘six trees’. It is said that there were six families who lived in the area during the Edo Period, the: Aoki’s, Ichiyanagi’s, Uesugi’s,

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Ikebukuro

Ikebukuro is another well-known business district and fashion hub in Tokyo. One of the three “capital centers”, Ikebukuro has the largest number of Chinese resi

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Ginza

Ginza is the most famous, old-style commercial district in Tokyo. It is said that this region was part of the ocean, but that after Tokugawa Ieyasu’s land recla

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Odaiba

Located on a man-made island in Tokyo Bay, Odaiba is a spacious and modern district that is excellent for shopping and entertainment. Due to its newness, it is

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Asakusa

Asakusa is a pocket of tradition and home to Tokyo Sensoji, the oldest and most popular temple. If you want to visit, avoid the first few days of the new year a

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Harajuku

Harajuku, which is between Shinjuku and Shibuya, it is also known as a ‘teen’ street. However, the style of Harajuku is even more bizarre than that seen in Shib

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Shinjuku

Shinjuku is the most popular and prosperous commercial area in Tokyo. It is a transportation hub with several traffic lines. There is an underground complex. Hi

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Shibuya

Shibuya is considered the center of Japanese youth fashion and culture. In Shibuya, you are free to wear whatever you like. No one will pass judgment, or treat

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Akihabara

Akihabara is called Tokyo’s Electric Town, as you can easily find all kinds of digital gadgets and accessories. You can find household appliances, digital produ

Nearby Locations

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Tochigi

Tochigi is famed for its onsen (hot springs), ski resorts and large natural parks. Approximately 21% of the prefecture is designated as parks. Its capital, Utsu

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Saitama

Saitama is often overshadowed by its more popular southern neighbor Tokyo, but for those who care to look closer, Saitama abounds with amazing experiences. Take

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Kanagawa

Kanagawa is a dynamic part of the greater Tokyo area. The capital city, Yokohama, features the famous Chinatown district, a port area with dining and shopping p

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Ibaraki

If you're a nature person, you’ll fall in love with Ibaraki, a scenic coastal prefecture northeast of Tokyo. With up to 15% of its land area dedicated to natura

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Gunma

Famous for its gorgeous mountains and luxurious onsens (hot springs) Gunma is a nature lover's delight. Maebashi City, home to many parks and flower gardens, is

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Chiba

Chiba Prefecture is just next door to the megalopolis of Tokyo, it's a special place with a long history. Chiba has abundant farm land, historic temples, tradit