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About Tokyo

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Japan's capital is one of the world's most incredible megacities, with over 13 million residents and a variety of diverse districts. Tokyo's mix of old-world charm and cutting-edge innovation means it has something for everyone.

There's no better place to start experiencing Tokyo's traditions and culture than the ancient temples of Asakusa, the Meiji Shrine (in Harajuku), and Chiyoda's Imperial Palace. An enormous amount of seafood—close to 2,000 tons daily—is traded at the Tsukiji Market, which is also a great place to enjoy a sushi breakfast, before shopping for fresh meat, fruit, vegetables, and flowers.

The city is also home to some great museums like Tokyo's National Museum, which houses a large collection of Japanese art, samurai swords, and colorful kimonos. Film-lovers shouldn't miss the Ghibli Museum, showacsing the work of world-renowned animator Miyazaki Hayao. This space features original sketches, a rooftop garden, and life-size recreations of film sets.

For the best views over the city, take a trip up to the Tokyo Skytree – one of the tallest buildings in the world. The observation deck offers 360-degree views, plus there's a shopping mall and restaurant on other floors below. Then catch a sumo wrestling match in Ryōgoku or visit the rides and attractions at Tokyo Disneyland. Narita Airport is Tokyo's main airport, located 43 miles northeast of the city. The quickest way to travel between them is the Skyliner electric railroad, which takes less than 45 minutes. Some international flights operate from Haneda Airport, though most are domestic.


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Most popular time to visit October-December
Cheapest time to visit April-June
Local currency ¥1,000 = $9.37
Language Japanese
Average weekend price $130 per night
Average weekday price $118 per night
Average stay 2 nights

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A guide to Tokyo’s neighbourhoods: part one

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Tokyo reviews

What other travelers say about Tokyo


One of the most chaotic and culturally significant cities in...

July 5, 2020

One of the most chaotic and culturally significant cities in the world. Be prepared for crowds and constant traffic, luckily the public transport is great! Check out the shrines and palaces and do not pass up the sushi, ramen, and delicious desserts.

Anonymous United States of America

I am a college student studying in Tokyo.

June 10, 2020

I am a college student studying in Tokyo. I love the culture and people and the food. The people I came into contact with were friendly and inviting. I have met a lot of different people from all over the world that are here to learn about the history and culture of Japan. There are tons of museums and arts and temples to visit. I love Japan so much I plan on making this my home someday.

Anonymous United States of America

He tenido la suerte de viajar a varios paises y ciudades del...

June 4, 2020

He tenido la suerte de viajar a varios paises y ciudades del mundo. Dicho esto puedo decir que Japon esta en mi top 3 paises. Tanto me gusto el pais que lo he visitado ya dos veces y me cree mi propia costumbre de visitarlo cada 5 años. 100% recomendado, en especial Okinawa, Kyoto, Tokyo y Osaka. No pueden perderse el ramen y los restaurantes michelin que no son caros.

Anonymous Ecuador

I ended up spending a week in Tokyo and loved every minute...

May 20, 2020

I ended up spending a week in Tokyo and loved every minute of it. I was able to spend each day exploring a different part of the city. It's a good mix of traditional and modern. I really loved how easy it was to get from point A to point B. The metro is a little confusing at first but once you get the hang of it, you'll have no problem. Definitely recommended solo travel because it means less wait times for attractions and popular restaurants.

Crystal_93 United States of America

Every food is best.

March 29, 2020

Every food is best. Interesting places are nearby. Public transports are very helpful, especially trains. Akihabara is the favorite place for my 14 years old daughter. Even in the midst of Covid-19 outbreak, we could enjoy our vacations there. National park, Shinjuku Gyoen National Park is very good place to relax & take many awesome photos.

Stephanas Indonesia

A vast metropolis with lots of sights and areas to explore.

April 7, 2020

A vast metropolis with lots of sights and areas to explore. Recommendation: have a game plan of sights you want to see mapped out to coordinate with the extensive train/rail system. Get the JR Rail Pass that covers a majority of your time in Japan if you plan to travel outside of Tokyo. Finally, make sure to check you have all of your belongings before you exit any train. The Lost and Found system is excellent but please save yourself the hassle.

Anonymous United States of America

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