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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.


From $44 per night

This weekend

From $120 per night

Next weekend

From $180 per night

Most popular time to visit October-December
Cheapest time to visit January-March
Local currency ¥1,000 = $6.92
Language Japanese
Average weekend price $149 per night
Average weekday price $147 per night
Average stay 2 nights

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Tokyo reviews

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So much to see in Tokyo!

December 10, 2023

So much to see in Tokyo! There are so many activities, cultural spots, day trips in the area, and museums. I highly recommend visiting and staying in Tokyo. Most locations have English speaking staff and the entire time I felt very safe.


Lively and lovely city with lots of attractions from world...

December 10, 2023

Lively and lovely city with lots of attractions from world cultural heritage and tasty cuisine to fashionable shopping malls and hi-tech retail. looks like all eras are combined in one place in extremely comfortable atmosphere.

Pavlo Ukraine

I am not a fan of traveling to cities rather prefer...

December 7, 2023

I am not a fan of traveling to cities rather prefer countryside and nature outing. But Tokyo is a special city. Visiting Japan and not spending few days in Tokyo is like a crime. It’s a huge city but accessible by very good public transportation. I stayed jn Shinjuku and bought a 72 hours subway pass that covers Tokyo and Toei metro and could reach any place by metro. Shinjuku itself is a city and has many things to do specially at night it’s a completely different place. Shopping, eating walking… Shinjuku is best place. For unique restaurants experience head towards Omoide Yokocho. Nice place and has many small restaurants to eat. There is a very big Uniqlo store next to it. I also liked the Asakusa area which is the traditional part of Tokyo. The Senso-ji temple and the path in front of it very beautiful. There are many small shops with souvenirs and street foods. Other must things to do are visiting Shibuya sky, tramlab planets, roppongi hills area.


Tokyo is a Fantastic place to visit.

December 7, 2023

Tokyo is a Fantastic place to visit.... Full of life and action. We were smart as we booked three nights before our Cruise so we could see more of Tokyo. We also booked one night extra after the Cruise to cover any interruptions such as the ship not getting into the port on the scheduled time which happened to our cruise Ship. So we were lucky as some passengers missed their flights home.

Noelene Australia

It proves a indoor and outdoor Onsen which restore your...

December 7, 2023

It proves a indoor and outdoor Onsen which restore your energy back from a long walk day~~~ It is not really inside Shinjuku main area, you need to take 2 stops of train or a bus to get into JR Shinjuku area, but as I am an adult , so I am fine with it.

Bunny Hong Kong

Very friendly and considerate people - trustworthy, helpful...

December 5, 2023

Very friendly and considerate people - trustworthy, helpful and polite. Clean streets everywhere. Delicious food - restaurants or convenient stores. Well-planned transport system and infrastructure - really tourists-friendly. Top-notch services anywhere you go. Will definitely come back and explore more.


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