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Top Attractions in Tokyo

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Shibuya

Shibuya

If you could only choose one place to shop in Tokyo, then Shibuya is the place to be. Famous for its busy and colorful distri...

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Odaiba

Odaiba

Odaiba is a the place that’s closest to my heart in Tokyo—at least as close a place a man-made island in the middle of Tokyo ...

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Asakusa

Asakusa

Imagine a place you can go to experience old world Tokyo; shop in quaint markets, visit a monumental shrine, buy plastic food...

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Taito

Taito

Taito-ku has an abundance of new modern facilities to enjoy, the area is full of history and traditional Japanese culture goi...

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Akihabara

Akihabara

Akihabara (秋葉原) is the premiere shopping area for electronics, anime, computer and otaku goods in Japan. Are you looking f...

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Roppongi

Roppongi

Fancy clubs, great pubs, restaurants galore, high-end shopping and extraordinary art. What do all these things have in common...

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Ginza

Ginza

Bustling streets, crowded shops, gorgeous clothes, and high-end brand names are all synonymous with the fabulous Ginza area. ...

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Omotesando

Omotesando

Known as the Champs-Élysées of Tokyo, Omotesando’s tree-lined streets are filled with beautiful shops, funky cafes and great ...

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Ikebukuro

Ikebukuro

Gritty or charming? Ikebukuro is probably my favourite area of the city. Often derided as the 'ugly sister' of Tokyo, it is r...

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Shinjuku

Shinjuku

Shinjuku station: the world's busiest station by far. A place where over 3 million people pass through every single day. A co...

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Yanaka

Yanaka

Take a breather from the bustling crowds in Shibuya and Shinjuku to hop on the JR Line for Nippori Station. A short walk away...

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Ota City

Ota City

To the southeast of Tokyo lies a fascinating city – Ota. Surrounded by Tokyo Bay and the Tama River, Ota is a city rich in cu...

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Shinagawa

Shinagawa

Once the first stop on the long road from Tokyo to Kyoto, today Shinagawa is one of Japan's busiest neighborhoods, filled wit...

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Machida

Machida

A 35-minute train ride away from Shinjuku, Machida provides a respite from the chaos in downtown Tokyo. The town offers a mix...

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Okutama

Okutama

Located on the western end of Tokyo, Okutama is a mountainous range that offers spectacular views for outdoor enthusiasts. La...

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Harajuku

Harajuku

Step into the world of youth subculture and quirky fashion in Harajuku, where you will be greeted by groups of teenagers in t...

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Tsukiji

Tsukiji

The first thing that comes to mind when Tsukiji is mentioned is the fish market, and rightly so. Tsukiji Market, one of the l...

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Nakano

Nakano

Just a stop away from Shinjuku, Nakano is a quiet neighborhood best known for Nakano Broadway, a mall lined with current and ...

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Akasaka

Akasaka

All things upscale, Akasaka is located close to Roppongi, and is a convenient stop for those looking to splurge. With luxurio...

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Kichijoji

Kichijoji

Kichijoji lies west of Shinjuku — a little quiet but never out of sight. This neighborhood is often described as one of the m...

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Ebisu

Ebisu

Along the fringes of Shibuya and Meguro sit Ebisu, a neighborhood that gives off a calm atmosphere. Apart from being a quiet ...

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Edogawa

Edogawa

Edogawa is the easternmost of Tokyo’s 23 wards and gets its name from the Edo River, which runs along its eastern border. The...

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Koto

Koto

Koto City, located in eastern Tokyo, is a nearly island-esque ward surrounded by the Sumida River to the west, Arakawa River ...

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Mitaka

Mitaka

Mitaka city is one of the less crowded areas in western Tokyo. Visit Ghibli museum showcasing the work of the incredible stud...

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Jiyugaoka

Jiyugaoka

Jiyugaoka (自由が丘) is located in southern Meguro, Tokyo, and has often been considered as one of the most desirable places ...

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Minato

Minato

Laden with embassies and packed full of international and cosmopolitan leanings, Minato City, or Minato-ku, is one of Tokyo's...

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Chuo

Chuo

Chuo City, located in the heart of Tokyo, is a lively ward that seamlessly balances modernization and tradition. Chuo’s busin...

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Nishi-Ogikubo

Nishi-Ogikubo

Sandwiched between Ogikubo and Kichijoji is the atmospheric town of Nishi-Ogikubo which, until recently, has been criminally ...

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Shimokitazawa

Shimokitazawa

Tokyo isn’t exactly a city that lacks in artsy, hipster hangouts. From Nakameguro and Kichijoji to Koenji and Daikanyama, the...

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Ogikubo

Ogikubo

Ogikubo has had an historic and profound relationship with a range of disparate cultural markers such as classical music, lit...

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Asagaya

Asagaya

Asagaya is, it could be said, a curious town. Unlike Koenji and Ogikubo, its neighbors on the Chuo Line, Asagaya's elegant re...

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Koenji

Koenji

Koenji needs little introduction. One of the most beloved areas of Tokyo and one of the hippest towns which, over the years, ...

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Suginami City

Suginami City

Suginami City (杉並区, Suginami-ku)  is known as a green residential area which has been made popular thanks to its easy acce...

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Sawanoya Ryokan

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With a wooden exterior that would not be remiss in an old Japanese film, the interior of Sawanoya is just as comforting. Visi...

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Verde Regalo

Verde Regalo

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Verde Regalo specializes in artisanal breads and homemade bacon. A visit will correct your notion that nothing delicious cou...

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About Tokyo

Tokyo
Okinawa Nagasaki Fukuoka Saga Kumamoto Kagoshima Miyazaki Oita Ehime Kochi Tokushima Kagawa Yamaguchi Hiroshima Okayama Tottori Shimane Hyogo Kyoto Osaka Wakayama Nara Shiga Mie Fukui Ishikawa Toyama Gifu Aichi Nagano Shizuoka Niigata Yamanashi Kanagawa Tokyo Saitama Gunma Tochigi Chiba Ibaraki Fukushima Miyagi Yamagata Iwate Akita Aomori Hokkaido
Region Kanto
Island Honshu
Capital Tokyo (Shinjuku)
Population 13,839,910
Area 2190.90 sq. km

Tokyo (東京, Tōkyō) is the nation’s capital, the site of the 2020 Summer Olympics and the most populous city in the world – there’s no shortage of places to see and things to do in Tokyo. While that means you’ll inevitably have to leave some things off your itinerary, it also means that there’s something for everyone.

Tokyo’s center, the 23 wards, combine some of the world’s busiest areas with remnants of old Japan; not far from Shibuya is the holy Meiji Jingu, while the 634-meter tall Tokyo Skytree and the iconic Senso-ji in Asakusa are within walking distance of each other. Shinjuku and Roppongi are two vibrant nightlife spots, yet they’re a short train ride away from Ueno Zoo and the Tsukiji Fish Market.

Right in the middle of it all is the Imperial Palace, a popular jogging route. Beautiful nature in the Okutama area and the Izu and Ogasawara Islands will make you forget that you’re still in Tokyo.

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