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Art Aquarium 2017

Art Aquarium 2017

Traditional Edo gets a modern and artsy twist in the annual Eco Edo Art Aquarium Nihonbashi event. Since 2011, Nihonbashi has opened its doors every summer to a fantastical world of goldfish that has enthralled tens of thousands of visitors from all ..

Ikegami Oeshiki

Ikegami Oeshiki

Ikegami Honmonji Oeshiki Festival is one of Tokyo's most famous and memorable festivals, with a history dating back more than 730 years. The festival celebrates the anniversary of the death of famous Buddhist teacher and saint Nichiren. Oeshik..

Tokyo Motor Show

Tokyo Motor Show

Automobile manufacturing is one of Japan's signature industries, with many of its top makers being major players in the worldwide automotive market. It should come as little shock, then, that the Tokyo Motor Show is considered one of the major an..

Areas

Ginza

Ginza

Bustling streets, crowded shops, gorgeous clothes, and high-end brand names are all synonymous with the fabulous Ginza area. Located in the heart of Tokyo, Ginza is known as one of the best shopping districts in the world. With a myriad of well-known prestigious European and Western brands, Ginza i..

Asakusa

Asakusa

Imagine a place you can go to experience old world Tokyo; shop in quaint markets, visit a monumental shrine, buy plastic food and take a cruise down the Sumida river in a futuristic ferry. More than other areas in Tokyo, Asakusa blends the old with the new seamlessly. Located in Taito-ku, Asakusa i..

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 Bay could possibly claim. The area sometimes known as Teleport Town came to be during the bubble economy of the eighties, its land reclaimed from the water. Once..

Dining

#Uni Seafood

#Uni Seafood

Opened in April 2017 in a Roppongi backstreet across from Tokyo Midtown, #Uni Seafood brings the concept of a Western fish market / port town to life in the heart of Tokyo - complete with an attention-grabbing hashtag in the name. Seafood platt..

Gunma Sodachi

Gunma Sodachi

Gunma Sodachi specialises in bringing some of Gunma's finest foods to Tokyo. Backed by parent chain Aguri's yakiniku know-how, Gunma Sodachi primarily focuses on serving Gunma's local brand of beef, Joshu wagyu, alongside a number of regi..

Breeze of Tokyo

Breeze of Tokyo

Breeze of Tokyo has recently renovated its concept and logo and reopened as a French grill and bar. Located on the 36th floor of the Marunouchi Building at Tokyo Station, diners can enjoy French cuisine that is rich in flavor and made with ingredient..

Places to stay

Hotel MyStays Nippori

Hotel MyStays Nippori

One of the best ways to travel between central Tokyo and Narita Airport is on the Keisei train line; its SkyLiner is the fastest service to the airport, and its other trains are also fast and very affordable. Most trains start at Ueno, then go throug..

Book and Bed Tokyo

Book and Bed Tokyo

The elevator doors open and your eyes adjust as you walk into a dimly lit room. No one is behind the counter to greet you and there are no visible doors. Hesitantly, you ring the call bell on the counter. As you wonder if that's what you'..

Tokyo Hostel Fuji

Tokyo Hostel Fuji

When I come to Tokyo I sometimes stay in the urban hubs like Shinjuku or Ueno, but I can then get worn down by the crowds, especially late at night when the club and bar touts are active. So with the subway running until after midnight, it's ofte..

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Gokoku-in Temple in Ueno

Gokoku-in Temple in Ueno

In the area between Ueno and Tabata stations in central Tokyo, there's a group of temples where you can visit the 'Seven Divinities of Good Fortune'. It includes Ikebenten-do on the pond in Ueno Park, Tennoji and Choan-ji in Yanaka, and G..

Nitta-jinja Shrine

Nitta-jinja Shrine

The quiet grounds of Nitta-jinja Shrine belie a long and colorful history. The shrine dates back over 650 years to the Namboku Period (which spanned much of the 14th century), when factions from the northern and southern halves of Japan were engaged ..

Omori Nori Museum

Omori Nori Museum

During the Edo Period (1600-1868), the area of Omori in Ota Ward was known for its cultivation of nori, the crackly sheets of seaweed most commonly wrapped around plump rice balls or sushi rolls. While development along the shores of Tokyo Bay ..

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About 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
RegionKanto
IslandHonshu
CapitalTokyo (Shinjuku)
Population13,159,388
Area2190.90 sq. km

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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