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

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

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

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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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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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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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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 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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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, to the east of the capital, provides a mix of downtown Tokyo surrounded by waterways and parks.

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Kōtō, literally "River East", is a special ward located in Tokyo Metropolis, Japan. The ward refers to itself as Kōtō City in...

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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 (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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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 City is home to some of Japan's most expensive real estate, high end shopping and corporate financial powerhouses. It is...

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

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

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The Elegance of Noh World

The Elegance of Noh World

Kim B

Noh is one of Japan's classic performing arts, with a history dating back to the 14th Century. From October 13th until Decemb...

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Where to eat in Tokyo

Ginza Kojyu

Ginza Kojyu

Kim B

Ginza Kojyu is a Michelin-starred restaurant which serves up traditional Japanese kaiseki cuisine. Reservations are required ...

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Places to stay in Tokyo

Fraser Suites Akasaka

Fraser Suites Akasaka

Paul McInnes

The recently opened Fraser Suites Akasaka reflects the area's proud traditions fused with modern luxury and amenities. Design...

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Hotel Suntargas Ueno

Hotel Suntargas Ueno

Elena Lisina

Hotel Suntargas Ueno has a great location and some free options that all add up to some comfortable accommodation in Ueno.

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Latest Tokyo Reports

Fraser Suites Akasaka

Fraser Suites Akasaka

Paul McInnes

The recently opened Fraser Suites Akasaka reflects the area's proud traditions fused with modern luxury and amenities. Design...

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Jyoichi

Jyoichi

Sherilyn Siy

Modern stress and the demands of a fast-paced lifestyle has made it more difficult to achieve a strong and supple body. Jyoic...

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Ginza Kojyu

Ginza Kojyu

Kim B

Ginza Kojyu is a Michelin-starred restaurant which serves up traditional Japanese kaiseki cuisine. Reservations are required ...

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About Tokyo

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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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