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Daruma Kuyo at Nishiarai Daishi Temple

Daruma Kuyo at Nishiarai Daishi Temple

Daruma Kuyo is a traditional event that has been held at the Nishiarai Daishi Temple since 1954. It is held during Setsubun, on the day before the official start of Spring. At the Daruma Kuyo event, people come with their Daruma dolls to dispose of ..

A Samurai Parade in Tokyo

A Samurai Parade in Tokyo

On Sunday February 5th, 2017, a Samurai Parade "Yomigaeru Mushashi-Nitta" will be held in Musashi-Nitta in the south-western suburbs of Tokyo. The parade is held in honor of samurai, Nitta Yoshioki, a brave and great warrior. He was the ..

Tokyo Dome City Winter Lights

Tokyo Dome City Winter Lights

With winter coming, the nights get longer, but some parts of the city like Tokyo Dome just get brighter and maybe even warmer as you might just end up hugging your date while standing in this romantic setup of thousand of lights glowing in the city. ..

Areas

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 is..

Shinagawa

Shinagawa

Once the first stop on the long road from Tokyo to Kyoto, today Shinagawa is one of Japan's busiest neighborhoods, filled with shopping, entertainment and activities. Located in the heart of Tokyo near Haneda Airport with direct connections to Narita Airport, Shinagawa is much more than a conven..

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 culture, full of historical sites as well as stunning natural views. Ota is also where one of the major international airports in Tokyo, Haneda Airport, is located. Its pe..

Dining

Sukiyabashi Jiro

Sukiyabashi Jiro

Sukiyabashi Jiro, a Michelin 3-star sushi restaurant, is helmed by Jiro Ono, regarded as one of the greatest sushi masters ever. Located in Ginza, Tokyo, this 10-seater restaurant is usually fully booked, and has even served former U.S. President Bar..

Japanese Dining & Bar Fuga

Japanese Dining & Bar Fuga

Promising spectacular views of the Tokyo skyline from the top of Prince Hotel Shinjuku, Fuga (風雅) held its renewal opening in December 2017 in central Shinjuku. The top-floor here offers a relaxed yet elegant and spacious venue that combines a sense ..

Teppanyaki Ittetsu

Teppanyaki Ittetsu

Japanese Wagyu beef has gained considerable reputation around the world and any visit to Japan warrants a trip to an authentic teppanyaki restaurant to sample the melt-in-the-mouth experience that top-quality wagyu provides. Shimbashi's Teppanyak..

Places to stay

Wise Owls Hostel in Shibuya

Wise Owls Hostel in Shibuya

A lot of the hostels in Tokyo are around the peaceful historical district of Asakusa, and until recently, there have been few budget options in the livelier areas. However, this is changing, and there are now more central hostels such as Inno in Akas..

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'..

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Yayoi Kusama Museum

Yayoi Kusama Museum

Fans of avant-garde artist Yayoi Kusama, famous for her polka dots and pumpkin art, can now view her exhibitions at a permanent location, after the opening of the Yayoi Kusama Museum in October 2017. The internationally-acclaimed artist's works..

Marunouchi Winter Illuminations

Marunouchi Winter Illuminations

Several years ago when Japan first started holding its annual winter illuminations, I was wondering how long the novelty factor would last since this is the country where many trends seem to come and go in the blink of an eye. Fortunately, the popula..

Shinagawa Tourism Fair 2017

Shinagawa Tourism Fair 2017

This autumn, the Shinagawa City / Shinagawa Tourism Association invites you to Shinagawa City to spend an afternoon of fun. As described on their site, there are many interesting Japanese cultural attractions to look out for. On Saturday, October 21s..

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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
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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