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Shinbashi Koichi Festival

Shinbashi Koichi Festival

On the last Thursday & Friday of July each year, the Shinbashi neighborhood and resident's association, along with many volunteers, hold a two day festival of dancing, drumming, eating and drinking. The festival area is set up around Shinbash..

Sumidagawa Fireworks Festival

Sumidagawa Fireworks Festival

Fireworks have a long history in Japan and are an integral part of many summer festivals. The Sumidagawa Fireworks Festival in Tokyo dates back to the Edo period and is one of Japan's most famous fireworks displays. Every last Saturday in July, c..

Edogawa Fireworks Festival

Edogawa Fireworks Festival

We've all probably seen fireworks displays before and I guess most people may not work viewing a fireworks festival into their travel itinerary so it came as a big surprise, a very pleasant one, when I attended one of the many fireworks festivals..

Areas

Harajuku

Harajuku

Step into the world of youth subculture and quirky fashion in Harajuku, where you will be greeted by groups of teenagers in the wildest outfits. This is one of Tokyo's vibrant towns - a combination of an urban facade and traditional attractions. There is much to do in Harajuku, starting fr..

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

Japanese Beef at No Meat, No Life

Japanese Beef at No Meat, No Life

No Meat No Life is a yakiniku (barbecue) chain restaurant, and after sampling some of their dishes, you will know that this establishment lives up to their name. They have counter seats for those who are dining alone. Of course, they also have tables..

Kamata – Where to Go For Gyoza in Tokyo

Kamata – Where to Go For Gyoza in Tokyo

Gyoza (pot stickers) are small dumplings filled with ingredients such as minced pork and vegetables. They can be cooked a number of ways, including pan-fried, known as 'yaki gyoza' which is the most popular way of preparing it in Japan. T..

Ain Soph Ripple

Ain Soph Ripple

If you think vegan food is nothing more than lettuce leaves and carrot sticks, Ain Soph Ripple is a spot that will prove you wrong. The restaurant is located in Shinjuku's Kabukicho area, and serves up completely vegan (and completely mouthwateri..

Places to stay

Do C Capsule Hotel in Ebisu

Do C Capsule Hotel in Ebisu

Faced with a late night and early next-day departure from Tokyo one time, I decided (as I often do) that it would be easier to stay in town rather than go home then get up early and come back in again for my bus. Not needing luxury I looked for somew..

Nine Hours Takebashi

Nine Hours Takebashi

Located minutes from the Imperial Palace grounds near Takebashi station, Nine Hours opened its sixth location in March 2018 continuing the expansion of this capsule hotel chain. The capsule hotel concept has fascinated yet also bemused many a travele..

Guesthouse Sensu in Ota City

Guesthouse Sensu in Ota City

Guesthouse Sensu is a fascinating and cozy place, and its owner, who goes by the name Toshi, has a rather interesting background. He was born and raised in Ota City and has been practicing tea ceremony-known in Japanese as 'sado' (t..

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The National Art Center Tokyo

The National Art Center Tokyo

From the 30th of May until the 3rd of September 2018 the National Art Center Tokyo is showcasing the special exhibition The Art of Portraiture in the Louvre Collections. 110 works selected from all eight departments of Paris' most famous art muse..

Eco Edo Nihonbashi 2018

Eco Edo Nihonbashi 2018

The annual ECO EDO Nihonbashi is back in Tokyo's Nihonbashi district from July 6 to September 24. Sponsored by the ECO EDO Nihonbashi Executive Committee and Meikyo "Nihonbashi" Hozonkai, the event features a wide range of exhibitions a..

Nerima - Your Lie in April

Nerima - Your Lie in April

Nerima is a quiet and quaint neighbourhood deep in contrast with Shibuya or Shinjuku's hustle. It also happens to be where a lot of anime locations are set, one of which is Your Lie in April, known in Japanese as Shigatsu wa kimi uso, or Kimiuso...

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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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