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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..

Tokyo Ramen Show

Tokyo Ramen Show

Get your taste buds ready – Tokyo's largest ramen arrives in October/November for 11 days. With almost 40 vendors from around Japan serving up their own unique regional varieties, visitors are sure to find a style that suits them. Take your..

Hachioji Gingko Festival

Hachioji Gingko Festival

Autumn is one of the best seasons to visit Japan, conjuring up images of beautiful red landscapes and falling leaves. But the gingko tree is also a fairly common site across the country and during late November in Hachioji, you'll have the chance..

Areas

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..

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..

Roppongi

Roppongi

Fancy clubs, great pubs, restaurants galore, high-end shopping and extraordinary art. What do all these things have in common? You can find each of them in Roppongi, en masse. Located in the Minato City Ward, Roppongi is easily accessible via Hibiya or Toei Oedo line on the Tokyo Metro. Most famous..

Dining

Milan Nataraj Indian Restaurant

Milan Nataraj Indian Restaurant

Looking for somewhere to have lunch in Shibuya one day, on the main street from the crossing to Tower Records I saw a sign advertising a vegetarian Indian buffet lunch for ¥1000. There's no more to the story, really: I like Indian food, espec..

Shabu Shabu: Let Us

Shabu Shabu: Let Us

New to Nakameguro in September 2017, Shabu Shabu Let Us (しゃぶしゃぶレタス) promises to redefine how this traditional Japanese cuisine is experienced. The traditional approach to shabu shabu sees guests sit round a shared pot, making for a fun, group experie..

Taiyou no Tomato-men

Taiyou no Tomato-men

Setting itself apart from the ramen crowd, 'Taiyou no Tomato men' (太陽のトマト麺) serves up visually distinct bowls of tomato-based ramen at its many locations around Japan – as many as 21 stores, since launching in Kinshicho back in 2006. Th..

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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Real Escape Room Asakusa

Real Escape Room Asakusa

Think you could live through a horror movie? You might be surprised at the results. This is no Ghost Busters adventure and isn’t for the faint of heart. Once you and your team enter this horror house you have just 1 hour to figure out the myste..

Running Tokyo

Running Tokyo

The last kilometer along the shopping street of Marunouchi to Tokyo Station was a mix of torture and bliss because my legs were hurting so much and also because I was almost done. Race day. The D-Day. The Tokyo Marathon. My second marathon and first ..

Haneda Airport Domestic Terminal

Haneda Airport Domestic Terminal

Tokyo Haneda Airport is the only airport within Tokyo Prefecture, and has an increasing number of visitors and attractions emerging each year. Winning the award for World’s Best Domestic Airport, and Best Airport Terminal Cleanliness, your jour..

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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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