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Tokyo Rainbow Pride

Tokyo Rainbow Pride

Every year, Yoyogi Park transforms for one week into a rainbow of colors as diversified as the people it represents. During this week, more than 60 events such as drag queen shows, musical performances or talk events will be taking place at Yoyogi Pa..

Midori no Kanshasai

Midori no Kanshasai

Midori no Kanshasai is the climax of a month-long, annual environmental campaign taking place from 15 April to 14 May to increase people’s awareness and understanding of “Midori” — meaning “green”, and often used d..

Sanja Festival in Tokyo

Sanja Festival in Tokyo

Sanja Matsuri is one of Tokyo's largest festivals and is held over three days typically on the third weekend in May. It draws a very large crowd to the Asakusa area with around 2 million people visiting the festival during the course of the weeke..

Areas

Machida

Machida

A 35-minute train ride away from Shinjuku, Machida provides a respite from the chaos in downtown Tokyo. The town offers a mix of traditional charms and modern entertainment to keep visitors busy. Animal lovers can head straight for Squirrel Park, where 100 squirrels roam and can be fed. For farming ..

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..

Dining

Obicà Mozzarella Bar

Obicà Mozzarella Bar

Obicà relaunches its original Roppongi Hills location in May 2018 at nearby Hollywood Beauty Plaza, complete with a new style and menu. Starting in Rome back in 2004 when Naples-born founder Silvio Ursini opened the world's first 'Mozz..

Kyoshotei Ginza

Kyoshotei Ginza

Kyoshotei follows in the footsteps of the Tottori-based Yonago original outlet by inviting guests to try their acclaimed 'Daisen Kuroushi' brand of wagyu beef. This wagyu variant—that always performs well in the quinquennial Wagyu Olymp..

Lubina

Lubina

Lubina opened in March 2018 alongside the fanfare of Tokyo's new Midtown Hibiya in the Yurakucho area. Combining a gorgeous modern classic interior with terraced seating overlooking Hibiya Park to the north-west, Lubina serves up contemporary Spa..

Places to stay

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..

The Celestine Shiba Tokyo

The Celestine Shiba Tokyo

The Celestine Shiba Tokyo Hotel is an elegant oasis, perfect for a stylish break in the city. The Celestine’s concept revolves around creating a tranquil environment based on the warrior history of the Satsuma Clan. The hotel, built where the S..

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Mount Mitake and Mitake Shrine

Mount Mitake and Mitake Shrine

Located just 90 minutes from central Tokyo, Mount Mitake offers the beauty of nature and panoramic views from its height of 900 meters. At the top of Mount Mitake, there is Musashi Mitake Shine which is said to have been founded over 2000 years ago a..

Tokyo Night Visuals

Tokyo Night Visuals

Much has been said about Tokyo's night scene — it is a gold mine for photographers. However, more often than not, night photography is a little difficult for those without a DSLR and a tripod. But with increasingly powerful phone cameras, t..

Tokyo One Piece Tower 2018 Renewal

Tokyo One Piece Tower 2018 Renewal

Celebrating its 3rd anniversary, the indoor One Piece theme park in Tokyo Tower, Tokyo One Piece Tower, has revamped its fifth floor to offer fans brand new attractions. Since Saturday, April 21st 2018, visitors have been able to enjoy a brand new &#..

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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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