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Mt. Takao Beer Mount

Mt. Takao Beer Mount

Mt. Takao is one of the most popular hiking mountains in Japan. It's a beautiful, easy hike that attracts visitors of all ages and capabilities. In addition to its natural beauty, it is home to the amazing Yakuo-in Shrine, Mt. Fuji can be seen fr..

Nihombashi Ebisu-ko Bettara-ichi

Nihombashi Ebisu-ko Bettara-ichi

The Nihombashi Ebisu-ko Bettara-ichi festival is held on October 19 and 20 around Odenma-cho, Chuoku. The fair started in 1606 when the expansion of the Edo castle made the village residents of Takarada-mura move to a new location, which became Odenm..

Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony

Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony

Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony is an event that that has been held yearly since 2008. Its main objective is to introduce the Japanese tea ceremony, as well as the culture of Edo-Tokyo, to foreigners and general audience. A tea ceremony is usually a formal ..

Tours

Cherry Blossom Photography Tour, Mar 31 - Apr 12, 2019

Cherry Blossom Photography Tour, Mar 31 - Apr 12, 2019

Join photographer Les Taylor on a 12-day photography adventure exploring the beauty of Japan s cherry blossom season! You ll visit some of Japan s best locations, ride the shinkansen (bullet train), try delicious Japanese food, and see the beautifu..

Island Camping and Dolphin Swimming Trip

Island Camping and Dolphin Swimming Trip

Japan Travel takes you on a spectacular adventure to Miyakejima Island - swim with friendly wild dolphins, go snorkeling, scuba diving, explore the island, or just take a dip in an onsen hot spring and relax!

JR Pass

JR Pass

The Japan Rail Pass is a multi-use all-you-can-ride rail ticket and gives you unlimited access on JR national trains, JR bus services and the JR ferry service to Miyajima Island. Also included are the Shinkansen bullet trains (except the Nozomi Miz..

Experiences

Robot Restaurant Show

Robot Restaurant Show

Get ready for one of the most memorable, only-in-Japan experiences! Be captivated by the sensory overload of the show including robots, dancers in robot costumes, lights, music and action!

Enjoy Half Day Bus Tour Around Best Tourist Spots in Tokyo!

Enjoy Half Day Bus Tour Around Best Tourist Spots in Tokyo!

The tour starts from Shinjuku and covers Meiji Jingu Shrine, Imperial Palace, and Sensoji Temple, which means you can explore some of the best tourist spots in Tokyo! Enjoy the tour at the cheapest price of any other suppliers! Don t miss it!

Shinkansen Bullet Train Tickets Between Tokyo and Kyoto

Shinkansen Bullet Train Tickets Between Tokyo and Kyoto

Make your journey in Japan easier by getting your Shinkansen tickets between Tokyo and Kyoto, and have them mailed to your hotel before you even arrive! Smooth and easy way of buying your bullet train tickets!    

Areas

Nakano

Nakano

Just a stop away from Shinjuku, Nakano is a quiet neighborhood best known for Nakano Broadway, a mall lined with current and vintage shops selling anime merchandise — most notably from secondhand giant Mandarake. For those unable to find what you want at Akihabara, this is the place to be. Ani..

Okutama

Okutama

Located on the western end of Tokyo, Okutama is a mountainous range that offers spectacular views for outdoor enthusiasts. Lake Okutama, a vast body of water that stretches to Yamanashi Prefecture, is placed against the backdrop of Mount Ozen (1,405 m) and Mount Otake (1,267 m), two of the tallest m..

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 ..

Where to eat

Mantra Indian Curry in Ueno

Mantra Indian Curry in Ueno

Struggling to come up with meal ideas for her family, Matsuko from the animated film 'My Neighbors the Yamadas' finally took a stand and boldly proclaimed that she would make Japan's de facto national dish, curry and rice. Japanese curry ..

Sushi Dai Bekkan

Sushi Dai Bekkan

There was a queue outside of Sushi Dai Bekkan in Tsukiji. You get that a lot in Tsukiji and it's easy to poke fun at it but really, there is nothing wrong and everything good about people being prepared to wait for the good stuff. And there was ..

Kuzushi Kappo Onikai

Kuzushi Kappo Onikai

Kuzushi Kappo Onikai provides an intimate, Japanese izakaya-style setting over in Tokyo's Naka-Meguro area Opened in August 2018, Onikai—literally 'second floor'—occupies the same premises as the lunch-only Tempura Miyashiro d..

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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Lapis Tokyo

Lapis Tokyo

Lapis is a new nightclub which opened its doors in August 2017 within Tokyo’s high-end entertainment district Ginza. The club is immediately noticeable as you are walking down the streets as the bright neon-like colors shine out through the win..

Legoland in Odaiba

Legoland in Odaiba

All you parents are going to love this place. Full of amazing creations as well as the chance to create, Legoland Discovery Center in Odaiba, Tokyo, really is a great place to take the kids for a couple of hours. Riding the Yurikamome Line to get the..

Tama Zoological Park

Tama Zoological Park

I think I could animal watch all day if I had the chance. People too, but that's another story. And while it's clearly a personal thing, the feeling of "Yes! I saw you move snake!" while everyone else trudged past after a brief ho h..

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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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