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Tokyo International Art Fair

Tokyo International Art Fair

The Tokyo International Art Fair bring more than 150 exhibitors and talented emerging artists from all around the world together to offer Art Collectors a unique opportunity to purchase modern and contemporary pieces of art. This exhibition will sho..

Marvel/ Age of Heroes Exhibition

Marvel/ Age of Heroes Exhibition

Japan’s complex anime culture may seem intimidating, but never fear: Japan is obsessed with Captain America and Spiderman, too! The first exhibition dedicated to Marvel Comics opens at the Mori Tower from April 7 to June 25. Building on t..

SIRO-A Presents "That’s ZENtertainment!"

SIRO-A Presents "That’s ZENtertainment!"

From May 29th to June 27th 2017 in Asakusa, the world-famous performance group SIRO-A will launch a new non-verbal performance, That's ZENtertainment!, an amazing mix of cutting edge technology and traditional Japanese culture. The group'..

Areas

Shibuya

Shibuya

If you could only choose one place to shop in Tokyo, then Shibuya is the place to be. Famous for its busy and colorful district, packed to the gills with shops, restaurants, clubs and avid shoppers. Shibuya is also famous for its enormous intersection which hundreds of people crossing at any one tim..

Omotesando

Omotesando

Known as the Champs-Élysées of Tokyo, Omotesando’s tree-lined streets are filled with beautiful shops, funky cafes and great restaurants. It is also the gateway to the entrance to the Meiji Jingu Shrine and links on to the very popular Harajuku area including Takeshita Street.&nb..

Ikebukuro

Ikebukuro

Gritty or charming? Ikebukuro is probably my favourite area of the city. Often derided as the 'ugly sister' of Tokyo, it is rarely top of any tourist's 'must-see' lists, but its working class charms are worthy of a visit. Hosting the second busiest train station in Japan (and th..

Dining

Czech-style Coffee Shop Hyaqtoh

Czech-style Coffee Shop Hyaqtoh

The spring rose festivals are in full swing now, so it's high time to visit Kyu-Furukawa Garden in Nishigahara (easily accessed from Komagome or Nishigahara stations). On you way back, why not drink a cup of coffee with a piece of delicious ..

Curry Stand in Shibuya: J.S. Curry

Curry Stand in Shibuya: J.S. Curry

Newly opened in Shibuya's Cultural Village, J.S. Curry aims for providing food that matches a dynamic lifestyle. They use local ingredients with elements of different seasons to provide the most authentic Japanese curry. There are two selectio..

Mya Myint Mo Myanmar Restaurant

Mya Myint Mo Myanmar Restaurant

Immediately across the road from the Waseda exit of Takadanobaba station, there's an otherwise nondescript building that seems to be the focus of the Myanmar community in Tokyo. On its upper floors there are a handful of small stores selling impo..

Places to stay

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..

HOTEL MYSTAYS Kamata

HOTEL MYSTAYS Kamata

If you have an early departure or late arrival at Tokyo's Haneda Airport, then Kamata is a good place to stay: there are direct trains that get you to or from the airport in twenty minutes, and it also has fast, frequent connections to central To..

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Shinjuku Pit Inn

Shinjuku Pit Inn

Jazz has been interwoven in the tapestry of the Tokyo art scene since it first seized the country in the 1920s. Its development from then has been long and turbulent. The 20th century saw it battered by the skepticism of the conservative class, who a..

Tokyo Walks: Skytree Town

Tokyo Walks: Skytree Town

Tokyo Skytree is a very attractive touristy place, of course, as it’s the tallest building in Japan. There is a lot of information about the tower and its observation decks and facilities. I was curious, of course, so I went to the Skytree as s..

Tokyo Walks: Koganei Park

Tokyo Walks: Koganei Park

Koganei Park is the second largest park in the Tokyo metropolitan area. It was opened in 1954. It features a number of attractions including its spacious grassy area, surrounding forests, cherry trees, children’s playgrounds, an archery area, a..

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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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