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Collecting Van Gogh Exhibition

Collecting Van Gogh Exhibition

Sep 18th - Dec 12th

A special exhibition at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum will showcase 28 paintings and 20 drawings by Van Gogh from the Kröl..

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Romero Britto Exhibition

Romero Britto Exhibition

Oct 1st - Dec 12th

A special exhibition taking place at the Roppongi Keyakizaka Space (TV Asahi 1F) will showcase around 100 of Romero Britto's..

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Nescafe Kotatsu Café

Nescafe Kotatsu Café

Nov 26th - Dec 12th

The Nescafe Kotatsu Café runs from November 26th until December 12th, and guests can snuggle up and enjoy coffee and their cho..

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Where to eat in Tokyo

Shinjuku's Memory Lane

Shinjuku's Memory Lane

Andrew Ng

Previously known as Piss Alley, over 60 bars and restaurants are crammed along the side of Shinjuku JR station on the grounds used..

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Places to stay in Tokyo

Dormy Inn Akihabara

Dormy Inn Akihabara

Peter Sidell

As central as central Tokyo can be, Dormy Inn Akihabara is a delightful, affordable business hotel, with a sauna and outdoor rooftop..

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The Prince Park Tower Tokyo

The Prince Park Tower Tokyo

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When you come to Tokyo, you expect an experience of a lifetime. The Prince Park Tower Tokyo in Tokyo's Minato ward aims to help..

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Latest Tokyo Reports

Q-Pot Café

Q-Pot Café

Kim

Tokyo's Q-Pot Café is known for serving up some adorably presented sweets, and they typically have seasonal menus for spec..

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Akigawa Valley

Akigawa Valley

Kim

When people think of Tokyo, their minds may immediately go to busy city streets, packed subway trains, and neon lights galore. That..

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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
Region Kanto
Island Honshu
Capital Tokyo (Shinjuku)
Population 13,839,910
Area 2190.90 km²

Tokyo (東京, Tōkyō) is 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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