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Sakana and Japan Festival

Sakana and Japan Festival

Late Feb - Early Mar

As an island nation, Japan has a great affinity for seafood, fish in particular. The Sakana and Japan Festival aims to highlight..

1 Free
Ningyocho Sake and Wine Fes

Ningyocho Sake and Wine Fes

Late Feb - Early Mar

The Ningyocho Sake and Wine Fes takes place in Tokyo's Yurakucho area, and celebrates these two much-loved beverages. Various..

¥2,500
DiverCity Tokyo Plaza Cheese Festival

DiverCity Tokyo Plaza Cheese Festival

Early Feb - Early Mar

The DiverCity Tokyo Plaza Cheese Festival is the perfect event for cheese lovers. Serving up everything from cheese fondue to cheesy..

7 Free

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Fontana Tokyo City Apartments

Fontana Tokyo City Apartments

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With rates as low as 45,000 to 55,000 yen per month, Fontana's Tokyo City Apartments make sense for both short-term travelers..

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Hotel Gracery Shinjuku

Hotel Gracery Shinjuku

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Hotel Gracery Shinjuku offers a full-service oasis in the center of the bustling city.

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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 sq. km

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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