Tokyo in Japan is one of the most cosmopolitan and exciting cities in the world, and visiting the metropole at least once in your life should be on everyone’s travel wish list. With 12 million inhabitants, there is always something going on here, but it is also very easy to seek out the city’s quiet and quaint neighborhoods. This travel guide will introduce you to the multiple-faceted city of Tokyo!
Whether you are looking to experience Japanese culture at its best, enjoy seasonal treats such as cherry blossoms and autumn leaves, discover Japan’s history, eat some of the most delicious foods you will have ever had, or dive into the exciting night scene, Tokyo has it all.
If you want to buy anime goods in central Tokyo, Tokyo Character Street at Tokyo Station is awesome. There are more than 30 anime shops such as a Pokemon store, Jump Shop, and a Ghibli shop.
There is a fascinating street for pop culture fans in Soshigaya, Tokyo called Ultraman Shopping Street. There are many hidden superhero characters, you can have funny coffee and buy cool souvenirs.
All shops in Kappabashi Street sell kitchen wares for professionals and passionate home cooks. This is where Japan’s famous plastic food samples originated.
Geihinkan (also known as Akasaka Palace) was built as a residence for the crown prince in the early 20th century. Now it is used for visiting VIPs from foreign countries. But you can also visit the beautiful banquet rooms!
Sengakuji is a Buddhist temple in Tokyo. It is a famous spot among history lovers because this is where the tombs of the 47 Ronin are located. Learn more about this fascinating story of loyalty and revenge.
Kagurazaka is one of the Geisha districts in Tokyo with an old town atmosphere. Walking through narrow streets with black wooden walls and dining in exquisite restaurants is a great way to spend an afternoon here.
What do Roppongi, Hiroo, and Azabu have to offer the intrepid tourist who wants to veer a bit off the beaten path?
What became today’s largest metropole in the world started out as a small town in the 13th century and became a small castle town in the 15th century. Then the feudal lords started fighting out a war that would change the course of Edo’s history forever.
Tokyo is a great destination for families with kids. Our local experts give you a whole bunch of tips to have the best holiday you ever had with your family!
Tokyo Station is not only a place where you go to catch the shinkansen, it is very much an area with plenty of dining, entertainment, and shopping options. Architecture fanatics will also have a field day in Marunouchi.
Most Japan tours start in Tokyo. Even if you don’t have much time here, Nihonbashi and Ningyocho will offer you a lot on the city’s history and food culture. Find out what there is to discover in these historical areas!
Sugamo is a local Tokyo neighborhood that is especially popular with elderly ladies. Find out why you should include this area on your Japan tour itinerary if you like to see how the locals live.
Off the beaten path but full of history and picture-perfect vistas, that is Shibamata in Tokyo. How can you enjoy this area best? Find out where to go and what to eat in Shibamata.
Ryogoku is known as Tokyo’s sumo neighborhood. What is sumo about? Where can you go to see sumo wrestlers in action? Where can you eat a dish typically eaten by wrestlers? And what else is there to see in Ryogoku?
Got at least 3 days in Tokyo on your Japan tour? Find out where to go in hip neighborhoods Daikanyama and Nakameguro.
Find out which 5 highlights and local areas should definitely be included on your Tokyo itinerary if you come here on your Japan tour.
While planning a trip to Japan, it can be difficult to make a choice of where to go, due to the great number of interesting places to visit. Therefore, we made a list of the 5 best places to visit while traveling in Tokyo.
Shinjuku is known for its impressive streets full of neon signs. Throughout the territory, there is a wide variety of international cuisine and hundreds of department stores ranging from clothing stores to high-tech devices.
If you are a bit adventurous, the Sunamachi Ginza is a great alternative for crowded and popular places like Omoide Yokocho to get your local street food fix.
Yanesen in Tokyo is a great destination for travelers who are looking for a peaceful, local area with a traditional feel to it. Find out what to see and do in Yanesen!