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Upcoming Tokyo Events

Tokyo Midtown Design Touch

Tokyo Midtown Design Touch

Oct 16th - Nov 3rd

Held in autumn every year, Tokyo Midtown Design Touch is an event showcasing international design in a range of different forms..

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Meiji-Jingu Yabusame in Harajuku

Meiji-Jingu Yabusame in Harajuku

Tuesday - Nov 3rd

A demonstration of the traditional martial art of yabusame mounted-horse archery will be held on 3rd November at Meiji-Jingu Shrine..

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Where to eat in Tokyo

Ginza Kojyu

Ginza Kojyu

Kim B

Ginza Kojyu is a Michelin-starred restaurant which serves up traditional Japanese kaiseki cuisine. Reservations are required in..

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What is a Mont Blanc?

What is a Mont Blanc?

Lester Goh

So, what is a Mont Blanc? In Japan, the Mont Blanc refers to a dessert and not just any dessert; but an exquisite confection t..

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Places to stay in Tokyo

Fraser Suites Akasaka

Fraser Suites Akasaka

Paul McInnes

The recently opened Fraser Suites Akasaka reflects the area's proud traditions fused with modern luxury and amenities. Designed..

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Latest Tokyo Reports

Shinjuku NS Building

Shinjuku NS Building

Guillaume Doré

Among the office buildings of Shinjuku, some have their points of interest and are worth visiting. This is the case with Shinjuku..

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Jyoichi

Jyoichi

Sherilyn Siy

Modern stress and the demands of a fast-paced lifestyle has made it more difficult to achieve a strong and supple body. Jyoichi..

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Maito Design Works

Maito Design Works

Sherilyn Siy

Maito Design Works features items that are made in Japan with natural dyes derived from plants with no chemicals used in the growing..

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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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