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Asakusa Toro Nagashi

Asakusa Toro Nagashi

Saturday - Aug 15th

The annual Toro Nagashi festival in Asakusa is held every summer. Originally an act of mourning for the dead, the event now has..

Azaumabashi Bridge, Sumida.. 5 Free
Anamori Inari Shrine Lantern Festival

Anamori Inari Shrine Lantern Festival

Late Aug

In late August, gather with the Kamata locals to light a candle and make a wish on one of hundreds of handmade lanterns.

Anamori Inari Shrine 15 Free
Senzoku-Ike Autumn Festival

Senzoku-Ike Autumn Festival

Early Sep

Senzoku-ike is a relaxing park and pond area located in Northern Ota Ward. Senzoku-Ike is home to several yearly events throughout..

Senzoku-Ike Free

Where to eat in Tokyo

Coco Moon

Coco Moon

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Coco Moon Italian café restaurant is located just west of Sokodo Port on Hachijojima Island. The menu features local produce s..

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Shinjuku's Memory Lane

Shinjuku's Memory Lane

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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

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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Agora Place Asakusa

Agora Place Asakusa

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Newly opened in July of 2012, Agora Place Asakusa is a stylish, chic hotel whose modern concepts make it unique in a tired hotel..

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Paperglass

Paperglass

Sherilyn Siy

Paperglass has challenged the idea that eyewear has to be cumbersome and clunky. When folded, these glasses are only 2 mm thick..

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Nihondo Kampo Boutique

Nihondo Kampo Boutique

Sherilyn Siy

Kampo is a Japanese tradition that adapts ancient Chinese medicine. At the Nihondo Kampo Boutique, kampo becomes more accessib..

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Inoue Seikoen

Inoue Seikoen

Sherilyn Siy

Inoue Seikoen's products are made from olives grown and harvested from Shodoshima Island. Unlike other production areas th..

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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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