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Bernard Buffet Exhibition

Bernard Buffet Exhibition

Nov 21st - Jan 24th

Bernard Buffet (1928 - 1999) was a French expressionist painter who had a specific focus on concrete art. A special event at Tokyo's..

Confronting Eyes

Confronting Eyes

Sep 30th - Jan 31st

A special exhibition taking place at the Taro Okamoto Memorial Museum focuses on the concept of eyes as a central theme, and the..

Hunny's Cafe in Strange Dreams

Hunny's Cafe in Strange Dreams

Oct 14th - Jan 31st

A limited time pop-up cafe event in Shinjuku is titled "Hunny's Cafe in Strange Dreams", and centers around all things Winnie..


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Ogasawara Guntō

Ogasawara Guntō

Diego Mastromatteo

The Ogasawara Islands are thousands of kilometers away from every continent, meaning many animals and plants have undergone an unique..



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Iori, one of the most trusted Imabari Towel specialty stores, understands the role towels play in our everyday lives. A fine quality..

Ome Showa Retro Town 8

Ome Showa Retro Town

Lynda Hogan

Take a step back in time to 20th century Japan. Ome City has a small "Showa Town" with retro billboards and two small museums from..


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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