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Shinjuku Chuo Park Flea Market

Shinjuku Chuo Park Flea Market

A bustling little oasis in the midst of Tokyo's concrete madness, Shinjuku Central Park is host to the Shinjuku Chuo Park Flea Market. Home to almost 200 stalls, the market is open only to amateur vendors, and is known for its down-to-earth, auth..

Mirai Tokyo Audiovisual Art Show

Mirai Tokyo Audiovisual Art Show

Mirai Tokyo is a part of the Toyosu Sport X Art festival celebrating the opening of Tokyo's brand new fish market opening in Toyosu. Mirai means future in Japanese and this event features the future in a music, art, and technology collaboration..

Spooky Halloween Experience at Sanrio Puroland

Spooky Halloween Experience at Sanrio Puroland

To celebrate Halloween, Sanrio Puroland has taken on a spooky twist. Many of the attractions and décor have embraced this once a year holiday, giving visitors a chance to celebrate Halloween with their favorite characters (including the belove..

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Experiences

Nakano Broadway and Studio Ghibli Tour

Nakano Broadway and Studio Ghibli Tour

Drink in the eye-popping colors and fantastical graphics of anime during a small-group tour to Nakano Broadway and Studio Ghibli. Discover anime-inspired products before heading to a famous workshop where you can immerse yourself in the universe of h..

Authentic Japanese Cuisine Cooking Class

Authentic Japanese Cuisine Cooking Class

Discover the elegant world of authentic Japanese cuisine! You will learn how to make authentic and seasonal Japanese dishes. The class covers the following: how to use cooking utensils, how to make dashi (bonito broth-/ kombu seaweed-based broth),..

Samurai Experience in Tokyo

Samurai Experience in Tokyo

Experience the genuine samurai way, in a traditional setting in the heart of Tokyo, introduced to you by the master of the Tenshinryu Hyoho, which dates back to Edo period, 400 years ago. 

Tours

Cherry Blossom Photography Tour, Mar 31 - Apr 12, 2019

Cherry Blossom Photography Tour, Mar 31 - Apr 12, 2019

Join photographer Les Taylor on a 12-day photography adventure exploring the beauty of Japan s cherry blossom season! You ll visit some of Japan s best locations, ride the shinkansen (bullet train), try delicious Japanese food, and see the beautifu..

Island Camping and Dolphin Swimming Trip

Island Camping and Dolphin Swimming Trip

Japan Travel takes you on a spectacular adventure to Miyakejima Island - swim with friendly wild dolphins, go snorkeling, scuba diving, explore the island, or just take a dip in an onsen hot spring and relax!

JR Pass

JR Pass

The Japan Rail Pass is a multi-use all-you-can-ride rail ticket and gives you unlimited access on JR national trains, JR bus services and the JR ferry service to Miyajima Island. Also included are the Shinkansen bullet trains (except the Nozomi Miz..

Areas

Nakano

Nakano

Just a stop away from Shinjuku, Nakano is a quiet neighborhood best known for Nakano Broadway, a mall lined with current and vintage shops selling anime merchandise - most notably from secondhand giant Mandarake. For those unable to find what you want at Akihabara, this is the place to be. Ani..

Okutama

Okutama

Located on the western end of Tokyo, Okutama is a mountainous range that offers spectacular views for outdoor enthusiasts. Lake Okutama, a vast body of water that stretches to Yamanashi Prefecture, is placed against the backdrop of Mount Ozen (1,405 m) and Mount Otake (1,267 m), two of the tallest m..

Machida

Machida

A 35-minute train ride away from Shinjuku, Machida provides a respite from the chaos in downtown Tokyo. The town offers a mix of traditional charms and modern entertainment to keep visitors busy. Animal lovers can head straight for Squirrel Park, where 100 squirrels roam and can be fed. For farming ..

Where to eat

Falafel Brothers

Falafel Brothers

Even in a city as large and cosmopolitan as Tokyo, certain foods can be hard to find if you don't know where to look. Something that I'd been craving (and had greatly missed!) for quite some time were falafels. Patties made of chickpeas and b..

Sushi Cyoh in Tsukiji

Sushi Cyoh in Tsukiji

Not many people know this but sushi was one of Japan's original fast foods. Eaten on the go from street-style stalls, it's somewhat ironic that modern standing sushi bars would seem a novelty to some given that sushi was originally eaten in t..

Mantra Indian Curry in Ueno

Mantra Indian Curry in Ueno

Struggling to come up with meal ideas for her family, Matsuko from the animated film 'My Neighbors the Yamadas' finally took a stand and boldly proclaimed that she would make Japan's de facto national dish, curry and rice. Japanese curry ..

Places to stay

Do C Capsule Hotel in Ebisu

Do C Capsule Hotel in Ebisu

Faced with a late night and early next-day departure from Tokyo one time, I decided (as I often do) that it would be easier to stay in town rather than go home then get up early and come back in again for my bus. Not needing luxury I looked for somew..

Nine Hours Takebashi

Nine Hours Takebashi

Located minutes from the Imperial Palace grounds near Takebashi station, Nine Hours opened its sixth location in March 2018 continuing the expansion of this capsule hotel chain. The capsule hotel concept has fascinated yet also bemused many a travele..

Guesthouse Sensu in Ota City

Guesthouse Sensu in Ota City

Guesthouse Sensu is a fascinating and cozy place, and its owner, who goes by the name Toshi, has a rather interesting background. He was born and raised in Ota City and has been practicing tea ceremony-known in Japanese as 'sado' (t..

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The 2018 Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony

The 2018 Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony

The first installation of the 2018 Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony was held at the Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum over the weekend of October 13th and 14th. The ceremony has been taking place annually since 2008, and was designed with the purpose o..

Tokyu Setagaya Tram Line

Tokyu Setagaya Tram Line

One of only two remaining tram lines in Tokyo (the other is the Toden Arakawa line), the Tokyu Setagaya Line serves a tiny 5km stretch of south-west Tokyo. Its ten-station line is a haven for local feeling and one of the true little joys of suburban ..

Lapis Tokyo

Lapis Tokyo

Lapis is a new nightclub which opened its doors in August 2017 within Tokyo’s high-end entertainment district Ginza. The club is immediately noticeable as you are walking down the streets as the bright neon-like colors shine out through the win..

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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
RegionKanto
IslandHonshu
CapitalTokyo (Shinjuku)
Population13,159,388
Area2190.90 sq. km

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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