Tokyo, Japan Mar. 23 Fri 8:02PM
Japan’s capital and one of the largest cities in the world, Tokyo is at once a global center of business, technology, fashion, entertainment, and pop culture. At the same time, it is known for its distillation of traits unique to Japanese culture, making it a fascinating travel destination combining modern technology with ancient traditions, top-level service and safety with the allure of the unknown. Below we categorically break down useful information about the city, so whether you’re planning your next trip to Tokyo or just dreaming of it you’re sure to find out a little bit more about Japan!
WHERE TO GO
Tokyo is full of many neighborhoods which tend to offer quite different opportunities for travelers of varied tastes. Although this is only a small fraction of what the city has to offer, the below are some essentials!
--- SHIBUYA ---
Symbolized by its famous pedestrian cross, Shibuya presents an overwhelming variety of shopping and entertainment options.
--- SHINJUKU ---
With everything from vibrant neon, narrow streets, huge skyscrapers, and peaceful gardens, Shinjuku has a little of everything.
--- HARAJUKU / OMOTESANDO ---
Harajuku, known for its youth fashion, is bordered by the stylish and elegant Omotesando, and also contains the grand Meiji Shrine.
WHERE TO STAY
With so many of neighborhoods to choose from, picking where to stay in Tokyo can be a dizzying choice. The below are sure to offer a balance of interesting surroundings, convenient transportation options, and great value!
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WHAT TO DO
No matter what your interest, you can probably find something that fascinates you in Tokyo. Art of all varieties, history, nightlife, or just seeing the unique and amazing sites- if you’re seeking it, you’ll probably find it, and we have some recommendations and exclusive discounts below!
WHAT TO EAT
With more MIchelin Stars than anywhere else in the world, travelers of all tastes and budgets can enjoy wonderful meals in this city, whether Japanese or international, spending the equivalent of hundreds of dollars or just a few. See our introduction of some essential Japanese foods below!
HOW TO GET AROUND
With labyrinthine stations and so many different transportation options to choose from, getting around Tokyo can seem very intimidating at first, but once you get a grasp of the systems it’s in fact incredibly convenient, punctual and reliable. In the below article we break down the options and can help you decide which one is right for you!