Tokyo Travel Guide
Tokyo in Japan is one of the most cosmopolitan and exciting cities in the world, and visiting the metropole at least once in your life should be on everyone’s travel wish list. With 12 million inhabitants, there is always something going on here, but it is also very easy to seek out the city’s quiet and quaint neighborhoods. This travel guide will introduce you to the multiple-faceted city of Tokyo!
Whether you are looking to experience Japanese culture at its best, enjoy seasonal treats such as cherry blossoms and autumn leaves, discover Japan’s history, eat some of the most delicious foods you will have ever had, or dive into the exciting night scene, Tokyo has it all.
Check out our group package tour and private package tour in Tokyo if you are interested in discovering this exciting city!
3 Expat Friendly Areas in Tokyo | Travel Guide
What do Roppongi, Hiroo, and Azabu have to offer the intrepid tourist who wants to veer a bit off the beaten path?
The History of Tokyo | Travel Guide
What became today's largest metropole in the world started out as a small town in the 13th century and became a small castle town in the 15th century. Then the feudal lords started fighting out a war that would change the course of Edo's history forever.
Family Friendly Tokyo Tips | Travel Guide
Tokyo is a great destination for families with kids. Our local experts give you a whole bunch of tips to have the best holiday you ever had with your family!
The Tokyo Station Area | Travel Guide
Tokyo Station is not only a place where you go to catch the shinkansen, it is very much an area with plenty of dining, entertainment, and shopping options. Architecture fanatics will also have a field day in Marunouchi.
Nihonbashi & Ningyocho
Most Japan tours start in Tokyo. Even if you don't have much time here, Nihonbashi and Ningyocho will offer you a lot on the city's history and food culture. Find out what there is to discover in these historical areas!
Sugamo is a local Tokyo neighborhood that is especially popular with elderly ladies. Find out why you should include this area on your Japan tour itinerary if you like to see how the locals live.
Off the beaten path but full of history and picture-perfect vistas, that is Shibamata in Tokyo. How can you enjoy this area best? Find out where to go and what to eat in Shibamata.
Ryogoku Sumo Town
Ryogoku is known as Tokyo's sumo neighborhood. What is sumo about? Where can you go to see sumo wrestlers in action? Where can you eat a dish typically eaten by wrestlers? And what else is there to see in Ryogoku?
Daikanyama and Nakameguro
Got at least 3 days in Tokyo on your Japan tour? Find out where to go in hip neighborhoods Daikanyama and Nakameguro.
Tokyo Highlights and Hidden Gem Itinerary
Find out which 5 highlights and local areas should definitely be included on your Tokyo itinerary if you come here on your Japan tour.
Tokyo ‘s 5 Most Recommended Places
While planning a trip to Japan, it can be difficult to make a choice of where to go, due to the great number of interesting places to visit. Therefore, we made a list of the 5 best places to visit while traveling in Tokyo.
Shinjuku | Tokyo
Shinjuku is known for its impressive streets full of neon signs. Throughout the territory, there is a wide variety of international cuisine and hundreds of department stores ranging from clothing stores to high-tech devices.
Sunamachi Ginza Street Food
If you are a bit adventurous, the Sunamachi Ginza is a great alternative for crowded and popular places like Omoide Yokocho to get your local street food fix.
Yanesen & Yanaka | Tokyo
Yanesen in Tokyo is a great destination for travelers who are looking for a peaceful, local area with a traditional feel to it. Find out what to see and do in Yanesen!
Monzennakacho | Tokyo
Monzennakacho is a great area for a quick, local bite and tipple. There are many tiny restaurants that serve great food, and there's a local temple with an interesting ceremony.
Shibuya | Tokyo
Tokyo's young fashion mecca Shibuya has been given a make-over! What's the popular area's history? And what is there to do today?
Roppongi | Tokyo
Roppongi is known as one of Tokyo's nightlife destinations that are especially popular with local expats. What else is there to see and do in cosmopolitan Roppongi?
Ginza | Tokyo
Ginza is a district in central Tokyo, and its name means 'silver place' when translated to English. That still holds true today, as it is one of the most high-end shopping districts in Japan.
Odaiba | Tokyo
Artificial island Odaiba in Tokyo became very popular with young people, especially young couples who flock to shopping and amusement. Find out what fun you can have here!
The Izu Seven Islands
What can you do on the Izu Seven Islands in Japan? A lot quieter than the usual beach resorts in Okinawa, you can enjoy hiking, ocean activities, and fresh seafood here.
Chidorigafuchi in Spring
If you are looking for cherry blossoms in Tokyo, Chidorigafuchi is one of the best places to go. You can see the beautiful moat from a boat and walk through pink tunnels.
Meguro River in Spring
If you are looking for cherry blossoms in Tokyo, Meguro River in Tokyo is one of the best places to go. The cherry trees covering the river look like a pink tunnel for only a few short days per year.
Koishikawa Korakuen Garden in Autumn
Koishikawa Korakuen in Tokyo is a beautiful garden to visit for fall foliage and other seasonal treats. What is the meaning behind the garden's architecture? And what else is there to do in the area?
Ikebukuro | Tokyo Travel Guide
Ikebukuro is one of Tokyo's grittier neighborhoods. If you're looking for subcultures and interesting bars, this is the place to go. But there's also family-friendly entertainment. See what Ikebukuro is about!
Akihabara | Tokyo Travel Guide
Akihabara is a place where people from all over the world come to see the new subcultures of Japan. It is a must-see area if you are traveling to Tokyo. Learn more about his intriguing area!
Harajuku | Tokyo
Harajuku is home to some of the city's best art galleries, museums, and design book stores, but let's start with the area's most famous highlight, Takeshita Street.
Asakusa | Tokyo Guide
Asakusa is one of Tokyo's most popular districts to visit for both local and international tourists. This is because of the traditional atmosphere and the Sensoji. Learn more about the area's history!
Mt Takao : Easy Hiking Near Tokyo
Mt Takao was introduced in the Michelin Green Guides for Travel and Tourism as a place that is relatively close to the center of Tokyo where you can discover the 'real Japan'.
Narita Airport is located about 60 km outside of Tokyo, in the city of Narita. If you have a layover in Narita of at least 4 hours you can visit nearby Narita city which is only a train ride of 15 minutes away.
Haneda Airport in Tokyo
Haneda airport is located less than 30 minutes and 15 km south-east of central Tokyo. The airport is well linked to central Tokyo, and if you have the option to choose we recommend you to land in Haneda.
Hamamatsucho Station Area
There are many hotels in the Hamamatsucho Station area, but what is there to do here? And is the area well-connected to the rest of Tokyo?
The Tokyo Skytree is the holder of the record for the world's tallest tower and the observation deck offers some of the most amazing views over the whole Tokyo area.
Yoshiwara Former Prostitution District
In the traditional area of Asakusa in Tokyo, about 20 minutes from the famous Sensoji temple, you can reach the Yoshiwara Shrine. This small shrine has a tragic history.
Oedo Onsen Monogatari Bathhouse
Oedo Onsen Monogatari is one of the most foreigner-friendly onsen in Japan, and not only that. It is also one of the largest ones, with plenty of different baths to soak in while enjoying a traditional Japanese atmosphere.
Henn Na Hotel
Henn Na Hotel, meaning 'Strange Hotel', is one of the most innovative franchises in the hotel industry in the world. Learn more about this robot-run accommodation!
The Tokyo Tower
The Tokyo Tower is one of the highest constructions in Tokyo at 333m tall. The Eiffel Tower-inspired tower is just one of those famous spots you have to visit when you are in Tokyo.
Tsukiji and Toyosu: the Tokyo Fish Markets
In 2018, the fish market and the wholesale markets moved from Tsukiji to Toyosu. Some of the restaurants and shops stayed behind in Tsukiji, but the beloved tuna auction has moved.
The Imperial Palace | Tokyo Travel Guide
The imposing Imperial Palace and its wonderful Japanese garden are on top of most tourists' must-see lists. A visit to the location of the former Edo castle is best done after learning a bit more about its history.
Nakamise in Asakusa
Nakamise is one of the oldest shopping centers in Japan. Since Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu established Edo Shogunate (1603), the population in Edo (old Tokyo) grew as well the visitors to Sensoji Temple.
Maxell Aqua Park Shinagawa
Maxell Aqua Park Shinagawa is an aquarium located in the Shinagawa area in Tokyo. It has many exhibitions of marine species and several rooms with special illuminations, which makes this aquarium different from the others.