Tokyo

Travel Guide
Shibuya showing a high rise building, street scenes and modern architecture

Experience the energy of one of the world’s largest cities, home to electronics shops and towering skyscrapers, ancient art and pretty cherry blossoms.

With more than 30 million residents, Tokyo’s metropolitan region is the largest population center in the world. This position is especially impressive given that half of Tokyo was destroyed during World War II air raids. The city that was rebuilt after 1945 presents a fascinating blend of ancient tradition and modern leadership.

Go to the top of a skyscraper for impressive views of this seemingly endless city. From the Rainbow Bridge, Tokyo Tower, Mori Tower and Tokyo Skytree, you’ll see iconic landmarks in Japan’s modern skyline and even beyond to Mount Fuji. Back on street level, experience the atmosphere of the city’s liveliest district, Shinjuku, home to many of Tokyo’s tallest buildings and the city’s busiest rail station.

Although a modern city, Tokyo maintains its links to the past. See art and artifacts from ancient Japan and other Asian countries in the Tokyo National Museum. Its collection includes items up to 12,000 years old. The Tokyo Imperial Palace sits on the site that has been home to shoguns and emperors for centuries.

Learn about traditional Buddhist spirituality dating back to 645 at the Sensoji Temple. The Yasukuni Shrine and Yushukan Museum showcase Shinto efforts to commemorate the services of the more than 2 million citizens who died in service to their country over the last century and a half.

Tokyo is constantly rebuilding and reinventing itself. The Roppongi Hills multi-use complex was created in 2003 in the heart of the city and provides some of the trendiest scenes for nighttime entertainment. It’s especially popular with expats.

Although Tokyo is densely populated, it has plenty of green space throughout its 23 wards. Late March and early April feature the famous Japanese cherry blossoms. One of the most popular places to enjoy the flora with a picnic lunch is Shinjuku Gyoen. Parks in every district are carefully designed with detailed landscape architecture to provide oases for Japan’s citizens and visitors to relax and refresh.

Where to stay in Tokyo

The Royal Park Hotel Iconic Tokyo Shiodome
The Royal Park Hotel Iconic Tokyo Shiodome
4 out of 5
1-6-3 Higashi-Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo, 105-8333
The price is ¥6,182 per night from Jun 19 to Jun 20
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Tokyo. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa, and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in our reviews. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (2,101 reviews)
"Everything was great!"

Reviewed on May 5, 2022

The Royal Park Hotel Iconic Tokyo Shiodome
Shinagawa Prince Hotel
Shinagawa Prince Hotel
3.5 out of 5
4-10-30 Takanawa Minato-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo-to, 108-8611
The price is ¥8,821 per night from May 29 to May 30
Stay at this 3.5-star golf hotel in Tokyo. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool, and 13 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in our ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (2,123 reviews)
"Be a little bit faster on the check in"

Reviewed on May 7, 2022

Shinagawa Prince Hotel
The Royal Park Hotel Tokyo Haneda
The Royal Park Hotel Tokyo Haneda
4 out of 5
2-6-5 Haneda International Airport, Ota-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo-to, 144-0041
The price is ¥10,065 per night from Jun 28 to Jun 29
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Tokyo. Enjoy free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk, and a business center. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (1,603 reviews)

Reviewed on May 16, 2022

The Royal Park Hotel Tokyo Haneda
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Citadines Shinjuku Tokyo
Citadines Shinjuku Tokyo
3.5 out of 5
1-28-13 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo-to, 160-0022
The price is ¥8,000 per night from May 29 to May 30
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly aparthotel in Tokyo. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a 24-hour fitness center. Our guests praise the helpful staff and ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (2,207 reviews)
"The staff was nice and they spoke English very well. The kitchen in the hotel was nice to have. Property was clean."

Reviewed on May 8, 2022

Citadines Shinjuku Tokyo
Fraser Suites Akasaka Tokyo
Fraser Suites Akasaka Tokyo
4 out of 5
5-2-33 Akasaka, Tokyo, Tokyo, 107-0052
The price is ¥15,300 per night from Jun 28 to Jun 29
Stay at this 4-star golf aparthotel in Tokyo. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and room service. Popular attractions Tokyo Tower and Tokyo Imperial Palace are located ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (28 reviews)
"Amazing view over the imperial garden, ultra friendly staffs. It was very comfortable stay."

Reviewed on May 23, 2022

Fraser Suites Akasaka Tokyo
Oakwood Hotel & Apartments Azabu Tokyo
Oakwood Hotel & Apartments Azabu Tokyo
3.5 out of 5
3-10-5 Higashiazabu, Minato, Tokyo, Tokyo, 106-0044
The price is ¥12,032 per night from Jun 15 to Jun 16
Stay at this 3.5-star aparthotel in Tokyo. Enjoy free WiFi, a fitness center, and a 24-hour front desk. Popular attractions Tokyo Tower and Tokyo Imperial Palace ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (19 reviews)
"Helpful staff"

Reviewed on May 26, 2022

Oakwood Hotel & Apartments Azabu Tokyo
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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