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.
Shopping, Museums and Temples
Ride roller coasters and watch theatrical shows as you witness the magic of Disney come to life at this family-friendly amusement park and resort.
Marvel at the views from the top of the tallest self-supporting tower in the world then enjoy the shops, restaurants, aquarium and planetarium at its base.
Appearing as if a Paris landmark has been teleported to Tokyo, this Eiffel-inspired structure offers great daytime or evening 360-degree views of the city.
This site was first a shogun residence, then the home for Japan’s emperor. Destroyed in World War II, it was reconstructed to its original splendor.
Tokyo’s oldest temple was built centuries ago to honor the goddess of mercy. It now draws thousands daily for Buddhist prayer or cultural observation.
Set within a large park filled with thousands of trees from all over Japan, this shrine is dedicated to a much-loved emperor and offers tranquility to visitors.
Get ready for a night of eye-popping entertainment like nothing you've seen at the Robot Restaurant, where bright lights, techno music, dinosaurs, and dancers combine with—of course—robots for a sensory spectacle in the heart of the Kabukicho red-light district.
Discover Tokyo's top attractions by bus. In morning you can feel the Japanese history going through Meiji Shrine, the imperial palace and Sensouij temple in Asakusa. In afternoon you will experience modern Japan at the Tokyo Sky Tree tower and Tokyo Bay Cruise.
Best bus tour to visit Mt. Fuji! Focused on taking the best view of Mt.Fuji as stayingat Fuji area all day! Visiting Oshino hakkai, traditional villadge famous for 8 beatiful ponds, Oshino Ninja Villadge to do unique ninja activities.
Leave the hustle and bustle of Tokyo behind on this escape to Japan’s highest mountain and volcano—Mount Fuji. Enjoy a scenic cruise on the immaculate Lake Ashi, and then take in stunning sights while soaring on the Hakone Komagatake Ropeway before returning to Tokyo by bullet train.
Discover the metropolis of Tokyo with convenience and ease on the Sky Hop bus. Over the course of a day, hop on and off at 9 stops along 2 routes for a comprehensive tour of the city. Listen to informative commentary as you ride, and jump off for a closer look at landmarks and lively neighborhoods.
Hop behind the wheel of a go-kart and travel the streets of Tokyo in one of the most unique ways possible. This tour lets you cruise by iconic sights like Tokyo Tower, Meiji Shrine, and Akihabara Electric Town with the novelty of riding in a go-kart.
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