TokyoJapan

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.

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Where to stay in Tokyo

Shinjuku featuring a city, street scenes and night scenes

Shinjuku

4.5/5Wonderful!(2,072 area reviews)

Known for its fantastic nightlife and popular shops, there's plenty to explore in Shinjuku. Check out top attractions like Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden and Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, and jump on the metro at Higashi-shinjuku Station or Nishi-waseda Station to see more of the city.

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

Shibuya

4.5/5Wonderful!(563 area reviews)

Shibuya is highly notable for its popular shops, and you might want to visit top sights like Yoyogi Park and Meiji Jingu Shrine. See more of Tokyo by jumping on the metro at Yoyogi-koen Station or Meiji-jingumae 'Harajuku' Station.

Shibuya
Akihabara

Akihabara

If you're looking for some top things to see and do in Akihabara and surrounding area, you can visit Akihabara Electric Town and Ueno Park.

Akihabara
Ueno

Ueno

4.5/5Wonderful!(172 area reviews)

Travelers choose Ueno for its ample dining options. Hop aboard the metro at Ueno-okachimachi Station or Ueno-hirokoji Station and check out top sights like Ameya-Yokochō.

Ueno
Ikebukuro

Ikebukuro

You might appreciate the shopping and restaurants in Ikebukuro, and if you're interested in seeing more of the area, Sunshine City Shopping Mall and Sunshine Aquarium are just a few notable stops.

Ikebukuro
Sensoji Temple featuring religious elements, a city and a temple or place of worship

Asakusa

5/5Exceptional!(156 area reviews)

Asakusa is popular for its abundant dining options, and if you're looking for more to see and do, you might think about a trip to Sensō-ji Temple or Asakusa Shrine.

Asakusa

Top Hotels in Tokyo

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
APA Hotel Shinjuku Gyoen-mae
APA Hotel Shinjuku Gyoen-mae
3 out of 5
2-2-8 Shinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Tokyo-to
The price is ¥4,958 per night

Located in Shinjuku, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden and Isetan Department Store Shinjuku. Robot Restaurant and Samurai ...

4/5Very Good! (2,702 reviews)
Good and quiet location at Shinjuku!

"I love the location of this hotel, near to train station or walkable to Shinjuku station. Also very near to Gyoen park. It's also in a quiet area of Shinjuku. Lots of cafes and food around the area. The room was smaller than I expected. If you're coming from a long flight and have big luggage, it ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2020

APA Hotel Shinjuku Gyoen-mae
BESPOKE HOTEL Shinjuku
BESPOKE HOTEL Shinjuku
3.5 out of 5
2-2-17 Kabukicho, Tokyo, Tokyo
The price is ¥4,288 per night

Located in Shinjuku, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Robot Restaurant and Isetan Department Store Shinjuku. Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden and Tokyo ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (598 reviews)

"Super comfortable room. Excellent AC to get us through the Tokyo humidity. Great soundproofing too! Excellent amenities including a powerful hairdryer. The fridge was tiny and the temerature preset so could not keep items very cool. The value overallwas incredible for the middle of Shinjuku. The ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2020

BESPOKE HOTEL Shinjuku
APA Hotel Shinjuku Kabukicho Tower
APA Hotel Shinjuku Kabukicho Tower
3 out of 5
1-20-2 Kabukicho, Shinjuku, Tokyo
The price is ¥4,958 per night

Located in Shinjuku, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Omoide Yokocho and Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden. Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building and Meiji ...

3.9/5Good! (3,458 reviews)

"Very good hotel. Woukd definitely recommend this location."…"

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2020

APA Hotel Shinjuku Kabukicho Tower

Popular places to visit in Tokyo

Disneyland® Tokyo
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Disneyland® Tokyo

4.5/5(612 reviews)

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.

Tokyo DisneySea®
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Tokyo DisneySea®

4.5/5(254 reviews)

Enjoy the excitement at Tokyo DisneySea® and find out why this is a popular amusement park in Urayasu. Visit the shops and notable monuments in this vibrant area.

Tokyo Dome
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Tokyo Dome

4.5/5(382 reviews)

Catch an event at Tokyo Dome during your trip to Tokyo. Amble within picturesque gardens or visit the temples in this vibrant area.

Tokyo Sky Tree
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Tokyo Sky Tree

4.5/5(1,367 reviews)

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.

Tokyo Tower
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Tokyo Tower

4.5/5(1,249 reviews)

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.

Tokyo Imperial Palace
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Tokyo Imperial Palace

4.5/5(1,459 reviews)

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.

Top things to do in Tokyo

Go-Kart Experience on Tokyo Roads
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Go-Kart Experience on Tokyo Roads

¥3,282
Per adult
82% of travellers recommend
Unlimited Prepaid Nano SIM Card for Japan
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Unlimited Prepaid Nano SIM Card for Japan

¥3,918
Per adult
Full-Day City Tour with Admission to Tokyo Tower
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Full-Day City Tour with Admission to Tokyo Tower

¥14,300
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
Spring 2020 Tokyo Evening Hanami (Cherry Blossom) Experience
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Spring 2020 Tokyo Evening Hanami (Cherry Blossom) Experience

¥18,000
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Hop-On / Off Bus Tour in Tokyo
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Hop-On / Off Bus Tour in Tokyo

¥3,600
Per adult
72% of travellers recommend
1 Day Private Mt Fuji Tour (Charter) - English Speaking Driver
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1 Day Private Mt Fuji Tour (Charter) - English Speaking Driver

¥9,249
Per adult
80% of travellers recommend

Reviews of Tokyo

4.7

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
4525
5 - Excellent 72.66741609121567%
4 - Good
1489
4 - Good 23.911996145816605%
3 - Okay
184
3 - Okay 2.954873936084792%
2 - Disappointing
26
2 - Disappointing 0.4175365344467641%
1 - Terrible
3
1 - Terrible 0.04817729243616509%

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 3, 2020

Tokyo is beautiful, breathtaking place to visit.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Apr 7, 2020

Loved Tokyo we did go to a lot more of locations. Can’t wait to be back.

5/5 - Excellent

AndreaF

Apr 1, 2020

Beautiful city. A lot of day and night activities to realize with great environment.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Apr 1, 2020

No place is without its faults, but Tokyo is certainly one of those that rank highly in general, in my opinion. Transportation is relatively easy, although it does take some getting used to. So many sites to see with usually not enough time for all

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 26, 2020

An amazing experience

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 26, 2020

Definitely will return

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