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Tokyo Travel Guide

The epicenter of sophisticated culture, cutting-edge fashion, futuristic buildings, and all things weird and wonderful, Tokyo is a city of extremes that attracts over 14 million visitors each year, and it should be on your bucket list too.


The capital city of Japan is situated at the Tokyo Bay on the Pacific coast of central Honshu (Japan’s main island). While the Greater Tokyo Area is made up of Tokyo and the three neighboring prefectures, Metropolitan Tokyo consists of 23 wards and municipalities. Tourists are most likely to be residing in central areas like Chiyoda, Minato, Shibuya, Shinjuku, and Taito wards. In addition to being the political and economic center of Japan, Tokyo is also the seat of the Emperor and the imperial family. In terms of population, the Greater Tokyo Area with over 37 million people is the most populous metropolitan area in the world.


Originally named Edo, Tokyo has a long and rich history of over 400 years. The city grew in wealth, power, and size over the centuries with its population reaching over a million by the mid-eighteenth century. The Emperor moved to Edo during Meiji Restoration in 1868, hence renaming the city Tokyo and it became the capital of Japan. With the devastation of earthquakes and war, much of Tokyo was destroyed by the middle of the 20th century. In the 1980s, rapid economic growth and increased global presence transformed Tokyo into one of the world’s economic powerhouses.


Visitors to Tokyo will be attracted to its most famous temples, towers, parks, and shopping streets, but this city with a perfect blend of old and new has so much more to offer. Get into character and go go-karting around town, experience the insanity at the Robot Restaurant, see a Kabuki theatre performance in Ginza, and soak in an Onsen with the locals. 


Foodies alert! You’ll be spoiled for choice in Tokyo for authentic local and regional Japanese cuisines, as well as international delights. Be sure to savor delicious culinary creations like tempura, curry rice, sashimi, soba, patisseries, unagi, and sukiyaki.


Not sure what to bring home as a souvenir? Tokyo is world-renowned for being a shopping paradise, visitors can find countless unique local specialty items as gifts and mementos. Consider getting a toy from one of five million vending machines in Japan, top-up on those high-quality Japanese cosmetics, or bring home an omamori lucky charm. 


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Tokyo Disneyland
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Tokyo Disneyland

9.4
4.8/58,998 Reviews
"Theme Parks"
Tokyo DisneySea
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Tokyo DisneySea

9.0
4.7/53,356 Reviews
"Theme Parks"
Warner Bros. Studio Tour Tokyo - The Making of Harry Potter
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Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

8.7
4.8/59,650 Reviews
"Gardens"
"National Parks"
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Tokyo Skytree

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4.7/51,844 Reviews
"Observation Decks"
"Night Attractions"
SHIBUYA SKY

SHIBUYA SKY

8.1
4.7/5319 Reviews
"Observation Decks"
"Night Attractions"
Tokyo Tower

Tokyo Tower

8.1
4.7/53,561 Reviews
"Observation Decks"
"Night Attractions"
Sensō-ji

Sensō-ji

8.0
4.6/54,102 Reviews
"Historical Sites"
"Temples"
Ghibli Museum

Ghibli Museum

8.0
4.7/51,014 Reviews
"Art Museums"
Akihabara Electric Town

Akihabara Electric Town

7.9
4.6/51,774 Reviews
"Featured Neighborhoods"

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What to Eat

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Ningyocho Imahan Honten

Ningyocho Imahan Honten

4.3/550 Reviews
Avg. USD149/person
"Japanese"
"Famous Restaurants"
Ginza Ibuki

Ginza Ibuki

5.0/56 Reviews
Avg. USD139/person
"Japanese"
Ginza Shinohara

Ginza Shinohara

4.9/515 Reviews
Avg. USD312/person
"Japanese"
L'OSIER

L'OSIER

4.6/525 Reviews
Avg. USD173/person
"Western-style"
"Famous Restaurants"
Sushi Saito

Sushi Saito

4.8/537 Reviews
Avg. USD243/person
"Japanese"
Ryuzu

Ryuzu

4.5/57 Reviews
Avg. USD145/person
"Western-style"
Zurriola

Zurriola

4.5/511 Reviews
Avg. USD166/person
"Western-style"
RyuGin

RyuGin

4.6/5105 Reviews
Avg. USD311/person
"Japanese"
Pierre Gagnaire

Pierre Gagnaire

4.4/511 Reviews
Avg. USD205/person
"Western-style"
"Spectacular Views"
Le Sputnik

Le Sputnik

4.7/57 Reviews
Avg. USD133/person
"Western-style"
Sumibi Yakiniku Nakahara

Sumibi Yakiniku Nakahara

4.7/56 Reviews
Avg. USD166/person
"Barbeque"
焼肉うしごろ 西麻布本店

焼肉うしごろ 西麻布本店

4.0/52 Reviews
Avg. USD63/person
"Japanese"
"Open Late"

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