TokyoJapan

4.7/5Top Destination

Tokyo is calling! Discover its temples, museums, monuments, and more.

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.

Known for

Shopping, Museums and Temples

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Where to stay in Tokyo

Shinjuku
Shinjuku featuring a city, street scenes and night scenes

Shinjuku

Known for Urban, Shopping, Flowers

4.5/5(1,667 reviews)

This major ward of Tokyo offers a variety of opportunities, from skyline views to trendy restaurants, to its large, peaceful park. 

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

Shibuya

Known for Shopping, Urban, Temples

4.5/5(439 reviews)

Step from Tokyo’s busiest train station into streets filled with endless shopping and dining options and the largest concentration of “love hotels” in the city.

Ueno
Ueno, Tokyo, Japan

Ueno

Known for Shopping, Museums, Sightseeing

4.5/5(147 reviews)

Shopping and museums are a few notable features of the neighborhood.

Ginza
Ginza showing signage, street scenes and skyline

Ginza

Known for Shopping, Architecture, Dining

4.5/5(293 reviews)

Named after a silver-coin mint, this district has a long association with affluence. Today it’s where you’ll find some of Japan’s most upmarket labels, restaurants and galleries.

Maihama
Maihama which includes interior views as well as a large group of people

Maihama

Known for Theme Parks, Sea, Shopping

4.5/5(171 reviews)

This small area, located in Urayasu just outside of Tokyo, is best known as the gateway to Japan’s wildly popular Tokyo Disney Resort.

Shinagawa
Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan

Shinagawa

Known for Shopping, Dining, Skyscrapers

4.5/5(140 reviews)

Spend some time visiting places like Tokyo Bay while getting to know Shinagawa, and be sure to check out the abundant dining options. You can hop aboard the metro at Osaki Station or Oi Keibajo Mae Station to see more of the area.

Top Hotels in Tokyo

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
APA Hotel & Resort Nishishinjuku Gochome Eki Tower
APA Hotel & Resort Nishishinjuku Gochome Eki Tower
3 out of 5
3-14-1 Honmachi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo
NT$1,634
per night
Oct 22 - Oct 23
4.2/5Very Good! (2,300 reviews)

"Overall a nice stay - room was small but clean and had nearly everything you need. On two occasions I had two unhelpful interactions with staff. The pillows are very flat so I called the service desk to request to be brought up another set in which they replied “sorry we don’t have any pillows left” ..."…"

Reviewed on 2019/10/11

APA Hotel & Resort Nishishinjuku Gochome Eki Tower
Hotel Gracery Shinjuku
Hotel Gracery Shinjuku
4 out of 5
1-19-1 Kabukicho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo-to
NT$4,435
per night
Oct 22 - Oct 23
4.4/5Wonderful! (8,354 reviews)

"Nice modern hotel in a good location at the heart of the action in Shinjuku. Deck access to landmark Godzilla Head. Staff were all very friendly and ready to help. Double room very narrow and small."…"

Reviewed on 2019/10/14

Hotel Gracery Shinjuku
Shinagawa Prince Hotel
Shinagawa Prince Hotel
3.5 out of 5
4-10-30 Takanawa Minato-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo-to
NT$3,389
per night
Oct 20 - Oct 21
4/5Very Good! (7,574 reviews)

"Very convenient location (very close to Shinagawa Station) and a variety of conveniences nearby/in hotel."…"

Reviewed on 2019/10/12

Shinagawa Prince Hotel

Popular things to do in Tokyo

Disneyland® Tokyo
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Disneyland® Tokyo

4.5/5(527 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 Sky Tree
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Tokyo Sky Tree

4.5/5(1,209 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(1,101 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(1,285 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.

Sensō-ji Temple
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Sensō-ji Temple

4.5/5(1,418 reviews)

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.

Meiji Jingu Shrine
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Meiji Jingu Shrine

4.5/5(1,118 reviews)

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.

Reviews of Tokyo

4.7

Top Destination

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3 - Okay 2.852485737571312%
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4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Oct 14, 2019

You can easily spend a few weeks in tokyo because there are so much areas you can visit and to do. However, handicap and elderly will have a rough time. Elevators at stations are far from the terminals and everyone is in a rush.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Oct 14, 2019

I live here

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Oct 14, 2019

There's always something to do in Tokyo, so if i leave the city I like to spend the last night here before I return to the US

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Oct 14, 2019

We’re love Japan, love food, temples, culture, and everything ^_^ So easy to get to everywhere, we will come back to everywhere we didn’t go to visit yet.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Oct 13, 2019

It’s surely an impressive and lovely place to visit.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Oct 13, 2019

Very safe, clean and lots of things to do and see

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