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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!(2,063 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!(562 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 Ueno Park and Akihabara Electric Town.

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
The Royal Park Hotel Tokyo Shiodome
The Royal Park Hotel Tokyo Shiodome
4 out of 5
1-6-3 Higashi-Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo
NT$4,391
per night
Apr 27 - Apr 28

Located in Minato, this spa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ginza Wako Building, Kabuki-za Theatre, and Zojoji Temple. Hibiya Park and Tokyo Tower are also within ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (4,397 reviews)

"Stayed for 5 nights , it was a very pleasant experience. The staffs were polite and have lots of self initiatives such as pressing lift buttons for you in advance. The room was one of the biggest I stayed in japan in my many visits, it was cleaning and the bed was good and big. The view from the ..."…"

Reviewed on 2020/3/22

The Royal Park Hotel Tokyo Shiodome
RIHGA Royal Hotel Tokyo
RIHGA Royal Hotel Tokyo
4 out of 5
1-104-19 Totsuka-machi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo-to
NT$4,151
per night
Apr 6 - Apr 7

Located in Shinjuku, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.6 km) from Waseda University and within 3 mi (5 km) of Tokyo Dome and Togenukijizo Kogan Temple. Mandarake Complex ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (1,741 reviews)

"The property was in a great location with a shuttle to the train station. The staff was friendly and always willing to assist and help you. I would return again!"…"

Reviewed on 2020/3/6

RIHGA Royal Hotel Tokyo
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$1,522
per night
Apr 6 - Apr 7

Located in Shinjuku, this hotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building and 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from Meiji Jingu Shrine. Tokyo Midtown and Tokyo ...

4.2/5Very Good! (3,147 reviews)

"Extremely clean, which was really important as we stayed during the Covid-19 outbreak. Staff were super helpful when we needed to book an extra night due to our flight home being cancelled. Very nice stay!"…"

Reviewed on 2020/3/28

APA Hotel & Resort Nishishinjuku Gochome Eki Tower

Popular things to do 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 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 notable monuments in this vibrant area.

Tokyo DisneySea®
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Tokyo DisneySea®

4.5/5(251 reviews)

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

Tokyo Sky Tree
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Tokyo Sky Tree

4.5/5(1,363 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(1,248 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(1,457 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.

Reviews of Tokyo

4.7

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 72.67750764772178%
4 - Good
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4 - Good 23.90919336660763%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 2.9463854451779103%
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2 - Disappointing 0.4186121397520528%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 0.048301400740621475%

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

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 24, 2020

Very energetic city with a lot of history to see.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Mar 24, 2020

Great city

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