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Visiting Tokyo

Constantly ranked as one of the top cities of multiple facets, Tokyo is truly a megacity. With a top notch economy, international cuisine, and of course, hundreds of tourist attractions, Tokyo proves to be one of the top destinations in the world. Once named Edo, this fishing village turned imperial capital can cost a pretty penny to visit, but continues to draw millions of travelers each year.

Many of the most popular things to do in Tokyo revolve around the Japanese culture. Since the city suffered much damage after an earthquake and bombings in World War II, many of the sights in the city are newer, and history does not play as much of a role in tourism. The Tsukiji Fish Market is a common attraction, and if you wake up early enough you can see the fish auction. Many bazaars and markets are also great places to soak up the Japanese culture, and with food and souvenirs-spending all... Read More
Constantly ranked as one of the top cities of multiple facets, Tokyo is truly a megacity. With a top notch economy, international cuisine, and of course, hundreds of tourist attractions, Tokyo proves to be one of the top destinations in the world. Once named Edo, this fishing village turned imperial capital can cost a pretty penny to visit, but continues to draw millions of travelers each year.

Many of the most popular things to do in Tokyo revolve around the Japanese culture. Since the city suffered much damage after an earthquake and bombings in World War II, many of the sights in the city are newer, and history does not play as much of a role in tourism. The Tsukiji Fish Market is a common attraction, and if you wake up early enough you can see the fish auction. Many bazaars and markets are also great places to soak up the Japanese culture, and with food and souvenirs-spending all day here is easy.

And the nightlife of Tokyo should not be missed. With a renowned ballet scene and numerous bars and clubs, there is something for everyone. With a plethora of hotels, and a few airports, getting to Tokyo is easy and picking out the type of hotel you want can be quite the adventure. If you still need some prodding, take a look at some of our members’ pictures of Tokyo. You can tell us dōmo arigatō later.    Close

Stories and Tips Tokyo

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Shinjuku, Tokyo

Written by manatwork on 15 Jun, 2011

Tokyo is constantly ranked among the top most expensive cities to live in the world. I never thought I would go to Tokyo until I booked Japan Airlines going to Kuala Lumpur. The airline offered a one night stay for free at Holiday Inn Airport,…Read More


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Oku-Tama: The Three Peaks

Written by michaelhudson on 02 Dec, 2009

Straddling the border of the Tokyo Metropolis and neighbouring Saitama Prefecture, the Oku-Tama region is one of the most easily visited sections of the Chichibu-Tama National Park, less than ninety minutes west of Shinjuku Station. The following hike begins and ends on the JR…Read More


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In Kawagoe

Written by michaelhudson on 01 Dec, 2009

I was last in Kawagoe five years ago. We'd come down on a National Holiday after a night of drinking in Tokyo, and stumbled, in the slow, desultory way that hungover people do, around all the sights. "Boring," we both agreed. "Nothing to see but…Read More


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On A Wild Sheep Trail: Chichibu

Written by michaelhudson on 30 Nov, 2009

It's a perfect autumn morning and I'm on a train speeding north to Chichibu. Elderly couples dressed in running shoes and baseball caps are taking photos of each other across the bench seats. Through the window I look out on terraced squares planted with tea…Read More


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Kawaguchiko: At the Foot of Fuji

Written by michaelhudson on 30 Nov, 2009

It was half past ten and fifteen degrees when I arrived in Kawaguchiko, and a steady stream of hikers had already started up the wide, paved path to Tenjoyama Park. Scrambling towards the top, the visibility was perfect in every direction but the one I…Read More


Roppongi Nights

Written by michaelhudson on 30 Nov, 2009

Along with Shinjuku's Kabuchiko, Roppongi is as close to a seedy underbelly as Tokyo ever gets. While the fashionable twenty-somethings hit Shibuya after an afternoon of shopping, Roppongi attracts a multi-national crowd of mainly thirty and over - and things rarely if ever get going…Read More


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Tokyo Transport

Written by barbara on 16 Sep, 2009

The Tokyo subway system might look intimidating, but it's very efficient and easy to use. The trick is taking a deep breath and finding the English map. When you approach the subway station, you will see the lines displayed above the machines from…Read More


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Trains in Tokyo

Written by albernathy0 on 19 Feb, 2009

The trains can be a pretty overwhelming experience for those that don’t speak Japanese. Heck, it can be pretty tough for those that do. The stations are clean, modern. The trains are quiet and on time.You can’t get anywhere in Tokyo without…Read More


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Tokyo For Free

Written by michaelhudson on 31 Dec, 2008

Despite its reputation as one of the world's most expensive cities, there are lots of things you can do in Tokyo for free:A five-minute walk from the west entrance of Shinjuku Station, you can see as far as Fuji on a rare clear day from…Read More


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Our Highlights and a Total Ho-Hum

Written by blueskygirl on 19 Dec, 2008

In addition to Disney Sea and the Vermeer exhibit at the Tokyo Met of Art, these are a few highlights in no particular order:1. People watching on Omotesando Hills. As an added bonus, one of the best toystores I have ever been to is…Read More


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