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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 night scenes, nightlife and a city

Shinjuku

4.5/5Wonderful!(541 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 featuring central business district, signage and street scenes

Shibuya

4.5/5Wonderful!(102 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
Sensoji Temple featuring signage, religious elements and a temple or place of worship

Asakusa

4.5/5Wonderful!(49 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
Maihama showing interior views as well as a large group of people

Maihama

4/5Very Good!(17 area reviews)

Abundant dining options, seaside views and theme parks are just a few top things to explore in Maihama. A visit to Tokyo DisneySea® or Disneyland® Tokyo might round out your trip, and you can jump aboard the metro at Tokyo Disneyland Station or Resort Gateway Station to get around town.

Maihama
Ginza which includes signage, skyline and a high-rise building

Ginza

4.5/5Wonderful!(92 area reviews)

Travelers love Ginza for its popular shops, and you can see more of Tokyo by jumping on the metro at Ginza Station or Higashi-ginza Station. You might spend time checking out top sights like Kabuki-za Theatre and Ginza Six.

Ginza
Roppongi showing shopping, nightlife and a city

Roppongi

4/5Very Good!(14 area reviews)

Consider a visit to Roppongi Hills and take some time to enjoy the abundant dining options during your time in Roppongi. If you want to see more of the city, jump on the metro at Roppongi Station or Roppongi-itchome Station.

Roppongi

Top Hotels in Tokyo

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
BESPOKE HOTEL Shinjuku
BESPOKE HOTEL Shinjuku
3.5 out of 5
2-2-17 Kabukicho, Tokyo, Tokyo
The price is CA $60 per night from Oct 18 to Oct 19

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

4.4/5Wonderful! (644 reviews)

"Clean, nice modern room and lounge. Hotel is within walking distance of central Shinjuku and close to a train station. Good access. The only negative was that the hallway smelled like smoke."…"

Reviewed on Jul. 14, 2020

BESPOKE HOTEL Shinjuku
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 CA $53 per night from Sep 28 to Sep 29

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! (2,629 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
Grand Hyatt Tokyo
Grand Hyatt Tokyo
5 out of 5
6-10-3 Roppongi, Minato-Ku, Tokyo, Tokyo-to
The price is CA $393 per night from Oct 19 to Oct 20

Located in Azabu-Juban, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Tokyo Midtown and Nezu Art Museum. Tokyo Tower is 1.2 mi (2 km) away. Roppongi Station is ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (569 reviews)

"Service and everything except staff in desk of spa , i just want a take a look the swimming pool(NOT SWIMMING) , i didn’t take rsvp , One of staff following me but didn’t say anything just only following me ! I don’t know what purpose staff following me , because swimming pool area not big so i think ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 3, 2020

Grand Hyatt Tokyo

Vacation Rentals in Tokyo

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Citadines Shinjuku Tokyo
Citadines Shinjuku Tokyo
3.5 out of 5
1-28-13 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo-to
The price is CA $71 per night from Oct 7 to Oct 8

Located in Shinjuku, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Isetan Department Store Shinjuku and Robot Restaurant. Omoide Yokocho and Tokyo Tower are ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (2,034 reviews)

"Great hotel, good location, lovely staff, good facilities in room (kitchen etc), local convenience stores. Felt fresh clean and new."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 25, 2020

Citadines Shinjuku Tokyo
KARIO KAMATA
KARIO KAMATA
3.5 out of 5
4-27-4, Kamata, Ota-ku, Tokyo

Located in Kamata, this apartment building is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Tokyo Bay and within 6 miles (10 km) of Tokyo Institute of Technology and Sengakuji Temple. ...

4.2/5Very Good! (75 reviews)

"Good location and a wonderful concept hotel. I was staying in a twin-bed room and it has a kitchen, washing machine and reasonable size bathroom. I would recommend this especially for someone who needs a long stay. Reasonable price and great vicinity to the Haneda Airport with lots of good and cheap ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul. 30, 2020

KARIO KAMATA
Hotel MyStays Higashi-Ikebukuro
Hotel MyStays Higashi-Ikebukuro
3 out of 5
4-39-13, Higashiikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo-to
The price is CA $48 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 28

Located in Toshima, this aparthotel is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Sunshine City Shopping Mall, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Yanaka Cemetery and Mandarake Complex. Tokyo ...

4.1/5Very Good! (700 reviews)

"It was good and nice views from top . I would like to go again if i get long vaccation again thanks to Hotel Mystays"…"

Reviewed on Aug. 15, 2020

Hotel MyStays Higashi-Ikebukuro

Popular places to visit in Tokyo

Disneyland® Tokyo
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Disneyland® Tokyo

4.5/5(103 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(322 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(243 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(350 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.

Toyosu Market
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Toyosu Market

4/5(122 reviews)

One of the world’s largest fish and produce markets offers visitors a unique shopping experience and several good restaurants.

Ueno Park
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Ueno Park

4.5/5(276 reviews)

Home to important museums, shrines and one of the city’s most photographed ponds, this public park is a perfect one-stop destination for culture and tranquility.

Top things to do in Tokyo

Full-Day Sightseeing Bus Tour in Tokyo with Cruise
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Full-Day Sightseeing Bus Tour in Tokyo with Cruise

CA $156
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
Hop-On / Off Bus Tour in Tokyo
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Hop-On / Off Bus Tour in Tokyo

CA $46
Per adult
72% of travellers recommend
Go-Kart Experience on Tokyo Roads
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Go-Kart Experience on Tokyo Roads

CA $42
Per adult
82% of travellers recommend
Sumo Demonstration & Chankonabe Hotpot Lunch
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Sumo Demonstration & Chankonabe Hotpot Lunch

CA $148
Per adult
96% of travellers recommend
Unlimited Prepaid Nano SIM Card for Japan
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Unlimited Prepaid Nano SIM Card for Japan

CA $49
Per adult
90-Min. Ninja+Samurai Combined Workshop : Wear Ninja+Samurai Garbs (4 techs)
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90-Min. Ninja+Samurai Combined Workshop : Wear Ninja+Samurai Garbs (4 techs)

CA $205
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend

Reviews of Tokyo

4.7

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
1051
5 - Excellent 72.3331039229181%
4 - Good
373
4 - Good 25.67102546455609%
3 - Okay
25
3 - Okay 1.7205781142463867%
2 - Disappointing
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2 - Disappointing 0.13764624913971094%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 0.13764624913971094%

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Mar 23, 2020

Delicious food 

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Mar 19, 2020

beautiful, clean and people are respectful/disciplined. we will visit again

5/5 - Excellent

Jav

Mar 9, 2020

Must visit MT FUJI!!! Don't go during an epidemic, most of the stuff is closed S:

5/5 - Excellent

BB

Mar 1, 2020

Fell in love with this city. Will be coming back ASAP.

4/5 - Good

MLD

Feb 27, 2020

Be ready with your google map to locate places in case you get lost.

5/5 - Excellent

Elliott

Feb 24, 2020

If you visit Tokyo but don't have a lot of time to see any other cities in Japan I highly recommend at least visiting nearby Yokohama, particularly Chinatown so you can experience Chinese culture in Japan too! It's only about 45 minutes by train.

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