Tokyo

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Shibuya featuring central business district, signage and street scenes
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

Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo Ikebukuro
Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo Ikebukuro
4 out of 5
1-6-1 Nishi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo-to, 171-8505
Fully refundable
The price is CA $66 per night from Oct 10 to Oct 11
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Tokyo. Enjoy free WiFi, 6 restaurants, and breakfast. Our guests praise the clean rooms and the family amenities ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,256 reviews)
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Reviewed on Sep. 29, 2022

Shinagawa Prince Hotel
Shinagawa Prince Hotel
3.5 out of 5
4-10-30 Takanawa Minato-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo-to, 108-8611
The price is CA $89 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 4
Stay at this 3.5-star golf hotel in Tokyo. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool, and 13 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in our ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (2,005 reviews)
"It’s in a great location; just across from the station and convenient to many major areas in Tokyo."

Reviewed on Sep. 24, 2022

Oriental Hotel Tokyo Bay
Oriental Hotel Tokyo Bay
3.5 out of 5
1-8-2 Mihama Urayasu Shi, Urayasu, Chiba-ken, 279-0011
Fully refundable
The price is CA $142 per night from Oct 10 to Oct 11
Stay at this 3.5-star family-friendly hotel in Urayasu. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a free theme park shuttle. Our guests praise the clean rooms in our reviews. ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (1,000 reviews)
"あらゆるものが電子化されていて、便利でした。 スマートチェックインというシステムは、帰りにフロントに寄ることなくスムーズにホテルを出られるので便利でした。ベビーズスイートのお部屋は、赤ちゃんでも安心でよかったのですが、もう少し床が柔らかいといいなと思いました。ローベッドですが、赤ちゃんが落ちると不安な硬さです。"

Reviewed on Aug. 28, 2022

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Flexstay Inn Shin-Urayasu
Flexstay Inn Shin-Urayasu
2.5 out of 5
4-1-29, Imagawa, Urayasu, Chiba-ken, 279-0022
Stay at this business-friendly apartment in Urayasu. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and laundry facilities. Our guests praise the comfy beds and the overall ...
3.7/5 Good! (279 reviews)
"Close to station and bus stop. Convenience store is 3 mins walk. Instructions available I English and Japanese. Cleanliness, Staff service is Top class. Highly recommend."

Reviewed on Feb. 11, 2020

Mimaru Tokyo Shinjuku West
Mimaru Tokyo Shinjuku West
3 out of 5
3-3-11 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo, 160-0023
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly apartment in Tokyo. Enjoy free WiFi, laundry facilities, and a kitchen. Popular attractions Tokyo Dome and Tokyo Imperial ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (23 reviews)
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"とても綺麗で過ごしやすかったです。 食器なども完備されていてとても助かりました。 また伺わせて頂きます!"

Reviewed on Jan. 4, 2022

Mimaru Tokyo Ginza East
Mimaru Tokyo Ginza East
3 out of 5
1-4, Shintomi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo, 104-0041
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly apartment in Tokyo. Enjoy free WiFi, laundry facilities, and an in-room DVD player. Popular attractions Tokyo Dome and ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (61 reviews)
"Very polite and friendly staff. Location is very convenient to enjoy Tokyo metro area. We stayed there about 2 weeks and didn’t have any complaints at all."

Reviewed on Jul. 26, 2022

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