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

THE KNOT TOKYO Shinjuku
THE KNOT TOKYO Shinjuku
3 out of 5
4-31-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo-to
The price is CA $55 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24
Located in Shinjuku, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and Meiji Jingu Shrine. New National ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (1,248 reviews)
"nice audio speaker on the first floor."

Reviewed on Jan. 16, 2022

THE KNOT TOKYO Shinjuku
The Royal Park Hotel Iconic Tokyo Shiodome
The Royal Park Hotel Iconic Tokyo Shiodome
4 out of 5
1-6-3 Higashi-Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo
The price is CA $69 per night from Jan 20 to Jan 21
Located in Shiodome, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Kabuki-za Theatre and Ginza Wako Building. Hibiya Park and Zojoji Temple are also within 1 ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (2,197 reviews)
"Upgraded room was so great. It would be much greater if I could get other side of the building. My room was right next to Nippon TV building, the view wasn't so bad, but I could enjoy it if I was at the other side."

Reviewed on Dec. 15, 2021

The Royal Park Hotel Iconic Tokyo Shiodome
Shinagawa Prince Hotel
Shinagawa Prince Hotel
3.5 out of 5
4-10-30 Takanawa Minato-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo-to
The price is CA $91 per night from Jan 20 to Jan 21
This family-friendly Tokyo hotel is located near the airport, within 1 mi (2 km) of Meiji Gakuin University and Happoen Garden. Tokyo Bay and Keio University ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (2,094 reviews)
"Everything was pretty good"

Reviewed on Jan. 18, 2022

Shinagawa Prince Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Citadines Shinjuku Tokyo
Citadines Shinjuku Tokyo
3.5 out of 5
1-28-13 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo-to
The price is CA $70 per night from Jan 20 to Jan 21
Located in Shinjuku, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Isetan Department Store Shinjuku and Omoide Yokocho. Tokyo Anime Center and Tokyo Tower are also ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (2,143 reviews)
"not for families with small children. we wanted more bathroom amenities like lotion for example. the pajamas were handed to us on our second night . they probably forgot to place it in the room"

Reviewed on Dec. 29, 2021

Citadines Shinjuku Tokyo
Ascott Marunouchi Tokyo
Ascott Marunouchi Tokyo
4.5 out of 5
1-1-1 Otemachi, Chiyodaku, Tokyo
The price is CA $306 per night from Jan 20 to Jan 21
Located in Otemachi, this luxury aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Coredo Muromachi, Tokyo Imperial Palace, and Tokyo International Forum. Tokyo Dome and Tokyo ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (411 reviews)
"Th photo posted on the website and actual room is different so I was bit disappointed to he honest, it's a false marketing :("

Reviewed on Dec. 24, 2021

Ascott Marunouchi Tokyo
Section L Ginza East
Section L Ginza East
3 out of 5
Shintomi 1-14-5, Chuo, Tokyo, Tokyo
The price is CA $105 per night from Jan 26 to Jan 27
Located in Chuo, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Kabuki-za Theatre and Tokyo International Forum. Tokyo Imperial Palace and Nakagin Capsule ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (4 reviews)
"スタッフは外国の方々です。それを知らず、最初電話で問い合わせた時、タメ語で言われて少し驚きました。でも皆さんとてもフレンドリーです。施設も普通のマンションで家電や家具も揃われていてとても便利でした。"

Reviewed on Dec. 16, 2021

Section L Ginza East
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